Just call me Helouise.........
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.
~ Hull strawberries easily using a straw.
~ 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 & 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.
~ Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
~ Add baby powder to your beach bag. It gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!
~ Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.
~ Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.
~ Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.
~ Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.
~ Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers and clippers, behind a vanity door.
~ Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel.
~ A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.
~ Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.
~ Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.
~ Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier & cheaper than the packet stuff.
~ Install a tension rod under cabinets to hang your spray bottles.
~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.
~ Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.
~ Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.