The birds are chirping and the worst of the cold is behind us! With spring right around the corner, now’s a perfect time to get your house in order with some of the best tips and tricks this side of the Ohio River to keep your place in shape come summertime. Whether you’re looking to go green this April or just want a better way to adult, Louisville’s premier homemakers have you covered for all your housewarming needs. Check out these awesome home hacks!
Local Experts’ Home Hacks to Make Life a Little Easier
From the experts at Page|Duke Landscape Architecture
If you’re looking for the perfect way to tie together your entire landscape quickly, easily and for a good price, there’s nothing like pine straw. We love pine straw not only for how it looks, but how it protects your plants with just the right amount of coverage and drainage. It is the perfect choice to refresh your garden right before company comes. Find it for $4.18 at Home Depot.
The Natchez Solution
From Mark Gaff, Owner & Designer, of Crescent Hill Trading Company
If your favorite aging piece of wooden furniture needs a little TLC, look no further than The Natchez Solution, a must-have tool in any homemaker’s kit, perfect for restoring the natural oils of any wooden piece. If you’re looking to go from dull and drab to fresh and fun, Natchez Solution is your answer. Find it in a variety of sizes and prices at The Natchez Solution.
Matte Black Ceiling Paint
From Chelsea Collard of Kentucky Select Properties
A fresh coat of matte black paint on your ceiling is the fastest way — short of knocking down walls! — to give your favorite room a new level of depth, sophistication and space. Give your favorite room a makeover with a brand-new finish. Everyone will be asking you when you finished your addition. Find it for $84.98 at Lowe’s.
From Merry Dougherty of Merridian Home Furnishings
Does the surface of your wood furniture need a little love? Merridian sells solid wood pieces, and the environment can take its toll on the surface of the wood. Dryness, small scratches and water stains can all affect the finish. Restor-A-Finish is a great way to replenish the wood’s natural oils and return the finish to its original luster. Find it for $9.95 at Howard Products.
From Gretchen Burcham with Blooms Boutique
If you’re doing your best to stay organized and looking to save some money while you’re at it, this hack is for you. Clear containers are not only an easy way to stay organized, but they also look stylish, adding a fun visual pop to your kitchen countertop or desktop. Find a set of four for $21.99 at Target.
From Page Thomas of Idea Source at Home
Change out heavy pillows and throws for lightweight, spring-colored cotton and linen ones to freshen your space for warm weather. Changing out a few pieces can really make a big difference in making your home feel seasonally appropriate. These doodle pillows are an excellent option to bring your space a fun, springtime vibe. Find this Doodle by Rebecca for $45 at Blooms Boutique.
From Lyn Mabry of Living Spaces by Lyn
You don’t have to break the bank to keep yourself organized. Just use some basic clothes pins to clip important papers and reminders where you can see them. Find clothes pins for $5.84 for a 50-pack at Target.
Bar Keepers Friend
From Suzie Tipton and Lisa Masters of Stoneware & Co.
Need a hack for removing utensil marks from stoneware dishes? Try a paste of Bar Keepers Friend mixed with a little water and gently run it into the marks until they disappear. It’s that simple! Find it for $1.99 at Target.
We hope these home hacks make your life a little easier!