I’ve been a homemaker for my whole life. It started early on when I’d line my dolls up at my play kitchen table and make them breakfast. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to be and it’s the one thing I can say I excel at. Over the years I’ve collected hundreds of little household tips that make life easier that I just have to share. Some are silly and some are life savers but at the end of the day, I will try anything once.
Coffee grounds are magic. They are an excellent fertilizer and a systemic pesticide that is non-toxic to humans and pets. Let them cool and sprinkle around your plants and windows.
Keep a small Tupperware container filled with your interior paint color. That way when you need to do periodic touch ups, you can just pull it out, stir with a brush, and fix them. Breaking out the 5-gallon bucket is usually a production.
White vinegar is an excellent substitute for many household cleaners (so called ‘General Purpose Cleaners’). Buy a cheap spray bottle and fill it with vinegar undiluted. It is perfect for quick clean ups around the kitchen and bathroom as it is both a disinfectant AND completely volatile (it will smell for a while but evaporate to leave no residues).