A home isn’t just a place to come home to after a hard day’s work, or a place to raise your children, it should reflect who you really are. Paying close attention to the design and décor of a house can help you create a building to be proud of, but the essential gadgets and household items within it make it a functional and comfortable place to live. What many people don’t know is that some of these items can have alternative uses to their primary function, making them more versatile and more fun.
Turn Your Bread Machine into a Pizza Preparer
Every house should have a bread machine, because the smell of bread proving and then baking has to be the greatest scent in the world. Freshly home baked bread tastes better than the shop bought varieties too, but whilst bread is for many people a staple of their diet, your machine can also be used to create one of the most delicious foods of all: pizza. Bread machines can be used to prepare pizza dough in around an hour, and this easy to follow five ingredient pizza recipe from Pocket Change Gourmet does the rest. Once you’ve tasted homemade pizza you won’t be going back to the takeaway again, and it’s sure to impress dinner guests.
Making Your Old Jeans Look and Feel as Good as New
We all have a pair of jeans that we really love, but over time their color begins to fade, they lose their crispness and just don’t look as stylish as they once did. It’s time to buy some new jeans, or is it? Your household freezer isn’t just a food preserver, it’s also a denim reviver. Simply place your jeans or jacket into a sealed bag and then store it within a freezer compartment for a week. Not only will any bacteria be eradicated but the color will be revived, and they will feel as crisp as the day you bought them. Just don’t be tempted to go down the double denim route afterwards.
Bring Your Water Filter Out of Retirement
Many people have discovered the convenience of having a water purification system built in to their faucets, and if you haven’t you really should. That could spell goodbye for the water filtering jugs that many of us once had in our fridges, but they do have an alternative, and rather more decadent, use. If you love vodka you’ll know there can be a huge difference between a ten-dollar bottle and a premium brand, but by filtering cheaper brands through a water filter jug five times you’ll get a premium taste at a budget price. Try a blind taste test and you’ll be amazed at the result.
Bread machines are a great addition to any kitchen, every home has a freezer, and many of us also have water jugs languishing unused and unloved, but they can all do much more than you may have thought. Putting your household gadgets to an alternative use doesn’t just bring great results, it can also be an excellent talking point at a dinner party. You’ll never look at your appliances and gadgets in the same way again.