Friday, 15 August 2014

10 Great Uses for 1 Simple Household Product - Housework/Funwork 29


I have found that I don't have a great sense of smell any more which I presume is an advantage at times.

But my husband does have a rather sensitive sense of smell sometimes so I'm going to be very gracious and do something that will make him a happier man when he is in certain parts of the house.


I've decided on a Quick Easy Solution to some little problems.

Little problems that can occur in different rooms in your house.

Little problems that can occur in different places in different rooms in your house.



Hence my title for today's blog post.




And the Simple Household Product is

               something that many households will already have

                                 and is not very expensive


Fragranced Tumble Dryer Sheets

Take one of these sheets of any brand and any fragrance that you like and place it in

1.     The Laundry Hamper.



Especially for the smelly socks.

I can balance one on the hinge of mine but a little bit of sellotape can be used to stick a sheet on the underside of the lid or the side of the hamper.


And even the ironing basket if you are going to have your clothes lie here for a few days before ironing.



2.     The Storage place for bed linen


I do this in the underbed drawers in our Guest Bedroom and it is nice to keep that bed linen fresh smelling when you know it may be sitting there for quite some time between guests.


3.     Among the Hangers in the Guest Wardrobe


If you do this a few days before your guests come then the wardrobe will be very welcoming as they open its doors.  I wish some hotels would think of this as I often notice their wardrobes smell rather stale which is surprising as they should be used regularly.


4.     The Guest Towel Basket


I always try to get the guest room towels washed and dried and back in the guest room very soon after the guests leave but then it may be some time before they are used again so one of these tumble dryer sheets placed in between the towels just freshens them up for the next guests.


5.     The Guest Room Radiator


We don't keep the heat on all year in the Guest room when it is not being used so when we then turn the radiators on a day or so before our guests arrive it's nice to have the room freshened up this way too.

Placing a sheet in each of these few different places in the guest room is much less expensive than keeping one of these air fresheners on the go.



As these are expensive to buy and to get the refills.

 

6.     Cupboard under the sink



We have a small food recycling bin in the right hand side but even if you don't nearly any under the sink cupboard can soon get a little smelly.
Note to self: Getting rather untidy in here again!


7.     The Bathroom Hand Towels Sea Grass Basket


Fred is not fond of the smell that can come from SeaGrass baskets.
We have some of this type of basket in our storage cupboard as well as this Drawer unit in the bathroom so this will keep him happy with the good hand towels smelling nice and not of the Sea Grass.


8.     The Kitchen Bin


Obviously this will help especially as the bin fills up.
Our bin has a little groove at the back just under the lid which is handy for this but again a little bit of sellotape can be used to stick a sheet on the underside of the lid.


9.     The Vase of Silk Flowers


Yes I know they do not smell but sometimes it is just a nice idea to get a hint of a fragrance when you are near a flower arrangement or vase even if the flowers are not real.
Just another way of freshening up a living room.


10.     Your Slippers


Everyone in our family says that I have smelly feet but of course they are all wrong.  
However I do know that because I wear slippers constantly in the house they can get a little smelly and so I'll keep the rest of the gang happy by making them have a nice smell - for a while anyway!

Or you might want to try this with your boots.


Then of course don't forget there is also the 
Tumbler Dryer


Why not take a walk around the house the next time you are expecting visitors and you might be surprised where you could hide a dryer sheet (somewhere in the small toilet usually springs to mind) and not have to run out for an air freshener, light a scented candle or use one of those horrible can sprays which just make me sneeze.


Now isn't this more like Funwork than Housework?








22 comments:

  1. These are great tips.
    I like how you thought about the guests.

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  2. Brilliant idea Sandra.

    Wendy xx

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    1. Hi Wendy, glad you liked them. I'm sure with all your living in different places you would be able to come up with good tips too.

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  3. Great tips, I also put them in empty suitcases and under my car seat. Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty this week.

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    1. 2 more great ideas thanks Antionette. Our cases don't sit too long these days so I hadn't thought of that.

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  4. Thanks, Sandra!! What wonderful suggestions. I am going to buy some drying sheets to do this since sometimes especially downstairs in the basement, smells can happen. I love the way you share as you make it so interesting and personable.

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  5. Great ideas. I don't really use my tumble dryer too often, and I don't have dryer sheets, but maybe I could make the equivalent with some fabric and essential oil. :)

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  6. What wonderful ideas! I loved this post. Your guest bathroom towel basket looks so pretty...my favorite color, lavender!! So glad I stopped in for a visit today. I leave refreshed. :)

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  7. These are all great ideas! I like to put them under the seats in our car.

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  8. Wow, who knew you could use them in so many places! And the comments even have more - I honestly never even thought about using them for this. Thanks for sharing at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party.

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  9. Great ideas here! I dont even have dryer sheets... may need to start buying them again! :) #tunedinthursdays

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  10. There is some in there I hadn't even thought about.

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  11. Clever idea. I put a few drops of Lavender essential oil on a cotton ball or fabric and place them in similar places throughout the house to freshen up the place.

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  12. You know, I should have thought of these! They are less expensive than air fresheners! I really like the hanger idea, even for my own clothes!

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  13. I love the smell of dryer of dryer sheets. Thanks for all the tips! :)

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  14. Great tips for putting dryer sheets to good use. Thanks for the tips.

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  15. great suggestions. My mom puts them inside the guest bedroom pillow cases.

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  16. Great suggestions and photos for U! ~ Smells good!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. I really need to remember to do this with my barn boots!

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  18. Great tips! I love the idea of putting the dryer sheet in a vase of silk flowers. That's genius! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great weekend!

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