5 Brilliant Household Hacks for All Those Sold-Out Quarantine Supplies

5 Brilliant Household Hacks for All Those Sold-Out Quarantine Supplies

Restaurants are shuttered, schools are closed—and after a long and grueling trip to the supermarket, where you had to wait in line just to get in and where the toilet paper was being guarded like bars of gold, you realize you forgot something at the store.

The truth is, most of us will forget to buy something (or multiple things) over the next few weeks. Or in many cases, stores will be out of the very thing we went there to buy. And right now, cleanliness is top of mind.

Which is why we teamed up with cleaning experts from across the country to bring you a few helpful hacks. Fortunately, a lot of basic household items can come in handy in a pinch. So whether you forgot the shampoo, ran out of disinfecting wipes, or didn’t buy enough hand sanitizer, we’ve got you covered. Here are five common household items that will help you stay clean throughout quarantine.

It’s no surprise this natural moisturizer can be used as a stand-in for a handful of skincare products. But it might surprise you just how many. Skin cream, makeup remover, lip balm, and even shaving cream are all well within the use cases for this powerful natural oil.

“You can even use olive oil as a shaving cream,” explains Jon Gibbons, a cleaning consultant for Smart Vacuums. “It’s gentle on the skin and actually moisturizes as well as slicking up the skin for a shave.”

5. Lemons and limes

When life gives you lemons, use them in everything! Lemon and lime juice make for great additions or substitutes for a variety of DIY home cleaners and products. Here are a few creative ways to put those citric acids to work.

“You can use [lime] as a personal deodorant when mixed with baking soda, as a deodorizer for just about any home surface, as a natural hair gel, and it even works as a natural preservative for foods,” explains Norma Capin of Dallas Maids. “If you pour some in a dishwashing mix, [it] will work as a degreaser and give dishes a fresh smell, or you can add it to a natural shampoo—it will help to get rid of dandruff.”

Lemon mixed with sea salt also works wonders as a natural abrasive cleaning agent.

Source: https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/brilliant-household-substitutes-for-quarantine-supplies/







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Tim Morissette, also known in the community as Mr. Foothill Ranch, offers over 46 years of real estate experience which has given him an established reputation and unmatched market knowledge. He is joined by his wife, Michele and sons Matt and Jeff, as they continue to offer personal service with an emphasis on achieving his clients’ real estate goals.  This unique combination of traits has led to his proven track record of referral and repeat business. This can be witnessed by the trust of homeowners in Foothill Ranch where he has sold twice as many homes and represented three times more buyers than the next-leading real estate agent for the last 26 years.

As residents of Foothill Ranch since 1994, Tim and Michele are actively involved in the community by fundraising for Foothill Ranch Library, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cancer Society, Homes for Habitat, Relay for Life, South County Outreach, and the local church and schools. Tim enjoys sponsoring community-wide garage sales, paper shredding and e-waste recycling event, an Easter egg hunt, & a Meet Santa Event.

Tim and Michele are dedicated to their family of four sons, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren. As a family, they enjoy many outdoor activities which include camping, spearfishing, mountain climbing and exploring the miles of hiking and equestrian trails in Foothill Ranch and the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Tim and his sons are also avid snowboarders and enjoy mountain biking and lobster diving. Family is a top priority in the Morissette household. They look forward to helping more families achieve their dreams of homeownership.