5 Most Effective and Cheap Home Maintenance Tricks

I have always looked for interesting home maintenance tricks that do not cost a lot. After so many years of looking for such tricks and putting them to action, the time has come for me to share my knowledge with other people who, like me, are always ready to try something new when it comes to home maintenance. I have come across many different tricks and tried practically all of them; some were not worth the effort while others proved more than useful. When I come to think about them, these are the five which became my favorites and which I still use regularly.

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Cleaning with vinegar, baking soda and lemon

It is amazing how many people know that these ingredients can be used for cleaning, but still refuse to give it a try. I, o the other hand, have found this to be a great way to clean sinks, microwave, and my coffeemaker. If you clean with these, you’ll need to buy fewer expensive (not to mention toxic) chemicals and spend less money. The mixture is made by adding two table spoons of vinegar to the one cup of baking soda with a few drops of lemon.

Keeping flowers fresh

I like to have fresh flowers in my living room, it keeps the house smelling nice and always cheers me up, but sadly they don’t last very long. What I was surprised to discover is that instead of changing the flowers every now and then, I can make the ones I have last longer. How do I do that? Simply by mixing a couple of household ingredients and adding them to the water where I’ve put flowers. Two table spoons of white vinegar and two table spoons of sugar added into one quart of warm water, and then add the mixture to the water you keep your flowers in. This cheap trick will help you keep your flowers fresh for a long time.

Emptying the closet

When I’m thinking about cheap ways to enhance my home, I realize that it’s not the house I’m spending money on the most, but my clothes. Every year I make a big closet cleaning when I take all the clothes we have in our house and check if there is something that we don’t need anymore, but I don’t get rid of it. What I’ve learned is that you do not have to throw away anything, but reuse it to make something else. Really worn out clothes I use to make Halloween costumes, and my wife upcycles her old pieces to make necklaces and handbags. Cleaning up gives us some extra space for the new clothes and reminds us of all the things we can re-use to make something better.

Using soapy foam

I used to use too much dish soap every time I was washing the dishes, even though I knew that more soap doesn’t mean cleaner dishes. In fact, the only thing that it causes is you using more water to get all of that soap from the dishes. That is why I switched to soap that comes in foam pump. The mechanism in these bottles gives you soapy foam, allowing you to use less of the product and this means that a single bottle will last longer.

Getting a fire fighting trailer

Even though its primary use is to keep you safe from fire, there are other things you can do with a fire fighting trailer. For example, I got mine when I needed something to help me maintain my garden. Still, over the time I managed to find out that there are a couple more ways to use this interesting thing: I used it when I was washing my car, as well as when I was filling up my pool.

These are my favorite easy home maintenance tricks you might like. If you found them useful don’t stop here; experiment and try out more interesting and time-and-money-saving tricks for your home.

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