Keep your flooring clean, and don’t spend money on buying reusable mop pads with a, just like Mom used to use. You’ll need to buy one reusable mop head, such as a Swiffer, and a bundle of white towels. After a little bit of work, tie the towels together and attach them to the mop.
You’ll have a mop that you can use with just a bucket of water and some soap to keep your bathroom or kitchen floors – or any other room that doesn’t have carpet – clean for less. Note this hack is perfect for regular standard dirty floors. If you have pets or children under the age of 13, we recommend taking something stronger.
No More Puddles
Ever since showers and shower curtains came into vogue, people have been dealing with water that sneaks out from the confines of the bathtub and creates a puddle on the ground. Not only does it make a mess that can get clothes or bath mats wet, but it can also create a bit of a danger when you're done with your shower.
Most of the time, the shower curtain is enough, but some tubs or bathroom designs will leave the floor wet. If you're looking for a way to avoid this, weigh down the shower curtain with a few bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or whatever else you have handy.
Remove Gum Without Damaging the Carpet
Everybody loves to take on a wad of gum in their jaw. It can calm the mind, help you focus, or get through a craving so you stick to your calorie limit. When something shocking happens, and gum lands on a carpet, though, it's a hassle. Before you call the gum cleaners, grab a bag of ice out of the freezer.
When gum freezes, it gets brittle and breaks apart, so it won't stick to wherever it landed. Fill a little plastic bag with ice and set it on the gum for about half an hour. Once the gum is frozen, break it apart and pull it out of the carpet for no mess.
Delicious and Handy
If you love classy wooden furniture, you probably live in fear of each and every scratch. Scratches reduce the value, make them less attractive, and, unfortunately, are bound to happen eventually. But there's a common food item you can use to get rid of small scratches quickly: walnuts.
Yes, it's true – rub a walnut over a wooden scratch several times, and then rub the scratched area with your fingers. The oil from the nut can fill in the scratch without affecting the color. In the end, use a soft cloth to buff the area. This is best for small scratches, not deep gouges, but it seems like magic.
Give Those Plants Space
When people think of “cute,” cinder blocks are one of the things furthest from their minds. But you can still utilize these bog-standard pieces of construction stonework. If you're trying to get more space for your little plants, stack a number of cinder blocks on top of each other.
Tuck a few plants inside the holes to give them a place to grow, and you can also use them as support for a table or workbench. Create this easy item outside or in a greenhouse, and easily add some green to the gray. There is nothing like being surrounded by greenery, no matter how small it is.