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Home Hacks: Part 3

 

  1. Separate your silverware by type in the dishwasher. This way, you can grab a handful of the same type all at once to put back in the silverware drawer:screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-4-13-37-pm
  2. Use a suction cup to keep your razor on the wall of the shower instead of in a puddle of water where it’ll get rusty. These OXO ones don’t fall off the wall (unlike the suction cup holder that comes with a razor):Screen Shot 2016-09-12 at 4.20.00 PM.png
  3. Use a squeegee to wipe down glass shower doors after using the shower. This will keep them from getting water spots and water build up, meaning that you can clean them less often.
  4. Don’t throw away those broken tortilla chips at the bottom of the chip bag! Although they may be too small for salsa, save them in a smaller ziplock bag and use as a topping for chili or tortilla soup.
  5. Save the broken pretzels and cookies at the bottom of a bag too- they make great ice cream toppings.
  6. When packing jewelry: to keep necklaces from being tangled together, lay one flat and tape each end to a piece of clean white packing paper, then roll the paper so the necklace is covered, and repeat with the next necklace.
  7. If you do have a tangled necklace, the sharp end of a safety pin is a good tool to use to untangle it.
  8. Hairspray that contains wheat protein will remove ballpoint ink from clothing. Spray the ink streak with the hairspray and rub it in, then rinse the stained area thoroughly.
  9. A broom in a pan works better than the fancy light up parking sensors as a parking guide. It also works better than the “tennis ball on a string” method- you don’t have to drill holes in your garage ceiling. No batteries are required, and it doesn’t need to be weighted in order to stay put:screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-4-13-50-pm
  10. Laying your outfit out for the next day the night before saves time in the morning. However, you can make it even easier on yourself by checking the 5-day forecast on Sunday and then setting aside 5 outfits for the week in a section of your closet.

 

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