Giving your home a new look doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, thanks to this list of the 10 best DIY home hacks you can perform by yourself. From using products designed to make household chores easier to cheap alternatives to pricier store-bought items, these home hacks are affordable and easy enough that even new DIYers can pull them off without much trouble. So get cracking on the next big redecoration project by trying out these 10 DIY home hacks today!
1) Fix and Repair Things Yourself
Fixing and repairing things yourself is a great way to save money, but it’s also pretty satisfying. At its heart, DIY home repair is about learning how to problem-solve—learning how to identify and troubleshoot issues with your property. And that’s good life training; an important skill in any field. With a little persistence and practice, you can fix or repair just about anything at home on your own—and feel good about saving money and knowing how things work on your property. Plus, when you fix something yourself, you know there won’t be any unexpected charges from someone else down the line!
2) Use Baking Soda Around the House
There are a number of ways you can use baking soda in your home. From freshening and cleaning to removing stains, baking soda is one of those all-purpose products that everyone should have on hand in their home. While it might be best known as a cooking ingredient, there’s no reason why you can’t use it as an everyday cleaner in your house. The easiest thing to do is just grab a box when you’re at the store next time; you never know when baking soda might come in handy! And don’t forget: You should also know how to use vinegar around your house too.
3) DIY Anti-Aging Skin Care
Dry skin is one of those things that only gets worse with age. Fortunately, you can take a few easy steps to prevent and reverse it. Simply moisturize your face regularly (every day). Pay special attention to your T-zone, where oil glands are most active: on your forehead, nose, and chin. To see visible results, invest in an anti-aging moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant known for its ability to hold onto water molecules better than just about any other substance in nature—so it’s super effective at plumping up the skin and keeping it hydrated!
4) Remove Nail Polish From Wood Furniture
Just follow these easy steps and you’ll have your wood furniture looking like new in no time.
1) Use nail polish remover to remove all of the nail polish from your surface.
2) Use a dry cloth to rub off any extra nail polish remover.
3) Rub a little bit of olive oil into your wood furniture, making sure it’s spread evenly across your entire piece.
4) Let it sit overnight and wipe away any excess oil with a dry rag before use. Voilà! Your wood furniture will be back to looking its best!
5) Clean Up After Pets Easily
Pets are great, but shedding is not. If you don’t have a powerful vacuum, it can be tough to pick up pet hair from your couch or carpet. To make life easier on yourself and your vacuum, fill a spray bottle with water and a few drops of dish soap—it will allow your vacuum to suck up even more hair when you pass over an area that needs cleaning. Another option: Place a dry towel on top of your fabric furniture when you walk in with your pets; most of their fur will stick to it and then come off easily with a gentle brush.
6) Enjoy Chocolate With Fewer Calories
If you’re craving chocolate, there are some ways to reduce its caloric load. Dark chocolate is higher in cocoa solids and antioxidants than milk chocolate, so it will have fewer calories overall and can help satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your diet. A study published in Appetite found that eating two squares of dark chocolate per day was linked to a reduction in calorie intake by 134 calories each day. It’s important to remember that even good calories add up quickly, so consider eating just one square instead of two each day as part of an overall strategy to lose weight safely.
7) Get Rid of Ants Naturally
While commercial ant baits are incredibly effective at getting rid of ants, they can be dangerous to pets and children. To avoid these dangers, try an all-natural solution: Mix a tablespoon of cinnamon with a few drops of water until it forms a paste; spread over an ant-friendly surface, such as stones or boards (not on plants). As ants feast on their new treat, they’ll eventually take it back to their colony. And instead of taking out chemical warfare on them, you’re just leaving some tasty bait around your house. If you don’t have cinnamon handy, sugar water works too!
8) Make Homemade Candles That Smell Good!
Candles don’t just add ambiance to your home; they also make it smell good. But buying them isn’t cheap, and candles that are 100 percent natural can be pretty expensive. Making your own homemade candles is a cost-effective way to keep your house smelling great while adding a DIY home touch to your abode. With just three ingredients—and no expertise in candle making required—you can easily create scented candles at home with your kids or friends, then give them as gifts during holidays or other special occasions. You’ll have unique candles that smell good and save you money!
9) Organize Your Closet Better!
If you have clothes in your closet and aren’t sure where to put them, one way to organize your closet is by color. Organizing by color will help because it will allow you to better see what you have and make it easier to find that perfect shirt or pair of pants for that special occasion. Also, instead of organizing by season, it is more efficient to organize by color because then you won’t be trying on a black dress when you want a white one. By organizing your closet with DIY home hacks such as these, you will always know where things are and be prepared if an event arises where a nice outfit would come in handy!
10) Revitalize Old Wood Floors
If you have old, worn wood floors and want to bring them back to life, there are several simple ways to do so. One of our favorite solutions is to sand and refinish. All you need is a few basic tools, sandpaper, and a clear coat of finish. You can also remove scratches or dark areas from your floor using bleach or stain-removing products. If your floors are really in bad shape, check out how much hardwood flooring costs before deciding on a DIY home solution!