Parenting is never an easy job. As a parent, you want to provide your children a fantastic childhood. The one they look back as an adult with fond memories. One need to take good care of their kid to make sure they are growing up happily, while also making sure they are not spoiled. The role of a parent is really a crucial one, but sometimes, exhausting. Here are some of the fun life hacks all moms (and dads also) learn to make parenting a lot easier: If you are a parent of more than one child, use the dot method to identify their clothing. Yes, this is quite a simple idea, but damn useful if you have more than one child to look after. You can use the technique of marking two dots for the second child in your home, three dots for the third, and so on. This time in itself will save a lot of your time when sorting out the laundry. Draw a toilet paper line. Make a fun line out of colorful paper that tells your kid how much paper they should be using with every visit to the loo they make, for all your toilet-clogging woes. This way, they won’t be wasteful and you would not have to get out the plunger yet again. Make lunch time more fun. For all those difficult days when they just don’t seem to want to eat anything, you can try making their meal more colorful with an ice cube tray and different colored fruits and veggies. This will not only allow your little one to try out new food but will also feel like they are playing a game while munching some healthy food. Isn’t that genius? Screen time. You can limit your toddlers’ TV time by starting shows in the middle. Most of the kids aren’t really into the plotlines, anyway. Create an inexpensive play pen. Ball pits are definitely a blast, however, some of the ones at arcades and restaurants aren’t exactly quite clean places to send your kids for enjoying a gala time. If you want to avoid the tears, wailing, and deafening screams that come inevitably after you say “no” to the public play pens, create your own in your living room, basement, or wherever with a kiddie pool and some colorful plastic balls. By doing this, we promise you’ll definitely win the parent-of-the-year award in your kid’s book. Prevent apple slices from getting brown. Put the fresh slices of apple in a lunch bag, sprinkle some salt over the pieces and give them a quick slosh with water. By doing this, the salty taste is washed away but a brief exposure to the salt keeps the slices looking fresh all day. Wrapping up: Those little toddlers are balls of energy who are constantly on the go. Sometimes, the only way to keep up with them is to twist how you do this or how you manage that. These useful life hacks are definitely going to make your life as a parent a lot easier and fun.
A bathroom is one of the most neglected rooms in any house. You would agree on this. You must be having a fake plant or a painting in there, but in comparison to the rest of your house, it is definitely pretty boring. Above all this, cleaning the bathroom is a task which is dreaded by almost everyone. We have brought some genius bathroom hacks to make your bathroom an interesting place. These hacks are not only cute but functional as well. Picking these hacks to organize your bathroom would definitely make you surprised at how much your life improves. And you’ll feel proud as well for doing something really productive. Adding a frame to your basic bathroom mirror You can give your outdated bathroom mirror a fresh appearance by simply wrapping it in a white, crisp frame. Or else, you can also customize the style of the mirror edging and match the rest of the bathroom by finishing. Framing your mirror gives quick design and functionality to your bathroom. You can use molding and paint it in color of your choice. Use of caddy shelf to organize the cluttered mess There are a lot of space in every bathroom which gets wasted entirely. Use can make use of this space by making use of caddy shelf which is made with built-in compartments to organize your stuff. Use of ‘S’ hooks to create drying space for towels In case you need to share your bathroom with many people, finding towel space is quite tricky. Isn’t it? So, here’s a life-changing trick for you- hang ‘S’ hooks on your towel bars which will create more space for drying your towels. Organize your lotions and hair products by hanging spice racks There must be a hell lot of stuff lying in your bathroom that you use every day. You can use spike racks to fit all these stuff. Add a coat of paint in order to color-coordinate with the rest of your bathroom. If you want the racks to be out of sight, simply hang them on the inside of your cabinets. Install a small tension rod under the sink to hang cleaning supplies You definitely would not want to spend a fortune on storing cleaning supplies. No one wants to do this. You can organize all your beauty products and cleaning supplies in absolute harmony by installing a small tension rod under the sink. This will add more room below for the storage. Make use of cake stand to store shower products Save a lot of time during the process of getting ready to go out with this hack. Use the wasted cake stand to store beautifully your favorite shower products. Use of nail polish to prevent rust You all must be knowing that nasty ring the creams can leave on your tub. So, here’s a solution- Just paint the bottom of the can using a nail polish in order to prevent it from leaving rust. Wrapping up: So make your life simpler with these amazing bathroom hacks and feel proud of yourself.
