Do you have a long to-do list of maintenance projects for your home? Maybe your list is long because you dread taking a trip to the craft or hardware store. Well, there’s a good chance that you can take care of some of those projects by simply using items you have in your home already. Below are five items that can help you tackle many projects in your home.
- Baking soda: yes, it is useful for more than just baking in your home. In fact, baking soda is great for cleaning your kitchen and bathrooms when you mix it with vinegar. It is also wonderful in the home for odor absorption.
- Vinegar: it is very likely that you already have a jug of vinegar in your home. If you need to remove mineral deposits off items such as your showerhead, try soaking the items in vinegar. If you need to remove odors from your microwave, boil vinegar in it to make it easier to wipe clean.
- Soda: many surfaces can be cleaned with a can of Pepsi or Coke. Surfaces include chrome fixtures, porcelain toilets, and glass windows. Be careful using soda on metal surfaces, though, because it can be corrosive.
- Butter knife: it can be easy to misplace a screwdriver. If you find yourself needing a screwdriver, though, and can’t find one, a butter knife can do the trick. Of course, it is best to use a butter knife you no longer need to set your table. A butter knife can work on flat- and Phillips-head screws.
- Toothpaste: do you have a scratch on your bicycle or car? Toothpaste can make a great scratch remover thanks to the grit in the tarter-control brands. Simply clean off the scratched area, apply your toothpaste, allow it to stay on a few minutes, then use a paper towel to buff it out.
It is always great to find that you have what you need already to take care of your to-do list. Use the items above to get working on yours today.