If you are going on holiday, cut a fresh lemon in half and leave it in your kitchen. The room will smell lovely and fresh when you return.
always store bananas separately from other fruit as the gas they give off as they ripen shortens the life of the other fruit. Of course, if you have fruit you would like to ripen quickly, pop it in a paper bag with a banana.
If you are thinking of putting up a gallery wall of your pictures, the easiest way to arrange them is to lay them out on the floor. You can play around with position and spacing. Once you are happy with the arrangement you can hang them on the wall.
Turn your mattress once a month to prevent hollows forming is your usual sleeping position. once every two to three months turn it top to bottom.
A peeled onion in a bucket of water left overnight will remove strong chemical smells from your house.
When you lay a new carpet keep a spare piece. This will be very useful for testing cleaning products and stain removers on.
If you have washed the loose covers of your sofas or chair, replace them while they are just still damp to stop them from shrinking.