cleaning

Give Your Vacuum Cleaner A Clean

It’s surprising how many people will throw out their old vacuum when it loses suction power. Chances are all it needs is a good cleaning, and this video shows you how to do it.


The Guilt-Free Guide To Parting Ways With Your Sentimental Items

When you’re trying to declutter your home, sentimental items pose a difficult challenge. They take up valuable space, but you feel guilty when you even think about getting rid of them. Here are a few tips to help you go through your keepsakes without feeling like a heartless monster.


Remove Burnt Grease And Food Gunk From Sponges With A Salt Water Soak

After you’ve done some scrubbing with the rough side of a sponge, there’s a good chance that nasty food gunk will be stuck in there. A soak in some salt water will loosen it up and make your sponge look almost new.


Hang Jumpers Around Hangers (Not On Them) To Avoid Wrinkles

Hanging jumpers isn’t rocket science, but even the nicest hangers can result in wrinkled shoulders or unwanted creases. This folding method, on the other hand, avoids all of that by essentially “wrapping” your jumper around the neck of the hanger. Here’s how it works.


Make Your Own Dryer Sheets With Fabric Scraps

Dryer sheets make for fresh, fluffy loads of laundry. They’re rather more an American phenomenon than an Australian one, but it’s easy enough to make your own. All you need are a couple of ingredients and some scrap fabric.


De-Stink Your Shoes With A Homemade UV Light Sanitising Box

If your shoes keep on stinking no matter what you try, this build for a UV light sanitising box could do the trick. You just need a cardboard box and some germicidal lamps.


The Chores Kids Can Do, By Age Group

Even kids as young as two can help around the house. If you’re not sure what kinds of chores to assign your little (or big) kids, this printable chore chart offers age-appropriate suggestions.


An Adult's Guide To Hygiene (For Those Who Weren't Taught As Kids)

There are no classrooms that teach you basic hygiene growing up. Your parents may do what they can, but a surprising number of people make it to adulthood with gaps in their knowledge. We’re here to help fill those gaps.


Keep Kids Stain-Free During Mealtimes With IKEA Sealing Clips

Once kids reach the age of two they are considered too old to wear a bib — and yet most of them are still incredibly messy eaters. Here’s a cheap solution from IKEA Hackers that will help to keep stained clothing to a minimum.


Make Decluttering Easier By Ditching Items You've Kept Out Of Guilt

When you’re trying to minimise the amount of clutter you have around the house, there are a lot of things that can hold you back. Don’t let guilt be one of them.