Who doesn’t like to make life a little easier? Whether it’s making your cleaning routine faster or creating extra storage space inside your Franklin home, check out these 15 home hacks:


  • For a quick, easy way to clean fingerprints and grime off stainless steel, use a microfiber cloth (or just a soft cloth) and some rubbing alcohol!


  • Wanting to make your room feel a bit bigger? Hang a large mirror!


  • Turn your vacuum into a diffuser! Drop some essential oils into the filter and get to cleaning. You’ll notice the difference immediately.


  • Clean your exterior dryer vents at least once a year to reduce the risk of a house fire.


  • If you’ve ever struggled to put the fitted sheet on your mattress, here’s a secret: the corner with the tag always goes on the bottom right side of your mattress.


  • Having trouble figuring out how far to pull into the garage so you don’t hit the wall or stick out too far? Here’s an easy fix! Use a hanging tennis ball to park the car. Park your car at the perfect spot, then attach a tennis ball to some string and hang it from the ceiling. That way, when you pull in, the tennis ball will hit your windshield when you’re at the right spot to park.


  • Use mason jars to store your excess paint. This eliminates unsightly buckets and frees up your storage space.


  • Use clear nail polish to fix small holes in window screens.


  • A squeegee is the perfect tool to help get pet hair off of furniture.


  • In order to keep children’s toys organized, use a hanging shoe rack. It’s perfect for all those little lego pieces!


  • Wine racks make great towel holders for your bathroom! Roll the towels for easy storage that looks nice too!


  • Looking for ways to recycle old picture frames? Try using milk paint to redecorate for a light wash look!


  • When you buy a new appliance (TV/blender/etc) make sure to keep the box it comes in. This way, when you move into a new home you will already have a box that fits your items and makes sure they’re secure.


  • Rain gutters can double as floating shelves in a kid’s room’great holding books!


  • Stain Remover DIY: Lemon juice and baking soda. (You’re welcome, parents. 🙂 )


Do you have any unique tips to keep your household together? Comment below!