When it comes to household cleaning, don’t you realize that you spend a huge part of your hard earned fortune on it on a daily basis? Apart from the household cleaning supplies, the aprons, and another cleaning related stuff too cost you a lot. The germs from everywhere lurk inside your home, whether brought in by the breeze, by your pet or just by your own feet. So, cleaning every day is really required. However, there is no need for you to spend that much amount or money to keep your home sparkly clean. With these simple, effective and inexpensive cleaning hacks, you can get the desired cleaning results at your home in an easy way: Use of a toothbrush for cleaning the dishwasher Cleaning a dishwasher is not as easy as it seems. No matter how much time and effort you put into making the things go down the drain, you always end up finding bits of food and another buildup. To remove these stubborn buildups, you can use a toothbrush and then rinse the rest off in the sink. Scrubbing using power drill So, using grease is not making your task of scrubbing easier? Take the scrubbing to a completely new level by attaching a brush to your power drill. With this technique, you’ll be able to clean in few minutes what used to take you an hour, and that too with minimal effort! Clean broken glass using bread Does this seem surprising? However, it is an effective method of cleaning the shreds of broken glass from the floor. Sweeping up all the pieces of glass when it breaks is a tricky task. Small remnants get easily overlooked. So, once you toss up the larger pieces, just drop a bread slice onto the floor, pressing it down on it to pick up any less noticeable scraps. Microwave Cleaning A microwave is one thing which is used almost on a daily basis. Cleaning the food remains and treating the foul odor from the microwave becomes a daunting task. Isn’t it? Now, no more! Just put some water and lemon juice in a microwave bowl and set the temperature high till the water boils. Keep the doors of the microwave closed. Once it beeps, set it at a high temperature again for 5 minutes. The steam produced is going to help in losing the stuck food remnants and removing the foul odor as well. Get rid of red wine stains using white wine The stains due to red wine are some of the most dreaded cleaning tasks for the homeowners. Removing the set liquid is just next to impossible. Acting on it immediately is vital. So, if you have white wine on hand, quickly use it to dilute the red wine. Now, blot the affected area with some paper towels and cover it with some salt in order to draw the vino out of the fibers. On a final note, soak the fabric in a solution of vinegar and water (you can also use hydrogen peroxide and dish soap). Use of an old pillowcase to dust the blades of ceiling fan For this task, a soft pillowcase would work great as it attracts dust easily. You can use cotton or flannel for this purpose. Now, starting from the blade’s innermost part, dust off the fan blade steadily. This technique will make all the dust to fall into the pillowcase instead of onto the floor or on your head! Washing windows using strokes technique While washing the windows, clean one side with vertical stroke and the other with horizontal. This way you will know on which side the streaks are (if they are there at all). Wrapping up: So, these are some of the cleaning hacks you can try at your home without any much efforts and make your life a lot easier.
There is this one tiny place in the house which is loved by everyone- Kitchen. All the delicacies being prepared here and sunday morning gatherings are spent in this small room of the house which makes it even more special. However, the clumsiness made here during the rush hours on the weekdays and messiness created on the platforms also makes it one of the most dreaded place when it comes to cleaning and managing. But, no more worries now. With these super cool and smart kitchen hacks, you can organise your kitchen in a way which not only saves your time and efforts, but also makes it an interesting place to be in. Check these tricks out here: Use vacant space and add shelves You must have noticed a plentyof unused space on the walls of your kitchen, while a lot of clutter being scattered on the counters. You can sort this out by installing few small shelves on the walls of the kitchen. These shelves then can be used suitably for the seasonings and spices that you use most often. Also, the shelves can serve as small counters for storing coupons, bills, mail and takeout menus. Such shelves are not only cheap but are easy to install as well. Paint them in any color you like. Reheat leftover pizza in a microwave without making it soggy Pizzas are something which often gets leftover. And, the biggest misery lies in wasting it the next morning. After all, who wants to eat a dry pizza. A pizza’s taste lies in the crisp base, fresh toppings, stringy cheese and tangy sauce. Grilling it in the microwave is just going to make it a mess of sloggy slice. But, what if we tell you a way out to revamp your leftover pizza and restore its crispiness? Yes, you can now savour your leftover pizza in its original form. Here is the hack: Place the slices of pizza on a microwave-safe plate. Now, find