Practical Home Tips – Easy Solutions

We often run into problems 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 practical home tips that never fail when we put them into practice, as seen on

Water leaves stains of rust and lime on sinks and tubes in the bathroom which take some physical effort to remove them, even though only partially. O solution is to create a paste made up of equal parts baking soda and cream of tartar and a little lemon juice. Let sit for 30 minutes and then rinse the stains away.

If you break a glass and have a hard time finding the slivers on the floor, sponge up the shards with a slice of bread. Even tiny slivers will cling to it and you won’t have to worry you may step on them anymore.

TV screens and computer monitors draw dust like real magnets. To avoid always using a dampened piece of cloth, grab a coffee filter to wipe down dusty and static computer monitors and TV screens regularly.

It happens often that pipes get obstructed by trash we throw in the sink completely unaware. In this case, get a slow-moving drain flowing again and pour a solution of half a cup of salt for every quart of hot water down the pipe.

If you have pets around the house and they litter the whole place, get a side handle plastic bottle, cut diagonally across the middle of it, toss the base, and use the half with the handle to scoop up soil or cat litter. You won’t have to turn to plastic bags again which are quite difficult to handle in such situations.

Sometime burnt out bulbs are hard to remove from their socket and we fear they may break in our hand. Don’t worry, there is a simple solution for that, too. Remove a hot bulb that’s just burned out, using the other half of a slit tennis ball. Keep this “tool” for further similar situations.

We will come back with more home tips in other articles.

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