6 Aug

How To Make The Most Out Of Household Items

I was reading Real Simple last night and came across a super awesome article that suggests new uses for items everyone has laying around the house.  I picked a few of my favorites to share with you!

1) Use an ice cube tray to cut cookie dough. Roll out your dough, flip the tray over, and press down!  (This works especially well if you have ice cube trays in cute shapes, like these ones from Ikea.)

2) Light candles with a piece of spaghetti. This is useful if you have a bunch of candles to light and you don’t want to keep striking matches.  It also works great if you’re lighting a candle that sits in a deep holder.

3) Baby oil will help you untangle a necklace. I hate when necklace chains get all balled up!  Rub a dab of baby oil on there and use a straight pin to pull the strands apart!

4) Use dental floss to unstick photos from each other. Old photos have a habit of sticking together and ripping apart when you try to separate them.  Slowly run a piece of floss between the two photos to unstick and save them from tears!

5) Antacids will soothe a bug bite or sting! Just dissolve two tablets into a glass of water and dab them onto trouble spots.

6) Keep your lettuce fresh with a pillow case. Rinse the leaves, shake off the water, and place them in a clean cotton pillow case.  After you pat the greens dry, place the whole thing (pillow case, too!) into a ziploc bag, and put it in the refrigerator for longer-lasting lettuce.

7) Use a hanger to get rid of static. If your clothes are sticking to you, rub a wire hanger over and under them to de-static.

Pretty cool tricks, huh?

Have you tried any of these tips?  Have you learned any cool household multi-taskers like these?  Tell me about them in the comments, and have a wonderful weekend!


{ posted: Friday, August 6, 2010 }


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Comments: {4}

  • Michelle Anna writes:

    I didn’t know about the hanger one, but I’ll hav to try it. Especially in the winter!

  • Marina writes:

    I love these! Great post :)

  • Antonia writes:

    This is awesome!!

  • Noel writes:

    Great post Kim. I’ll have to try these.

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