If you’re always looking for handy home and garden tips which will make your everyday life a little easier, continue reading to discover a few new handy home and garden tips which will change your life.
Home and garden tips which will make your everyday life a little easier:
1. Grow fresh herbs by your kitchen window
If you like using fresh herbs in order to add extra flavor to your meals, it’s well worth growing fresh herbs in miniature pots which you can place next to your kitchen window. As sunlight will pour through your kitchen window which will help your herbs grow faster.
2. Use your food scraps in order to create compost for your garden
Instead of spending a small fortune on purchasing compost from your local garden store, you can make your own compost by throwing your food scraps and vegetable peels into a plastic bucket in your garden. Just make to use a plastic bucket which boasts a lid as you’ll want to cut a few holes into your bucket’s lid in order for your compost to aerate properly.
3. Use baking soda to get rid of any marks on your walls
If you’ve noticed that your walls have marks on them such as pen marks or dirt marks, you should be able to easily remove any marks which you come across by soaking a sponge with water and baking soda and using the sponge to scrub off any marks which you’d like to remove!
4. Use cheap wooden or plastic stakes to help your vegetables grow upright
If you have a green thumb and enjoy growing fresh vegetables, it’s well worth purchasing a few inexpensive wood or plastic stakes, which you can tie vegetable plants such as tomatoes and bean plants to. In order to ensure that they grow upwards instead of sideways. You should be able to find cheap wooden or plastic stakes at your local garden center.
5. Paint an old mirror with blackboard paint in order to create a handy family notice board
If you’d find it convenient to have a family notice board in your home which you can leave notices and messages on, you can create a cheap yet stylish blackboard by painting an old mirror with blackboard paint. Alternatively, you may even want to consider panting one of your walls with blackboard paint, which will provide you with plenty of space to create a family timetable or family chore list.
6. Consider painting wooden furniture with a stain or varnish
If you want to protect your wooden furniture from becoming marked, stained or dented it’s well worth painting wooden pieces of furniture such as coffee tables and bookshelves with a furniture stain or varnish. Better yet, one pot of furniture stain or varnish should be able to coat several large pieces of furniture.
7. Use dishwashing detergent in order to clean outdoor furniture
If you’re unsure of how to clean out outdoor furniture, simply squirt a few pumps of dishwashing detergent into a bucket of hot water and then use a sponge to wipe down your outdoor furniture.
So if you want to make your everyday life a little easier it’s definitely worth trying out a few of the handy home and garden tips mentioned above.