Homemakers know the drill. Endless tasks piling up on each other, right? We go from one thing to the next and before we know it, the whole entire day is gone.
Here’s a collection of 101 homemaking tips to make your life easier — from cleaning and laundry hacks to cooking shortcuts to keeping up with clutter. And everything in between. 🙂
Let us know in the comments what makes a difference in your life! And… which one surprised you the most?
Here is a simple way to watch a sticky, icky mess in your blender disappear right before your eyes! Via theboldadobe.com.
Make your grates look brand new with this easy tip. Via thevspotblog.com.
The reality is, that no one “does it all.” If you and your spouse are currently both working outside of the home (or even if you are stay-at-home, but are struggling to keep up), here are ideas to help you stay sane. Via youngwifesguide.com.
When every penny counts, you want to make the most of your household budget. To stretch your hard-earned dollars even further, why not try some unorthodox ways to save money in the kitchen? Via moneysavingmom.com.
Whether you’re working part-time from home or just want to do an extra task or two, give these tips a try. You might just feel a little bit like Supermom when you’re done! Via thehumbledhomemaker.com.
If you are drowning in laundry, here is a 3 day option that just might work for you. Via whatsupfagans.com.
You’ll love this idea for a fresh smelling fridge. Via firsthomelovelife.com.
You’ll love this simple yet brilliant technique for cutting a watermelon. Via Jennifer Jenner.
Wow. Did you know this? Via staceysnacksonline.com.
Are your counters cluttered with various drinks and the children are shocked when you put “the cup I was drinking” in the dishwasher? Here’s help! Via beeinourbonnet.com.
Accidents do happen. The faster you act, the better off you’ll be, and most materials respond well to solvents you already have lying around the house. Via popsugar.com.
If housekeeping is a challenge this little victory can make all the difference. Via midwestmodernmomma.com.
Print a handy cheat sheet to hang on the inside of your cabinet. Via embracinghomemaking.net.
Overwhelmed by the idea of baking your own bread? This might just be the easiest bread recipe in the world. Via heavenlyhomemakers.com.
Turn a basic curtain into a beautiful roman shade in just a few simple steps! Via iheartnaptime.net.
Having a spare key at your house is one of those things that we should all do, because you really never know when you might need it in an emergency. Where to hide the key is always a problem, because of course, it has to be safe, and at the same time you have to be able to find it when you need it. Here’s a quick little project that uses materials you have around the house to create an easy to hide, easy to find hide-a-key. Via factorydirectcraft.com.
Keep your produce fresher longer with the right storage methods. Via thevspotblog.com.
“There are no perfect homemakers – just real moms, deciding what’s right for their families and working to create a warm, nurturing home for those they love.” ~ Susan. Via theconfidentmom.com.
Get that get that stuck-on mess off the bottom of your pans. Via thesimplehomemaker.com.
Get out just about any stain with this great (printable) infographic. Via atypicalenglishhome.com.
Keeping some form of normalcy to your day, even when you are very busy or have an unusual situation, helps the kids and you, too! Via keeperofthehome.org.
This is a great tip for keeping butter cold when mixing into flour for flaky biscuits, pie crusts and scones. Via goodlifeeats.com.
If you’ve ever had problems closing your suitcase, our video will show you just how to make the most out of every inch – so you can stop wrestling your case and start enjoy your trip! Via Heathrow Airport.
Keep your cherries whole with this easy pitting method. Via don’teatthepaintings.com.
“To me, a capsule wardrobe represents more time and energy for what really matters (less time spent deciding what to wear / less time spent shopping / less time doing laundry or caring for clothes) more money for our dreams + helping others (less money spent on clothes that never get worn) and more contentment and happiness.” ~ Caroline. Via un-fancy.com.
Sure you could use a crusty piece of bread, or an apple core…. but those can get awful gross looking with time…so why not use a nice marshmallow to keep your sugar soft?! Via storageandglee.com.
What a great idea for last minute gift bags! Via thegunnysack.com.
