Friday, January 6, 2012

25+ Clever Household Tips

I'm definitely out of the loop. As soon as the Year changed over, everyone started blogging about organization. How to be organized. How to organize your pantries. The best organized office. How to organize your blog posts. Truth is, my husband and I argued today because our house is so unorganized. Did that kick us into an organization frenzy? No.

So, I'm sorry that I don't have any 'best of breed' organization blog posts for you. BUT, I have been collecting a file this past year that I call 'clever household tips' whenever I saw something that made me go 'aha'. So I think today is the day to dust off that file and share it with you in the hopes of creating a few aha's for you, too.

Remember my hanger trick to keep wide-shouldered clothes from slipping off?




Real Simple


Chelsea McGee on Pinterest


this recycled bottle-to-phone holder ticks boxes in clever AND cute!
Make It and Love It


Design Sponge


recycled cardboard box becomes a spray paint tent
Family Handyman


Crafty Nest


rub chalk onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, 
making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.
Lifehacker


I've seen the egg carton ornament storage idea, but I also like the cups
Martha Stewart


use a rubberband to removed stripped screw (why didn't I ever think of that?)
via Haley Snider on Pinterest


this lost sock holder would be so simple with a piece of reclaimed wood 
via Pinterest


fun storage idea, although I would mostly likely try it with plastic cups glued together
Curbly


Family Handyman


getting more cabinet space with a tension rod to hang spray bottles
Jen Morris on Photobucket


Chica and Jo


via Pinterest


Landee see, Landee do


Family Handyman


Craftster


Narrating Life


Chica and Jo


That's My Letter


Instructables


The Scrap Shoppe


Better Homes and Gardens



Which one do you think you'll try for sure?  I want to try that magnetic saucer pin cushion.

If you liked these clever little tips, I keep a file with lots more over at Pinterest if you want to hop over.


Here's a couple of links that will lead you to clever household tips utopia:

and
Family Handyman has enough to make you stay a while and browse


Until next time...
Mike


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29 comments:

  1. LOVE it - as always!! have bookmarked a couple of them to work on (the cell phone holder and the frame hanger assistant!)

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  2. I think I'd need an army of cereal dispenser to keep my minivan clean :) I LOVE the lost socks sign... thanks for collecting and sharing good things once again!

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  3. Great post! I am definately making the bottle->phone holder asap!! Genius!

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  4. Great tips! I also love the bottle holder!

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  5. LOOOVE the spray paint booth ideas!! All of them are good, not many 'repeats' some others have posted! :)

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  6. I love the make sift projector! and the lost socks thing, but in my house I need a room for the lost and lonely socks. I like the storage Idea. I have made a light fitting from plastic cups in a similar fashion.

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  7. Wow! There are some awesome tips here!! Thanks for sharing:D

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  13. omg i want to do all of them!!!!

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  14. I am so happy I finally figured out how to get those pesky stripped screws out of everything! They're about to drive me insane! Who would have though...a rubber band?! I also love the plastic bread tab and broken store hanger ideas. Those are two more things I can cross off my list of things to (somehow) simplify! I put thumb tacks under everything I paint now!
    I have tried to "perfect letters" trick before. It works like a charm!

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  15. I love so many of your ideas...plan to put some to use tomorrow.

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  16. New to your blog! Love these ideas!!!

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  17. I shared the crown moulding shoe rack with a couple friends this week. And I love all the other ideas. I have already done the broken hanger chip clip. And I am going to use the cereal canister trash can idea in my van. I might get the kids involved in the cup storage project for their rooms.

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