Makes me just shake my head, so simple, why on earth didn't I think of that!
Here are some pretty spiffy ideas that you may or may not have already thought of.
I know I didn't.
Paint Splatter Shield
Paint like a pro. To make a splatter shield for when you’re painting a high surface, cut a slit in the center of a lid and pull the paintbrush through.
Lemon Seed Catcher!
Squeeze lemons, limes, or oranges over the grater to keep seeds out of the juice. I can't tell you how many times I've had to dig out lemon seeds from my juice!
Coffee Filter as Screen Cleaner
For lint-free viewing, grab a coffee filter to wipe down dusty and staticky computer monitors and TV screens regularly.
Pencil Eraser for Earring Backer
If the backing for one of your studs goes AWOL, slice off a disk-shaped wedge from an eraser. The earring will stay put, even if your pencil looks denuded. Boy have I used this many many times!
Wine Bottle Gift Bag
How cute is this. Slip a (clean) patterned kneesock over the bottom of a bottle, then knot the top to create a decorative carrier. Better yet, offer your hostess two bottles so she can later enjoy toasty toes.
Vitamin Holder for Traveling with Jewelry
Pack enough jewelry for a week away. The individual compartments are the perfect place to keep earrings, necklaces, and rings safe and tangle-free.
Computer Detailer with Cotton Swab
Boy could my keyboard use this. With the machine turned off, disconnect the keyboard and trace between the keys with a cotton swab lightly dipped in isopropyl alcohol. If your mouse is the kind that rolls on a ball, unscrew the bottom and go over the ball and the interior with a cotton swab, too.
Lip Balm Cuticle Moisturizer
Rub a bit of lip balm on dry cuticles for a quick and easy way to soften them when you're on-the-go.
Tweezer Holder Magnet
Brilliant! Stop tweezers from going astray by installing a magnet on the inside of the medicine cabinet and they will always be at your fingertips.
Soap Case Camera Holder
For Pete's Sake...of course! Protect your picture taker from getting knocked around in your carry-on by placing it in a hard plastic travel soap case.
Bathroom Mirror Memo Board
I think this is my favorite one so far. Leave a message that’s impossible to overlook. Write quick reminders (Pick up dry cleaning) or encouraging notes (Good luck today!) with a dry-erase marker.
Tutu Night Stand
So cute. Not only for a little girls room but for the Shabby Chic Lover. Create an enchanting nightstand from a kitchen stool by wrapping a tutu around the edge of the seat and securing it with double-sided tape.
Ring in the season with a brilliant mantelpiece. Start with a wire wreath frame (this one is 18 inches in diameter, but you can use any size). Then wrap a string of lights around the frame, making sure to leave enough slack to reach the plug; otherwise use an extension cord.
Stones for Plant Toppers
I do this to all my indoor plants (much prettier than seeing the soil on top). I go to Pet Stores, and get the small brown or white rocks that go in the bottom of a fish or turtle tank. Insulate potted plants with a layer of decorative pebbles on top of the soil.
Aluminum Foil Protector
Protect doorknobs and hardware in the kitchen and bathroom when you're painting by wrapping foil around them to catch dribbles. The foil molds to the shape of whatever it's covering and stays firmly in place until the job is complete.
Why on earth didn't I think of that!
In case you missed New Uses For Old Things Part One CLICK HERE!