Life can get tough sometimes. But there are some ways you can make everyday tasks easier and less of a hassle – just use these simple life hacks. From creating your own cleaning supplies to learning new ways to use old items, these 15 hacks will take your life to the next level.
- Say Goodbye to Unwanted Cooking Smells
Did you have fish for dinner last night only to find the smell still lingering the next morning? Fortunately, there is an easy way to get rid of these smells. Just simmer a pot that is half vinegar and half water on the stove.
- Get Rid of Wrinkles
For the days when you don’t have time to use an iron, toss your clothes in the dryer with a few ice cubes. The ice will melt and create steam, removing the wrinkles.
- Clean Your Bathroom
For those of you who are looking for more organic, chemical-free cleaning products, a great substitute for bathroom cleaners is a grapefruit, cut in half and covered in salt. It removes soap scum and can be sued anywhere – sinks, faucets, and more.
- Pick Up Broken Glass
Easier than trying to sweep up tiny shards of glass, next time someone breaks a glass, use a piece of bread. Just press the bread to the floor and the glass will stick to the bread without you having to worry about cutting your fingers in the process.
- Clean Your Blender
Everyone who has ever cleaned a blender knows how hard the task can be. Next time, instead of taking your blender apart, just add dish soap and some hot water, then turn on the blender. The blender will clean itself and all you’ll have to do is rinse it.
- Clear Hard Water Stains
Vinegar has a lot of great DIY uses, but one of the best things it can be used for is removing hard water stains from your cups and glasses. You can either soak the glasses in diluted white vinegar or dip a rag in vinegar and wipe them clean.
- Stop Your Mirrors from Fogging
A foggy bathroom mirror is inevitable after a hot, steamy shower, right? Wrong. If you apply shaving cream to your mirror and clean it with a paper towel, your mirrors will no longer fog up.
- Clean Your Microwave
Steam a mixture of water and freshly squeezed lemon in your microwave, let it sit for 5 minutes, then wipe the microwave clean with a paper towel. Everything will come off easy and any smells will be gone.
- Remove Grass Stains
If you get a grass stain on your clothes while gardening, scrub the spot with white vinegar before washing in cold water with detergent. Hang to dry.
- Clean Your Grill
A quick, easy, and safe-to-use-around-food method for cleaning your grill is to pour vinegar on a crumpled ball of aluminum foil the use it to scrub the grates.
- Make Your House Smell Amazing
Fill a small pan with water, vanilla extract, and cinnamon and put it on the stove at a low, simmering hit. Before long, your house will smell like a bakery.
- Get a Smoother Shave
After shaving, use an olive oil and sugar scrub on your legs, then shave again. The scrub will remove dead skin and your next shave will be even closer.
- Quit Using Cough Drops
Next time you get a cold, forgo the cough drops and instead drink some pineapple juice. The juice contains bromelain which is 500x more effective at stopping coughs.
- Dry Your Clothes Faster
Throw a dry towel in the dryer along with your load of wet clothes and it’ll take half as long to dry.
- Natural Mosquito Repellant
Start taking a vitamin B complex during the summer. Insects will not like the way it makes you smell to them and they’ll stay away from you during the summer.