You want to maintain the freshness of your fruits and vegetables, remove onion odor from your hands quickly and clean your shoes easily? Here are some useful tips that can make your home chores a lot easier!
Discover our selection of smart and practical tips for your minor everyday tasks in the house. You will be surprised with the results!
How maintain the freshness of fruit and vegetables
The refrigerator is the place where you keep food fresh as well as leftover food, which makes it subject to different odors from your stored products, especially when some start to rot.
To maintain the freshness of your fruits and vegetables, just place 3 sponges (new and dry) in the crisper of your refrigerator. Next, put your fruits and vegetables over and around.
Sponges absorb moisture in the crisper, prolonging the life of your fruits and vegetables! When you notice that the sponges are wet, dry them and reuse them or replace them with new sponges.
How to peel the garlic quickly
Peeling the garlic can be a real chore, especially if you intend to use a large amount to flavor your dishes. But this trick will help you accomplish this task easily and without wasting time!
Put the desired amount of garlic cloves in a plastic box or glass jar, close the box and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Then open the box, all the garlic cloves will be detached from their skin!
How to renovate damaged shoes
You want to reduce scratches on your high heels, shoes and boots? Or you want to clean the white sole of your old sneakers? No panic, a product you use every day will help you renovate your damaged shoes!
Spread a dab of toothpaste on the affected areas (scratches, soles, etc.) and wipe with a damp cloth. Then wipe your shoes with another clean dry cloth.
Parking your car in your own garage can be a real fuss because you have difficulty knowing when to stop to avoid hitting the wall!
Hang a tennis ball with a wire from the ceiling of your garage, so that when it hits your windshield, you know you have to stop.
How to clean the cutting board
The cutting board is one of the most used kitchen utensils. Usually used to cut almost all foods (meats, vegetables, fruits, garlic, parsley …), this handy tool is exposed to many odors and bacteria! You may have noticed, often cutting board gives off odors. To get rid of these odors, here’s the trick.
In a spray bottle, mix 1 glass of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water, spray the mixture on the cutting board and let stand for about 30 seconds. Then wipe your cutting board with a dry cloth. Unwanted odors easily disappear with this house trick!
How to get rid of the onion smell on your hands
Your hands and fingers smell like onion after preparing a salad? Find out how to get rid of that smell easily!
Spread 1 or 2 dubs of toothpaste on your hands, rub and rinse with water.
How to dry the clothes in the drying machine quickly
If the drying balls are expensive and you want to accelerate the pace of drying your clothes in a dryer, the tennis balls can be of great help!
For this trick, place two tennis balls in the drum of your dryer to reduce the drying time! Indeed, the tennis balls will facilitate the passage of hot air.
Warning: at the beginning, use tennis balls with dark clothes, their yellow color may bleed during initial use.
How to remove a sticker without a trace
Taking off a sticker can leave a sticky surface or residues, and is not easy to remove it. But this trick is definitely the best to remove a sticker without a trace!
Simply remove a small piece of the sticker and spray it with WD-40 on the sticky part. Then continue to take off the sticker. Then wipe the sticky surface with a clean dry cloth.
WD-40 is cleaning and lubricating oil available on the internet and in the hardware stores.