Some good ole household tips

25 clever ideas to make life easier

Clever                                                           ideas: hull                                                           strawberries                                                           with a straw

hull strawberries easily using a straw

Clever ideas: use                                                           a walnut to                                                           heal furniture                                                           scratches
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. 
Clever ideas: WD40                                                           for cleaning                                                           crayon off TV                                                           screens
Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).
Clever ideas: keep                                                           a cut apple                                                           from going                                                           brown
Stop cut apples browning in your child;s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.
Clever ideas:                                                           store bedlinen                                                           sets inside                                                           their                                                           pillowcases
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.
Clever ideas: bowl                                                           as iPhone                                                           sound                                                           amplifier
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl the concave shape amplifies the music.
Cleaver ideas: wet                                                           wipe dispenser                                                           as plastic bag                                                           storage
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
Clever ideas: baby                                                           powder to                                                           remove sand                                                           from feet
Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily who knew?!
Clever ideas:                                                           velcro strip                                                           on wall to                                                           hold soft                                                           toys
Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.
Clever ideas: gift                                                           wrap storage                                                           on cupboard                                                           ceiling
Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.
Clever idea:                                                           stocking over                                                           vacuum to pick                                                           up lost items
Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.
Clever idea: box                                                           lid cupcake                                                           holder
Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.
Clever idea: how                                                           to fold a                                                           fitted sheet
For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.
Clever idea:                                                           magnetic                                                           bobbypin                                                           storage
Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins
(and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door
Clever idea: use                                                           shower caps to                                                           hold shoes                                                           when packing
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!
Clever idea:                                                           muffin pan                                                           craft storage
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.
Clever idea: bread                                                           tags as cable                                                           labels
Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.
Clever idea: cook                                                           cupcakes in                                                           ice cream                                                           cones
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.
Definitely doing this!
Clever idea:                                                           microwave your                                                           own popcorn in                                                           a plain paper                                                           bag
Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.
Clever idea: use a                                                           tension rod to                                                           hang spray                                                           bottles
Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius!
Clever idea: how                                                           to make                                                           heart-shaped                                                           eggs
Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial. Aww shucks!
Clever idea: use                                                           upside-down                                                           muffic pan to                                                           make cookie                                                           bowls
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:                                                           freeze aloe                                                           vera lotion                                                           for soothing                                                           burns
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.
Clever idea:                                                           gutter veggie                                                           garden
Gutter garden: Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering. Kathy’s idea!
Clever idea: egg                                                           cartons for                                                           Christmas                                                           ornament                                                           storage
Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.

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