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22 Genius Home Hacks That Help You Save Time And Money

You might not realize it, but there are a lot of useful tools lying around your house. Click through to see how they can make your life much easier!

1. Diffuse Essential Oils In Your Bathroom

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Aerosol sprays seem to be the only option for many who want to get rid of the odors in the bathroom. However, essential oils have a stronger effect. Just a few drops into the cardboard of a toilet roll will eliminate any nasty smell!

2. Keep Your Spare Key Perfectly Hidden

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If you still hide your spare key under your doormat, you are making burglars' jobs way too easy! Try to get more creative with the hiding spot. For instance, put the key in a pill bottle, attach a pine cone or a stone to the top, and bury the bottle. This way, the key stays perfectly hidden!

3. Use Your Desk Organizers

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Keeping a pantry well-organized takes a ton of work. If you have desk organizers at home, try pinning them to the wall to create more shelf space for food.

4. Utilize Your Shoe Organizers

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Shoe organizers do more than store footwear. You can fill them with pens, scissors, stray cords, and other small things that are easy to lose in your house. The transparent bags also make it easier to spot the items inside.

5. Clean Your Cutting Board With Salt And Lemon

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Because our cutting board comes in contact with food on a daily basis, it's important to keep it clean. Otherwise, it'll breed bacteria and get moldy in no time. One of the best ways to clean the board is to use lemon and abrasive salt.

6. Switch The Magic Button Of A Ceiling Fan

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Do you know that there's usually a switch on a ceiling fan? In winter, you can flip it to change the direction of the blades so that more warm air can be pushed to the ground.

7. Put Bricks In The Toilet Tank

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With bricks inside the tank, less water will be used when we flush the toilet. However, this eco-friendly hack has its disadvantages. For example, the disintegration of the bricks might affect the flushing system.

8. Use Binder Clips In Your Fridge

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To utilize the empty air space in your fridge, you can clip the open end of the freezer bags onto the rack!

9. Wrap A Rubber Band Around Your Door

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Tying a rubber band around doorknobs can minimize noise every time you open a door. You won't have to worry about waking up your family or significant other when you go to the bathroom at night.

10. Put Coins Over The Drain

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We try to avoid doing laundry in a hotel because usually there're no washing machines at our disposal. But if your shirt gets an unsightly stain, try making a basin by putting a plastic bag with coins over the sink's plughole. Now you can do a quick wash!

11. Don't Paint Your Doorknob

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If you plan on painting your door, try wrapping the doorknob with aluminum foil to keep the splatter off.

12. Use Toothpaste As A Marker Remover

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The stain from a permanent marker is hard to get rid of. But don't worry. A simple dab of toothpaste can solve the problem. Try rubbing the toothpaste into the stain in a circular motion until the toothpaste is no longer visible. The stain should be gone too. If not, repeat the procedure with some water.

13. Dishwasher Tablets To The Rescue

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A small dishwasher tablet cleans things other than your greasy plates. You can scrub the tablet on your shower door to make it sparkling clean again!

14. Double The Space In Your Closet

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We tend to run out of storage space as we get more clothes. Try making double hangers with soda tabs! This way, we can double the space in our closet.

15. Remove Stripped Screws With Rubber Bands

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A stripped screw is hard to get rid of because the screwdriver has nothing to grip onto. In this case, a rubber band can provide more grip and eventually loosen the screw.

16. Make Your Own Non-Slip Hangers

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It can get pretty frustrating when your blouses keep falling off the hangers. Try applying hot glue on your hangers to keep the clothes in place, so you don't have to pick them up constantly!

17. Use A Magnet As A Nail Holder

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Nails are extremely dangerous if you leave them around in the house. You can use a magnet to attach them to a hammer to keep them in place.

18. Use A Tension Rod To Add More Space

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Try adding a tension rod to add storage space under the sink. This way, you won't have to worry about cluttering your cabinet with spray bottles!

19. Label Your Extension Cords

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Extension cords are pretty common in our households. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to tell which device a cord leads to. To solve this problem, you can label all the cords beforehand so you won't get mixed up after unplugging them.

20. Attach An Air Freshener To A Fan

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Once you put a car air freshener on your fan, the odor of your favorite scent will be spread all over the room! It saves you a lot of time and you don't need to spray aerosols anymore!

21. Make Your Boots Stand Up With Pool Noodles

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When our boots are stored away, they are likely to flop over and develop unsightly creases. To protect the fabric of our footwear, we can put pool noodles inside the shoes to keep them upright.

22. Clean Up A Wine Stain With Milk

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Don't cry over spilled wine because milk is coming to the rescue! Try soaking up the wine stain with paper towels first, and then pour milk onto the leftover red. Dairy products like milk can absorb wine quickly.

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