a glass that can fit suitably inside the microwave along with the plate. Fill this glass with 2/3rd water and heat the pizza and the water for 45-60 seconds. The water adds the moisture to the air and keeps the pizza from drying out. Enjoy your cheesy and crispy pizza. How to keep the potatoes white? This is a common problem which let’s agree, all of us suffer almost everyday. Isn't it? Now, no more! Just cover the diced potatoes with some cold water before cooking. This prevents the spuds from turning that gross brownish/gray. It is caused by the release of a starch that makes the potatoes oxidize. Stay away from buying knives in sets Haven’t you noticed those sets of cutlery that go on sale almost always at your local big store? Stay clear of those tactics. These sets usually contain flimsy, dangerous and barely mediocre knives. Instead just go for a single good knife that you need. The idea is to buy the affordable best quality knife, keeping it clean and honed and getting it sharpened professionally once in a while. How to give bananas a longer life? It is so saddening to see your favorite fruit turning black and ripening. Now, you can prevent this from happening using a simple trick. Just wrap the end of the bunch of bananas with a plastic wrap and keep bananas fresher and longer. The plastic wrap blocks the ethylene gases (responsible for ripening the fruit) from releasing out of the stem of the banana. How to prevent the cutting boards from slipping? This is a serious issue which sometimes turns out to be quite dangerous. You can avoid this problem by simply placing a damp dish towel underneath the cutting board. The dish towel will keep the board from sliding across the countertop of kitchen. Wrapping up: These clever kitchen hacks will solve all your kitchen related miseries and will make your life at kitchen super easy and efficient.
So you bought a brand new apartment. Congratulations on that! After all, you have been planning for it from so long. Now, it is time for furnishing and decorating your new apartment and enhancing its look. No matter how big or small the apartment is, you can always make it special with some of the smart tricks and tips. Here are some of the clever hacks for your apartment that will not only make your new living more organized but life a little easier as well. Check it out: How to create a bed canopy? For this, all you require is a hot glue gun, a metal hook, a mosquito net canopy and a ribbon or lace. Now lay out the mosquito net canopy and portion out enough trim in order to stretch the length of both ends and around the hoop. Glue together the colored ribbon through the lace. Attach the trim to the edge of the canopy using the hot glue gun and around the top of the hoop. Finally, by using a glue gun, attach the hook to the top of the mosquito net canopy and hang it from the ceiling over your bed. How to hang the lamp beautifully? The supplies that you need for this include a lampshade, nylon pan scraper, scissors, white spray paint, drill, ceiling hook, and two strands of twinkle lights. Now, cut off all the fabric from the lampshade and scrape off any glue residue on the wire. After cleaning off everything, wash the surface and let it dry. Now, apply the white spray paint in light even coats until covering everything evenly and leave it in well covered and ventilated area till the paint cures. The next step involves taking out a strand of twinkle lights and weaving around the lampshade wire. Now, install a hook at a place where you want it hung. Drill a big hole in the ceiling in order to fit the bolt through and then screw the hook. Hand up the new lamp and attach the second strand of lights. Plug into an outlet below and here, your lamp lighting the entire room beautifully. Façade your desk as a bedside table This one is an interesting hack for all those who like to work comfortably from their bedroom. Now, you can create a comfy bedroom-plus-office combo with this simple trick and that too in a limited space. Since space is less, you’ll need to cut the four corners. Trying to fit a desk as well as a nightstand together in a small room will only make it more congested. Instead, remove one table completely out of the room and set up a small desk next to the bed. This will leave plenty of space for other bedside essentials such as an alarm clock, a lamp etc. With a chair that tucks comfortably under the desk, you can make use of a single table serving as both a nightstand as well as an occasional desk. Make your personal photo banner This is a simple and interesting hack to give your apartment a personal touch. Now, you can showcase the memories with your loved ones on the wall and cherish the moments forever. For this, you just need few things such as a hot glue gun, a ribbon and of course, photos. The very first step involves printing the photos of your loved ones and friends and cut them into triangles. Now, using a glue gun, affix the back of the photos to the ribbon and hang it on your front wall. Your very personal photo banner is all ready! Wrapping up: These were some of the smart hacks for embellishing your living and bedroom. Hope you like them all and beautify your living space giving it your own personal touch. Enjoy!