Hanging houseplants can be a hassle to maintain, especially if they’re located high off the ground. Instead of balancing on a step stool to water the plants, toss a few ice cubes onto the dirt. The ice will slowly and effectively hydrate your greenery as it melts. This strategy works especially well for sensitive plants that don’t like a sudden deluge, such as orchids and African violets. You can also try adding ice cubes to your Christmas tree stand—unlike liquid water, the ice won't overflow onto your decorations and gifts.