Life hacks are in high demand as we try to spend less and make better use of the things we have. Save more money, live more simply, and share new ideas. Here, we present our list of the top 10 simple household life hacks you absolutely have to try. Check them out for yourself below!
Number Ten: The Apple Cider Vinegar Life Hack
Apple cider vinegar has countless uses and benefits. Most people know it helps sooth sore throats, can work as deodorant, and is a great cleaning alternative, but it can also get rid of fruit flies. Pour some in a bowl, cover it with cling wrap, and poke holes in it. The flies will get trapped in the bowl.
Number Nine: Baking Soda
Not just for baking, this common pantry item is great for keeping things fresh. Sprinkle it on carpets before vacuuming, add it to a load of laundry for brightness, and use it to bring tarnished silver back to its shine.
Number Eight: Tea Bag
After you’ve had a cup of tea, use that tea bag to de-bag your eyes. Soak tea bags in warm water, then place over eyes for 20 minutes to reduce puffiness.
Number Seven: Binder Clips
Hanging photos can be a lot of work, even with the fancy tools available at the nearest craft store. Binder clips are an easy solution. All you need are thumbtacks to hang them on, and a few seconds to place and hang.
Number Six: Peroxide
Canker sores are annoying and always seem to take too long to go away. Dilute peroxide with water, and swish around in your mouth for 30 seconds. Rinse your mouth out with water when you are done. Your canker sores will be gone!
Number Five: Cinnamon
Fill your house with a great scent. Sprinkle two tablespoons of cinnamon on a piece of foil, and place in your oven for 10 minutes, then open the over door and observe the wonder.
Number Four: Reading
Get to a restful sleep, and faster. Stop using backlit devices at least one hour before you want to go to sleep. Opt for a book instead. It’s less stimulating than electronic devices and is a better transition to a good night’s rest.
Number Three: One of the Easiest Life Hacks – Reuse Containers
That CD spindle can become your new bagel tote for those take-your-breakfast-to-work days. Similarly, a condiment squeeze bottle can be the perfect dispenser for pancake mix.
Number Two: Listerine
It’s not just good for dental hygiene. Soak your feet in one part Listerine and two parts warm water for 15-20 minutes. Completely dry your feet with a towel and apply moisturizer. Good as new!
Number One: Silica Gel
Keep the little packets that come in new shoes and bags. Put them in places where you don’t want moisture. We really can reduce, reuse, and recycle, not only for the environment but for our own benefit. Many things we have can do more than we expect if we only take a minute to think about it. Thanks for reading!