10 Home Hacks You Won’t be Able to Live Without

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Dennis Nottingham
September 11, 2020
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In this article, we are bringing you 10 home hacks you won’t be able to live without after trying them!

  1. The Best Aromatherapy
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Aromatherapy can lighten up any space.

Typically, we incorporate aromatherapy into a space through the use of essential oils. Is there another way to achieve this? This first hack will have your home smelling its best! Take some orange and lemon peels and boil them on the stove. This will invite the sweet smell of citrus into a space.

For some extra spice, add 2-3 sticks of cinnamon into the pot. This will give your aromatherapy concoction a twist to create the ultimate scent.

This hack is especially useful in the fall time, as it captures the essence of the season through scent. 

  1. Use Caulk Under Rugs
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Rugs that slip around can be a pain for anyone.

Not only are they a pain, they can put ourselves or loved ones in harm's way. Prevent slippery rugs by using caulk! How can this help?

Simply line the bottom of the rug with a few lines of caulk. The edges and middle are the best spots to line for any rug shape. The caulk will act as grip against the floor, preventing it from sliding about. Lining the rugs in the areas suggested will provide maximum protection by gripping the flooring from each angle.

  1. Blow Dryer for Crayon Marks
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It’s no secret that children are natural born artists who love to make the world their canvas! Unfortunately, that canvas can also include the walls in our home. If your once clean, stain-free walls have now become an artist’s haven, we’ve got the hack for you!

A genius way to rid walls of crayon markings is through the use of a blow dryer. In using a blow dryer, you are melting the wax from solid to liquid form. Once the crayon markings have reached this state, you can simply wipe the melted wax away to reveal crayon-free walls.

  1. Utilize LED Lights
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LED lights can be a great resource for any home! These lights help light the way in dark spaces while adding stubble charm. They also create beautiful contrast.

Popular spots to hang LED lights in the home include under cabinets, in the bathroom to curb bright lights when using the restroom at night, the living room, bedroom, etc. They truly are a great modern touch to any space!

You can order a pack of lights from Amazon. Amazon offers a variety of LED lights for various needs, including waterproof sets. Some offer as many as 20 colors with remote control operation!

Choose a set of lights that you like and add them to spaces around your home.

  1. Oil for Sticky Label Residue
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The sticky residue left over from stickers is enough to drive anyone mad. How can we rid our jars and other containers of this sticky situation?

The answer lies in olive oil! Soak a cotton pad in some olive oil and hold it against the sticky residue for a minute or so. Next, wipe to remove the sticky residue. The oil helps break down this barrier to free your containers from the sticky film. Give it a try!

  1. Use a Wine Cork as a Bag Clip
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Bags of chips can sometimes take over our pantry. This leaves us with little to no clips. What is a quick solution to this?

A wine cork can actually aid in this moment. Take a wine cork and slice it in the middle about halfway through. Next, neatly fold the bag you are trying to seal down. After this, slide the sliced cork across the folded edge of the bag to seal.

This is a great way to recycle old wine corks!

  1. Magazine Holders for Water Bottle Storage
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Water bottles are more items that have a habit of taking over a kitchen. They are oftentimes difficult to store and can take up quite a bit of space. How can we solve this issue?

A solution can be found in using magazine holders! These items are cheap and can be used in a variety of ways to help keep your home organized. For water bottles, simply place the bottles on their bellies and stack. The narrow design of the magazine holders will keep the bottles together and properly organized.

  1. Line Bottom of the Fireplace with Foil
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After a nice fire, the last thing anyone wants to do is clean up the ash.

Use aluminum foil to have an easy clean up after a cozy fire. The foil will catch any ash that falls from the burning logs. Once the fire has been put out, simply fold the edges of the foil in to catch any ash from spilling, then bring the edges together. Discard in the trash and you’re good to go. Easy!

  1. Store Plastic Bags in Empty Disinfecting Wipe Containers
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Our pantries can turn into a sea of plastic bags if we are not careful! What are some ways to properly manage our bag supply?

Empty plastic disinfectant containers can be a great resource to utilize! The design of these containers makes storing and retrieving bags simple and easy. Place bags in the container and when you are ready to use them, pull one out one at a time.

  1. Use a Drink Dispenser for Laundry Soap
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Laundry soap containers can really pack some weight when grabbing a fresh container for a load of laundry. What is an easy way around dealing with this and causing potential spills?

Use a beverage dispenser as a replacement! Not only will these dispensers make retrieving laundry soap easier, they also look great in a space! Simply fill a dispenser with your laundry soap of choice and pull the lever to obtain your cleaner.

This works best with liquid laundry soap, but still could be used with powder.

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