Living in a decent and organized house/apartment – is really not that easy.
It requires organization, cleaning, and hard work. You need to prioritize what you have to do so you can do other things while maintaining your house.
I live alone in an apartment and these are my holy grail home tips and hack posts.
They save me time and help me get through the difficult days with ease. I can manage my house and do all the other things that are important to me.
If you are in the same boat as me and looking to spend your energy on more important things than taking care of your house then below are some great posts to DEFINITELY check out.
24 Home Hacks That Will Absolutely Save Your Life and Time
Pantry Organization Ideas
An organised pantry means easier access to things while cooking or looking for snacks.
1| Use magazine holders to hold wax paper, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap. This will create extra space in your drawer and you can use it for other objects or even turning into a junk drawer!
2| Use mason jars to store cupcake holders. This will help in keeping the cupcake holders dust-free, plus give a cute look to the jars.
3| Take large binder clips or clip hangers from kid’s clothes to hold bags of chips.
This will increase the amount of time your chips will stay fresh and you won’t have to waste time and effort in using the old rubber bands to tie your chips. It will also make it easier to declutter your shelf space.
Read more pantry organization ideas from One Crazy House here!
Life Changing Fridge and Freezer Hacks
Living alone means cooking yourself most of the time and that means your fridge space probably gets used up like mine does. Knowing the right ways to declutter your fridge can make a lot of space.
4| To organize food group items, use dollar store baskets. This will make it convenient for you to get different types of products.
5| Store your condiment bottles upside down by using an egg carton.
We all have struggled with squeezing out ketchup or any other condiment when only a bit of it is left. So annoying, right?! This will always keep the sauce on top and make it easier for you to use even when it’s about to finish.
6| Glue magnets at the bottom of your small snack containers and stick them to the side of your fridge. This is a space saver and it’s so handy. Just open the fridge and grab your snack!
The Krazy Coupon Lady comes up with the most genius hacks, check out more of them here!
Plastic Wrap Tips That Will Change Your Life
7| Wrap the ends of bananas in plastic wrap to make sure they don’t ripe fast.
The stems of bananas release a gas that makes the ripening process faster but using plastic to wrap them makes sure the gas stays inside and the banana stays fresh.
8| You can even cover your fridge with plastic wrap, this will make any spills easier to clean.
For more plastic wrap tips, check out One Crazy House here.
Homemade Cleaner Recipes
9| Make Homemade Cleaner Yourself
You can find great homemade cleaning liquid recipes in this post. It includes recipes for cleaners such as drain cleaners, stove and window cleaners, and wood floor cleaner. Toxic ingredients in store-bought cleaners ruin the integrity of your home objects and so it is better to make such cleaners at home. They don’t take much time and are very effective in cleaning.
Find more home cleaner recipes from DIY Joy here!
Bedroom Cleaning Ideas
Looking for great hacks? Buzzfeed is definitely buzzing with such ideas and their bedroom cleaning ideas are lifesavers.
10| Use a pillowcase to clean off fan blades. The dusty mess that accumulates on the fan is a big bother for me. I wish I knew about this sooner and it would’ve saved me so much time.
11| Use vinegar, water and an iron to clean up any carpet messes.
For more awesome room cleaning tips from Buzzfeed, click here.
Clever Kitchen Cleaning Tips
It’s just not your bedroom, Buzzfeed has some more awesome ideas for kitchen cleaning too. Perfect for a girl like me who is always looking for easier ways to do things!
12| Dirty vent filter? Use Borax and hot water to soak it and it will be as good as new.
13| Stove grates can accumulate a lot of gunk. Make sure that every week you soak them overnight with ammonia to get rid of the mess and make sure they are clean.
14| If you are an avid cooker, it’s important to keep your stove spick and span. You can do this by using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean them.
Check more of Buzzfeeds great kitchen cleaning tips here.
Bathroom Cleanign Hacks
Buzzfeed has even talked about cleaning the bathroom. It is good to have a clean bathroom as it is a place where a lot of bacteria can accumulate.
15| Hair can clog up the sink and shower drains. Using something that’s called a drain snake will get hair out of your sink in no time.
16| To keep your bathtub clean you can try Bar Keepers Friend.
17| Got soap scum? Glass cooktop cleaner is the solution.
Check Buzzfeeds other bathroom tips here.
Cheap and Lazy Ways To Cut Down On Waste
Creating a lot of waste is bad for the environment. It’s best to always know ways to reduce waste while also making life easier for yourself.
18| If you want to keep fruit flies away and make sure your leafy vegetables stay fresh and aerated then use reusable produce bags or flour linen sacks.
19| Maximizing the space in your fridge and freezer can make the temperature of the fridge stay consistent which means a lower bill. How great is that?
To find out more ways to cut waste, check out Buzzfeeds tips here.
Simple Ways To Get Organized
These are just simple tips which will help you to declutter and be organized.
20| Practice the 1 out and 1 in method with your closet. This means that you take one item out of your closet every time you bring in a new item.
21| Another rule you can use is the 80/20 Rule. You mostly use 20% of the things you own 80% of the time. So keep the 20% in front for easy access and organize the rest to put away for later use.
Check our more tips from Bustle’s Organizational here.
Tips and Hacks To Get the Most Out of Your Tiny Space
These tips are great if you are living in a small space.
22| Sliding Walls: An amazing way to have a bigger space. Just slide the wall and you instantly have more space in your house.
23| Pan Organizer: Like cooking? Then you, of course, own lots of pans. To keep cupboards tidy and spacious, use a pan organizer.
Read more hacks here.
Bonus Home Hack!
This hack is for everyone as most of us own stainless steel refrigerator or many metal appliances in our homes.
24| Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polisher
Mix one part white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray a lot of it on your fridge. Take a soft cloth and wipe along the grain of the stainless steel. This will reduce scratches and keep your appliances looking shiny and clean.
Once it is dry, take a small amount of olive oil and rub it in with a dry cloth along the grain. And voila you’re done!
This recipe was found here.
I hope this post was super helpful. Any cleaning tips that you use, feel free to share. I’d love to hear your tips!