Happy hump- day everyone! I hope you’ve been having a great week, so far. I’ve been catching up on all of the housework/chores that I didn’t do over the weekend because we were busy celebrating my hubby’s birthday. We both have family that lives nearby, and not everyone was able to be in the same place at the same time, so the birthday celebration turned into a weekend-long affair. Needless to say, once everyone left, the house was an absolute mess! That’s okay – the important thing was that he got to celebrate with ALL of the people he loves (and that love him) but now that the celebration over, I’ve spent every night this week (after work) cleaning/catching up.
In my quest to be efficient, I came across some pretty cool household tips and tricks that I thought I would share with you all. You may have heard of some of them, or maybe even tried them. A lot of them were new to me, but I fully intend to try them all out soon. Enjoy!
Household Tips and Tricks
- Use Coca Cola to remove rust. Saturate an abrasive cleaning sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain with it. The phosphoric acid in the cola will make the stain disappear.
- Use white school glue to remove a splinter . Pour a drop or two of white glue over the splinter and let dry. Once dried, peel the glue off of your skin and watch as the splinter comes with it.
- To get a thin slice of onion, use a potato peeler.
- Cut ice cream with a knife for easier serving at parties (cut off packaging first).
- Remove the sting of a mosquito bite by pressing a hot (but not too hot!) spoon onto the bite The heat will destroy the chemical that caused the reaction and the itching will stop.
- Use Clorox toilet bowl cleaner to clean light colored tile grout. Squeeze Clorox into the grout lines, let sit for 10 minutes, scrub lightly with a stiff brush, then rinse clean. Works great!
- To remove oil stains from clothes, simply rub the stain with chalk, then toss into the wash as usual.
- To help sticky ingredients (like peanut butter) slip easily out of your measuring spoons and cups, give them a quick spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Use a lint roller to clean lampshades – just roll right over the shade!
- Use wooden clothespins as chip-bag clips – they work great!
Have a good rest of the week!