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25 Clever Ideas to Make Your Life Easier

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 by Corbridge, Kiera

25 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier - Taken from


Hull Strawberries with a Straw


Hull strawberries easily using a straw.


Walnut to Cover Scratches


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


Crayon Off of TV


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


Rubber Band Apples to Keep Them White


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


Storing Linens


Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.


iPhone in a Bowl


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


Store Plastic Bags


Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.


Baby Powder Removes Sand


Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily – who knew?!


Velcro Toys to the Wall


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


Store Wrapping Paper


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


Sock Over Vacuum Hose


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



Cupcake Holder


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


Folding Fitted Sheet


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


Bobby Pins on Magnet Strip


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



Shower Cap Holding Shoes


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!


Craft Storage in Muffin Tin



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


Power Cord Labels


Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.


Cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones


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


Popcorn in Paper Bag


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


Tension Rod to Hang Spray Bottles


Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius!


Heart Shaped Hard Boiled Eggs


Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial. Aww shucks!


Cookie Bowls


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


Aloe Vera Ice Cubes


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


Gutter Garden


Gutter garden: Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.


Egg Carton Storage


Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.

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