Simple Solutions To Help You Deal With Common Household Problems

Your home is your fortress, the place you come back too after a hard day at work, and a sanctuary to rest and put your feet up. However, your sense of comfort will disappear when you  begin to notice problems within your home. From nasty smells to unsightly blemishes on the wall, your home can very quickly turn against you.

First of all, as I’ve mentioned before on, you shouldn’t panic. There is always a solution. Here’s some advice for common household problems, so don’t despair!

Work surface stains

When preparing food and drink in the kitchen, there will be times when you make an unfortunate spill. Often, these can easily be mopped up but there are times when you will be left with an unsightly stain. Short of getting the bleach out and scrubbing away in a frenzy, there are simpler ways to clean.

A natural way to remove the stain is to form a thick paste with baking soda and water. Using a wet paper towel and apply the paste to the counter. Rub into the surface gently and the stain should disappear. There are household sprays on the market, but considering many of them come with toxic chemicals, a natural option is safer for you and the environment.


Wine stains

Wine can leave a nasty and stubborn stain on your carpet, and it’s something we are all prone too, especially when we have had one glass too many! Short of buying a new rug to cover the stain, there are other options. For starters, try and mop up the wine as soon as possible, as the longer you leave it, the harder the stain will be to remove.

You could hire a steam cleaner from but there is a simpler option. Before the wine has a chance to absorb into the carpet, quickly mix a tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water, and add a drop of washing up liquid. Soak the mixture with a paper towel, and get to work on the stain. Voila! The evidence has gone, and you can celebrate with another glass of wine. Just be careful where you put it!

Blocked drains

Drains can easily become blocked up and it’s important to stay on top of them. You will know your drains are blocked when the water is still standing when you have pulled the plug, and there is often a very nasty odour to go with the problem.

For serious issues with your drain, it will be time to call in a professional. Visit for possible options to help with the problem. However, you could attempt a home remedy. Pour a cup of baking soda down the sink, followed by two cups of hot water. Add in another cup of soda followed by a cup of vinegar, and within minutes your pipes will be unclogged. Simple!

Should you have any home remedies you find useful, please let me know! 


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