Practical Home Tips – Easy Solutions (2)

We are resuming the discussion about problems we often run into and whose solutions are only a simple idea away. Below are several such home tips we all have within reach, but which were entirely unknown to us before. Here are some other practical home tips that never fail when we put them into practice, after a first series of similar ingenious ideas. Simple tips that come to our help when we need it the most, as seen on

Chairs have those floor protector pads, either made of plastic or rubber, but which wear out in time and you risk scratching the wooden floor when moving chairs around. Instead of buying new covers and wasting money and time looking for the right sizes, just take some corks, cut them in slices and attach them using double side tape.

If you painted and ended up with pain stains on your hands and the soap doesn’t help too much, then use baby oil to dilute and remove latex paint from skin.

When you vacuum, the retractable cord gives us some headache when unwinding too soon, especially when we want to cover as much surface as possible using a single plug. In this case, keep a retractable cord from rewinding too soon. Just clip the cord near the opening to prevent the cord from being sucked back in too quickly.

Used for a long time, an iron gets all sorts of sticky residue. If you want to get rid of that, run the hot iron (no steam) over plain paper sprinkled with salt.

Since winter holidays are just months away, you know that maneuvering a fir tree leaves you with sticky fingers, probably because of the sap. In this case, pour a tablespoon of oil onto a cloth, then rub until clean. Bonus: The oil is a great moisturizer for dry winter skin.

And since we mentioned olive oil, then you can use it to give polish to all the stainless steel items you keep in the kitchen. Just pour a little oil on a terry-cloth rag, then shine with a dry paper towel.

Vegetables leave a specific odor in the fridge drawer if kept for too long. Absorb these odors using a few pages of a newspaper thrown inside.

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