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Bathtub full of water.

Makeshift Bathtub and Sink Stopper IdeasSometimes you may need some help closing a drain outlet. This page contains makeshift bathtub and sink stopper ideas.

 

Plastic Bag

Opening Plastic BagsThis page is about opening plastic bags. Frustration can be avoided by moistening your fingers when opening these bags.

 

Colorful bungee cords on white background

Uses for Bungee CordsThis is a page about uses for bungee cords. Generally used to help secure a load, these elastic cords can be helpful in many creative ways.

 

DIY Envelope

Making a DIY EnvelopeThis is a page about making a DIY envelope. It's easy to use a piece of paper to make an envelope in a pinch.

 

white and red chip clips

Uses For Chip ClipsThis is a page about uses for chip clips. These clips help keep open food bags fresh. They can also be used for organizing a variety of things.

 

A woman reading in a hammock.

Relaxing PhotosSome photos elicit feelings of peace and contentment. Relaxing images of nature can allow the viewer to escape their everyday stresses.

 

A pair of glasses attached to a neck chain with rubber cement.

Keep Glasses from Slipping Off Neck ChainMy new glasses frames are thinner so they kept slipping out of the glasses necklace when I hung them on from my neck. I tried painting the sides of the frames with a little streak of rubber cement along the length. It's clear, so it's unseen and it won't distort nor damage the new frames but it gives the thin smooth frames some "grip" to restrict the chain necklace from slipping off and dropping my new glasses!

 

A box of markers with saved marker caps.

Save Marker Caps as ReplacementsIf you have kids in your house, you are probably all too familiar with the dilemma of markers with no caps and marker caps with no markers. I used to put plastic wrap on the markers, tied with a rubber band, to keep them from drying out. But, that was no real solution. One day, I got a little baggie and put the caps in it. Now, any time I find a marker with no cap, I go looking in my baggie and find a marker cap to put on the end. That way the marker doesn't dry out and I save some money!

 

An old fashioned typewriter's buttons.

Using a Typewriter?Although typewriters are not used by many people anymore, some people enjoy using them for art projects and correspondence. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your typewriter.

 

A toddler in an open refrigerator.

Propping a Refrigerator Door OpenIf your refrigerator door keeps closing on your head while you are trying to put groceries away or remove food for lunch, this page contains a tip for an inexpensive temporary fix.

 

Clip holding the plaque attached to the wall.

Use Binder Clips for Hanging ArtworkBinder clips are an easy way to hang artwork, especially small items. Once you attach it to the artwork, simply hang the clip on a pushpin or a nail.

 

A child holding a flower out to the viewer.

Focusing on GratitudeFinding people, circumstances, and things that you are grateful for will help you focus on gratitude. How we look at our situation, will determine our own happiness, and ability to live in the present moment.

 

Use Nail Varnish to Mark Keys

Using Nail Polish to Identify KeysIf you have keys that are difficult to tell apart, use nail polish to mark them. You can just add a dot in the middle or you can try to get fancy if you wish.

 

A box of clothing to be sold or given away.

Donating vs SellingIf you are purging things from your closets and garage, you need to decide whether or not to try to sell before donating. This page disucsses donating vs selling.

 

A phone dropped in the surf at the beach.

Keeping Your Cell Phone DryToday's smartphones are becoming more and more water resistant but it is still best to keep them dry to avoid damage. This is a page about keeping your cell phone dry.

 

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A business card holder being used as a phone stand.

Business Card Holder as a Phone StandThis is a handy trick for the office or a nightstand and can be much cheaper than an expensive phone stand. This page is about using a business card holder as a phone stand.

 

White votive candle recently extinguished.

Extinguish Candle Into Melted Wax to Avoid SmokeWhen its time to blow out the candles dip the wick into the wax to stop it from smoking. This is a page about extinguish candle into melted wax to avoid smoke.

 

Small nail file on white background

Uses for a Nail FileNail files are a useful tool to have on hand, having a sharp pointy end and a gently abrasive surface. This is a page about uses for a nail file.

 

Proper Way to Sharpen Scissors

How to Sharpen Scissors Using a Ceramic MugSharpen your own scissors at home with only a ceramic mug. This is a page about proper way to sharpen scissors.

 

Socks and boots on a leg.

Preventing Slouching Socks in BootsIf your socks keep slipping down when you wear boots, it can be annoying and even uncomfortable. This is a page about preventing slouching socks in boots.

 

Flathead Screwdriver

Emergency Screwdriver IdeasThis is a page about emergency screwdriver ideas. When the tool you need is not available, sometimes you have to be creative to finish a repair.

 

Woman Picking Vegetable from her  Garden

Lessons from the GardenThis is a page about lessons from the garden. Gardens need to be cared for, fed, watered, and cultivated to be healthy and are full of life lessons.

 

Wooden Back Scratcher

Alternate Uses for Back ScratchersThis is a page about alternate uses for back scratchers. Your back scratcher, with that nice curved end and long handle, can be perfect for other uses around your house.

 

Pressing Elevator Button

Elevator Tips and TricksThis page contains elevator tips and tricks. When riding elevators regularly there are times when you need some help getting to your floor quickly.

 

Applying Skin So Soft Under Eyes

Uses for Avon Skin So SoftA popular beauty product that can be helpful for a variety of personal and household uses. This page contains uses for Avon Skin So Soft.

 

Mail Tips

Mail Tips and TricksThis page contains mail tips and tricks. There are ways to make mailing easier and faster.

 

Uses for Sugar Dispensers

Uses for Sugar DispensersThis is a page about uses for sugar dispensers. Restaurant style sugar dispensers can be purchased inexpensively and put to many uses other than just serving sugar.

 

Lost Keys on Beach

Finding Lost ItemsThis is a page about finding lost items. Losing something can be very frustrating, but there are strategies you can use in varying situations to find your missing item.

 

Brown Paper Package Tied With String

Tying PackagesThis is a page about tying packages. Sometimes trying to tie string around a package can be frustrating, as it slips and loosens up.

 

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yellow post it note

Uses for Post-It NotesThis page is about uses for post-it notes. Sticky notes can be handy in many ways around the home and office.

 

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