When you think of everyday household items, what do you see? Maybe you see your car’s dashboard, a jazzy black or redone. Maybe you see your toaster, or your coffee maker, or the coffee pot. Or, if you’re fortunate, you might see your washing machine or your vacuum cleaner. Pretty often, they’re not what you think they are at all.
Did you know that you can use the products you already have in your home for other purposes? Well, this article is just for you. We will provide with various home items that may be used for other purposes, and maybe you can get all crafty and do something with them for your home cleaning or other purposes.
1) Use your vinegar for cleaning.
Vinegar has always been known for its deodorizing properties. You can use white vinegar to clean just about anything. Just pour it into a spray bottle and spray down whatever you’d like! You don’t even need any cleansers! White vinegar is great for cleaning just about anything – even drinking water!
These products have been around since ancient times. In fact, they were used by the ancient Egyptians to purify their water sources. They were also widely used by the Greeks and Romans to remove toxins from their bodies! They’re certainly very effective household cleaners!
2) Baking soda is not just for food.
If you have hardwood floors, it is advisable to put the baking soda and liquid detergent into a spray bottle, so that you can spray down all your surfaces, rather than trying to wade through them. This will ensure that all surfaces are covered and that your house will smell great when you are done! When you are finished, spray the entire house with the mixture, again keeping the sinks, tubs, and showers covered. This should get rid of any stains or odours that you may have missed with the traditional house cleaning methods.
3) Wall lighting fixtures
Wall lighting fixtures are an affordable way to use in new and creative ways throughout your home. You can install ceiling light fixtures, wall sconces, or pendant light fixtures to add drama and style to a room. These wall light fixtures also come in a variety of colours, so you can choose ones that fit the decor of your rooms. Many people would think of them as only adding light to a room, yet they can also be seen as a piece of decoration, especially if you have chosen colours that match the space of your room.
4) Use your Closet organizers for decoration
Closet organizers are inexpensive and functional accessories for any home. Instead of storing folded clothes in a closet all winter, set up a closet organizer to store clothes that will be worn or washed immediately. You can use clothes hangers or ruffles to hang extra pairs of pants, dresses, or skirts. This will help you save space and keep your home neater and more organized.
5) Floor Lamps
A new floor lamp will brighten up your laundry room. Lamps that hang from the ceiling can you help illuminate the floor and add ambience into the laundry room. You can find lamps that light up the floor, which helps detergent and water from spilling out of the cabinets and onto the floor since they will shed well. You can also choose one with a dimmer light, which will help set the mood. Floor lamps can also make a small space look bigger. You should be able to find a floor lamp in the style that fits in with your overall home decor.
6) Ceiling fans, in the winter too
Ceiling fans are simple but useful appliances. They don’t just save you energy by cooling the air during the summer months, but they also keep you cool during the winter months, since they circulate the air in the room. Using a ceiling fan will also save you money on your air conditioning bill since it will reduce the flow of air through the fan. The more you use it, the more energy it will consume. Since you may not always be right in front of a ceiling fan, you can use other small appliances to help you get cool in other areas of your home. Not only this, you can use them to get rid of odours and smells especially if you were cocking.
7) Clothes hangers
Clothes hangers are essential for any wardrobe. If you don’t have one in a particular room in your house, you will find it difficult to find outfits that fit properly. You can use clothes hangers to hang all your clothes, including your shoes and coats, on a hanger in the closet. If you use your closet all year long, this is an item you will likely never go without. This is a great way to save space and add an elegant touch to any room in your home.
8) Good lighting
Lighting can make or break the mood in a room. In fact, sometimes having too much light can make it feel too dim. Fortunately, there are many inexpensive items you can purchase to give off light. Chandeliers and wall lights are great for creating a romantic mood, while sconces and pendant lights are a good option for creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
These are just a few of the many items you can use in your home for inexpensive yet useful purposes. Please don’t spend more than you have to when it comes to things like lights and lamps. If you put some thought into what you buy, you can end up with very versatile furnishings that don’t cost an arm and a leg. It is possible to decorate your home with these inexpensive yet useful furnishings, and you can do it all in a weekend. With just a little bit of effort, you can create mood lighting, use candles or oil lamps, and put together inexpensive yet stylish lighting solutions that will help you make the most of the limited space in your home.
Randall C. Schneider is the founder and owner of ANTOCAT. he is been freelancing for many years and now focusses on WordPress development and blog design for small businesses and online publishers