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15 Great and Easy Home Tips

If you thought that objects and food-related items have only one use, you'll be surprised to discover new and effective uses for storing items, keeping food fresh and the quick solutions and cleanliness tips we gathered for you here!

We'll be covering topics such as: how to ripen a tomato quickly; and how to neutralize the smell of onions; what you should sprinkle at the bottom of a candle so that you don't have to clean the wax later, and more. Here are 15 terrific tips.


home tipsAn apple to make tomatoes ripen

If you're tired of waiting and would like to make your tomatoes ripe in half the time, put them in a bowl with an apple or two, and cover them up with plastic wrap.

home tipsBeans for wax

Fill up the candle holder with a layer of raw beans. It will not only serve as a nice decoration, but the beans will also keep the candle steady and help capture the wax drops.


home tipsToothpick on scotch tape

Mark the end of the scotch tape by rolling it up with a toothpick at the end.


home tipsOrange Peel to conserve moisture

Keep the moisture and softness of brown sugar and prevent it from forming rough lumps by adding a long and narrow orange peeling into the sugar container. 


home tipsCoffee filter to clean dust

Clean dust from the computer and television screen by using a coffee filter. You don't have to wet it to use it!


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Paper cloth to clean the shower doors

Remove soap accumulation from the shower glass doors by spraying a little water on a paper cloth, the kind used for the dryer and cleaning doors.


home tips Eggshells to clean narrow places

Use a hard boiled eggshell to clean the hard to reach areas of bottles, jars and vases. Throw a few pieces of shell in the object, add hot water and a little bit of dish soap, and stir it well. The shells will scrape off that hard-to-reach dirt.


home tips Pillow cover to clean the ceiling fan.

Slip an old pillow cover on the blades of the ceiling fan and then pull it backwards quickly to draw all the dust and dirt into it, without dirtying the floor.


home tips Ginger to deal with pain

Soothe the effect of blisters and burns by putting some fresh ginger juice on the aching spot.


home tips Lemon to clean a grater

After you've grated soft cheese or other sticky foods, use half a lemon to get rid of the leftovers. Just use the soft side of the lemon on both sides of the grater and you'll see how easily it becomes clean again.


home tipsNail polish to fix a loose button

Smear a thin layer of transparent nail polish on the center of the loose button, it will harden and keep it from falling.

home tips Onion to get rid of the scent of mildew

Air out the smell of mildew from the basement or the tool shed, with onions. Cut an onion in half, put half of it on a plate and leave it in the room for the night. The morning after, the air in the room will be cleaner and you won't even smell the onion!


home tips Vinegar and salt against the smell of onion

However, you might be concerned of having that pesky scent of onions on your hands. A combination of vinegar and salt neutralizes the smell. Mix the two together and pour on your hands, rubbing until the scent is gone. Then wash with soap.


home tips Pumice to clean a sweater

Take a rough pumice and gently rub it on any thick sweaters to get rid of little fibers and other junk.


home tips Empty wine bottle to stabilize boots

Use empty wine bottles to keep tall leather boots stable, so they don't lose their shape in storage.


Submitted by: Sveta A.

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