Creative Ideas for Around the House
Here's what you’ll need to make the base of your snackadium: 1 (15x10-inch) disposable cookie sheet for the field + 4 glass storage containers placed at the corners to hold dip. (Bowls or wide-mouthed glasses also work.) + 6 (approximately 4x8-inch) disposable loaf pans to ring the field as stands.
~Oversized, Vintage Message Board~ Don't turn your back on an old mattress. Hang a mattress spring on the wall for a one-of-a-kind, oversized message board. Donna of Funky Junk Interiors cleaned the rust from the spring with a wire brush and treated it with a clear overcoat for a vintage look. Simple clothes pins hold up messages, and hangers keep other everyday items at hand.
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Space-saving tool storage If you get enough tools in one place, pretty soon you can’t find anything. This inspired DIY organizing idea couldn’t be simpler. Simply cut PVC pipe into holders for your shovels, rakes and other garden tools, sand down the edges, and screw them to a length of plywood you can mount between studs in your storage shed or garage.
DIY organizing idea: Homemade tool storage with PVC pipes
DIY organizing idea: Magnetic DIY spice jars for your fridge
Love the idea of hanging reusable bags by the door - where you will see them & remember to grab them on your way out! :)
Use a clear hanging pocket stuck onto the inside of cupboards to hold take-out menus and coupons.
De-tarnish ALL your silver ALL at once... line your sink with aluminum foil, add 1/2 c table salt, 1/2 c. baking soda, fill with hot water, then dump in all your silver! Let sit for about 30 min. The tarnish all transfers to the foil
Homemade Jewelry Cleaner: 1 Tbsp. Salt, 1 Tbsp. Baking Soda 1 Tbsp. Dish Soap, 1 Cup Water & Aluminum Foil Heat water in microwave for 1-2 minutes. While it's heating up, cut foil to fit roughly into the bottom of a small bowl. Pour the water into the bowl. Then add the rest of ingredients. Stir. Drop in jewelry and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse in cool water and dry with soft cloth.
Homemade Jewlery Cleaner and other Cleaning Products - need to try the "how to get your whites white again" tip
Toilet Paper Shelf - Just buy a "shadow box" from a craft store and paint!
Organize a Junk Drawer with Altoid Tins
Recycled 2-liter mosquito trap! cut of the top and glue or tape the pieces together, then fill with 1 cup water mixed w/ half packet of yeast and 1/2 cup sugar. Mosquitos are drawn to the CO2 we exhale, and since yeast produces CO2 they will go right for it and not be able to escape. GENIUS!! Plus, you could decorate or theme these to match your next outdoor party... :-)
How to Hang Curtain Rods the Same Height and Distance Smart Tip: Tutorial on creating a template for hanging curtain rods the same height/distance every time...no more measuring and leveling over and over! Smart.
$4.00 ant nest killer. Spent hundreds on ant nest killer for my yard. Newfie lady told me about this homemade recipe. Cost bucks to make enough for entire acerage. I box BORAX laundry soap mix with equal parts Icing Sugar. Sprinkle couple tablespoons on each Ant Hill. Dead in 48 hours.