We’ve collected a fantastic group of 15 home improvement ideas for all around the house. This super group of solutions features low cost ideas to help organize, improve, and clean your home. It's amazing how creative people can come up with so many original ideas, just using common items, to solve everyday problems around the house!
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Here we go – 15 home improvement ideas
1) Did your furniture leave ugly indentation marks in the carpet? A slowly melting ice cube will help lift those marks and renew your carpet’s appearance. Just place the ice cube on the indentation mark and leave it there for a couple of minutes. Watch the carpet "grow".
2) Weeds often seem to pop up between the cracks of your sidewalk, against the side of your house, or just about any place they can. They cause cracks and just look bad. Can’t seem to get those weeds to stay dead? Here’s a safe and easy tip. Sprinkle salt on any cracks where weeds have grown, or might grow, to kill them without using dangerous chemicals. Salt will kill just about any plant, so be careful not to sprinkle it near the other plants you want alive – only on or near the weeds! Any advantage is if you're having a barbeque outside, you always have the salt handy.
3) Ever try hanging a picture frame? It’s often a hassle to figure out where to put the nail in the wall so the picture hangs at just the right spot and it can be a real challenge to pick a spot that’s not too high or too low. Try this simple idea. Add a tiny drop of toothpaste to the area where the nail will attach to the frame, place the frame on the wall, and when you gently remove the frame, you’ll find a clear mark on the wall showing where to knock in a nail or screw. Don't worry about the toothpaste mark, you can easily wipe this away with a damp cloth.
4) Don't know what to do with all your pots? Looking for an organized way to store them? How about hanging them from a rod? This could result in a more efficient use of space, and will make locating the correct sized pot a bit easier.
5) Chalk is a great absorber of moisture. Wrap some string around a few sticks of chalk and hang it up in your closet or other areas of your house where you find too much moisture. This is a less expensive alternative to buying an expensive dehumidifier and will keep your clothes crispy and moist free!
6) Does the electric beater make a mess all over the kitchen? Are messy cooks splattering batter all over the walls? This idea is very creative. Before attaching the metal beaters to the machine, pop them through a paper plate to build a quick and effective splatter guard.
7) Drilling holes creates lots of messy dust. Fold a post-it note and stick it to the wall where you are about to drill so that it will catch the falling dust and debris – clean up will be much faster! Also, you can wipe the wall with a damp cloth before drilling – this will cause less initial dust.
8) Have an extra coat rack? Attach it low to the floor, and preferably behind the door, to make a super convenient shoe rack. You’ll free up floor space, make cleaning easier, and keep your room clean and neat.
9) Always seem to be buying clippers, tweezers, etc. because they’ve gotten misplaced and lost yet again? Attach a piece of magnetic strip behind a door or on a wall to create one easy to find "home" for all of those tiny metal objects which never seem to have a proper storage place. Clippers, safety pins, tweezers, bobby pins, etc. will always be readily available!
11) Having a hard time getting rid of dog or cat hair from around the house? Try using a hand squeegee to quickly gather and get rid of your pet’s mess..
12) The worst part of painting a house is the cleanup. Line the paint pan with aluminum foil to help make this part of the job much less messy.
13) Pot lids are awkward to store – they never fit right in and are always inconvenient to take out (Seeing they are usually one on top of the other). Here’s an original solution: attach towel hangers to the back of a cupboard door and hang the pot lids as you can see in this picture. You’ll save space, and make finding the right sized lid a snap!
14) Still having trouble finding the right key? Paint the tops of keys with different color nail polish to easily set them apart.
15) Are your patio stones dirty? One easy method to clean the stones is to mix an equal amount of water and white vinegar. Leave the liquid on the stones for 10 minutes and rinse off with water.
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