15 Ideas to Make Housework Easier

To make housework easier, try using your imagination. That way, you'll get the most out of all those common items you have at home.
15 Ideas to Make Housework Easier
Lourdes Martínez

Reviewed and approved by the pharmacist Lourdes Martínez.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

As much as we try to save time doing daily chores, we often spend the whole day putting things in order. That’s why it’s a good idea to look into ideas to make housework easier.

Indeed, cleaning rooms, organizing accessories, and working in the kitchen complicate our lives several times a week.

Due to our lack of creativity or knowledge, we spend a lot of energy in doing what’s necessary. When we finish our tiring work, we don’t feel like doing anything else. In this article, we’ll look at 15 ideas to make housework easier.

At first glance, some of these ideas may seem ridiculous. Still, they are quite helpful for issues that might often come up in your home.

In this article, we’d like to share 15 ways you can make housework easier right now! Keep reading to find out more!

1. Turning your toaster on its side

Cheese toast toaster on side

Are you craving toast with cheese? You don’t need to turn on your oven. All you need to do is put the toaster on its side and slide the bread with the cheese on top inside.

And just like that, you’ll have a quick, simple, and delicious snack.

2. Cleaning corn on the cob

Cleaning your sweet corn has never been so simple! Firstly, take a clean toothbrush; then, rub off the corn silk.

3. Removing stubborn stains

Sponges cloth and half a lemon

Indeed, lemon juice is one of the best ingredients to remove tough stains from clothing and surfaces.

Firstly, squeeze the juice and rub it over the spots with the help of a brush. Then, let it sit for 20 minutes and wash with warm water.

4. A magnet in your bathroom cabinet

Organized bathroom cabinet

Are you often looking for your metal items? If you’re tired of not finding your tweezers, files, hair barrettes, etc., put a magnet in the back of your cabinet and use it to keep track of your items.

5. Aluminum foil on door knobs

Painting doors and windows is a bit complicated to those with little experience. As a result, you might smear doorknobs and leave unsightly marks that are hard to remove.

The best solution is using a piece of aluminum foil. When finished, remove the foil and you’ll get perfect results.

6. Shining pans

Bag of potatoes and slices

When your pots and pans are looking dull and dirty, look no further than your common potato. Firstly, take a slice of raw potato, spread salt on it, and rub the pan with a little elbow grease.

You’ll be left with a glistening, grease-free pan.

7.  Threading a needle

Threading a needle has never been so easy. The next time you need to do this, apply some hairspray on the end of the thread. As a result, threading will take you seconds!

8.  Hard butter

Grate cold butter onto toast

Do you need butter but it’s hard as a rock? Use a food grater to cut the butter into fine strips.

9.  Vacuuming small spaces

If you put an old lid from a bottle of sauce on the end of a vacuum cleaner it will be easier to clean those small, hard-to-reach areas.

10. Nail holder

Holding a nail with a clothespin

Finally, say goodbye to whacking your fingers with a hammer! Next time, use a clothespin to hold the nail in place.

11. Matchbox for sewing

Another tip is using a matchbox for storing needles, thread, pins and other sewing items you need once in a while.

12. Cable organizer

Paper rolls cable storage

Simple empty toilet paper rolls are useful for organizing those phone charger cables and computer cables.

13. Cleaning faucets

Whenever you notice that your kitchen and bathroom faucets are getting dull, fill a plastic bag with vinegar and submerge the faucets in the bag. Then, keep them in the bag overnight.

The next day, take them out, polish them, and they’ll be just like new.

14. Organizing plastic bags

Make housework easier

Instead of filling a bag with more plastic bags, keep them tidy in a tissue box.

Firstly, make sure that the bags are dry and folded. Then, put them in the box you’ll be using.

15.  Storing your headphones

Lastly, use an empty spool of thread to store your headphones. Wrap them around the spool instead of leaving them tangled up in your purse or bag.

So, what do you think? Make sure to give these simple ideas a try to make housework easier.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.