It seems like every household has its own secret stash of never-ending plastic bags. They are good for picking up after your dog, lining garbage cans, and a million other things, but are usually an unsightly mess in and of themselves, and no matter what you do, they will never project neatness.
You can up-cycle an empty tissue box by putting plastic bags inside and turning it into a bag holder. You put the bags in with the loops sticking up and fold the end of each new bag into the loops. That way, each time you take out a bag, another one will already be waiting for you!
Tongs Can Help Clean Your Blinds
Window shades and blinds are great dust collectors, and whoever invented them obviously wanted to keep us in the shade and never intended for them to become a burden on our to-do list. Cleaning them is one of the most boring household chores. You can make it go faster and more efficiently by dusting them with kitchen tongs.
All you have to do is fasten some microfiber cloths or an old t-shirt to the tongs with some rubber bands, and you’ll create a tool that can remove dust from the bottom and the top of the blinds all at once!
Create Your Own Non-Slip Hanger With Hot Glue
The problem you are facing with your closet could have nothing to do with a lack of space or hangers. You do not have too many clothes, you do not have a shopping issue, and you believe in recycling and passing down whatever you don't wear anymore. YOU DO NOT HAVE TOO MANY CLOTHE.
What's really bothering you is that all your pretty tops tend to slip off their hangers and end up as a puddle on the floor. You don’t have to buy special hangers to fix this problem, there is a solution that you can do all on your own. Use a hot glue gun to squeeze a thin layer of glue on the “shoulders” of your hanger. After it dries, it should provide a good grip for all your silk blouses and fashionable tank tops.
Use a Tension Rod for More Storage
Household cleaning supplies are usually stored separately under the sink in the kitchen or bathroom. But all the different kinds of products, plus the oddly shaped spray bottles, can take up a lot of space and cause cabinet clutter. Why don't they design these bottles so they can all stand up straight one by each other's side?
A tension rod can really help with this problem. You can find them at any hardware store, and they don’t cost much. Hang one high at the front of the cabinet, and you can line up your spray bottles on it, making them more accessible and creating more space underneath.
Sharpen Your Knives Using Ceramic
Dull knives are a real no-no in the kitchen. They make it much harder to chop food and are actually more likely to cause injury than sharp knives. If you don’t own a knife sharpener, can’t find one when you need it, or cant be bothered to go out and look for a shop that specializes in these things, we have a solution for you.
Instead, You can use a household item you already have in your cupboard. The bottom of a ceramic bowl or mug is a good surface to sharpen your blade on, but if you are going to try this hack at home, please do so with caution!