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17 Awesome Household Lifehacks That Will Make You Say, "Why Didn't I Know That Before?"

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This will make your life SO MUCH easier.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed community about their best household hacks and their favorite Pinterest hacks of the year. Here are some of their smartest tips!

1. Drill a hole in the side of your trash can or the inner plastic bin to prevent your trash bag from getting stuck when you pull it out.

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Works wonderfully!


Check out Pretty Handy Girl to see exactly where to drill the holes.

2. Store bed linen in the accompanying pillowcase. So your closet always looks tidy, and when you want to re-cover the bed, everything is at hand with one hand.

BuzzFeed.de © Photo by Raymond Hom. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2011.

Simply store bed linen in your own pillowcase.


From Martha Stewart.

3. Use the bathroom door shoe organizer to organize makeup, brushes, cream, toothpaste, and so on.

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It's super pleasant to have everything at hand and not have to dig through a number of drawers!


By One Creative Housewife and From Overwhelmed to Organized.

4. Create a "clutter basket" system on the stairs if your family is always throwing all their stuff around the house.

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Small baskets on the stairs are the best ever! A cute way to be sloppy. :)


You put each person's things in their basket and later they can take it up and stow the things away. From Sew Many Ways.

5. Cover the shelves in your refrigerator with cling film so that you only have to change them when it gets dirty, instead of having to laboriously clean the inside of the refrigerator.

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From Mommysavers.

6. Put "cheat sheets" for converting units and temperatures in your cupboards so that you can take a quick look at them when you cook recipes.

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I recommend hanging "cheat sheets" for unit and temperature conversions in your closets. I have a conversion table in my oven and the temperatures in the cupboard with the pans above the oven. If you have a "shit - my brain doesn't work anymore" moment in the middle of cooking / baking, you have the information DIRECTLY at hand. Getting flour out of every crevice of your phone is quite annoying. —Kathryn Simm, Facebook

By Tidbits From the Tremaynes and Sugar and Charm.

7. When threading a thread into a needle, use some lip balm (regular colorless) to strengthen the thread.

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BuzzFeed.de © nationalsewingcircle.com

Put a bit of lip balm on the end of a thread to make it stiffer. This makes threading a needle 100 times easier and faster. Make sure, however, that it is white or transparent lip balm so that you do not dye your sewing work cherry red. —Rachel Lee, Facebook

According to the National Sewing Circle, first stroke the lip balm a few times with your index finger and then pinch the thread between your thumb and forefinger to rub it in.

8. Attach adhesive hooks upside down on the sides of your trash can to prevent the trash bag from slipping.

Place two multi-purpose hooks on the head on the sides of your trash can and attach the handles of the trash bag to them. So he stays in place and cannot move. —Alannah McCarley, Facebook © reddit.com

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Attach adhesive hooks upside down to the sides of your trash can and attach the handles of the trash bag to them. So it stays in place and cannot slip.

—Alannah McCarley, Facebook

From / r / LifeHacks and / r / LifeProTips.

9. Prevent your charging cables from falling off your desk or bedside table by threading them through a paper clip.

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Use a paper clip to always have your charging cable at hand on the table, bedside table, desk, etc. I never have to look for my charging cable at work again.


From Everyday Dishes.

10. Pick up gross insects with a lint roller - or even crush them with it.

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If you kill an insect at home and find it gross (as I do) to pick it up, use a lint roller to do it. Yay, you don't have to touch insect bodies anymore!


From / r / LifeProTips.

11. To remove burnt-on food residue in pots and pans, boil a solution of water and soda in them for 15 minutes, let everything cool, and then rinse them off.

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BuzzFeed.de © Coco Morante / thekitchn.com

I had my doubts, but I managed to save quite a few pots with it.


From The Kitchn.

12. Or use dryer sheets, warm water, and dish soap to soak the dirt.

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Simply fill the pan or pot with warm water and a little washing-up liquid, then add one or two dryer sheets (depending on the size of the pan) and after about 20 minutes, burnt-on food can be easily scrubbed off. Saved me hours of scrubbing and soaking.


From the Kitchn.

13. Use a dirt eraser to clean light-colored grout.

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From What's Up Fagans?

14. Scrub your bathtub or shower stall with dish soap and a new broom (or a broom that you only use for this purpose).

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BuzzFeed.de © onegoodthingbyjillee.com

I think that's brilliant! What better way to get to the walls and ceiling of a shower cubicle?


From One Good Thing by Jillee.

15. Use a seam ripper to remove carpet threads, hair, and other items from the roller of the vacuum cleaner.

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By Rachel Freebairn Fitness.

16. With newspaper (or coffee filters) you can clean mirrors and windows without leaving streaks or lint.

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When cleaning mirrors, spray glass cleaner on them, but don't wipe them with a cloth. Use newspaper instead - and you won't leave any streaks.


From Instructables.

17. Let your glass shower door shine in new splendor by scrubbing it with ceramic hob cleaner.

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Cleaner for ceramic hobs is also ideal for cleaning glass shower doors. You barely have to scrub to get rid of any soap residue and you won't scratch your glass. —Andrea Lewis, Facebook

From Times Union Blogs.

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