Having a home to call our own is definitely on everyone’s wishlist. But maintaining a home is definitely not easy. It’s not about the monthly expenses, it’s the daily maintenance that takes up a huge chunk of our time. It gets even more troublesome if there is something that needs fixing or clog up somewhere. Let us share some tips with you that is useful yet not costly!

 

Clean blinds with towel-wrapped tongs

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Blinds are on the trend now due to its pleasant aesthetic values. However, pleasing to the eye but tough on the cleaning. Anyone who has attempted to clean their blinds can tell you how troublesome it can get. Well, it is not that hard actually! All you’ll need to have a pair of tongs and a towel. Wet the towel and wrap your tongs with it, and that’s your handy tool to help you clean your blinds.

 

Buff out small scratches using toothpaste

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Everyone hates scratches, especially visible ones on their precious furniture pieces. Before you dumb those furniture out, you can actually try to salvage it with a daily necessity you use every day – toothpaste! Just rub the small scratch in circular motion with toothpaste to buff it out, then clean up the excess with a damp towel.

 

Place paper at the bottom of the trash bag to prevent liquids from leaking
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Don’t you hate it when you are taking out the trash and you realise there is a long trail of unsightly smelly juice leaking from the same trash bag. Add a couple layers of old newspaper at the bottom next time so you won’t have to face such a situation.

 

Use dish soap to clean the blender


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Cleaning the blender or food processor can be so pesky, especially with the sharp blades and small, awkward corners. What’s worse, you might accidentally cut yourself. To save your fingersyou’re your time, pour a mixture of dish soap and warm water into the blender and blending it until the grease is gone!

Use dishwashing soap to unclog the toilet


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Maintaining the toilet is one of the grossest household jobs imaginable. For obvious reasons. Whether you’re fixing the toilet or just giving it a weekly clean, it is undoubtedly the least favorable of all your chores. But the worst situation you can come across in this already disgusting place? A clogged toilet. The grossest of the gross. But half a cup of dishwashing soap should do the trick. Pour it in and try flushing the bowl an hour later. It should be smooth flowing after that.

Unclog your sink using baking soda and vinegarImage: google

If you don’t have a plunger on hand, you can also unclog your kitchen sink with vinegar and baking soda. To do so, bail out any water that’s currently in the sink, and then push 1 cup of baking soda down the drain. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the drain, and let sit for 5 minutes. After which rinse it off.

Sanitise your chopping board with a lemon
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Every month or so I give my wooden chopping boards a spa treatment by using a few simple kitchen ingredients: lemon, salt and a little elbow grease. Using a lemon half with the cut side down, scour the surface, squeezing slightly to release the lemon juice as you go. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and then scrape the gray, dirty liquid into a small bowl using a bench scraper, and discard. Give the surface a final rinse with a clean wet sponge.

Try them and let us know if it works for you!

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