Short of a magic lamp (or massive Amazon order), your life isn’t likely to get a whole lot neater, easier, or more organized on its own. Luckily, there are a few easy, do-it-yourself solutions for almost every daily challenge. From getting marks off clothes and furniture to keeping your air conditioner clean, there’s pretty much nothing you can’t tackle yourself. To learn how to improve every aspect of your life with some simple handywork, read these incredible DIY hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner.
Clean your toilet bowl with mouthwash
If your toilet bowl could use a cleaning but you’re out of traditional cleaner, use mouthwash instead. Pour a capful of the stuff into your toilet bowl and let it sit for half an hour. When you’re ready to give the bowl a scrub, any grime will come off easily.
Freshen up your plastic shower curtain with a Magic Eraser
If your shower curtain or liner is looking less than clean, spruce it up with a Magic Eraser. A few passes with this handy sponge will help you wipe away mildew and soap scum in no time.
Soften a sweater with your hair conditioner
Is that new wool sweater making you warm, but itchy? To make that wool softer, soak it in lukewarm water with a few tablespoons of conditioner mixed in. After 15 minutes, drain the water, and dry the sweater by rolling it up in a clean towel until it’s damp, then leave it flat on a rack to dry.