Home Hacks

By Savanna Eastham

home hacksWe had a massive response to our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle blog so I thought we should keep the party going with Home Hacks! I don’t know about you, but I can get lost in those DIY videos for hours. I wanted to list some of my favorite home hacks for you to try. Read on.

  1. Reuse that *almost* used candle. Get a pitcher or coffee pot of hot water and pour it into the jar. It’ll loosen the wax at the bottom and cause it to float to the top. Let it harden and then poke a hole through the center for a wick. Add it to the top of another candle and recycle that pretty little jar!
  2. Almost out of your favorite jam? Re-purpose it into a vinaigrette dressing! Pour 1 part olive oil and 1 part vinegar. Shake vigorously. Tada! You now have a strawberry vinaigrette dressing for your salad.
  3. If you haven’t hopped completely onto the sustainable living train yet, then you’ve probably bought fruit in those mesh bags. Save the bag and trim off a few inches from the top. Roll it down until you have a small ball. Use this for a homemade dish sponge!
  4. Almost out of chocolate almond spread? Pour a cup of hot milk into the jar and shake it. Now you have instant hot chocolate!
  5. Got pets that like to get in the trash? Just me? Anyways..if you ever have a pet that likes to get in the garbage, use a cereal container in place of a small trash can. Place your liner inside and close the lid. Those little rascals won’t be able to get in the trash now.
  6. No idea where to store your lids to your pots and pans? All you need are a few small sticky hooks. Place on the inside of your cabinet doors at an angle and slide your lids into the hooks. Easy fix!
  7. Save your toilet paper rolls! These can be used to keep chargers, extension cords and more together and untangled. You can even decorate the cardboard rolls if you want.
  8. Use over the door shoe and sweater organizers to store your cleaning supplies. Place cleaning products in a shoe organizer and toilet paper in the hanging shelf organizer.
  9. Use felt to organize your undergarments. Hot glue 5 pieces of felt together, one on top of the other. Hot glue a line on each end and one additional line in the center. Pull from each end after it dries and you should have what looks like a honeycomb with plenty of slots for sock and underwear storage.
  10. Use an adjustable curtain rod for under the sink storage. If you’re anything like me, you store your cleaning products under the sink. Installing a strong curtain rod will free up space as you hang all of your spray bottles on the rod. I hope you enjoyed these tips! Got some of your own? Please share them in the comments!

Until next time,


Tags: DIY, Housing

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