Useful tips life hacks for all occasions

Useful tips life hacks for all occasions - get out of all the difficulties on a horse, while saving strength and nerves)

Apartment renovation

1. The nail is easily driven in if its tip is dipped in vegetable oil.

2. If sugar is added to the cement solution, it will become much stronger.

3. Alabaster diluted with milk hardens longer - it is easier for them to close up cracks with a brush.

4. If the oil brush is very hard, dip it in boiling vinegar for 1 minute.

5. The room, which has just been pasted over with wallpaper, must not be ventilated for several days, otherwise the wallpaper will begin to bubble and peel off.

6. Tiles are easier to cut when wet. In this case, it is less likely that it will break.

7. Tiles of imported production are more expensive than domestic ones, but when laying it, you do not have to align the edges of the tiles so that they lay close to one another.

8. The dropped out tile can be firmly strengthened on zinc white, thickly rubbed with natural drying oil. But it will take a long time to dry.

9. Washable wallpaper should not be pasted over a sunny room - under the influence of sunlight, such wallpaper emit substances harmful to health.

10. Using wallpaper and light-colored paints, you can visually increase the volume of the room. Dark tones visually reduce its volume.

Apartment cleaning

1. Scratches on polished furniture can be removed with an appropriate color shoe polish.

2. You can wipe the mirrors with cotton wool dipped in cologne or alcohol (vodka). You can use cold water mixed with linen blue - this will give the mirror a pleasant shine. A diluted tea infusion is suitable for the same purpose.

3. It is recommended to clean the yellowed enamel bath with salt and vinegar.

4. It is recommended to wipe the tiles in the bathroom with vinegar and water (1: 5). You can use a soapy solution with the addition of ammonia.

5. What is painted with light oil or enamel paint is recommended to be washed with water without soap and soda (they make the paint dull). You can add ammonia to the water (a teaspoon per liter) - it removes dirt and adds shine. After washing, wipe it with a dry cloth so that no yellow spots and streaks appear.

6. It is not recommended to clean enamel baths with acids, as well as abrasive powders - the enamel is damaged.

7. A new broom, mop, broom will last longer if soaked in hot soapy water before use.

8. White mark on the polished surface, which appears from a hot object, can be removed by wiping it with alcohol and vegetable oil.

9. Rub it with a woolen cloth in a circular motion.

10. Do not wash windows with soap, as it forms a film on the glass that is difficult to clean.

11. Strong vinegar solution removes stains from glass and mirrors (1 tablespoon per glass of water).

12. A brush dipped in salt water will help restore the golden color of straw products.

13. The color of the carpet will become brighter if you sprinkle it with fine white salt in the evening, and the next day remove the salt with a soft, clean, damp cloth.

14. Linoleum floors should not be washed with hot water or water with the addition of soda or ammonia - linoleum fades and deteriorates.

15. Can be washed with warm water with the addition of laundry soap, then rinse and wipe dry.

16. Approximately once every 3 months, you need to wipe the linoleum with natural drying oil, and then carefully wipe it off with a soft cloth. You can rub linoleum with a mixture of wax, paraffin and turpentine (1

5), which must be mixed while heated.

17. It is good to wipe the parquet floors with a damp cloth soaked in cold water with the addition of glycerin (a tablespoon in a glass of water). It is not recommended to wash the parquet with hot water.

18. It is enough to wipe the chrome-plated surfaces with a cloth soaked in soapy water.

19. Nickel-plated surfaces are cleaned with pastes and liquid cleaning compounds. For example: gruel from ammonia and tooth powder. When such a mixture is dry, the product must be wiped with a dry cloth and polished with a cloth.

20. For the serving knives to shine, they must be peeled with raw potatoes. A few drops of lemon juice will also work.

21. Porcelain dishes should be washed with water and ammonia.

22. Crystal glassware cannot be washed with hot water - this makes it cloudy and becomes covered with a network of small cracks. If, after washing, wipe it with a woolen cloth with blue-stained blue starch, the dishes will shine more.

23. Dark plaque from silver and silver-plated items can be easily removed as follows: rinse the item in warm soapy water, then clean it with a soft cloth dipped in a mixture of ammonia and chalk or tooth powder. Then rinse with warm water and wipe thoroughly.

24. Silver, silver-plated and cupronickel products can be refreshed by washing them in warm water with baking soda (50 g per 1 liter of water) or in warm soapy water with ammonia (1 tablespoon per 1 liter). After this, the product must be rinsed with clean water and wiped dry with a soft cloth.

