Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Why Didn't I Think of These?

Pin It First off, I didn’t write this post. I got home last night and a friend of mine had forwarded me an email of simple things you can do to make your life just a bit easier.

I didn’t like all of the ideas though. Because of this, I chose not to show some of them simply because I thought they were lame, or didn’t apply so well…creative editing license. Yeah, it’s what I do.

I left in the links to the original webpages so you could head over to them should you wish to do so.

If not, I won’t be offended. These are simply ideas…and none of them are mine.

After all, I didn’t write this post.

Hulling strawberries using a straw.
Clever ideas: use a walnut to heal furniture scratches
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.
Clever ideas: WD40 for cleaning crayon off TV screens
Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).
Clever ideas: keep a cut apple from going brown
Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.
Clever ideas: bowl as iPhone sound amplifier
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.
Cleaver ideas: wet wipe dispenser as plastic bag storage
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
Clever idea: muffin pan craft storage
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.
Clever idea: bread tags as cable labels
Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.
Clever idea: cook cupcakes in ice cream cones
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.
Clever idea: microwave your own popcorn in a plain paper bag
Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.
Clever idea: use a tension rod to hang spray bottles
Space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles.
Clever idea: use upside-down muffic pan to make 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. Click here for recipe.
Clever idea: freeze aloe vera lotion for soothing burns
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.


Rachel said...

You know, some of these are actually brilliant!! Funny thing is I already have some of these pinned on boards over on pinterest. The problem for me is remembering any of these when/if the time comes....... Like hulling strawberries. I might forget to go and get a straw and poke a hole in it before yanking off the stem and popping it into my mouth! Especially if it is dipped in chocolate.... ;D

Danielle said...

THese are awesome!!! Love it!!

Shawna said...

I will have to try the rubberband on an apple and see if it really works... and I've seen the tension rod one before, but the space under my sink is far too long for one right now (bummer!) I could have certainly used the aloe hint the other day... and I will definitely start saving the bread tags because I love that one.

I don't know if you remember, but we had the cone cupcakes once when we were in elementary school and I remember as a kid thinking it was the coolest thing ever... and then forgot all about it with the progression of time.

Thanks for sharing these!

Cherie said...

I have seen a few of these but others I had not. All are great ideas! I'm going to book mark this.

Joan said...

Ok, the tension rod for the spray bottles made me say "Awesome!" out loud!

Thanks for the tips. =)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

also, did u know if u don't have spackle for filling in those nail holes in the wall u can use TOOTHPASTE... hair spray takes out ink on clothes...
one time a lizard got on a glue trap for mice.. well, we took vegetable oil and dribbled it on the lizard and he was able to get off the sticky death trap,.

Gerb said...

That was the best post you didn't write! Great tips here. Now I'm off to find some bread tags and rubber bands.

Karen Peterson said...

I'd heard of some of these before, but the rest? Genius! Thanks. For not writing this post.

Tracy P. said...

WOW! The bread tags are the perfect answer to a major headache!! Also the walnut. Can't wait to try these. I'm a seasoned ice cream cupcake maker. Love them.

Sierra said...


Jamie said...

Awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing!

tammy said...

The strawberries, the apple and the walnut are my faves. Brilliant!

Trevor said...

Love it. I shared it with my mom and sisters!

Mamma has spoken said...

Someone sent me the same e-mail. I too loved them however I know myself and will not be using them. Not that they weren't great, I'm just that lazy to remember to use them when the time comes.....

Richard & Natalie said...

Love these. So much, I forwarded them on to my mother. We both thank you!

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