ingenious little tips for around the home

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois
Ideas to Make Life Easier

Why 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Find tiny lost items like earrings by
putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.

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,
tweezers and clippers,
behind a vanity door

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

Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.

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

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

Install a tension rod
to hang your spray bottles.

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

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

Create a window-box veggie patch
using guttering.

Use egg cartons to separate and store
your Christmas decorations.

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Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Wow! You are so right....I see some that I have never seen before, and certainly would never have thought of myself.  We will be using those tips in 2012. Thanx.

Dec 31, 2011 06:39 AM #1
Dale Taylor
Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois - Frankfort, IL
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos

Glad it is useful.  Happy New Year Ed and Tracy!

Dec 31, 2011 03:13 PM #2
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