Monday, September 24, 2012

home tips & tricks

happy monday! i am ready to be productive this week
and here are some ways to help with that..
now that we have our own place, i pay much more 
attention to these kinds of helpful tips & tricks
for around the house. i collected some of my favorite and
i'm posting them here. read on and see if these help!
Need to refresh the scent of your house? Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a mug, 
then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes 
the whole house smells like heaven. It's actually a common realtor trick.

The BEST way to make hard-boiled eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray 
so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop in for about 25-30 minutes 
and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel!

If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over. 

Did you know you can freeze cool whip then use cookie cutters to make fun shapes for hot chocolate???

No helium needed to fill balloons for parties.....just vinegar and baking soda!

Turn your toaster sideways to make grilled cheese!

Remove gunk from the soleplate of an iron: With the setting on low, rub the iron over the dryer sheet until the residue disappears, and you're left with a pristine press.

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. 

Bread clip cord more mixing up which plug goes where!

Package cookies in paper CD sleeves - such a cute idea!

those are just a few of the tips i'm excited to try out..
hope you can use some too!! i'll have to post some more soon. xo

what are any other tips you use around the house?
have you ever tried one of these?


  1. I love all of these!! Bookmarking this to remember to try all of these :)

  2. cool beans!!! :)

    thanks so much for following my blog. your blog is super cutie! :) followed you guys already!

  3. vinegar and baking soda, HOW CLEVER!!!!
    love some of these tricks here...Very cool share

  4. i buy bananas all the time for my husband and he never eats them all so i stopped buying bananas. when he wants me to start buying bananas again, i will take them apart so they don't ripen as fast

  5. i've always wanted to try the eggs in the oven! I always over boil mine because I've had too many times when they aren't done!

  6. What great tips! Now I just have to remember to try them out!


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