Arlene and two adopted dogs.

Just a blog from someone who loves to communicate with other dog owners

Till I think of something original


Some of these are so obvious and clever….

 
A few idea follow to make chores a little easier.
Read on – – – 
 
Posted on November 01, 2011 in
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Clever ideas: hull strawberries with a strawVia: 
amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com
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 … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw).
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Clever ideas: use a walnut to heal furniture scratches Via:apartmenttherapy.com
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.
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Clever ideas: WD40 for cleaning crayon off TV screensVia: unplggd.com
Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).
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Clever ideas: keep a cut apple from going brownVia:athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com
Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.
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Clever ideas: store bedlinen sets inside their pillowcasesVia:marthastewart.com
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.
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Clever ideas: bowl as iPhone sound amplifierVia: realsimple.com
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.
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Cleaver ideas: wet wipe dispenser as plastic bag storageVia:savvyhousekeeping.com
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
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Clever ideas: baby powder to remove sand from feetVia:iheartnaptime.net
Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily – who knew?!
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Clever ideas: velcro strip on wall to hold soft toysVia: realsimple.com
Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.
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Clever ideas: gift wrap storage on cupboard ceilingVia: flickr.com
Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.
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Clever idea: stocking over vacuum to pick up lost itemsVia:instructables.com
Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.
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Clever idea: box lid cupcake holderVia: realsimple.com
Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.
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Clever idea: how to fold a fitted sheetVia: stephmodo.com
For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.
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Clever idea: magnetic bobbypin storageVia:sprwmn.blogspot.com
Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door
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Clever idea: use shower caps to hold shoes when packingVia: realsimple.com
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!
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Clever idea: muffin pan craft storageVia:familyfun.go.com
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.
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Clever idea: bread tags as cable labelsVia: unplggd.com
Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.
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Clever idea: cook cupcakes in ice cream conesVia: kiboomu.com
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat. Definitely doing this!
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Clever idea: microwave your own popcorn in a plain paper bagVia: squawkfox.com
Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.
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Clever idea: use a tension rod to hang spray bottlesVia:photobucket.com
Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius!
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Clever idea: how to make heart-shaped eggsVia: 9gag.com
Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial. Aww shucks!
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Clever idea: use upside-down muffic pan to make cookie bowlsVia: wilton.com
Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila – you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream. Click here for recipe.
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Clever idea: freeze aloe vera lotion for soothing burnsVia: realsimple.com
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.
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Clever idea: gutter veggie gardenVia:lifehacker.com.au
Gutter garden: Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.
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Clever idea: egg cartons for Christmas ornament storageVia: re-nest.com
Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.

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6 Comments

  1. Wow it’s good to be back and these are so good Arlene. Fab post thanks for sharing, hope you having a great weekend. Hugs Sheila and Wile-e xx

  2. I’m gonna try the walnut one for sure….

    • It works Angelwings, I’ve tried it.also another tip on furniture, if you have a burn ring that’s not too deep, Brasso [metal polish] can help.

  3. What a lovely post 🙂 some fantastic ideas there thanks Arlene!

    • You are welcome Wolfie, anything to help improve your housekeeping skills ;-))

      • They are badly in need of improvement! lol 😉

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