Whether it’s rented or owned, taking care of a home is hard work. There are a lot of routine maintenance procedures to follow to keep your home in working.

But luckily, you don’t have to worry – the following list contains solutions to many of the household problems you should definitely be aware of. Many of these repairs are within everyone’s reach, and in no time at all, your home will be functioning as good as new.

Do-it-yourself
air freshener To make your home atmosphere more fragrant, you can make your own air freshener without depending on chemicals. 2 tablespoons of witch hazel and about 9 cl of water in a spray bottle. Shake and sprinkle. Easier than that!

Windows without streaks
If after washing the windows you find streaks on the glass, just take a dry and clean eraser for blackboard or whiteboard, and use it to remove all traces.

Mold between the tiles
To eliminate the mold that grows on the mortar between the tiles, try this bicarbonate paste: 3/4 bicarbonate, 1/4 water. To get well into the cavities between the tiles and get a deeper result you can help yourself with a toothbrush (another possibility is to use a “magic eraser” type sponge). After applying the paste, leave it to act 1 or 2 hours, rinse with water and let it dry.