7 DIY Home Hacks and Home Storage Solutions


Our homes can become cluttered without us realizing it. This is especially true during the transition from winter to spring. Generally speaking, we’ve spent more time inside our homes during the winter. We have accumulated more stuff during the holidays. And the motivation to get stuff done is typically lowest during the winter months. But if your lack of space is becoming a real problem then it might be worth looking at storage containers for rent. With Spring on the horizon, we’ve put together a handful of super handy an essay on the revived bretton woods system pdf quem tomou viagra side https://norfolkspca.com/medservice/can-buy-viagra-stores/14/ custom essay net review essays of eb white chapter summary Lisinopril overnight special education research papers click here buy viagra pills uk glaxo smith kline famvir harvard is viagra an over the counter drug proper apa format bibliography where does the outline go in a research paper essay on ban on plastic to save environment dopamine research paper healthy lifestyle opinion essay https://projectathena.org/grandmedicine/effetti-viagra-durata/11/ advanced higher english dissertation deadline source url identifying thesis statement worksheet pdf in text citation sa tagalog levitra generica en mexico viagra india reviews prostate cancer survivors and viagra secuelas del uso de sildenafil masters dissertation student room sildenafil aurogra is it bad to take viagra at 18 source url format in writing research paper here https://greenechamber.org/blog/popular-research-paper-writers-services-for-phd/74/ DIY Home Hacks and Home Storage Solutions to help keep our homes organized and clutter free. And of course, it is always fun looking at the different DIY products others have done and learning more about DIY from places like https://howtohome.com/.

DIY HOME HACK #1. Eliminate Paper Clutter Forever!

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Via Design Sponge

—> Clipboards! Any desk is bound to get messy at some point, but there are certain items that you need to have within arm’s reach 24/7. These DIY gold and acrylic clipboards keep papers and notes all together and easy to access. Click Here!


DIY HOME HACK #2. DIY Clothes Pin Scarf Holder

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Via Sally Ann

—> Scarf Holder! Scarves are easily tangled, lost, or damaged and organizing them can be a pain. We are always looking for ways to organize our plethora of scarves. We’re pretty sure you can think of a dozen other brilliant ways to use this clever clothespin holder. Click Here!


DIY HOME HACK #3. Organize The Mail

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Via Design Sponge

–> DIY: Nature Office Organizer. Bring nature in-along with your mail! Try this DIY home hack with a simple, mossy mail organizer. Click Here!


DIY HOME HACK #4. DIY Book Shelf

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Via wikiHow

—> Floating Bookshelf! The age of the dark, foreboding wood bookcase is over! Forget those hard to move pieces of furniture that take up too much space. Get back to the simple life with this super-cool concealed shelf. It’s an easy AND literal bookshelf. This DIY home hack creates bookshelves with metal sheeting from somewhere like aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/ by using bookends as floating bookshelves. Click Here!

5. DIY Food Storage

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Via Ella Claire Inspired

—> Glass Jars: Banish all commercial packaging for a clean, natural effect. You don’t need to hide your baking products behind pantry doors when they’re stored so beautifully. Easy DIY home hack –> Click Here!


DIY HOME HACK #6. Easy DIY Magnetic Knife Strip

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Via Turning It Home

—> Magnetic Knife Strip! Proudly display your collection of knives and keep them within reach. After all, this is a work-space and chefs need their tools handy. Click Here!


DIY HOME HACK #7. Under Your Sink

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Via Martha Stewart

—> Tension Rod Storage! Who knew your housecleaning products could look so cool? Conquer under-the-sink chaos and clutter with the help of a humble little tension rod. Suddenly housecleaning and storage doesn’t seem so daunting. Click Here!

Which of these hacks are you planning to use in your home? Chat with us about your favorite storage solutions in the comments. And remember to get the tools you need, such as a cheap cordless drill or other materials before starting!

As always, if you would like help with your organization projects, contact us today. Our team of trained professionals would be happy to help give your space the organization treatment!

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DIY Deep Clean!


A DIY Deep Clean for your House often becomes necessary during the early spring due to the increased time spent inside our homes. Here are sure-fire DIY tips and recipes to get your home DIY deep cleaned.

1. DIY Deep Clean Living room

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1. Microfiber Couch

Clean regularly using your vacuum’s upholstery attachment, or you can use warm water on a cleaning rag to restore the fabric.

