By Lia Stokes
We’re always on the hunt for small ways to make our daily lives simpler.
It seems like every week passes by in a blur of multitasking, whether it’s picking up and dropping off the kids or running from meeting to meeting.
With so much going on, who has time to spend hours on housework? And, honestly, even if you have all the time in the world, nobody wants to spend it doing laundry and chores.
So we’ve compiled a list of some handy hacks that will help you to minimise the time you spend on maintaining your home – leaving you free to concentrate on fun activities and family days out, catching up with friends or simply putting your feet up with a good book!
We really do live up the stereotype of our love of potatoes here in Ireland and while they may be a filling staple, the prep time is not ideal.
Well, did you know that there’s a clever trick to help you speed up the process? This hack will have your spuds peeled and ready for eating in no time at all!
We all seem to put our cleaning products in the same place – under the sink.
However, with all those pipes, space is often limited. Make room for plenty more by adding a simple rod along the top to hang cleaning sprays. This will create loads more space for cloths, bags and bottles. Genius!
It can be tricky to get your stainless steel appliances really shining. Try polishing them up with a little alcohol and microfiber cloth!
Clothes and sponges are great for cleaning up around the kitchen but there comes a point when they’re not quite hygenic anymore!
Pop a damp cloth or sponge it in the microwave for two minutes to kill the germs on your sponge. The steam will also clean the microwave, just wipe clean when you’re done! See more here.
Finding a pair of comfortable and stylish shoes is a constant struggle so there’s nothing worse than scuffing your brand new patent heels. While you may have thought you’d just have to invest in a pair of floor-sweeping trousers to hide them, there is another way.
Dip a cotton bud in some Vaseline and rub it on the spot, et voila! Check it how HERE.
Forget spending hours rifling through your wardrobe looking for what you want, try this new clothes storage hack instead!
Hang your jeans on shower hooks to save space and make them more accessible.
Finally, a quick way to fold fitted sheets neatly! This is one of the trickiest household jobs and despite all our best efforts , they often still end up resembling a ball – rather than the sleek bundles in department stores!
Not with this hack!
We all like to keep our Christmas decorations to use the following year but often, our precious baubles can get crushed in the process.
Luckily, this hack uses something you already have in your kitchen to keep them safe and sound! Who knew an egg box could be so handy?
The smell of a freshly painted room can be a nightmare but the answer is already in your kitchen! Yep, onions can get rid of that overpowering odour quick smart!
This may seem pretty basic but there is nothing worse than getting tangled in the wires under your desk, be it your chair or your legs.
We often mean to move things around and create less clutter but why not save yourself the energy and the mess with this simple hack?
Did you know you can use ice cubes to remove carpet dents left by furniture? Yep, this is genius and a house mover’s dream! If you want to make sure your floor covering is in tip-tip condition, check out the details HERE.
This one is a must for animal lovers! While we have nothing but love for our furry friends, it can be very frustrating when they leave hairs all over the house.
This hack will help you clean your furniture with very little expense!
Lampshades have a way of gathering up dust and it’s often hard to know how to clean them. Well, it was until we saw this hack. How have we never thought of this before?!