Keeping a house is never-ending with all the tasks and projects we need to do. However, what helps is trying to simplify things such as with some great household hacks that can give you better control for a more organized life such as the ones shared here.
The first area that you may want to tackle is all the mail. Tossing junk mail immediately always helps, but instead of filing bills and receipts that can easily overwhelm to leave you rooting through endless stacks of paper, you may want to try scanning everything as an option. Check out the free Scannable app from Evernote that can help.
One of my favorite household hacks for the laundry will save you frustration and time searching for missing socks. Try placing multiple pairs of socks in a zippered mesh bag for washing delicate items will keep them together instead of disappearing as they often do when you throw them in randomly in a load.
Children that go off to college or get their first jobs and live alone may not be used to washing their own clothes. Therefore, the laundry basket system can be indispensable for keeping them on top of their laundry. How it works is having two laundry baskets that will clue your young adult in when it is time to wash. One will be for clean underwear and socks and the other for collecting the dirty pairs. You can even have a third laundry basket to throw soiled jeans, shirts, etc. It is easier to keep track of when to wash when you peer into the closet and notice the clean supply is going low.
Another of these household hacks that you really need to try is cleaning your toilet bowl with mouthwash. Believe it or not, you can even use expired mouthwash and it will remove stains better than bleach and some sanitizing bowl cleaners that also can subject you to fumes from chemicals that are hazardous to lungs and cause respiratory issues.
Lining a small indoor trash can is always a good idea with the way it can save you from cleaning an extra mess. However, a thrifty alternative that can get the job done without spending money is lining that can with used plastic bags after unloading groceries or from other shopping trips.
Sweaters pill and look old unless you take a velcro roller of laundry brush to them. One of my favorite household hacks is taking a fresh piece of the finest grain sandpaper and rubbing it over the problem. Try this trick for giving your sweaters new life.
Why waste money and a wonderful source for enriching your soil by buying lawn and leaf bags for what you rake up from the yard? Grass clippings and leaves are fantastic for adding to your compost pile. Pile them in one spot and shovel some dirt over them and your plants will thank you.
Using molasses for your recipes can take forever to pour. Yet, you can avoid this hassle simply by lubricating your measuring cup with a bit of cooking oil or using the same measuring cup that had the oil for your recipe. You will find it glides out effortlessly.
One other of these household hacks is how to make your bar soaps last longer. What I like to do is unwrap the bars and place some to scent lingerie or blankets. This makes those items smell amazing while hardening up the soaps from melting as quickly.
These are just a few household hacks that save me time, money and frustration. Hopefully, they will do the same to help you as well.