5 Quick Household Tips You Must Know

1. Hide Nicks in Your Flooring

Do you have nicks or chips in your flooring and can’t afford to have it replaced? Don’t worry! This tip will help hide those problem areas until you can. Simply melt a crayon that closely matches the color of your flooring. Drip the melted wax into the nick, filling it completely. Let the wax harden and use a putty knife to smooth the wax flat.

2. Don’t Waste Those Soap Pieces

Do you feel like you’re wasting money when you throw the little bitty soap pieces away that are too small to use in the shower? Stop!

Collect the pieces and use them by cutting a slit in a sponge and putting them inside. Wet the sponge and lather. Alternately, if you know how to sew, you can create drawstring soap pockets out of washcloths. Simply place your soap pieces inside, wet, lather, and repeat.

3. Keep Those Chip Bags Closed

Stop buying those expensive chip clips to keep your chip bags closed. Instead, get yourself a few clothespins from the wash line and use them. They work just as well at a fraction of the price!

4. Keep Throw Rugs and Mats in Place

Tired of your throw rugs and other mats sliding all over the floor. We feel your pain and have this cool hack for you. Cut rubber shelf liner into strips and sew them onto the back of the rugs. Alternately, you can sew a piece large enough to cover the entire back that will really keep the rug from moving.

5. Put Those Plastic Bags to Good Use

If you’re like most people, you have an abundance of plastic shopping bags you know you’ll never use. Since we all know how harmful it is to the environment to just throw them away, put them to good use instead.

Keep a stash of plastic bags near your gift wrap station. Use them in place of tissue paper around gifts. You can also use them in boxes to protect items you plan to mail.

If you still have too many, check with your local library, food pantry, or homeless shelters. They will likely take all you can spare. Lastly, look online for ideas to reuse and recycle plastic shopping bags. People come up with new uses every day!

In our fast-paced, digital world, saving money and time are two very important things. Use the quick household tips outlined above to do both.