I’m about to move into a new loft and I’m on a budget. I’m also always strapped for time. Given my money and time limitations, I need to be smarter about household solutions. I don’t want to spend a lot for things like storage, cleaners and decor, so any way that I can save or be inventive is important. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. There are so many brilliant household tips out there! One that I loved was using a broken plastic hanger clip as a chip clip. So smart! I’ve got 17 more tips for you, and these will blow your mind (in addition to saving you $). Click through the jump to see them!
Picture Hanger 1 of 17Pop tabs are very strong and work well to hang artwork in a pinch.
See how to do it at Apartment Therapy
Fresh Produce Storage 2 of 17Tips for storing produce - and a free printable to remember how.
Get the tips and download the printable at The V Spot
Pop Tab Hanger Connectors 3 of 17Pop can tabs double your closet space and allow you to prepare outfits by attaching two hangers.
Learn more at Idea Bottle
Under Sink Storage 4 of 17A tension rod provides a place to easily hang cleaning bottles and also saves space.
Tip found at A Thousand Words
Homemade Cleaning Wipes 5 of 17Make your own cleaning wipes with paper towels and cleaning agents of your choice.
Get the recipes at Lil Daisies
Open Blister Packs 6 of 17Even with scissors, it's difficult to cut into blister packs; make it easier on yourself with a can opener.
Tip found at Ned Hardy
Wrapping Paper Storage 7 of 17Keep the wrapping paper from unraveling by using recycled toilet paper rolls to hold it.
Find out more at In This Crazy Life
Clean Headlights 8 of 17De-fog those headlights with an unexpected supply - toothpaste.
Learn how to do it at Elizabeth Faye
Temporary Bed Rail 9 of 17For kids that fall out of bed, use a pool noodle underneath a fitted sheet.
See how it was done at Andy-Pandy, Jacky-Dandy
Old Tape 10 of 17To get that old tape sticking well again, nuke it in the microwave for about ten seconds.
Learn more at Family Handyman
Paint Brush Tip 11 of 17Prevent messy spills by using a rubber band to remove excess paint from your brush on before painting.
Learn more at Martha Stewart
Remove Grease Sains 12 of 17A little chalk on your clothes will remove those stubborn greasy stains.
Learn more at Apartment Therapy
Refrigerator Odors 13 of 17Newspaper absorbs fridge odors - just place in the veggie drawer.
Tip found at Real Simple
Adding Keys 14 of 17Never break a nail again - use a staple remover to add keys to a keyring.
Tip found at Storage Glee
Stripped Screw 15 of 17Screw stripped? Use a rubber band to provide some grip.
Tip found at Tenniswood Blog
Bread Clip on Tape 16 of 17Use a bread clip at the end of your tape so that you are always able to find it.
Found on Trash Backawards
Furniture Scrapes 17 of 17The oils from the walnut provide coverage for dings and scratches on furniture.
Learn more at Apartment Therapy
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