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Thursday, December 15, 2011

26 Tips and Tricks To Simplify Life

I have been collecting all kinds of clever tips to make life just a little bit more simple.  Here are some of my favs!


1. Cord organization tips.  I am SO doing this. {link}


2. Marshmallows in brown sugar to keep it soft. {link}


3. Reuse salt pour spout with mason jars. {link}


4. Hash browns in the waffle maker.  Makes them nice a crispy! {link}


5. The secret to an easy to peel, boiled egg.  {link}


6. Use an old glue tip to draw or write with acrylic paint.  {link}


7. DIY picture hanger.  Smart!  I had a friend try this and she said it worked great!  {link}


8. Clean that screen!  {link}


9. Slip proof your rug with acrylic caulk.  Apply a line every six inches, and let dry.  Brilliant!  {link}



10. No brown apples for lunch.  I used this tip and it worked great.  My youngest came home from school and said, "Mom, why was there a rubber band around my apple?" {link}


11. Use a rubber band to remove a stripped screw. {link}


12. Did you know a Parmesan cheese lid fits a regular lid canning jar? {link}


13. Hanger chip clip. {link}


14. Magnetic strip inside a medicine cabinet to hold metal hairpins. Genius. {link}



15. For neighborhood kids during homework and chore time. {link}


16. Dry up grease stains with chalk.  Rub on stain as a laundry pre-treat. {link}


17. Take your favorite liquid fabric softener and soak an old hand towel or flour cloth completely with it. Wring it out and let it dry completely, then throw it in with your next load. This mega-fabric softener sheet should be good for at least 40 loads of laundry WHAT A GREAT IDEA!! {link}


18. Great idea for corraling meals for road trips. {link}


19. Spray vinegar on windshield before a winter storm & car windows will not frost over.  Click on link for more winter car tips. {link}



20. Soak old paintbrushes in vinegar for 30 minutes.  Good as new! {link}


21. Makes an old sweater look new. {link}


22. Grow green onions on your window sill. {link}


23. More cord tips! {link}


24. Since I  now cringe to take the time to make anything with sugar in it, I may keep it simple this  Christmas morning and make these!  Cinnamon roll waffles!  Throw on a pot of coffee, serve with fruit and voila' --a simple, easy Christmas breakfast.  Imagine how your house is going to smell!! {link}


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67 comments:

  1. Awesome. My favorite to find out about is the hashbrown in waffle maker, parm lid fitting a jar, and the apple with the rubber bands. I will be trying. Thanks.

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  2. Man, Amy, those are some great ideas. So glad you shared them. I will bookmark lots of these in my mind.

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  3. I LOVE Pinterest. Yes, I am on it whenever I can find a few minutes and I follow you!

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  4. Great article! I can't wait to try some of these. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I am going to be pinning like crazy! So many great and usable ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. These are GREAT ideas! I am constantly amazed at the cleverness of people. I see these ideas and go, "Oh DUH!" Lisa~

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  7. Wow! Lots of great ideas. I cut up apples too for my daughters lunch and piece it back together. I will put a rubber band around it next time though.

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  8. When I find a post like this I don't usually see so many things that make me say, "Oh yeah, I'm totally doing that!" Thanks for so many great ideas in one place.

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  9. When I find a post like this I don't usually see so many things that make me say, "Oh yeah, I'm totally doing that!" Thanks for so many great ideas in one place.

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  10. When I find a post like this I don't usually see so many things that make me say, "Oh yeah, I'm totally doing that!" Thanks for so many great ideas in one place.

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  11. Hi there ... Found you Via Pinterest! thanks for the great ideas.

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  12. Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! Now off to try and simplify life...:)

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  13. M Leslie Wray12/28/11, 2:45 AM

    Hi Amy, These ideas are Great! I only knew about growing the onions and the wooden spoon on the pot (I do that all the time). So glad that I know you too! Keep it up Girl!

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  14. Interesting ideas, thanks much!!

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  15. Interesting ideas, thanks you so much for sharing!!

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  16. So many awesome little ideas! Thank you!

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  17. When painting, wrap your paintbrush or roller in plastic wrap, place in the freezer. You can then take it out in a day or two and finish painting without the headache of cleanup in-between.

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    1. We put our paint brushes in a zip lock. The 9" head fits just right in a gallon size and zips to the metal part of the handle. I haven't tried the freezer thing though. Also, we use Glad Press n Seal on the paint pan so it doesn't dry out and get flakes & stuff in your next day's paint. Clean up just once. :)

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  18. Love these ideas! Thank you for taking the time to share!

