It is popularly said that there are no shortcuts in life. Well, when it comes to homesteading, there are shortcuts. Thinking about achieving more things in the home without spending more money and wasting time? Then you’ll love these awesome and easy homesteading tips and tricks!
So if you’re someone who has been homesteading for awhile or has just begun, then definitely check out these ideas!
Kill Bugs with Duct Tape
Are you tired of bugs eating and killing your plants? Then quickly use some duct tape and you can save your plant’s lives. Simply place the tape on the plant leaves and pull it off slowly. Try not to faint because the amount of dead bugs might shock you.
Use Compost as Fertilizer
Using your compost as a fertilizer helps get rid of your waste while providing nutrients to your plants. Which is perfect! Get your leftover food like fruits, animal (rabbit and chicken) waste, tea bags, add water and blend together. Without any negative side effects, you can provide your plants with the essential nutrients they need to grow strong; while the quality of your soil keeps improving.
Turn Plastic Gallons into Watering Cans
Plastic gallons turned watering cans can help control the amount of water used in watering your plants. Drill holes into the lid of your plastic gallon and that’s it, you have a watering can. It is an easy and very cost effective way to improvise and cut down on waste..
Use Basic Ingredients to Make Dog Shampoo
Your dog might reacts to chemical commercial shampoos badly, which may make you wonder what you can use for them. So here is a quick idea using organic apple cider vinegar, natural liquid dish washing soap, glycerine, warm water and a mason jar. Pour a reasonable amount of the ingredients in your mason jar and gently mix. Voila! Your dog is ready to have an amazing bath and get super clean.
Remove Fleas from Pets with DIY Flea Spray
It is always sad to discover that your pets have been infested with fleas. But don’t worry, the mixture of two tablespoons of baking soda, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and one teaspoon of borax in a spray bottle will get rid of fleas instantly. Get your pets and spray them with the mixture; try not to spray their ears and eyes. Let the mixture sit on their body for about 25 minutes. Then, rinse off with warm water.
Freeze Eggs for Preservation
Your birds are doing really great and are producing lots of eggs daily. But how do you preserve them from getting spoiled? Freeze them. Place your eggs in a muffin tin, silicone cups, or egg holder and put in the freezer. When they are frozen, remove from container, transfer to a Ziploc bag and keep back in the freezer. Frozen eggs can stay up to a year without going bad.
Grow Fruit Trees in Containers
Sometimes, the space in your home might be too small to grow everything you want. Lemon, calamondin, and dwarf kaffa lime trees are fruit trees that will survive in a container. But, as soon as they are big enough, you will have to transfer them to the ground.
If you’re a beginner or someone who has been homesteading for awhile, then these tips will definitely help you out!
Now if you have any homesteading hacks yourself, let me know in the comments down below!