Awesome Household Life hacks

Dec 08, 2020Salwa

Do you find yourself stuck in difficult situations where you can't find a solution? Well, you don't need to worry anymore. Here are some very fantastic household hacks which will change your life completely. These game-changing tricks will help you out 24/7 and save you from the hassle of dealing with unpleasant situations every day. Make sure to read the entire article because the last hack will surely knock your socks off. 

Fixing Cracks In Wall

Are you looking for a quick fix to get rid of that ugly crack on your wall? You don't need to worry anymore. Here's the perfect hack for you to make your wall look as good as new. All you need to do is spread some drywall compound on the crack and then cover it with a net/tape. After that, you need to conceal the messy look with some wall paint, and you're good to go. 

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Table Dents

If you are a student, then you must be aware of the struggle of writing on a piece of paper placed on a table with dents and bumps. It gets annoying when the pencil keeps slipping because of the uneven surface. Well, we have got good news for you. It's not difficult to get rid of uneven table surfaces. All you need to do is place a wet towel on the table and iron it for a while. After you remove the towel, you will notice that the dents have disappeared

Wet Umbrella Problem

If you have just stepped inside the house on a rainy day, then finding the right spot to keep the wet umbrella is quite a hassle. We understand that putting the umbrella back in its place without wetting the floor is a big challenge, and that's why we have come up with the perfect solution. Here's what you need to do. Take a large plastic water bottle, cut it from the top and then flip the upper part into the bottle. Then place a wet umbrella inside the bottle and watch how the water droplets accumulate inside it. Say goodbye to wet floors!

Sticky Vegetables

If you regularly work in the kitchen and have experienced the annoying scenario of vegetables sticking to your knife, this hack will make your life easy. You won't believe how effortlessly you can get rid of sticky vegetables. All you need is a toothpick and some tape. Take the toothpick and stick it alongside the sharp end of your knife. The toothpick will prevent the vegetable pieces from sticking to the knife's metal surface. 

Eating Noodles

Have you ever wondered how noodles would taste if you could also drink the soup simultaneously? We have got a fantastic yet straightforward hack to make that happen. All you need to do is cut the front part of a plastic fork and fix it under a plastic spoon using super glue as it won't melt off. Now you can eat and drink at the same time. Revolutionary, isn't it?

Moving Furniture

Don't you find it easy when your chair or a side table has wheels beneath it?  You can move it around freely without having to lift it. In case your furniture feels the need to have wheels, then you don't have to worry. Dinky cars are here to save the day. All you need to do is stick those mini-cars under the furniture using super glue, and voila! You can slide your table or chair to take it from now room to the other. 

Slippery Shoes

Isn't it annoying when your shoes are slippery, and you hesitate to wear them? Fear not, as you can quickly fix this with a straightforward step if you have an extra piece of sandpaper lying around. Stick the sandpaper under your shoes/heels/slippers, and then experience the magic yourself. Since sandpaper has a rough surface, it would give your shoes more grip than they already have. Pretty incredible, right?

Clean The Dirty Iron

We are sure you must have burned your clothes at some point in your life while ironing them, and if that's the case, then we have got a superb hack to clean that dirty iron. All you need to do is set the iron at maximum temperature and place a clean baking paper on a hard surface. Then, pour some baking soda on it and rub the hot iron base on it for a few seconds. You will notice that the metal surface is shining like you just bought a brand new iron.

Say Goodbye to Dirty Make-up Sponges

Are you looking for an effective way to clean your makeup sponge? We know the best way to get rid of the ugly foundation stains on your blending sponge without the need for any fancy cleaning products. Here's what you need to do - grab a glass full of water and pour some dishwashing liquid in it. Stir the mixture and toss your makeup sponge inside it. Hold it underwater for a few seconds, and then put the glass inside the microwave for a minute. You will be surprised to see that all the makeup products have dissolved in the soapy mixture, and your sponge is as good as new. 

