Forget all that elbow grease! All you need for this MacGyver-style silver cleaning hack is baking soda, aluminum foil and boiling water…oh, and tarnished silver. Prepare a solution of 1/4 cup baking soda to a gallon of water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Line another pan or glass dish with aluminum foil, be sure it’s deep enough to fully immerse the silver piece you are cleaning. Place tarnished silver in foil lined container, then poor boiled solution over it. Allow to cool. Remove silver pieces and rinse with cool water, then dry with a soft cloth. It’s that easy! For extra tarnished pieces you may have to repeat a couple of times.
These DIY cleansing baby wipes are a great penny saver and hack for on the go! The basic ingredients are paper towel, water and a baggie. You can also recycle a baby wipe dispenser. Cut the paper towel into squares, or whatever size/shape works for you. Stack them in a pile to fit in baggie or dispenser, add a couple tablespoons of water to container/plastic baggie, then add paper towel. A drop of tea tree oil will inhibit mold growth. In the you will have them around longer than two weeks. You can also add a drop of liquid soap (such as baby wash or face cleanser) for added cleansing property and coconut oil for moisturizing.
Forget the mop bucket! This is a great 10 minute floor cleaning hack, especially for dried up spills. Be sure to sweep the floor first. Find an empty spray bottle, fill it with a solution of your favorite floor cleaner (I love Murphy Oil Soap myself) and water. Read directions on floor cleaner bottle for proper measurements. Saturate entire floor with spray and let sit for 5 minutes in order to loosen up the dirt. Go over with a clean damp mop. I like to rinse the mop out once after this in the sink then go over the floor one more time to remove any soap residue…and it gets the floor extra clean!
This picture frame chalkboard is so easy! All you need is an old picture frame (any size will do) and black chalkboard paint. First remove the glass from your frame, then paint it. Put painted glass back in frame and follow directions on chalk paint for curing. To prevent chalk from “ghosting” or shadowing by seasoning it. Season chalkboard by rubbing full length of board vertically with side of white chalk, then do the same horizontally. be sure to cover board completely. Once you’ve done this, wipe with soft cloth or chalkboard eraser and blow away excess powder.
Having a problem with sticking drawers? All you need is a white candle or piece of soap to undo this pesky issue which seems to plague our much loved antique chests and pre-slider dressers. Andrew from Hackables shows us its as simple as removing the drawers and rubbing inside the dresser frame, rail and drawer bottoms/sides with wax.
Bring the outdoors inside with this free and easy hack! This is the perfect DIY project for all of you nature lovers, and the perfect window treatment refresh. Next time you go for a walk in the woods or have fallen tree branches in your yard, save a couple somewhat straight, approximately 4’+ x 1″ – 2″ thick branches. The length of branch will depend on the size of your window. Find a sturdy hook or curtain rod holder that the branch can fit in and strong enough to hold the weight of rod and curtain. Trim the branch to desired size, attach to hooks/curtain rod holders and voila!