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DIY Eco-friendly Tips

April 14, 2020

Life Hacks are small, smart tricks that make everyday life more comfortable, solve technical problems or repair at a low cost. There are countless tricks which quickly resolve a "crackle". Some of them even have a sustainable character. We have put together three useful life hacks for everyday use with an environmentally friendly side effect.


DIY Eco Friendly Tips


Used tea bags as a smell killer

Even used tea bags can be used a second time in a variety of ways. Muffy shoes or refrigerators smell neutral after a "treatment" with dried teabags again. These are particularly suitable tea bags with peppermint tea or lemon balm tea. Leave the dry tea bag in the shoes or the fridge for a few hours. Moisture is absorbed, and the kitchen appliance as well as the shoes smell pleasant again or expensive deodorants.


Walnuts against scratches in wooden furniture

Fresh walnuts easily refill small scratches in wooden furniture. Remove the peel and either rub the walnut directly over the scratch or gently "rub" the nut into the wood with a soft cloth. Nut mass fills the recessed area, the various shades of brown make the scratch invisible, and the oil of walnut nourishes the wood. Protects the purse, repairs and maintains without chemicals.


Freeze raw eggs

Eggs that are not needed at the moment or egg yolk, egg white that has been leftover from baking, can quickly be frozen raw. The eggs are frozen without peel and do not change their consistency. Whole eggs mix after thawing, but can be used just like fresh eggs that do not need to be separated. This way, the shelf life can be extended and "backrests" recycled.


Clean wooden tables with toothpaste

Unsightly water stains on wooden tables can be removed entirely with toothpaste. Moisten a cloth and put a dollop of toothpaste on the water's edge. Rub briefly with the fabric, leave to soak and wipe off. The stain has already disappeared. This saves grinding work or harsh cleaners.


Freeze herbs

You don't have to throw away non-winterproof herbs from the garden or leftover, fresh herbs, but can be frozen without any problems. With some herbs, freezing is even more beneficial than drying, since their vital substances and their essential oils are better preserved. Most herbs are washed, chopped, and then frozen with a little water in ice cube trays or small cans.

Thyme can, e.g. freeze completely and loosely in the bag. For cooking, if your try to shop eco-friendly, add the frozen herbs directly to the food to maintain the aroma. Frozen herbs last up to 12 months.

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