30 Easy DIY Home Hacks That Will Improve Your Life

6 – And get it out of the carpet with a steam iron.
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Spilled some hot wax on your shaggy carpet? No problem! Just put a paper bag over the wax and lightly go over the area with a steam iron. The steam will help lift the wax from the carpet and cause it to cling to the bag instead.

7 -Use a hairdryer to get crayon marks off the walls.
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If your kids like to use your white walls as their personal crayon canvas, all hope is not lost. Simply heat the offending portion of the wall with a hairdryer for a few seconds to soften the crayon’s wax and then wipe any marks away with a soft cloth.

8 – Use cooking oil to get rid of sticky label residue.
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Anyone who’s ever peeled a label off of a jar knows how frustrating it can be when the spot remains as sticky as honey. Thankfully, cooking oil makes it easy as pie to get rid of that residue. Using a cotton pad and some cooking oil, rub the sticky area and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the oil has sunk in, it’ll wipe away easily.

9 – Use vinegar to get odors out of your microwave.
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If your microwave is smelling less than fresh, there’s a simple way to get it clean and odor-free without using harsh chemicals.

“Just place a bowl of vinegar in the microwave for around five minutes and simply wipe it afterwards,” says Wilson.