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21 Brilliant Hacks For Annoying Problems Around The House

Diply 3 Jul 2018

At some point in our lives, maintaining a home is a task that many of us have to do in some way, shape, or form. It doesn't matter if you live in a house or an apartment, or whether you rent or own, all require upkeep and present common challenges that are impossible to avoid. Luckily, thanks to a lovely invention called the "internet," many household struggles are no longer as annoying as they once were because simple solutions are available at our fingertips. For example, if you are having a tough time hanging a piece of art on your wall, you can go online and look up a quick and easy way to get it right on your first attempt. Within seconds, you are presented with more tips and tricks than you ever thought possible, and suddenly, your annoying problem is solved.

To see one of these picture-hanging tricks and more, check out the list below. It has a solid collection of household hacks that everyone can benefit from!

1. Bathroom Smells

The Home Depot | The Home Depot

Eliminate nasty odors while also giving your toilet bowl brush a bit of extra scrubbing power by pouring your favorite scented cleaning product into the holder.

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2. Hose Storage

Life in a Little Red Farmhouse | Life in a Little Red Farmhouse

Never trip over a bulky watering hose again and make it easy to transport around your property by storing it in a galvanized bucket

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3. Rust-Free Knives

Fabulessly Frugal | Fabulessly Frugal

If rust has built up on your kitchen knives, soak them in lemon juice and wipe clean with a sponge or cloth. To prevent future rust, avoid putting knives in the dishwasher and don't let them sit in the sink covered in residue.

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4. Soft Brown Sugar

Nicole Perry and Anna Monette Roberts | POPSUGAR

Never let brown sugar harden and go to waste again with this simple trick! Simply place a couple of marshmallows inside the bag and seal it for long-lasting freshness.

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5. Secure Garbage Bags

reddit | bobret

Stop plastic bags from falling into your garbage bin by using adhesive hooks.

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6. Easy Painting

Bloglovin' | Bloglovin'

Holding a paint tray in one hand while trying to edge a room with the other can be difficult, especially if you're up on a ladder. Make this task easier by pouring your paint into an empty milk jug with a sturdy handle!

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7. Hang Photos Easily

Somewhat Simple | Somewhat Simple

Figure out where you want your photo to hang on the wall and add a small blob of toothpaste to its hanging mechanism. Gently press the picture into the wall to transfer the toothpaste and then simply drive your nail through the mark!

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8. Fresh Dishwasher

One Good Thing by Jillee | One Good Thing by Jillee

Every once in a while, your dishwasher should go through a serious deep clean to prevent stagnant water and other icky buildup. To do so, simply place a dishwasher-safe container filled with white vinegar on the top shelf of an empty dishwasher. Run a normal cycle and then remove the container of vinegar. Next, sprinkle a cup of baking soda along the bottom of the dishwasher and run another cycle.

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9. Mat Slippage

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Prevent a mat from slipping and sliding around on the floor by adding a few lines of hot glue to the bottom of it.

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10. Loud Cupboards And Drawers

YouTube | HouseholdHacker

If you have cupboards and drawers that make loud noises when you close them, use some tape and hot glue to create bumpers that soften the impact.

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11. Soap Scum

Crazy Organized | Crazy Organized

Instead of giving your tub a deep clean every few weeks, maintain it consistently by using a mixture of vinegar and dish soap in a scrub wand on the tiles while you shower!

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12. Pet Hair In Carpets

Thrifty and Chic | Thrifty and Chic

If you have pet hair accumulating in your carpets, running a rubber squeegee over it makes cleanup much easier.

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13. Blind Cleaning Tool

Sprinkle Some Fun | Sprinkle Some Fun

Secure a microfiber cloth to a pair of tongs using elastic bands. Grab your favorite household cleaner and use the tongs to clean dirty, neglected horizontal blinds.

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14. Heat Two Things At Once

Reddit | DaNReDaN

If you can't fit more than one bowl in the microwave at once, use a coffee mug to prop the second one up.

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15. Open Difficult Lids

Reddit | IONIZEDatom

If running a jammed jar under hot water doesn't loosen it and there is no one else around to help you out, use a strip of duct tape to get the job done!

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16. Soften Butter In No Time

Smart School House | Smart School House

Give this quick and easy trick a try the next time you forget to take enough butter out of the fridge or freezer for a recipe!

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17. Cook Pizza More Efficiently

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Why have I never thought to do this!?

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18. Keep Track Of Your Keys

I Spy DIY | I Spy DIY

Color-coding will ensure you don't waste your time rifling through every single key you have before finding the right one.

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19. Ensure All Of Your Cables And Cords Stay Organized

One Good Thing by Jillee | One Good Thing by Jillee

Upcycling empty toilet paper rolls into storage tubes is such a great idea!

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20. Minimize Hassle For Small Paint Jobs

Lydi Out Loud | Lydi Out Loud

Rather than pouring a bunch of paint into a tray for something that only requires a few brushstrokes, give this hack a go. Slide a rubber band around the can and use it to wipe excess paint off of your brush. Avoid using the edge of the paint can to do this if you want to maintain a tight seal when you close it.

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21. Don't Worry About Tablecloths Flying Off In The Wind

DIY Home Sweet Home | DIY Home Sweet Home

Twin-sized sheets can be used as secure, wind-resistant tablecloths.

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