Wednesday, April 25, 2012
One Dozen Clever Tips | Family Economics
Sometimes it’s the simplest idea that causes us to stop and say “that is so clever.” Here are 12 clever tips that will make you say “Ah ha! I should have thought of that!”
Bobby pin storage: Use an empty Tic Tac container to store your bobby pins in to ensure no more loose bobby pins in your bathroom drawers.
Jewelry organization: End tangled jewelry by hanging a small curtain rod to the inside of your closet to hang your necklaces and bracelets on. You could even add “S” shaped shower hooks to the rod to dangle the jewelry on.
Purse organization: Do you sometimes forget about what purses you have? Create easy access to your purses by hanging them on your closet rod with shower curtain rings.
Desk drawer organizer: Overcome messy office drawers by placing an ice cube tray inside your desk to help contain supplies such as paper clips, pushpins, rubber bands, etc.
Cord organizer: Use empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes to store your cables and cords in. Label each tube by writing on it what each cord or cable goes to.
Candle storage: Keep your tapered candles from getting damaged by storing them safely in empty paper towel tubes. Wrap your candles in paper towels before placing them into the empty tubes. To easily identify at a later date, write the color on the outside of the tube.
Snack organizer: Hang an over-the-door shoe organizer on your panty door and fill it with healthy and child-friendly snacks that your children are able to access themselves. Click here for more shoe organizer ideas.
Fresh snacks: Use clothespins for reclosing bags of potato chips, crackers, cookies, etc. to keep them fresh.
Kitchen Wraps and Ziploc® Brand bag organization: Use a magazine organizer to store your kitchen wraps, foils and Ziploc® Brand bags for easy access.
Date kitchen spices: Use a permanent marker to write the purchased date on your recently purchased spices so that you can easily know when to replace them. Click here for more kitchen spice organization tips.
Shoe Protector: Tired of shoe dirt in your suitcase when you travel? Store your shoes in a shower cap before placing them in your suitcase to keep your suitcases dirt free.
Travel Straw Holder: Use a travel tooth brush holder to store your straws in. Keep it in your car glove box, diaper bag or tote bag.
What is your favorite organizational tip? What other non-conventional items like paper towel tubes do you use?