Clean Those Pretty Heels

The feeling of sliding your foot inside a new pair of heels is pretty great, right? On the other hand, the fear of getting your expensive shoes dirty is overwhelming for some people. Because of this, they prefer not to wear their pretty pair of shoes everywhere they go. Well, we have good news for these people. Here is a superb hack that will help you get rid of stains on your favorite pair of heels. You need to take some vegetable oil in a bowl and squeeze some fresh lemon juice in it. Stir the mixture and soak a cotton pad in it. Now, gently rub the shoe surface with it to see the magic. You will get rid of all the stains within the blink of an eye. 

Cool Your Hot Drink

Do you burn your tongue every time you take the first sip of coffee? If you do, then this hack will change your life. All you need is a couple of spoons to cool your coffee a bit so that you don't end up with a burnt tongue. Leave the spoons inside your coffee mug for a minute before you drink it. The metal spoons will absorb the excess heat and cool your drink within no time. 

Pomegranate Juice Without A Machine

There is a way to obtain fresh pomegranate juice without a juicer or a blender machine. A simple ziplock bag is what you need. Put the pomegranate seeds inside the transparent bag and seal it. Then, use your knuckles to squash the seeds so that juice flows out of them. Next, use a pair of scissors to cut one corner of the sealed bag, and pour your fresh pomegranate juice into a glass. Super convenient, right?

Dirty Microwave Hack

Are you looking for a quick way to clean your microwave oven from the inside? Everyone knows how messy the walls can get if you don't clean them for a long time. You need a lemon and a bowl of water to make your microwave shine from the inside. First, peel the lemon using a knife and then toss the shavings into a bowl of water. Next, put the bowl inside the microwave and let it heat up for a minute. Then, take a clean cloth and wipe the dirty surfaces inside the microwave oven, and voila! The stains are gone.

Remote Cover

Eating snacks while watching your favorite Netflix series on the TV can turn out to be quite messy. However, a simple hack can help you keep your remote clean while you munch on some nachos. All you need to do is wrap a cling film around the TV remote and blow some hot air over it using a hair-dryer. Now you won't have to worry about making your remote greasy. 

Eraser At The End Of The Pencil

One of the most annoying moments in life is when the eraser at the end of the pencil finishes, and you have to grab that other one to get rid of your mistakes. Well, we have a quick fix for this problem. You can enjoy the goodness of your eraser by merely sharpening the pencil from the other end. Your sharpener will expel metal shavings while revealing the leftover eraser. Don't you wish you got to know about this hack earlier?

A New Candle

If you find yourself stuck in a place without light and you have a marker with you, then you don't have to worry. It is possible to convert a marker into a candle within no time. Just light up the tip of the marker and see the magic. We are not sure how long this candle will last, but it will give you enough time to get to a safe place where you can access a better source of light. 

Pet Fur On Clothes

Wearing black clothes is entirely out of the question for people who have cats and dogs in their house. Everything about keeping a pet is excellent except for the fur that sticks on to every shirt you wear. In case you have run out of lint roller and need to wear your favorite black outfit, then using sticky tape can save the day. You can cut the tape into small pieces, stick it on your shirt, and then peel it off so that the fur sticks on the plastic tape. Super cool, right?

Sharp Your Knife

Got a dull blade on your knife and no means to sharpen it? Well, grab a drill and place a piece of sandpaper around it. Sandpaper is rough enough to sharpen a knife if it spins at high speed. The drill rotates fast enough and will now serve you like a blade sharpener, but you need to be very careful while doing this. Don't hurt yourself, please!

Keep Your Trail Mix Fresh

It's easy to stale your trail mix before you get to enjoy it, so why not learn a simple hack to keep it fresh? You only need to wrap a piece of aluminum foil around the area of the bag you need to seal and then iron that piece of foil. As aluminum can get very hot, it will shut the plastic tight, and now you won't have to worry about the dry fruits going bad.

