The new year is the best time to give your home a makeover. In keeping with your New Year’s resolution to “finally save money this year” follow this list for 5 inexpensive and easy ways to give life to your house this year!
1. Remove bathtub rings without chemicals
Scum lines in the bathtub can be tough to get out and often harsh chemicals are needed to remove them. Replace your toxic chemicals with grapefruit and sea salt to get the same results. Cut a grapefruit in half and dip it in sea salt then scrub along the bottom of the tub to get a spotless tub- plus it will smell amazing!
2. Erase water rings from wooden surfaces
You know those water rings that you had given up on and thought would be there forever? Consider them gone with this clever trick! Use a hairdryer to dry out the stains on your wooden surfaces then refresh them with olive oil. You can also put a dry cloth over it, and warm the surface with an iron.
3. Clean oil stains with Coca-Cola
We were just as surprised as you that this actually works! Pour the coke onto the stain and give your garage floor a good scrub! You may need to do it a few times, but it is truly like watching magic happen.
4. Bring your leather couch back to life
Leather couches often show a lot more wear and tear than other furniture. Use shoe polish (ensure that it is the same color and remove all excess) to cover scratches on your leather furniture. It will look as good as new!
5. Clean your blinds
Your poor blinds have likely been neglected in your cleaning routine. But the dust that lingers on your blinds will make your windows look dull even if you just cleaned them. Clean your blinds using a 50-50 vinegar and water mixture and an old sock. This is a great way to freshen up your windows and put your old socks to use!
Homeowners whose living spaces are cluttered or disorganized are more likely to express signs of depression and fatigue than those who regularly declutter and clean their homes. Taking the time to do a deep clean every few months will not only make your home look great but it will make you feel happier and ready to tackle the challenges of a new year!