Tips and Tricks for Kitchen

1. Peeling potatoes darkens the skin on the hands. To avoid this, it is necessary to moisten your hands with vinegar before work and let them dry, and after work, immediately wash with soap and grease with cream.

2. All glassware - glasses, vases - can be washed without special means. To do this, add a little vinegar or coarse salt to warm water. The dishes will become cleaner and more transparent.

3. Aluminum pots will shine again when boiled with potato peels, apple peel, rhubarb peel, or vinegar solution.

4. Darkened enamel pots should be boiled with any dishwashing detergent and then rinsed with hot water. But if you boil them with a vinegar solution twice a month, they will not darken.

5. If something is burnt in the pan, you can pour cold water on the bottom and add salt. After a few hours, food debris can be easily removed. For enameled pots, the following method is suitable: pour the pan with hot water with the addition of a spoonful of soda, leave to stand, and then boil - the food debris will go away perfectly.

6. Frying pans can be easily cleaned as follows: slightly warm them up and wipe them with salt, and then with parchment (in extreme cases, with plain paper).

If the escaped milk spills onto a hot stove, you need to fill the filled area with salt and cover it with wet paper - then the smell will not spread throughout the room.

7. To prevent bugs from starting up in the flour, you need to put a few cloves of garlic in the bag where it is stored, without peeling the upper skin.

8. Flour should be sifted periodically and poured into a clean bag.

9. To make it easier to sharpen knives, scissors, etc., you can place them in a weak saline solution for half an hour and sharpen without wiping.

10. It is much easier to clean the meat grinder if you skip raw potatoes at the end.

11. Do not dry the meat grinder near a heat source - this makes the knives dull.

12. New glasses will not break if you put them in a container of cold water, slowly heat it to a boil and leave them to cool in the same water.

13. Metal foil for baking will last much longer in the refrigerator - it does not stick together.

Odor elimination

1. Unpleasant odors on hands (from fish, garlic, etc.) can be removed by rubbing your hands with salt and then washing them with soap.

2. The smell of garlic from the mouth can be removed by chewing parsley.

3. The smell of fish from pans and pots will disappear if they are rubbed with heated salt and then rinsed.

4. The smell of onions can be removed by rubbing kitchen boards and cutlery with dry salt.

5. You can get rid of the unpleasant odor in the kitchen if you boil water with vinegar in an open container and ventilate the room after a few minutes. For the same purpose, you can put an orange or lemon peel on a heated burner, or sprinkle a little salt on a hot stove.

6. The smell of escaped milk spilled on a hot stove can be localized by pouring salt into the area and covering it with wet paper - then the smell will not spread throughout the room.

7. To remove the smell of paint from the room, you need to rub the head of garlic and leave it in the room for a while.

8. The smell of oil paint in the apartment will disappear faster if you put plates of salt in several places.

9. The smell of tobacco from the room is badly expelled even by a draft. But this can be done like this: open the windows and put 2-3 wet towels in different places of the room. They absorb tobacco odor well. For the same purpose, several candles can be lit in the room where they smoked.


1. After wearing jewelry, wipe it dry with a cloth to avoid sweat stains.

2. Store jewelry in a dry place.

3. Amethysts, topazes, pearls, turquoise lose their color intensity under the influence of ultraviolet rays - they should be stored in the dark.

4. Gilded items can be cleaned by wiping their surface with a cotton swab dipped in cologne, turpentine or egg white.

5. A gold piece will shine more if it is kept in sweetened water for a while.

6. You can restore shine to jewelry made of gold and silver by washing them with the following composition: ½ cup of soap solution and 1 teaspoon of ammonia. You can use a soft toothbrush for this. After processing, rinse the product with water and wipe dry.

7. To clean silver items, you need to immerse them in a solution of hot water and ammonia (1: 1). When the solution has cooled, remove the products from the water and wipe gently.

Shoe care

1. Unpleasant odor from shoes can be eliminated with hydrogen peroxide by wiping the inside of the shoes with a cotton swab moistened with it. For the same purpose, a solution of potassium permanganate is used.

2. For the disinfection of shoes, formalin is used: the shoes are wiped inside with a cloth moistened with formalin, and placed in a plastic bag, tied and left for a day. Then the shoes are taken out and ventilated.

3. Suede shoes are well cleaned if they are held over steam and then brushed with a special brush. If suede shoes are heavily soiled, then they are cleaned with soapy water with the addition of ammonia. After cleaning, it is advisable to treat the suede with a water-repellent preparation.

4. If your shoes are tight, you need to pour a little cologne, alcohol or table vinegar into them. The shoe will then take on the shape of the foot and the skin will soften.

