Keeping your cupboard organized is one mammoth task. Here are few tips that will help you maintain your closet for longer than usual.
- Use proper hangers to arrange your clothes. Using cloth hangers can save space and also enable easy access to all clothes. Use slim hangers to store everyday clothes like office and lounge wear. This will help save space. Use sturdy wooden hangers to hand jackets, suits and other expensive clothing.
- Place shoe boxes vertically to create tinier shelves to organize your small clothing.
- Use S-hooks to hang bags instead of stacking them in your shelf. This will help you choose a bag at one glance and with no mess.
- Keep season clothing like sweaters and jackets in a box and store them away in a separate shelf.
- Hang a mirror close to the cupboard. This will help you quickly select dresses to match the occasion by having a quick peek at what suits and doesn’t suit your look for the day.
- Arrange your clothes by variety. Stack all full-sleeved clothes together and categorize your clothes likewise.
- Keep your shoe rack mounted on the wall. This will give you more space on the floor and also makes it easy to clean.
- Make sure you frequently dispose items that you don’t use. This will create a lot of space and make way for new items that you buy.
Maintaining a clean cupboard can save you a lot of time, especially when you are in a hurry to leave and can’t choose what to wear. These tips will help you organize your closet and help you get ready faster.
Cleaning day at home is nothing less than a festival. It takes up the entire day and is very tiresome. Here are a few tips for you to make cleaning easy and less time-consuming.
- You can use a small paintbrush to clean tiny cracks or crevices of chandeliers, furniture, windows or any such areas which are otherwise impossible to reach. The soft bristles are perfect for dusting minute spaces and also delicate items such as porcelain or carved figurines.
- Removing stickers without a trace is a serious challenge. If you have removed as much of the sticker as possible, you can remove the rest with a little Ben Gay ointment and a blow dryer set on low heat. The same works on carpets also.
- To make the sink sparkle wipe a stainless steel sink with vinegar or a touch of oil on a cloth.
- Half a cup of pure lemon juice mixed with a cup of olive oil makes an excellent furniture polish, especially for hardwood furniture or floors.
- Toothpaste isn’t just for cavities. You can also use it as a great spot cleaner for marks on the floor and walls and for cleaning small pieces of jewelry and silver.
- The best way to dry curtains is to hang them outside, in a breezy place, away from direct sunlight so as to avoid bleaching. Letting curtains dry naturally in a hanging position allows the creases to fall out, and a quick iron afterwards will have them looking like new.
- While cleaning screens in electronic devices, it is safer to spray the cleaning liquid on the soft cloth and then use it on the screen instead of directly spraying it on the device.
- To clean wooden, glass and brass surfaces, use a mixture of baking soda, liquid soap and hot tap water. Shake well inside a spray bottle and use it on the surfaces to get sparkling results.
- Have you ever seen dust bunnies flying from your ceiling fan when you turn it on for the first time in weeks? You can get rid of those easily by placing an old pillowcase over one of the ceiling fan blades and slowly pulling off the pillowcase. The blades get dusted and the dust bunnies stay in the pillowcase, instead of parachuting to the floor.
- To remove stains on marble, sprinkle salt on a fresh cut lemon. Rub on the stain very lightly to avoid removing the polish on the surface. Wash off with soap and water.
We are living in a period where extensive environment conservation is required. The small steps that we take at home can go a long way in helping keep the planet clean and green. One of the most basic ways to begin is by sorting out the garbage and disposing them properly. Following are the various categories under which you can segregate and sort the garbage at your home.
- Save newspapers separately. Remove any glossy leaflets or inserts from them.
- Pamphlets, magazines, glossy papers, phone books, envelopes and paper used in packaging can be stored together.
- Make sure there are no materials other than paper. Remove any rubber bands or plastic wrappers.
- Store cardboards and other thick papers separately. They are of higher recycle value than other kinds of paper.
- Plastic goods are grading differently according to their quality. However, it is wise to store them according to according to variety.
- Plastic bottles of all sizes can be stored together. Store plastic cans, cartons and plastic bags separately without any overlapping.
- Glass materials are usually recycled according to their color. Even then, it is safe to separate bottles from tube lights, bulb, mirrors, and sheet glass.
- Aluminum, Steel and Copper
- Tin cans that contained food have to be rinsed and dried.
- Aluminum foil, copper and bronze articles can be stored together for recycling.
- In case computers and mobile phones are in working condition, they can be sold or donated. If they are not, most companies encourage customers to return their products to the manufacturer. Alternatively, you can also deposit it at a local recycling station. There are a number of recycling stations all over the country.
- It is advisable to dispose batteries at a Hazardous Waste Collection site.
Our responsibility doesn’t stop with segregating the garbage. We must also encourage people who collect garbage to dispose them in the same way. This small act by each one of us can save the planet a few more years.