Our Designers posted by Sage Bowman

I was reading an article recently and came across these great household tips.  I’m a sucker for things like these.  I always print them and hang it somewhere in my kitchen so I don’t forget to use them.  Hopefully you, too, can use these tricks and ideas to solve your everyday problems!

Hull strawberries easily using a straw:

 

Rub a walnut over scratches in your furniture…it will disguise dings and scrapes:

 

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

 

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

 

Overhaul your linen closet…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 quick and easy:

 

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:

 

Find tiny lost items, like earrings, by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose and suck it up:

 

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:  Of course, our mother taught us this when we were young and didn't think we'd ever need to know this... yet when our friends see us fold fitted sheets our process is envied.  

 

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:

 

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 under the sink:

 

Win friends at breakfast with this heart shaped egg tutorial…so sweet!

 

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:

 

Gutter garden…create a window box veggie patch using guttering:

 

Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations:

 

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Please let us know how these tips worked for you!  I find that you have to read this a few times (or print out and save) to actually keep it saved in your memory.  I hope you enjoy!

Sage

 

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Robin cullen

05/31/2012
11:25AM

Wow, what great tricks and tips.  I can hardly wait to try them!

Carolyn Klingler

09/17/2012
9:10AM

So much great information!!  It’s like Heloise’s Hints for the modern age!!
Thank you,
Carolyn

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