Saturday, December 17, 2011

24 creative ideas

I got this in an email and it was too good to not share!

Ideas to Make life Easier:

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

Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

source Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel.

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

source Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.

source Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.

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

source Install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles.

source 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.

source Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

source Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.
Hull strawberries easily using a straw.

source Aren't those awesome and so practical?! There are several I want to try!

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Lepa said...

love it such good ideas... keep them coming I enjoyed reading this. Very helpful.

Stevie MooreBabies said...

Oh WOW! The only one that I actually do (and I felt proud that it made the list, lol) was folding the fitted sheet like that. But I LOVE the storing of sheets in the pillow case... can we say genious?!

Sandy said...

I am so pinning this!!

vexa said...

great ideas! thanx for sharing!

Karyn said...

Yes, those are great ideas. I had a lot of these pinned already and will be adding a couple more. Good finds!!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

All great ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

Deidre said...

This is GENIOUS!!! Thanks so much! Deidre~ Http://

Carri K said...

Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

My Beautiful World said...

Another wonderful post my friend thanks for sharing, so nice to catch up again. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

KAT said...

wow those are some great tips !!
Thanks so much

- KAT -

The Johnson Familia said...

Thanks for the fabulous ideas! I'm sharing your blog over at

Terry said...

Thanks so much for combining these so our lives become easier.

Kepa Faleta said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE ALL THESE IDEAS! Thank you so much! =) & a Happy Holidays to you! =)

Brassy Apple said...

totally wowed by the walnut thing! thanks for linking up to Mom it monday!

I shared this idea on the Brassy Apple FB page too! :)

are you on fb?

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...


Shiloh said...

These are fantastic. I've seen a couple before, but some are brand new. I'm definitely pinning for future reference. Love the baby powder.

Loribeth said...

I have three favorites:
1. Using the bottom of the muffin pan to bake cups.
2. The gutters used to plant veggies
3. Hulling the strawberries with a straw.

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

These are some awesome ideas! I definitely wrote some down! I would love for you to come share this at my party today!!! Your newest fan!

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Hi Kaysi! thanks for sharing these on my Made U look Linky! I will be featuring these ideas today!! SO come by and grab a button and I would love it if you would link up again today!

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Hi Kaysi,
I wanted to let you know a couple of these ideas were shown on Charlotte Today tv show in Charlotte, NC this morning. The same pics were used! Not sure if they were yours or not, just thought I'd let ya know in case you wanted to check it out.


Melissa at Artful Slice of Home said...

WOW There are some fantastic ideas here that I've never seen. At least 4 that I'll be doing this weekend!