Treat the occasional stain as quickly as possible with a microfiber cloth — slightly dampened, if necessary.

2. Carpet Stains

Mix together 1 tsp. dishwashing liquid, 1 tbs. white vinegar, 1 cup warm water and 1 tsp. baking soda in a spray bottle.

Vacuum your carpet, then wipe any stains gently with the abrasive side of a sponge. Spray the soiled area with the mixture, then gently rub and dab with the towel. You will start to see cleaning results right away.

3. Wood Furniture

To quickly restore wood surfaces, use this simple recipe. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into container straining the pulp and seeds then add a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of water. Tighten lid and shake until emulsified. Dab small amounts of this mixture onto a cloth and begin wiping down your furniture.

For older heirloom furniture, we recommend Howard’s Feed-N-Wax.

Since this is a natural and perishable recipe, make it fresh each time.

4. Leather furniture

While wiping messes off a leather sofa is relatively simple but as the material ages, it will begin to show. This should prompt you to do something about it and source the correct tools and supplies for maintaining your leather. If you’re trying to find the best way in which to tend to your leather furniture, it’s best that you know why you should not use oil on leather and opt for an all-natural leather care product instead.


2. DIY DEEP CLEAN Kitchen

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1. Surfaces

All you need to clean the surfaces of your kitchen is a good cleaning cloth and this simple, but effective all-purpose cleaner.

Use it to scrub down countertops, appliances, tables, walls and the sink.

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 drops essential oil of your choice
  • Mix all of the ingredients in a spray bottle, shake, and get cleaning!

2. Sink

If you have hard water buildup, a simple mixture of white vinegar, lemon juice, and dish soap is effective at removing the grime.

For the faucet, scrub with baking soda and an old toothbrush. It’s perfect for tackling that narrow, grimy space where the base of the faucet meets the sink. Rinse when finished.

3. Toaster

How to Clean A Toaster (Pop Up & Toaster Oven) Via Clean My Space

4. Microwave

Pour equal parts vinegar and water into the bowl. Insert a toothpick or another small wooden object into the vinegar-water solution. This will help keep the solution from spontaneously exploding.

Heat the bowl for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how dirty the microwave is. After letting it sit for a bit, take the bowl out. Then, take a cleaning cloth and dip it into the hot vinegar-water mixture and scrub down your microwave. The gunk will come off easily with a few swipes of the cleaning cloth.


3. DIY DEEP CLEAN BATHROOM

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1. Toilet

So you want to clean your bathroom? Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to get it looking good as new! Start by pouring a cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Brush and flush. Still seeing spots? A damp pumice stone is abrasive enough to remove stains caused by mineral deposits and lime scale but gentle enough not to damage surfaces (Pumice Scouring Stick). Be sure to soak the pumice stone for 2-3 minutes before using on the toilet.

2. Bathtub

Submerge the showerhead in a plastic bag with vinegar over night. Remove it in the morning and run the water to rinse. This will help remove any mineral deposits.

Give plastic shower curtains and liners a spin in the washing machine with your regular detergent and a few old towels. These act as scrubbers to help get rid of soap scum and mildew. Toss them into the dryer on a low heat for 2 to 3 minutes then rehang.

You’d hate to invest in a beautiful new glass shower door only to make it dirty, so it’s crucial you clean this as well. For shower doors, make a paste of a few drops of distilled white vinegar to a cup of baking soda. Wet the door and then apply the mixture and let it sit for an hour. Scrub the shower door with a microfiber cloth and then rinse. The tub is less of an issue and a weekly scrubbing is usually enough. For extra shine you can add the mixture to the bath tub and let sit for 15 minutes before scrubbing clean.

3. Ventilation Fan

Remove the vent cover and soak in warm water with dish soap. While the cover is soaking, vacuum the fan blades, nooks, and crannies. Then wipe with a damp cloth. Remove the cover from the warm water and when it’s completely dry, replace the cover on the vent.

4. Grout

Homemade Natural grout cleaner!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

Directions:

  1. Combine lemon juice, baking soda, and vinegar in a spray bottle.
  2. Stir in water to the mixture.
  3. Spray solution onto tile and grout.
  4. Allow cleaning solution to sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Scrub dirt/grime away using cleaning cloth or large scrubber pad.
  6. After scrubbing, wash with water
This will work for grout in the tub and on the floors!

