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Household helps
February 18, 2012, 9:56 AM
Filed under: helpful household hints

Here are some helpful ideas for around the house:

1) Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.

2) Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).

3) Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band..

4) Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

5) Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.

6) Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.

7) Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily – who knew?!

8) Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.

9) Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.  ***this is my fave and so easy!

10) Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.

11) Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.

12) For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.

Clever
                                                          idea: how to
                                                          fold a fitted
                                                          sheetVia: stephmodo.com

13) Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door

 

Clever
                                                          idea: magnetic
                                                          bobbypin
                                                          storageVia: sprwmn.blogspot.com

 

14) A tip for holiday packing. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel!

15) A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant15) Clever
                                                          idea: muffin
                                                          pan craft
                                                          storageVia: familyfun.go.com

16) Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.

 Clever
                                                          idea: bread
                                                          tags as cable
                                                          labelsVia: unplggd.com

17) Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.

18) Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.

19) Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius!

Clever
                                                          idea: use a
                                                          tension rod to
                                                          hang spray
                                                          bottlesVia: photobucket.com

 

20) Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.

21) Gutter garden: Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

22) Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.

23) Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila – you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream. Click here for recipe.

Clever
                                                          idea: use
                                                          upside-down
                                                          muffic pan to
                                                          make cookie
                                                          bowlsVia: wilton.com

 

 

24) Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial. Aww shucks!

 

.Clever
                                                          idea: how to
                                                          make
                                                          heart-shaped
                                                          eggsVia: 9gag.com

 

Clever
                                                          ideas: hull
                                                          strawberries
                                                          with a straw

 25) Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw

 

 

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