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Sunday, January 8, 2012

5 clever ideas to make life easier

Some handy ideas found and assembled in one place on blogs around the web

clip_image001Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had!


(Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw).

clip_image002Via: apartmenttherapy.com
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.


.clip_image003Via: unplggd.com
Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).

.clip_image004Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com
Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band..



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Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.
.clip_image006Via: realsimple.com
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.


.clip_image007Via: savvyhousekeeping.com
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.




.clip_image008Via: iheartnaptime.net
Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily – who knew?!



.clip_image009Via: realsimple.com
Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.




clip_image010Via: flickr.com
Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.


clip_image011Via: instructables.com
Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.



clip_image012Via: realsimple.com
Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.



clip_image013Via: stephmodo.com
For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.






clip_image014Via: sprwmn.blogspot.com
Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door


clip_image015Via: realsimple.com
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!

.clip_image016Via: familyfun.go.com
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.



.clip_image017Via: unplggd.com
Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.


clip_image018Via: kiboomu.com
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.





clip_image019Via: squawkfox.com
Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.



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


clip_image021Via: 9gag.com
Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial. Aww shucks!




.clip_image022Via: wilton.com
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.


Via: realsimple.com
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.



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


clip_image025Via: re-nest.com Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.