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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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  1. February 25, 2012 11:58 pm

    Love the egg carton idea for Christmas decorations

    • February 26, 2012 10:04 pm

      Steve,

      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!

      XoXo,

      Denise

  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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