Bad Stain

Got a nasty stain on your clothes that won't budge? With this life hack, you can remove it without a problem. If you have some hair spray and shaving cream lying around, you can get the job done. Just apply some hairspray on the stain and then use a bit of shaving cream. Next, scrub it well, and after that, wash it. Your clothes will be tidy once again.

Sticky Situation

Have you ever been through a situation where some gum is stuck on your pants or any other clothing? It's never easy peeling the gum off, and most of the time, you end up discarding that outfit from your wardrobe. However, now you can save your accessories from this disaster with a few simple steps. Grab an ice cube from the freezer and rub it on the gum and then leave it there. Come back after a few minutes, and you will see that the gum is coming off quickly. Such a handy trick, right?

Super Sparkly Faucet

Want your faucet to be super sparkly? We got you covered. Go and grab some toothpaste and then rub it around the faucet thoroughly with a cloth/tissue paper. Once you've spread it, take a clean piece of cloth/tissue paper to wipe the remaining toothpaste. Now your faucet will shine brighter than a diamond.

Cracks On Desk

Have you got ugly looking cracks on your desk? Don't worry. Most of us are in the same boat. Fortunately, we have a simple hack that will help in removing those cracks. All you need is some chalk. Rub a piece of chalk on the gap, and the particles will settle inside it. After that, brush the location of the damage to get rid of the excess chalk. If your table is of a different color than white chalk, paint the area until it matches your table. It will look like the gap wasn't there in the first place.

Dirty Shoes

Do you hesitate to wear your favorite pair of shoes because they are dirty and you don't know how to clean them? Don't worry! All you need to do is grab your muddy shoes and toothpaste. Take a piece of cloth and rub the toothpaste on the area you need to clean. Keep doing it for a while, and then wash it off with a wet piece of fabric. Trust us; your shoes will sparkle after this treatment.

Tea Stains

Dropped some tea on your bedsheet? We understand that it can get frustrating to change the sheets, but not anymore. Take some salt and spread it around the stain. After that, rub it gently, and after a minute or two, you will notice that the mark has vanished. Who would have thought that table salt can come in handy to get rid of tea stains?

A Hairy Situation

Remember we talked about gum sticking on your clothes? Well, it's even worse if it gets stuck in your hair because then the only option is to cut your hair. Well, that's not the case anymore. You can apply some coconut oil to the affected area to get rid of the gum. Oil seeps beneath the gum's surface and finishes its stickiness. That's an incredible hack, right?

Leaky Pen

Have you ever got ink stains on your hand because of a leaky pen? Luckily, we have a simple hack to rid you of this problem. Dip a cotton swab into nail polish remover and then rub it on the ink stain. You'll see the cotton swab will slowly absorb all the ink, and your hands will be clean, but make sure to wash your hands after this.

Clean permanent Marker Spots

Have you accidentally used a permanent marker on your whiteboard and can't get it off? Don't worry! You can clean it off by using toothpaste. Apply the paste on a sponge and then rub the area repeatedly until the ink disappears. Just be sure not to make the same mistake again, okay?

Remove Paint From Your Skin

Did you know oranges can serve as tools for cleaning paint stains from your skin? If you cut an orange in half and rub one side on the paint stain, it will disappear quickly. However, you probably won't be able to eat that orange afterward, but at least you managed to clean your hands, and that's what matters, right?

The Case Of The Broken Egg Shell

While cracking eggs, you know how frustrating a pesky little piece of eggshell can be. Well, there is an effortless way to get that small piece of shell out of the egg white, and that's by scooping it up using the large eggshell. Don't believe us? Try doing it yourself. You will be amazed to see how easily the tiny shell pieces will come out. 

Busted Piece Of Bulb

Busted bulbs can be a dangerous thing to remove from the holder. Luckily, we have found a safe way for you to remove the broken bulb without harming yourself. Cut a potato in half and then stick that half into the area where the bulb exploded. Then rotate it anticlockwise to remove the bulb. Even potatoes can serve as useful things other than being food.

