Organizing
15 incredibly smart home hacks that’ll keep your home clean and organized
I wish I’d known about these sooner!
Rebecca Reid
11.24.21

Organization pros show us some genius home organizing and cleaning tips that will make your life easy and your heart happy.

The holidays are coming up fast and if you’re like me, you might be inching toward a slow but inevitable panic attack. There is so much to do and so little time. Don’t fret. Aussie mom Chantel Mila and parenting blogger Samantha Scroggin, the founder of Walking Outside in Slippers, share their genius cleaning and organizing hacks that will make tidying the home a breeze. Let’s face it, we can’t avoid cleaning but if we can make it as simple as possible while spending less money, there is no need to panic.

Here are 15 smart and easy home organization hacks that you need in your life:

1. Paint your keys with nail polish for quick identification.

Don’t scramble for the correct key anymore. Paint them with nail polish so you can easily find the one you need when you need it.

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2. Clean your dingy whites with denture tablets.

Yep. Grandma’s dentures aren’t the only things that can benefit from one of these fizzy tablets. They are also amazing at getting out tough stains. Soak your dingy whites in a couple of these bad boys and make grandma proud.

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3. Clean with shaving cream.

You may not be aware that shaving cream is a fantastic cleaner. Use it to clean your eyeglasses, your shower doors, and even carpet stains.

#wikiTip: Foggy glasses? 👓 Try cleaning your lenses with shaving cream to keep specs clear all day!

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4. When life hands you lemons…throw them in the dishwasher.

To deodorize, disinfect and remove hard water stains, lemons are your go-to. Place one in your dishwasher along with your dishes and sit back and relax.

#HouseCleaning Tip: Add a lemon peel when doing a load of dishes in the dishwasher. The citric acid in lemons is great at dissolving soap scum, removing hard water deposits, polishing, and disinfecting.

Posted by The Wonder Sisters Cleaning Service on Friday, September 14, 2018

5. Lemons in your kettle.

Lemons are also perfect for descaling your stained tea or coffee kettle. Just cut one up and place it in the kettle with water. Boil and let sit for 15 minutes to reveal a shiny, stain-free kettle.

Another handy tip..

To clean your kettle out in the kitchen easiest way is to cut up some lemon. I place this in my…

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6. Use some essential oil in your trash can.

This is so simple and will take you maybe 2 minutes. Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball. Put the cotton ball under your trash can liner for an amazing deodorizer. When you take out the trash you can pretend you’re at the spa. That might be a stretch but we can dream can’t we?

Everyday uses of essential oil are the best. Stinky garbage cans are not.

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7. Clean the hard water stains from your faucet.

Do you have hard water? Do you dream of a shiny faucet? That’s just me? Ok, well if you want to tackle those hard water stains in no time, put some vinegar in a plastic bag and place it over the faucet nozzle. This is an easy way to remove those stains without scrubbing or using harsh chemicals.

Clean your faucet aerators that you cannot take off by putting some vinegar in in a plastic bag and doing this for 24 hours. Works good!

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8. Make your home smell like a coffee bar.

The smell of freshly brewed coffee is a miraculous thing. If you want that smell to last a little longer and fill your home, try simmering a pot of coffee on the stove.

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9. Alternate your wine glasses for easy storage.

Another pro tip from parenting blogger Samantha Scroggin is to clear up storage space in your cabinets by alternating your wine glasses. Why didn’t we think of this earlier!?

10. Use Eucalyptus oil to take stickers off surfaces.

If you have kids that love to decorate your home or furniture with stickers, eucalyptus oil is your friend.

Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil.

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11. Find the tag on the fitted sheet to easily fit it on the mattress.

If you are like me and are dancing around with a fitted sheet until you find the correct side, you need this pro tip. Simply look for the tag. It should always be on the bottom left of your sheet. Why are we just figuring this out now?

Posted by Snugly Linen on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

12. Dry your toilet wand the easy way.

After cleaning the bathroom, simply use the lid of the toilet seat to dry the brush. Genius.

Dry Toilet Brush before storing. The brush holder will stay cleaner longer as well. from lifehacks

13. Use essential oil and rice in your closet.

Combat musty odors in your closets by adding your favorite essential oil to a cup of rice. This will keep things smelling fresh and clean for days.

Essential oil ~ $37.00

Posted by Scentsy By Ash on Friday, April 13, 2018

14. Clean your microwave with lemon and water.

No one likes cleaning the microwave but this hack is so simple you may just do it for fun. Place a bowl of water with lemon juice and lemon slices in your microwave for a fresh and super clean result.

WHAT?! so impressed! Have you guys tried this life hack?
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15. Combine dish soap and vinegar to clean your shower.

This hack will make your shower sparkle. Combine white vinegar with 2 tbs. of dish soap…then turn on your favorite song while you marvel at your squeaky clean bathroom.

Use the miracle solution:
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