Real Simple is like Martha Stewart for people who have less time, experience, and money, but still want their stuff to look awesome. Here is a list of quick and easy tips from Real Simple that will spruce up your college apartment without breaking the bank or sucking up all of your time.
1) Fix Squeaky Door Hinges with WD-40
Spray WD-40 on your door’s hinges, swinging the door back and forth to lubricate them. You can also rub the hinges with petroleum jelly if you don’t have any WD-40.
2) Life Stains Off a Tub
Mix equal parts cream of tartar and baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a paste, and then use a cloth to rub the paste into the stains. After half an hour, rinse clean.
3) Un-scuff Linoleum
You can break out your WD-40 for a second use–spray some onto the scuff and rub it off with a towel. Make sure to wipe the oil away with some dishwashing soap afterwards. No WD-40? Use an eraser or white toothpaste and a cloth to rub that scuff away.
1) Salt as Homemade Drain Cleaner
Combine 1/2 cup of salt with every 1 quart of warm water to unclog a drain. As long as you keep this ratio right, you can pour as much of the solution down the drain as you like.
2) Olive Oil as Stainless Steel Cleaner
Rub olive oil into your stainless steel wares with a cloth and then wipe clean with a paper towel to make them look bright and even.
3) Fork as Carpet Fluffer
Fluff your carpet with your work my pushing up carpet fibers to their original height with its tines. Indentations will be gone in no time!
4) Dryer Sheet as Scum Buster
Defeat soap scum by sprinkling a few drops of water onto a used dryer sheet and then scrubbing away.
1) Eliminate Red Wine Stains with Shaving Cream
Dab shaving cream on red wine spills on your carpet, and lift them off for good.
2) Clean Surfaces with Baby Wipes
Use baby wipes to clean kitchen and bathroom counters, as well as messy craft spaces.
3) Clean Glass
Use newspaper instead of paper towels to clean glass surfaces in your apartment space. They work the same way, and give you the chance to recycle.
All tips from Real Simple.com.