1.09.2009

great uses for everyday items

I love the latest issue from Real Simple it's full of great "lists" here's one I was reading the other day and wanted to share some of the really cool uses for everyday items.

rubber Band:

Decorate Easter eggs. Arrange rubber bands in a pattern around hard-boiled eggs, then dip them into dye. Remove the bands when the eggs are dry.

Bring order to your dishwasher (this is a great one) Tether stemware and other delicate, wobbly items to the rack.

Wrap a gift. Use multiple colored rubber bands instead of ribbon to add modern flair to a small present. (Particularly handy when you can't find the tape.)

toothpicks:

Find the end of the roll. When you've finished using tape, wrap the end around a toothpick so you can easily locate it the next time.

Post-it Note:

Clean a keyboard. Run the sticky side between the keys to collect crumbs and bits of lint.

felt squares:

Protect the walls. Position felt on each corner of a picture frame so that the edges won't mark the paintwork.

clear nail polish:

Secure buttons. Apply a thin layer of polish to the center of a button to keep the thread from coming loose.

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