Spending all day, everyday inside isn’t exactly a fun time. 🏠
But if we’re all going to be home for awhile, we might as well make the most of it. The household hacks below are ways to save money, save time (or kill time!), organize your space, clean stuff in a not-annoying way, and just generally make life at home a bit easier right now.
Fuzzy socks can double as washable Swiffer dry sheets.
Rub scuff marks off hardwood floors with a clean tennis ball.
Need a whiteboard? DIY one with an empty picture frame — or a laminate sheet — with a piece of paper inside.
Repurpose wall planters to get all that extra produce off your countertops.
But be sure to store lemons in the fridge to make them last the longest.
Catch fruit flies with apple cider vinegar, dish soap, and a piece of paper.
Also, use vinegar to quickly clean and descale your shower head.
Remove pet hair with textured rubber gloves.
For fool-proof at-home manis, apply Vaseline around your nails.
Cut up an old T-shirt and soak the pieces in a cleaning solution to create reusable wipes.
Store extra toilet paper rolls in an empty oats canister so you always have a spare when you need it.
Leave notes for yourself on the washing machine door or the fridge door with a dry erase marker.
Add extra hooks to your shower rod so everyone has a place to hang their towel.
Dab a bit of toothpaste onto the picture hook so you know exactly where to hang your frames.
Paint the bottom of your shave gel bottle with top coat polish to prevent rust rings from staining the shower.
And rub soap all over the bathroom mirror to prevent post-shower fog.
Sort your jewelry into ice cube trays so you can always easily find what you’re looking for.
Store paint in baby food containers so it won’t dry out if the kids decide to take a break from their art project.
Attach an adhesive hook to your nightstand so you can hide your charging cord behind the leg.
Cuff rolls of wrapping paper with toilet paper tubes to prevent them from unraveling.
If your almost-out candle won’t burn evenly anymore, stick it in the back of your drawers or linen closet.
Drop a denture tablet in your toilet once a week to keep it clean.
And store all your hair ties on a carabiner so you won’t lose them as quickly (or at all!)