8+ Easy Home Hacks We Should Have Tried Years Ago

Being a homeowner does come with its advantages, like having your own space. But there are some drawbacks, too — like having to fix stuff around the house.

So, if you're not a handy person, things can get a bit rough. But not to worry. As it turns out, there are a lot of easy home hacks folks have shared online. Let's check some of them out.

1. Clean That Shower Head

Did you know there could be bacteria lurking behind your shower head? Oh, yes, that's right. But you can easily clean it with a Ziplock bag full of vinegar. Soak it overnight, and you're done.

2. Rub Wax Paper On Your Shower Rod

I'm only 5'3, so sometimes I have a hard time pulling my shower curtain away. It always seems to get stuck. Did you know you can rub some wax paper on the rod to make the curtain glide more smoothly?

3. This Sofa Hack

Use a beard trimmer to shave off all the pull threads from your cat clawing your furniture. It makes it a lot less noticeable with that clean couch shave. Wow, that's such a neat trick for cat lovers, huh?

4. Drill Holes In Your Trash Can

Is it just me, or do you also struggle to take the bag out of the trash can? It always seems to get stuck, right? Well, if you drill some holes, it will slip out a lot easier!

5. Remove Scuff Marks From Floors With Tennis Balls

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No matter how careful you are, you might get some shoe scuff marks on your vinyl flooring. But no worries, there's a solution for that. Got any tennis balls? Apparently, they work wonders at taking the marks off.

6. Open Jars Using Duck Tape

I have to admit I always have a hard time opening jars. As it turns out, I don't have that much arm strength ha, ha. So I really need to try this duck tape hack here.

7. Use Wax Paper On Chrome

Who here can't stand those water stains on all your chrome faucets? Oh shucks, I hate that. But apparently, you can rub some wax paper on them, and the water stains will disappear fast.

13. Use A Lint Roller To Catch House Critters

Did you know you can easily grab pesky critters with your lint roller? OMG, where was mine when I stumbled upon the biggest centipede in my bathroom the other day? Yuck!

9. Easy Blender Cleaning Hack

Who loves making smoothies in the summer? Me, me, me. I pretty much do it every day. But, cleaning the blender sucks, right? How did I not realize I could just pour soapy water and give it a whirl. OMG!

10. This Neat Headphones Hack

My computer desk is so cluttered. I have no space to put anything else on it. If you also have this problem, you can use a banana hanger to store your headphones. Wow, what a space-saver.

11. This Tissue Box Idea

Let me ask you a question: Are your plastic bags falling out of your under-the-sink cabinet? Mine too. I really need to implement this tissue box strategy for storing plastic bags to get a handle on this messy situation.

12. This Pet-Proof Solution

If your house doesn't have window screens and you're afraid your cat will get out, do this. Just use that old baby safety gate instead. Wow, I'm happy to see it works like a charm.

13. Clean Your Toilet With Denture Tablets

If you absolutely love to scrub your toilet, go for it. I, for one, rather do other things in life. So, I just drop a few denture tablets in there periodically to keep the grime away.

I hope you will find these hacks useful in your life.

Which one of them have you tried before? And if you have any other ones you'd like to share with us, go right ahead. One can never have enough of them, right?