Today I rounded up another portion of easy home hacks that will save you precious minutes and money. Hope you'll like them, too!
We already know that getting your house in order doesn't have to cost you huge amounts of cash or time that you don't have to give.
Remove candle wax from furniture with ice cubes.
If you ever spill candle wax on a piece of furniture, don't risk ruining its finish by trying to scrape it off. Instead, fill a plastic bag with ice cubes, place it over the wax, and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the wax has sufficiently cooled and hardened, you can pick it up easily without ruining your furniture for good.
Get candle wax out of the carpet with a steam iron.
Spilled some hot wax on your shaggy carpet? No problem! Just put a paper bag over the wax and lightly go over the area with a steam iron. The steam will help lift the wax from the carpet and cause it to cling to the bag instead.
Use cooking oil to get rid of sticky label residue.
Using a cotton pad and some cooking oil, rub the sticky area and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the oil has sunk in, it'll wipe away easily.
Clean your HVAC vent registers in the dishwasher.
Just pop them off, run them through a quick rinse cycle, and dry them thoroughly before reinstalling.
Clean a pan with Alka-Seltzer tablets.
Simply fill the pan with hot water, drop in an Alka-Seltzer tablet, and let it sit. In about 15 minutes, that mess should wipe up easily.
Clean your blender with dish soap.
Cleaning a blender is a nightmare for me. Thankfully, I found a safe and simple way to clean my blender after making a smoothie or shake. Just add a little of dish soap to your machine, pour in two cups of warm water, and blend until that grime is a thing of the past.
Add some paper to the bottom of your trash bag to keep liquids from leaking out.
Simply add some old newspaper to the bottom of your trash bag first. By adding that layer, you can catch and absorb leaky messes before they drip on you come trash day.
Protect your furniture from your cat's claws with aluminum foil.
Is there a specific part of your couch that your cat just won't stop clawing at? If so, cover that area up with aluminum foil. The uncomfortable sensation of the foil against their claws should be unpleasant enough to deter them in the future.