Don’t you hate when you are blowing out the birthday candles and the wax accidentally gets on your furniture? We do too, but we have a hack that will solve this problem: ice cubes!
Place a bunch of ice cubes in a bag and let them sit on the wax for a few minutes. The ice will cool the wax down enough that it hardens, and you can remove it without ruining your favorite couch. We only wish we had known this earlier; it would have saved a few couches from birthday candle wax.
Cooking Oil Degreaser
We hate buying something new only to have it ruined by the sticky residue left behind after peeling off the sticker. Well, worry no more because used cooking oil will be your savior.
Just grab your favorite used cooking oil after your fried chicken dinner night or stop by your local KFC and rub it on the sticky area. If you let it soak in for a few minutes, it should easily wipe away after. Just have some Dawn on hand afterward because as much as the oil is great at getting off the glue, we don’t want to smell KFC all day.
Coffee Grind Declogger
Drains get clogged all the time, and the worst part is pulling out the hairball that’s causing the problem. Worry no longer because your morning brew is coming to the rescue! You can mix your used coffee grounds with soap and boiling water and pour it right down the drain.
The mixture should break up anything that’s clogging the pipes and rid you of ever pulling out another hairball again. What is it in coffee grains that create this magic? Is it the caffeine that gets the hairball going? We suppose the hairball is quite a character too.
Fish for Lunch?
This hack is a lifesaver when someone decides to microwave fish in your house... is there a worse smell? The solution is easier than you think. Just pop a bowl of vinegar in the microwave and set the timer for 5 minutes. The vinegar will destroy those smelly particles and leave you with a clean microwave.
Wipe away any residue and put the smell of fish in the past. This amazing hack works in workplaces, too, so always have a bottle of Viniger handy, and if anyone asks, let them read this article. A true life savior with no doubt.
Polish With Essential Oils
We love putting our peppermint essential oil into our diffuser, but we didn’t realize we could also use it to polish our furniture! You can grab your favorite oil to clean all the coffee stains and water marks from your dining room table. We would recommend a nice lemon, lavender, or tea tree oil.
The scents smell lovely and the tea tree acts as a natural bug repellent. Just don’t use it on food preparation tables, as the oils are not safe for consumption. The last thing you want is your freshly cut-up salad, having a leftover taste of lavender, or the steak you just sliced, with an aftertaste of peppermint.