With rising prices of commodities, saving money isn’t a very easy task. Reducing our household bills can be next to impossible and resisting the urge to shop can be a little difficult. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to reduce your spending just by simply looking around your house. The trick is to be creative and resourceful.
There are several items inside our house that have multitude of purposes not known to many. A used bag of tea can be a degreaser, a frozen soy sauce pack can be used as a substitute for an ice pack, while dryer sheets can be utilised to pick up pet coat from the furniture or the floor.
Here are 10 genius ideas to utilise common household items in an unconventional way.
Done reading today’s newspaper? Many use it as a cleaning material but only a few know that it has the ability to ripen tomatoes. Simply wrap the tomatoes individually and leave them at room temperature.
2. Rubber bands
Are you tired of picking up clothes falling off the hangers? Use rubber bands to secure your dress to these hangers. Also, tying a rubber band around your door knob can actually prevent your door from closing.
3. Olive Oil
Looking for a safe and cheap eye make-up remover? Go to your pantry and grab some olive oil. For pregnant women, rubbing olive oil in their tummies can prevent stretch marks. It can also be an alternative for shaving cream for men.
4. Eyeglass Cases
Spare eyeglass cases can be used as storage for jewellery when travelling. Earbuds can also be kept inside these cases.
Afraid of breaking your precious glassware? Use socks instead of bubblewraps.
6. Ground Coffee
Eliminate unwanted fridge odors by placing coffee grounds inside used margarine containers with holes on top.
7. Shower Caps
Packing shoes in your suitcase? Wrap the bottoms of your shoes so it won’t contaminate the rest of your clothes.
Toothpaste can be used to eliminate blemishes and soothe mosquito bites. If there’s garlic or fish smell left in your hands, simply rub it to get rid of the odor.
9. Sticky Notes
Having difficulty removing dirt in your laptop’s keypad? Used sticky notes can help remove these.
10. Rubber Gloves
If you’re having trouble opening a jar, you can put on rubber gloves for better grip.