There are many cleaning solutions/ home improvement tricks you can make or do at home that will save you money from picking some up from the store. One of the things you can mix up at home is furniture polish. There may be a chance that you have the items to make homemade furniture polish. Here are a few recipes for you to choose from…
1 Cup Olive Oil
¼ Cup Distilled White Vinegar
1 Cup Mineral Oil
3-4 Drops of Lemon Extract/Oil
2 Ounces Grated Beeswax
5 Ounces Turpentine
The first recipe is recommended to be poured into a spray bottle, and recipes 2 and 3 can be stored in containers. When you’re polishing furniture or wood, you do not want to spray the polish directly on. Spray or pour the polish onto a white cloth and work it into the furniture or wood, and then wipe it away. The polish should make the furniture look more vibrant. If it still looks dull, wait several minutes an repeat the polishing process.
There are many things you can do around the house that will save you money here and there. Every little bit helps, so taking these tips into consideration will definitely help you out financially in the long run. These random tips for maintaining your home will save you time and money.
When you’re using your heater or your air conditioning, you can lower the cost of using them by lowering your square footage. How do you do this? Close your closet doors, as well as your closets along exterior walls. This will also help insulate your home better. This is a very beneficial thing to do, and you will save a nice amount of change every year off your energy bill.
Make your dryer run more efficiently, and minimize its potential problems, by shortening the dryer-vent hose. Beforehand, disconnect the hose and vacuum it out. After, cut the hose length so it’s long enough for the drawer to be a few feet out from the wall and no longer. If you have a short, unobstructed dryer hose, your dryer will run smoother for longer. Not only will you save money by doing this, but your clothes will dry faster as well.
Whenever you decide to paint or repaint your house, choose one neutral trim paint, as opposed to buying a gallon of a particular color for each room. If you buy a particular color for each room, you’re wasting money by only using part of the paint in each can. Better yet, get white paint: it matches with anything and you’ll never have to struggle to find a can of touch up paint.
Use these three simple tips and save over one hundred dollars a year.