Friday, December 30, 2011

That Was Easy...

As we embark on a New Year, I thought I would share a great email I received the other day from a dear friend.  She knows I am a tip fanatic.  I don't know the original source of this... but who ever did this is a genius. 

 Hull strawberries easily using a straw.

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

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

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

 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.

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

Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily –
Who knew?

Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.

Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling,
Rather than cluttering up the floor.

Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum

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

  For those who can't stand the scrunching and bunching:  how to perfectly
Fold a fitted sheet.

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

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!

A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to
Make them tip-resistant.

Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.

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

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

  Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius! 
This is going on my must have shopping list.

Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial. 
Wouldn't this be perfect for a Valentine's breakfast.

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.

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

Gutter garden:  Create a window-box veggie patch using gutters.
Perfect for a herb garden.

Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations. 

 Hope you found a few ideas that will make your life a little easier too. 

Back to the tedious job of painting a spare bedroom... hmmm, anyone got a few tips on making that job easier?



gail said...

Oh my GOSH! I was on the edge of my seat reading all of these wonderful tips! Thanks for sharing!

good luck painting, Happy New Year!


Denise said...

Some wonderful ideas.......hope the painting is going well, I can't wait to see photos of the finished job.

Happy New Year!

Kat said...

These are fabulous tips and tricks! Many thanks for sharing!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I would have NEVER thought of some of those tips!! These are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing never cease to amaze me.

Happy New Year Sweetie!


Brenda said...

Love most of these tips Deb! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a very Happy New Year!!

driftwoodesign said...

Most Excellent Post! Thank you Deb for gathering them all together and sharing.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD
ps how's the weather back there?

Coleen's Corner said...

Amazing tips! Can't think of one I wouldn't use. Thanks for sharing these treasures. Now, if only I could get off my rump and put them to use!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Great tips, I feel a lot smarter now! My fave was the gutter garden on the wall.

Muddaritaville said...

This is great Deb, I'll be back to review this one a few times!


Proper Prim said...

Thanks everyone... wow, this is one of the most viewed posts on my blog to date. Who knew that there were so many tip junkies out

Farmhouse Style Living said...

Ok, cough up more lady I know you got them! I love these tips! This would of come in so handy taking those 24 cupcakes to school! I still have to try out that homemade chalk paint though. Have you?

Ruthie said...

I can't wait to bake the cookie bowls for my daughter's next tea party and holy cow the sheet set tip is so simple & sensible yet I've never done that ... now I'm looking forward to reorganizing my linen closet ... thanks!

Firecracker Kid said...

son of a gun, now if these don't beat all! Pretty darn cool ideas :0) Thanks Deb!

Adriana said...

Realmente excepcionales ideas!!! me encantaron
Felices fiestas!!!
BA- Argentina

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