7 Household Problems and 7 Easy Ways to Tackle Them

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7 Household Problems and 7 Easy Ways to Tackle Them

There are so many clever and easy ways to tackle problems. Ordinary daily problems around the house, garden. These ingenious household tips and tricks will help make your life more enjoyable and give you more downtime to enjoy. 7 household problems and easy ways to tackle them.

1. Keep spiders off outdoor shoes

To keep spiders or any other nasty surprises out of shoes you keep outside, such as your gardening shoes or work boots, place old stockings over the top of them. Make sure the stockings don’t have holes in them, and if they don’t fit snugly over the top, use an elastic band to secure them.

2. Leftover soap – make your own liquid soap

Don’t throw away your used soap pieces. Save money and make your own liquid soap. Reuse the bits of soap you usually throw away. Grate them and combine them with glycerine and some warm water. Pour into a bottle for handmade liquid soap. Follow the steps on the video below.

3. Stop ants from coming in

To stop ants entering your house, draw a chalk line on the ground where you want them to stop. If you live in a rainy area where ants are a problem, you must re-draw the chalk lines each time it rains.

4. Use Baking Soda to Unclog a Drain

If your drain moves slower than a tortoise, unclog it by pouring down ½ cup baking soda, then ½ cup vinegar. Cover the drain with a wet cloth, and let sit for five minutes. Uncover, and flush with steaming-hot water.

5. Clean bottom of the iron

Has your iron seen better days? Mix equal parts of salt and vinegar into a paste in a bowl. Then use a soft rag to rub the soleplate until all the residue has been removed.

6. Clean microwave oven

To clean a microwave oven, add four tablespoons of lemon juice to one cup of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Boil for five minutes in the microwave, allowing the steam to condense on the inside walls of the oven. Then wipe them with a soft cloth.

7. Restore toilet bowl

To restore toilet bowls back to their shiny best, clean with old, flat Coke or Pepsi. To dissolve limescale, leave the soda overnight to soak.

Featured photo by Crema Joe on Unsplash
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