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    NEW BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.

    This is an awesome idea to help keep your kiddos a little safer. Pool noodles cover the springs! No more getting pinched and so cute too!

    Rubber Bands - genius for a sleeping baby!

    How to keep your bread from getting wet and soggy while it is in the cooler.

    Neat trick to keep a strapless from slipping! Why did I not know this!?

    BRUSHES SHOULD BE DRIED UPSIDE DOWN ... Just use hair-ties or rubber bands

    Blow-Up Raft as a Cooler...just add ice and food!! Great idea for summer parties.

    Could be fun in a bathroom and smart too!

    why don't I already do this? Put User Manuals in a 3 ring binder with their receipts.... And get them out that junk drawer!!

    Right after using the grill, unplug it and place a wet double-sheet of paper towel between the lid and the surface. The leftover heat causes the towel to steam and clean the grill. Wiping it dry with another paper towel is all that’s needed. This actually works like a dream!

    Wow, I've been doing it all wrong

    cute car kit to keep these things close at hand without cluttering up a purse! I'm not sure why I haven't already done this.

    Take one of your ring clips and turn it around the corner so that it’s hanging on the bracket rather than the rod. Then run the rest of your clips on the rod like normal. .....another "why didn't I think of that" brought to you by pinterest!

    How to Quickly Defrost Meat: Our FDA-approved test kitchen trick defrosts meat in minutes (and doesn't involve the microwave). ~America's Test Kitchen

    This is AMAZING. A trick for hanging photo collections: Lay out your arrangement. Flip frames over. Lay waxed paper on top of frames. Mark hanger/nail spot on waxed paper. Flip waxed paper over and tape to wall, nail into wall where indicated. Tear down waxed paper. Hang photos.

    Glue a rock to the top of a empty pill bottle, bury the bottle so that only the rock shows. A spare key is hidden inside!

    sponge ice pack

    Trim painting made easy.

    Another use for an electric heating pad: Make bread rise faster.

    GENIUS. I think this is a must have for travelling...would save a lot of ziploc bags! Keep the mess in the towel, then throw the towel in the laundry when you get home from your trip.


    Use plastic wrap against tricky items in a room that can't be moved. It would work great when painting small spaces in bathrooms, or the wall behind a radiator.

    A pool noodle in place of boot stands! So much cheaper and you can cut them to fit shorter boots. GOOD IDEA

    Cook your hash browns using a waffle maker

    Fill an ice tray with melted chocolate, put in strawberries, refrigerate until chocolate hardens