Grooves On A Hanger

Sometimes while trying to hang clothes on a hanger, you'll notice that the clothes won't stay on it if there are no grooves on it. With a hot glue gun, you can create some for yourself. Apply the glue on the sides of the hanger and let it dry. Once dried, you can then hang clothes on it without letting them fall off.

Insert USB In First Try

We're sure you must have encountered the problem where the USB refuses to enter the port on the first try. There's an effortless way that will help you do this in one go from now on. All you need to do is mark your USB's right side with a marker, and then you won't have to flip it every time to get it in the port. It's mind-blowing yet straightforward, no?

Prevent Your Laptop From Overheating

Laptops often heat up too much, which is one reason why people avoid using them for a long time. There's a way to minimize the overheating by using an empty egg carrier. If you flip the egg carrier and place the laptop on it, you will notice that the issue is resolved to some extent. Doing so will allow you to use your laptop for a long time.

Copying Something From Paper

Written a draft on paper, and now you want to write it digitally? Well, there is a way to make things simpler. If you have a clamp hanger, attach one clamp on the laptop and one clamp on your notebook. Now you can look at the paper and your screen side by side and copy the text without any hassle. 

Cork Screw Alternative

Need to buy a new corkscrew but don't have time to get one? Why not use a key? Keys are sharp enough to be used as a corkscrew. Insert one into the cork and gently rotate and pull. It will come off very smoothly. Doors aren't the only thing keys can open.

Rusted Keyhole

With passing time and extreme weather conditions, keyholes can get slightly rusted, and your key won't push in. You can fix this quickly by grabbing a pencil and rubbing it up and down the keyhole. If you don't have a pencil, you can use any other similar object to do so. After doing so, you will notice that the key will slide in easily. 

Opening Mouse Packaging

A mouse packaging can be a tough thing to open sometimes with bare hands and even scissors. However, you can easily open it with a tin opener. If you use it carefully, you can cut the plastic seal with almost no effort at all. But make sure to be careful because the plastic edges are very sharp, and they might hurt you. 

Retaining Freshness Of A Plant

Do you want your plants to live a little bit longer? Of course, you do. If you have a can of cola in the fridge, then pour some into your plant soil. Cola has abundant nutrients that will aid the composting process and also keep the wasps away from the plant. We know it sounds pretty unbelievable. It would be best if you tried it to see the results for yourself. 

Clogged Shower

Often, dealing with a clogged shower head can be very annoying. Fortunately, you can fix this problem in a jiffy. All you need to do is mix some vinegar in water and place the showerhead inside the mixture for a few minutes. Then, take it out and run some water through the tiny holes to check if the problem is solved. You will notice that the gunk present in the pits has disappeared, and your showerhead is as good as new.

Fuzz Remover

Do you find lint stuck on your cotton clothes every time you take them out of the cupboard? Don't fear! You can get rid of it in no time. All you need is a razor. Rub the blade gently across the clothes, and the lint will accumulate in one area. Use a scissor to cut it off, and there you have it, no more fuzz!

Pouring Bleach Down The Drain

The last hack of the article had to be the most useful one. This hack is one of the world's best ones because it can save you from calling the plumber. If water is not flowing down your sink drain, then all you need to do is pour some bleach to unclog the drain. The acid in the bleach eats away the gunk that prevents water from flowing inside the drainage pipe.

Dip Your Hair In Vinegar

Every woman dreams of soft and shiny hair, right? Usually, these treatments cost a lot in salons or with professional hair styling sprays. However, there's an easy way out that will save you a penny! Just pour 1 tablespoon of vinegar in 0,2 gallons of water and pour down your hair after you've taken shower. Your hair will shine as much as after the salon! Amazing, right?!  

Well, we hope this article of life hacks taught you a thing or two to make your life easier. If you enjoyed reading this article, please share it with your friends and family. They will love you to share some fantastic household hacks and enlighten them with ways to get through their daily life struggles. 

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