Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Real Simple Tips

I bought a book at the outlet mall a couple weeks ago called Real Simple 799 new uses for old things: an encyclopedia of innovative ideas for everyday items.


It's a pretty amazing book with... well... 799 useful household tips. Since I've been slacking on my craftin' & cookin' lately, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite ideas from the book. Hopefully you can find them useful too!

Aluminum Foil
"Protect a muffin tin from burned-on batter drips. Lay a foil sheet across it, snip an X over each cup, then pop in the liners."


Antacid Tablet
"Life bouquet residue from a vase. Add water and a tablet, let sit for a few minutes, swirl and rinse."


Baby Food Jar
"Simplify paint touch-ups. Pour a few ounces of new paint into a jar for when it's needed to cover the inevitable nail hole or scuffs." *I really wish we had done this for all the rooms in our house! It's such a pain to get the entire paint gallon from the garage. 

 
This version of Real Simple's book isn't easily available anymore, but don't worry- they have a new one out now, with even more household tips & ideas. Check it out!

Real Simple 869 New Uses for Old Things: An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas for Everyday Items 
Real Simple 869 New Uses for Old Things: An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas for Everyday Items

5 comments:

  1. Even better than the baby food jar, in the craft section of our dollar store there were empty bottles with a flip top. The same style of bottle as the ones of acrylic craft paint. Given a shake you can squeeze out a bit of paint onto a craft brush to do the touch up. Easy, little clean up.

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