22 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier

With the holidays approaching fast, life can get pretty hectic trying to juggle your days with work, shopping, family and friends.  Here are 22 clever ideas to make life easier.  Many of these we use around the Bill Hansen Catering office to help keep us organized.


Hull strawberries easily using a straw. Remove Crayon and other gunk from your TV and computer with WD-40
Stop cut apples from browning by securing the pieces with a rubber band Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Add this item to your beach bag.  Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!
Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys. Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.
Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose. Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.
Forever losing your bathroom essentials?  Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers and clippers, behind a vanity door. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes.  And you can find them in just about every hotel.
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy.  Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip resistant. Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so much more fun and easier for kids to eat. Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag.  Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.
Install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila, you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream.
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief. Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.
Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations. For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.

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