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  19. Clever ideas & such a useful list! Thanks!

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  20. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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  21. Thought this would be the same old tips but was pleasantly surprised at all the clever New tips!! Thanks :)

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE this page!

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  23. Great tips, thanks for sharing. My grown daughter made fun of me for making my own chip clips from the store hangers...can't wait to show her this page.

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  24. I love your ideas! Clever, clever, clever! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. So awesome! I just used the canning jar and Parmesan lid. Perfect! :) I mentioned this on my blog, and gave you credit. Thanks.

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  26. I love these ideas! I have actually used the one with the binder clips for computer cords... makes life SO much easier! =-)

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  27. I loved your tips they were fantastic. I especially loved the apple one, as seeing I am pregnant and will be sending apples to school that's a great tidbit.

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  28. these are great tips! thank you for sharing. i too have quite a list of 'things i've learned'. and like you, i feel that blog readers miss out sometimes of all the great ideas if they are not pinterest followers also.

    on that, my pinterest is: www.pinterest.com/finecraftguild/
    i'll follow you and i hope you'll follow me back

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  29. asfor the hard boiled egg, if you add a little vineger to your water before boiling the shels wil come right off with no effort

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  30. You are a genius!

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  31. These are cool. I guess I'll have to buy a thing of "cheese" just for the top.

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  32. amazing ideas! saw this pinned and repinning it now! thanks!!

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  33. The wooden spoon over a boiling pot does not work.

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    1. Thank you for saying this! So true. My pot of boiling water spewed all over my stove in spite of my wooden spoon.

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    2. It actually DID work for me! :)

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    3. It works great for me.

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    4. IT WORKED GREAT EVERY TIME EXCEPT WHEN I HAD THE POT SUPER FULL

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    5. When using a wooden spoon over boiling water, 2 tips- Make sure that your pot is not too full and turn the "bowl" part of your spoon facing up.

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  34. I tried the caulk for my rugs a few years ago; it didn't work. We have two large dogs and I was looking for anything that would work that we hadn't already tried...unfortunately this didn't work. My father-in-law keeps his rugs in place with velcro, but I'm not willing to attach velcro to the floor.

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    1. Have you tried using pieces of shelf liner that is foam/rubber? I placed a piece of that under my rug and it stopped it from slipping. It doesn't have to be cut as large as the rug to work. My mother-in-law used to use the old rubber canning jar rubber seals under her throw rugs to keep them from slipping.

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  35. MaryAnn Gruver4/30/12, 6:22 AM

    What great Idea's I will be useing many of these. Thank's loads for putting this together. Have a good one!

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  36. Thanks for the tips!! Definately sharing!

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  37. So many great ideas! I love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. These are awesome ideas! I love your blog!!!

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  39. Wonderful ideas. Thank you!

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  40. Wonderful ideas. Thank you!

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  41. Wonderful ideas. Thank you!

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  42. I appreciate your tips! As for some folks saying this or that doesnt work, it could be the difference in materials used in your "test" of it.. Or how it's done. If everyone says it doesn't work , then I'd likely not try it & move on.However, I will be trying most. :)

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  43. Excellent ideas! Pin, pin, pin!!! :0)

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  44. just did the Parmesan lid on the mason jar (filled with baking soda) for cleaning my corning stove top. So cute.

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  45. WONDERFUL IDEAS. SEVERAL I HAD FORGOTTEN THROUGHOUT TIME.

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  46. Great tips! But the wooden spoon one doesn't work.

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  47. has anyone tried the vinegar on the windshield ? I would be concerned it would ruin the paint on your car. Loved this site and write and let me know about the paint because its a great idea

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  48. If you're worried about the vinegar on your car, just cover your windshield with cardboard or a beach towel the night before. I did this all winter long in high school!

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  49. I am going to try the vinegar on the windshield worth a try. I do use vinegar instead of jet dry in my dishwasher. Everything comes out spot fee and no hard water stains.

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  50. Love these. I only wish your links took you directly to the featured explanation, not to the blog in genera. Thank you!

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  51. Dont for get you can reuse your parmesan cheese container for homemade Carpet Freahner. .

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  52. Awesome, all the great tips in one convenient place. Thanks so much Amy for putting this together. ~ Abby

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  53. I have been using alot of your tips for a long time, but sure do appreciate the newer ones. thanx for sharing.

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