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Clever Household Tricks to Make Life Easier

February 25, 2012

My mom recently forwarded me a fun email entitled “Handy Helpers that Make Life Easier.” I thought many of the ideas were really clever, so I thought I would share a few of them with you and also include a few more I have come across in my own quest to be more efficient. Enjoy!

{Use old egg cartons to store your holiday decorations. No broken ornaments next year when you go to unpack your holiday treasures.}

{Place a few drops of your favorite scented oil on the cardboard toilet paper roll. Your house guests will get a fresh scent burst each time they take a square of toilet paper.}

{I love this trick. When packing your suitcase wrap a shower cap around the base of your shoes to keep the soles from marking up your clothes.}

{Blast some hot air on those stubborn price tags for easy removal.}

{Spray your votive holders with a light coat of canola oil cooking spray before dropping the tea light in. Once the candle has burned down the wax will slip right out.}

{Every now and then I get a craving for some pancakes, but I always dread the mess. This trick suggests using a recycled ketchup bottle to dispense your pancakes onto the pan. I can’t wait to try this one!}

{Use a walnut to buff out scratches on hard wood floors and wood furniture.}

{Here is a great handy trick for your child’s nursery. Secure a velco strip on the wall in their room and adhere soft toys to it, eliminating toys on the floor.}

{Turn up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod in a bowl.  The concave shape amplifies the music.}

{Turn a bottle of baby lotion into a clever charging holder for your cell phone.}

{Organize your linens by storing bed linen sets  inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.}

{Rub chalk onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.}

{Keep scarves rolled up and neat with napkin holders when not in use.}

{Use a pop top as a picture hanger.}

{I have been using this trick for years! When your candle burns too low to easily access with a match, light the end of a spaghetti noodle. You will get a few more uses out of your candle and save yourself from getting a burn.}

I hope you learned a few handy household tricks today, I know I did!  If you have a great tip you’d like to share, please respond with a comment.  I would love to add your idea to our growing list.  Have a great weekend!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2012 11:58 pm

    Love the egg carton idea for Christmas decorations

    • February 26, 2012 10:04 pm


      Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving your client. I agree. Some of these ideas are awesome! That’s why I had to share. I have a gazillion holiday decorations myself, so I am going to try the egg carton idea next year. I’m glad you liked the post. Please check back with us and keep the comments coming!



  2. February 29, 2012 10:18 am

    Okay, now I have to run out and buy some walnuts! Thanks for the tips!

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