Slide an old case over a fan’s blade then pull the fabric back, keeping all the dust and dirt contained. Via realsimple.com.
Great non-baby things that you can use baby powder for around the house. Via creeklinehouse.com.
Cabinets need a face lift? Stain the EASY way with professional results. Via DIYmamas.blogspot.com.
Spend just 2 minutes a day and keep your bathroom clean with this simple system. Via imperfecthomemaking.com.
This is sooo easy! Via goodhousekeeping.com.
We’ve all done it. Splashed cooking oil on our shirt. Try one of these easy options for removing cooking oil stains from clothes. Via creativehomemaking.com.
Finding something that works for you your family in something as mundane as laundry can give you the drive to tackle all of the other things that we face as moms. Via aninvitinghome.com.
Find a way to make housework more fun, less boring and, perhaps, even easier! Via thehumbledhomemaker.com.
No matter how hard you try, it happens. You find a little piece of eggshell left behind. It takes FOREVER and a day to remove, you can try to use a fork, or even your fingers, but it doesn’t always work. Via whitehouseblackshutters.com.
This is the ultimate garlic tip! Via Food Wishes.
Lettuce and other greens can wilt quickly if they’re not handled correctly when you bring them home from the market or farm. If you wash and store them properly, lettuce can stay fresh for up to a week, and herbs can last for up to two weeks. Via wholenewmom.com.
Cutting down on the size of your wardrobe can have amazing benefits. Via keeperofthehome.org.
Break your blender jar? Many detachable blade assemblies screw right onto a mayo jar or a small-mouth Mason jar. Via realsimple.com.
This bathroom staple can help keep those rolls of wrapping paper neat and tidy. Via apartmenttherapy.com.
Three ways to freeze your batter to make sure you have rave results three days, three weeks, or three months down the road. Via thekitchn.com.
Cleaning your mattress regularly is a good idea. Via ongoodthingbyjillee.com.
Farm fresh eggs can be very difficult to peel. Try this tip for beautiful results. Via theprairiehomestead.com.
If you have hard water you know how difficult it is to keep your shower doors clean. Try this tip. Via homerepairtutor.com.
Try this clever technique next time you need to hang pictures. Via adventuresincreating.blogspot.com.
This is a great way to keep buttermilk on hand. Via homesteadrevival.blogspot.com.
Use a sticky note as a keyboard cleaner. Via realsimple.com.
“Stop wishing for that perfect home – look around and realize you already have it – now just do your best to make it as beautiful as you can with the money, time and resources that you have. But don’t wait to enjoy it!” ~ Christina. Via thefrugalhomemaker.com.
A simple kitchen sponge can make quick work of tidying up a worn sweater. Via goodhousekeeping.com.
One task everyday can keep looking clean and prevent you from becoming overwhelmed. Via couponcloset.net.
No more running to the grocery store for a last minute item! Via commonsensehome.com.
Refurbish an old dresser without even breaking a sweat. Via thelatinahomemaker.com.
Do your favorite fuzzy slippers need a little TLC? Via 365ishpins.com.
We shared a neat idea earlier for this. Here are four more via video! What’s your favorite way to pit a cherry? Via WholeFoodsMarket.
Tried and true tips from the past are always handy. Via successfulhomemakers.com.
Save your shrunken clothes! Via onegoodthingbyjillee.com.
Keep the moisture that’s already in the mushrooms in, keep the excess moisture out, that’s the trick. Visit to post to learn how. Via tipbusters.com.
It may seem like elementary math, but knowing volumetric conversions could save you time, energy and frustration looking for unnecessary measuring devices when the one in your hand will already do. Via chasingdelicious.com.
This tip is not only natural but also cheap and easy. Via mom4real.com.
This is a simple method for removing the stems from strawberries. Via ForkNPlate.
Use bread tags to organize and tag unmarked keys. Via apartmenttherapy.com.
No sewing involved with this quick and easy tip. Via anenglishaccent.blogspot.com.
