Hi there! I want to share with you some of the most clever and handy ideas that are so easy, and a bit ingenious!
Last summer I was at the beach with my grand daughter. We were jumping over the waves, and a boy came up and asked me if this was my phone. It was soaked. It’s too bad I didn’t remember to place in a zip lock baggie. You can still hear the phone and work the buttons.
How many of you have gone to a store or a garage sale and see a piece that you love, but don’t know if it is the right size. You forgot the tape measure. Well, just take out a bill from your wallet and use to measure. A dollar bill is 6.14 in. long. But you don’t have to memorize that; just remember that a buck is about 6 in. long and you’ll always have an approximate measuring tool in your wallet.
Did you know that one??
Now I have been doing this for ages, it seems, but this might be a new idea for some of you. To park your car in perfect position every time, hang a tennis ball from the garage ceiling so it just touches the windshield. It will show you precisely where to stop. No guesswork!
Did you know that one? It really takes all the guesswork out of parking in the garage.
Do you have cushions on your chairs that keep sliding around? You know those no slip rug pads, it’s perfect!
Use the left overs for making a new top for a bench, chair, or rug as I did in these projects:
What do you do when you drop a tiny object on the carpet and can’t seem to find it? Just turn out the lights and shine a flashlight across the floor. Transparent items like a contact lens will glimmer. Other objects will cast a shadow marking their location.
Problem: Your placing a large item in your cars trunk. It has to hang out but you don’t want the hood to bang up your item. Keep/bring along a pool noodle in your trunk to protect both the car’s paint and your oversized cargo.
When you paint and get it on your hands and arms? Try coating your skin with some skin lotion prior to painting. It washes the paint off effortlessly.
Speaking of painting….No need to mess up a brush to fix a wall wound. Just dip an old washcloth in the paint and throw it away when you’re done. A washcloth leaves the same texture as a paint roller, so your repair will blend nicely.
Also, say your painting and want a break. You can put the whole tray, roller, and brush in in a plastic bag in the fridge to store. So take a break!
For most of us, mixing a two step epoxy can be a mess to thoroughly mix. All you have to do is put them in a plastic bag, and knead them together. Punch a small hole in the bag with a toothpick or nail to make a neat dispenser.
Next is a great way to keep remotes stored and hidden from site. All you need is adhesive-backed hook and loop strips that will let you stick remotes under an end table. They’ll always be handy when you’re ready to watch TV but won’t clutter up your tabletops.
Here’s an easy idea if you don’t have enough space to hang towels in your bathroom. Add a second shower curtain rod and you’ll have plenty of room. Plus your towel will be within easy reach.
I would suggest to get matching rods. Or purchase a double curved shower bar, like this.
Missing Socks? Stuff a piece of pool noodle into the space between your washer and dryer or along the wall. That way, socks can’t slip into the abyss.
Your ready to hang something on the wall. Oh No, you didn’t match the keyholes! When you’re mounting something on the wall with keyhole slots, lay paper over the slots and make a template by rubbing with a pencil. Then level your template on the wall and you’ll know precisely where to position the screws.
Isn’t that an easy idea?
I hoped some of these idea are a help to you. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
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