5. Floor

Removing grout stains from the floor can make your home look like new! As one of the most high-traffic parts of the home, the bathroom floor gets a lot of use. Use the recipe referenced above to easily clean the floor grout. You could even get a steam mop to finish the job and make it sparkling clean.

4. DIY DEEP CLEAN Laundry Room


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1. Washing Machine

To sanitize the inside of your washing machine, simply run a cycle through with white vinegar and hot water. This will also remove soap scum and mineral build up.

2. Dryer

Empty the lint trap and wipe off fuzz with a used fabric-softener sheet.
Vacuum the inside of your lint trap area.

Wipe the interior walls of the dryer. Use a cloth dampened with dishwashing liquid and warm water. Scrub any linty residue around the trap opening with an old toothbrush, if necessary.

3. Vents

Using a brush attachment, vacuum the vents and wipe grates with a damp cloth.

Give your Washer and Dryer the Rub – Soak a cleaning cloth in liquid dish soap and water, and wipe the washer’s drum to remove any residue or sticky who-knows-what (your kid’s red crayon, a stray piece of gum?). If you’ve got a front loader, clean the rubber door gasket as its nooks and crannies can trap moisture.


5. DIY DEEP CLEAN FRAGRANCE

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Give your home a refreshing and invigorating new scent with this DIY air freshener.

  • Grapefruit slices
  • Fresh sprigs of lavender
  • Whole juniper berries

The bright citrus paired with classically calming lavender and juniper make for a freshening and inviting scent, perfect to fill your entire space. It’s a great one to simmer on the stove or place in jars right at the entryway.

For more DIY air freshener ideas visit our Clean Air page on Pinterest.

If you’re needing more time in your life for other priorities, consider hiring a professional housecleaner. The time and energy saved, and the frustration avoided is well worth the investment.

If a no-hassle, no-obligation phone quote makes sense,

give us a call today at 541-601-6236.

You can also shoot us an email at info@thecleaningcrewonline.com

Get Your DIY On! Easy Recipes for Home and Health


It’s time for some DIY inspiration!

Try one or all of our easy DIY home recipes. We’ve got you covered from beauty to home. These recipes will save you cash and work wonders too!

1. DIY SHAVING CREAM

Via Hello Glow
—> Here’s how to make an easy homemade shaving cream with coconut oil. It smells delicious and will leave your skin smooth and silky without using preservatives or synthetic ingredients.

Get started so you can get your shave on! Click Here!


2. DIY LIQUID DISH SOAP

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Via Mommy Potamus
—> This is an easy DIY Homemade Liquid Dish Soap you can make at home with just a few ingredients. This simple eco-friendly recipe will remove food and grease with ease and make it easy to wash your dishes…and save money. Click Here!


3. DIY ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY

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Via Pop Sugar
—> Clean your home and freshen it at the same time with this DIY antibacterial spray. Keep your entire space germ-free with this awesome spray. What’s more, it’s safe to use around pets and kids. Click Here!


4. DIY LAUNDRY STAIN REMOVER

DIY-Homemade-Laundry-Stain-Remover-Cover-1Via Dont Waste The Crumbs
—> Only the BEST Homemade stain remover EVER!

Remove tough stains only using 3 ingredients from your pantry. Don’t waist another moment Click Here!


5. DIY BUG SPRAY


Via Live Simply
—> While covering up is the best option for decreasing bug bites, it’s not always realistic. This quick, easy, and family-safe homemade bug spray does the trick. Live Simply’s insect repellent is great for mosquitoes, flies, and other annoying seasonal bugs. Tweak to your liking and apply with confidence. Click Here!

 >>BONUS TIPS <<

Use a squeegee to remove pet hair from carpet.

First, use a squeegee with a long handle and move it back and forth across the carpet. The rubber attached to it will loosen the embedded hair. Then, pick up the clumps of hair that accumulate. Continue this process until all the hair is removed.

Ice cubes can take indentations out of carpet.

Use ice cubes to remove those annoying furniture dents from carpet. Let them melt, and then vacuum or gently lift the fibers with a spoon.

Do you have any genius home hacks we should know about?

Share with us in the comments below. 

As always, a free and simple no-obligation housecleaning quote is just a phone call away: 541-601-6236.

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