Feeling like you’re always behind, stuck going around and around in circles, and never really getting anywhere or finishing anything? Check out these ideas for getting stuff done. Via moneysavingmom.com.
Got one hour? You can make hot from the oven yeast rolls with very little fuss. Via heavenlyhomemakers.com.
Do this every week for just three minutes and not leave it for a month at a time, for a much more peaceful relationship with your fridge. Via creeklinehouse.com.
When you fold your sheets, store them inside the pillowcase that matches the set. This keeps everything together and looks so pretty and organized. Via 365ishpins.com.
Create, and follow, a daily chore list to keep your home neat and tidy. Via liverenewed.com.
Crack the code of those those cryptic-looking symbols on your clothes with this handy printable. Via onegoodthingbyjillee.com.
You’ll love these tried and true tips for cutting down your kitchen time. Via keeperofthehome.org.
This simple experiment will determine how fresh an egg is. Via onejive.com.
It is always good to know how to pack efficiently and arrive with wrinkle free clothing. Via PackingLightDotCom.
Put on a damp rubber dishwashing glove and run your hand over hair-covered upholstery—the hair will cling to the glove, not the sofa. Via realsimple.com.
Take simple steps to easily purge your closet. Via designbuildlove.co.
This tip can help coordinate your bathroom with your bedroom or just use it for a curtain you love. Via jennaburger.com.
Develop a plan to not only keep my home more organized but to be able to get your home ready for guests on very little notice. Via premeditatedleftovers.com.
Let your dishwasher do the work for you! Via involvingcolor.com.
A few simple routines can make a huge difference in your day. Via theinspiredroom.net.
Here is a secret to help rid your bathroom of hard water rings. Via thekrazycouponlady.com.
How to get the seeds out (no water in a bowl) of a pomegranate in 10 seconds or less. Via Evan Rock.
How full is your workload? Take practical steps to make it more manageable. Via thehumbledhomemaker.com.
Keep your kitchen in order with this handy printable checklist. Via beautyandbedlam.com.
It’s very important to clean your fruits and veggies, for many reasons. Learn three different cleaning options. Via traditionalcookingschool.com.
Use this simple method to boost your towels back to their glory days. Via lifehacker.com.
“The biggest difference between a homemaker who does nothing VS a homemaker who gets all sorts of things done, enjoys her job and feels fulfilled in her endeavors is how she manages her schedule. So follow along to hear a few quick tips to create your own perfect schedule.” ~ Carrie. Via Carrie LeaghAnna.
This quick tutorial will show a great way to fold towels for an organized cupboard. Via askannamosely.com.
Want to live a simpler life? These quick actions can make a huge difference. Via slowyourhome.com.
Cure your shower head of its grimy blockage with a bag of vinegar. Via lifehacker.com.
Being a bit organized before you go to bed will always make getting out of bed a tad easier the next morning. Via blessedbeyondadoubt.com.
Wrinkles are easier to remove from fabrics that are slightly damp. Via goodhousekeeping.com.
A thin layer in the bottom of a trash container can deodorize and absorb any leaks that might happen if your garbage bag gets a hole in it. Via creeklinehouse.com.
Write down the clothes you don’t want to go in the dryer. Do this and you won’t need tip #58. 😉 Via happygoluckyblog.com.
There are some things you’d just as soon not touch with your bare hands. Use bags as gloves to handle what’s messy. Via realsimple.com.
Looking for a laundry method that will maximize your time? Simplify your life? Teach children responsibility? Here it is! Via thehumbledhomemaker.com.
Love Garlic and Onions but don’t love the smell it leaves on your breath and hands. Here’s a few solutions that will have you smelling stench free in seconds! Via DollarDesignsTV.
Having an arsenal of quick breakfasts is a great way to start the day. Via thehumbledhomemaker.com.
Check out this little tip for defogging bathroom mirrors. It’s brilliant. Via creeklinehouse.com.
Check out this easy way to remove stains on your grater. Via expertvillage.
Instead of peeling fruits and vegetables over a cutting board or into the sink, do it over a plastic bag. Via realsimple.com.