5. So that the shoes do not creak, you need to soak the sole with hot natural linseed oil or grease with linseed or castor oil.

6. If in hot weather new shoes "burn" your feet, you can wipe the inside with 3% vinegar.

To prevent your shoes from getting wet, you can treat them with the following solution: dissolve 40 g of fish oil, 10 parts of wax, 3 parts of turpentine in a water bath. Apply the cream in liquid form.

7. Shriveled athletic shoes can be soaked in warm water until the skin is soft. Then you need to wipe it inside and out, dry it, grease it with glycerin and stuff it tightly with newsprint.

8. In warm weather for shoe care it is better to use emulsion creams that dissolve well and let air pass through, and in winter - creams based on organic solvents (they give an air and waterproof film).

9. Dried shoe polish can be restored by adding a few drops of turpentine and heating gently.

10. It is useful to rinse shoe brushes with water with the addition of ammonia.

11. To soften the leather of shoes that have not been worn for a long time, you need to rub it abundantly with castor oil and allow it to be absorbed.

Fur & Leather

1. Leather goods can be refreshed by wiping them with beaten egg white. Contaminated skin can be washed with warm, unboiled milk.

The skin color will be restored if it is lubricated with glycerin.

2. Coffee grounds will give shine to leather goods. The thick should be wrapped in a woolen or flannel cloth and rubbed the skin with vigorous movements.

3. Leather products can be cleaned with soap and water and ammonia, and then wiped with a cloth moistened with castor oil (or petroleum jelly or glycerin).

4. Shabby areas of leather goods should be wiped from time to time with a cloth moistened with glycerin or with a fresh orange peel.

5. This will help bring them back to their previous appearance.

6. A dirty leather bag can be cleaned by rubbing the skin with a cut onion. As the onion becomes dirty, you need to make a new cut.

7. After completing the procedure, wipe the bag to a shine with a clean soft cloth.

8. A purse made of dark leather will acquire a shine if wiped with a cotton swab dipped in lemon juice.

9. You can also update your leather handbag like this: wash it carefully in warm soapy water, to which a little ammonia is added. Then dry and wipe with a cloth soaked in castor oil.

10. For cleaning sheepskin coats, a soap solution with the addition of ammonia is used. After that, the product should be treated with another solution: 20 g of glycerin, 20 g of ammonia, 5 borax per 0.5 L of water. Then the sheepskin coat must be dried and washed with your hands.

11. Suede jackets and coats should be cleaned with the following solution: 1 tablespoon of ammonia for 5 tablespoons of water. Then things must be gently wiped with a cloth moistened with a composition of 1 teaspoon of vinegar per 1 liter of water.

12. If the new leather gloves are too tight, wrap them in a wet towel, and after 2-3 hours put them on and dry them on your hands.

13. To restore the shine of tarnished fur, you need to grind the kernel of walnuts into a powder, tie the resulting powder into a three-fold gauze and wipe the fur over the hair with this swab after the nut oil is absorbed, the fur will acquire a beautiful lasting shine.

Stain removal

1. A greasy stain on the wallpaper can be removed by attaching a piece of soft thick cloth to it for 2-3 minutes, moistened with pure gasoline and slightly wrung out. The grease dissolved in gasoline will be absorbed into the fabric. For the same purpose, tooth powder soaked in gasoline is used. When the powder is dry, brush it off the wall with a brush. An old stain will have to be treated twice

2. A dark trace of hot on furniture can be removed as follows: rub with half a lemon until the stain turns pale. This operation must be repeated until the spot disappears completely.

3. Stains from light liquids on furniture can be removed by moistening a sponge with vegetable oil and gently running it along the grain of the tree. You can also use a paste made from mayonnaise or vegetable oil mixed with salt (apply, leave for two hours, then rinse). A mixture of linseed oil with turpentine (1: 1) is also suitable (similar).

4. Grease stains from a fur coat can be removed in two ways: 1) wipe the fur in one direction with a cloth moistened with refined gasoline or a special stain remover; 2) wash the stains with a solution of washing powder or foam from soap shavings. In this case, rub the solution or foam into the fur so as not to moisturize the leather base. After such treatment, wash the place where the stain was with water, dry the fur (just not in the sun!), And then knock out the fur coat with a beater.

5. Fat from canned food is removed with chalk or tooth powder left in the contaminated place overnight.

6. If you urgently need to get rid of a greasy stain, you can sprinkle it with tooth powder and iron it through the paper.

7. Tea stains on the oilcloth can be easily removed with lemon juice.