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View of clean and burnt sides of pan.Cleaning a Very Burnt Saucepan

Cleaning a Very Burnt SaucepanI took a telephone call and completely forgot my saucepan boiling my Udon noodles. I didn't think anything would shift the burnt-on food. How wrong I was.

 

A Cupcake Base as a Drinks Cover

Cupcake Liner as a Drinks CoverUse a cupcake paper case to cover your drinks in summer. Rip a small hole in the middle for the straw. No flies on me! :D

 

pantyhose top

Uses for Stocking Tops and PantyhoseCut off the elastic tops of your tights and stockings before throwing them away. I use the stocking tops for hair bands and scrunchies. I use the elastic from the waistband of tights to secure my rubbish bag around the bin and also to keep the cat litter bag in place.

 

An Easier Way to Eat Snacks

Snack Bowl from BagPierce the middle of the packet of crisps and tear a nice large round hole, making your crisp/chip bag into a ready-made bowl. Leave out your bags like this and you save using crockery that needs washing up.

 

Upcycled Letter Rack for Eyeglasses

Upcycled Letter Rack for EyeglassesI up-cycled my letter rack to keep my eyeglasses on. I think the rack cost me £2.99 on eBay. By the window, I have two wooden panels and I decided to place it here. I just needed one nail to hang it by but the bottom half wasn't stable enough so I used a marble-sized piece of white Sugru to keep it in place.

 

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Orange Peels To Ward Off AntsAnt killer: Save your orange peels! Mix up equal parts of peels and water in a blender, pour over the ants nest or transfer to a pump-spray bottle to mark a line around your property.

 

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Nifty Storage Idea for Scarves and Belts

Nifty Storage Idea for Scarves and BeltsYou will need an ordinary clothes hanger plus some shower curtain rings. Lots of space-saving room to hang your scarves and belts.

 

Hang another on an existing hanger using a pop can tab.

Soda Can Tab to Double Wardrobe SpaceSlide a ring pull from a soda can over a coat hanger. Immediately you now have double the wardrobe space!

 

2 kid goats curled up in tire

Scenery: Kid Goats (Somerset, UK)Taken at a local farm here in Somerset. Two baby goats napping in a tire - no kidding!

 

Red shoes inside shower cap.

Tips for Using Shower CapsShower caps are inexpensive and very useful when packing luggage for putting your shoes inside. I also use a shower cap to cover my bicycle seat when it's raining and clear shower caps are handy to cover plates of food when dining al fresco!

 

Step by step photos of separating an egg.

An Easy Way To Separate EggsA small empty and washed out plastic bottle can be your tool to easily remove the yolk from an egg.

 

A lemon shaped container for lemon juice.

Lemon Juice Ice PackI re-purposed an empty Jif Lemon juice container for a handy ice-pack. I suffered for a long time with nose bleeds due to a perforation and I found the shape of the Jif bottle was ergonomically shaped to keep the bridge of my nose cold thus stopping the bleeding.

 

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Use Magnets For Floating Balloons

Use Magnets For Floating BalloonsHelium balloons looks fabulous at any party BUT they are very expensive. I thought of an idea that could allow you to cheat and that is to inflate your balloon and then pop inside a small magnet.

 

Dryer sheet in sneaker.

Fragrant Dryer Sheets for ShoesDryer sheets are a great way to deodorize stinky shoes. Here is this tip in action.

 

Photos showing how to hang.

How To Hang A JumperHanging your jerseys and jumpers on a coat hanger can cause them to stretch or put 'dents' in the shoulders.

 

Bottle of paprika.

Banish the January Blues with PaprikaI can give you this tip with the knowledge that this has worked incredibly well on my friend who's been going through a bad time. Paprika enhances your mood. And it works.

 

Mr. Smith (Tabby)

Mr. Smith (Tabby)Mr. Smith is 5 years old and a Tabby Tom. Two years ago, my young niece thought Smith would like it better living with me.

 

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Use Shampoo as Hand Soap RefillI have an alternative to replace pricey hand wash pumps. I use value supermarket brands of shampoo instead! I buy the cheap shampoos from the supermarket. Store branded hand wash start at about £1 a bottle.

 

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