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DIY Home Hacks to Improve Your Life

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These DIY home hacks will help you improve your life by simplifying everyday tasks. These small tips and tricks can save you loads of time around the house so you can use your time on other, more important tasks at hand. Here are 8 home hacks to improve your life!

Home Hacks to Improve Your Life

Use Toothpaste to Remove Scratches

All furniture in your house is prone to minor scratches and bumps no matter how careful you are, especially if you have any pets around. But before you spend big bucks on getting your furniture re-polished or refinished, use some toothpaste to buff those small marks out! Simply add a small amount of non-gel toothpaste to any scratches and use a towel to clean it up.

Smelly Shoes

Smelly shoes are an issue everyone faces. If you have a problem with foul odors in your shoes, try placing a few tea bags inside of them. Dry tea bags are very absorbent and will get rid of the odors and dampness from your shoes, leaving behind a herbal scent!

Clean Ceiling Fans with a Pillowcase

Whenever you try to clean your ceiling fan, it feels like all the dust just falls off and spreads around all over the room. The best way to not have dust and debris all over the floor is by using pillowcases. Simply slide a pillowcase over the blades as you would on a pillow and pull the pillowcase along the blades. All the dirt and dust will fall inside the pillowcase and not everywhere on the floor!

Use Stick-on LEDs to Lighten Up Your Cabinets

The inside of cabinets and places under the cabinet in your kitchen, all tend to be very dark. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars installing under cabinet lighting or new lights inside your cabinet, stick on a few LED strips wherever you need. Stick-on LEDs are much cheaper in comparison and will do the job just as well!

No More Leaky Trash

What’s a worse feeling than picking up smelly trash? Well, picking up smelly trash and having a watery mess drip onto you is much worse! The best way to stop this mess is by adding some paper or newspaper to the bottom of your bin. The paper will absorb all the leaky liquids before you pull the trash out to throw it away.

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Clean Your Microwave

Microwaves are tough to clean thoroughly. Corners are hard to reach, and it feels like food just gets glued on the inside. Well, all you need is a bowl or cup, some water, and lemon slices. Just fill the bowl or cup with water, add the lemon slices, let it microwave for around 3 minutes, and then rest for about 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes are over, you just have to wipe away the mess. Lemon water condenses into every nook and cranny, unlodging all the dirt, making it very easy to clean!

Watery Jam or Peanut Butter

Everyone hates when their peanut butter, marmalade, or jam is all watery or oily at the top. Store your jars upside down which stops them from separating and makes them easier to mix.

Clean Your Keyboard with Sticky Notes

Before you throw away a used sticky note, run the sticky end between the keys of your computer. The sticky note will get rid of all the crumbs, hair, or fluff you might have on your keyboard. It is the easiest way to reach those hard-to-clean ridges and gaps on a keyboard!

Riley Brown
Written By Riley Brown

Riley is a lifestyle and entertainment writer living in San Diego. He received his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Multimedia from the University of Oregon. His work has been featured in many finance and lifestyle publications throughout the US. When he is not writing, Riley enjoys reading and hanging out at the beach with his dog.

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