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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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Why didn't I think of that? You'll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems.


Hull strawberries easily using a straw.



Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture
will disguise dings and scrapes.



Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or
computer screen with WD40.



Stop cut apples browning in your child's lunch box
by securing with a rubber band.



Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets
inside one of their own pillowcases and there will
be no more hunting through piles for a match.



Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod
in a bowl. The concave shape amplifies the music.



Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.



Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder
gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!



Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.



Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls
against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the
floor.



Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a
stocking over the vacuum hose.



Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting
crosses into a box lid.



For those who can't stand the scrunching and
bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.



Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use
magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers
and clippers, behind a vanity door.



Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty
soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can
find them in just about every hotel.



A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets
hold the plastic cups down to make them
tip-resistant.



Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.



Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so
much more fun and easier for kids to eat.



Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper
bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet
stuff.



Install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles.



Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough
over the top and voila, you have cookie bowls for fruit
or ice-cream.



Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing
sunburn relief.



Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.



Use egg cartons to separate and store your
Christmas decorations.


If you have any "Why Didn't I Think of That Ideas", please post here or head straight over to the US Patent office. I would recommend the latter


US Patent & Trademark Office




posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Ingenious! Damn you for being right, too, I *AM* kicking myself.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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You get an S & F from me, the only one I knew about was the gutter on the side of the house for planting things (and making a pvc cover for the greenhouse affect that is NOT glued so it can be stored in the winter, or other times of severe weather).



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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I got some pretty good ideas I'm working on patenting right now...but they're "top Secret" for now (j/k)

My 13 year old son asked me about 2 years ago why I never patent any of my ideas? I thought to myself "Geesh, he's right". So, I've been working on some ideas lately with him. He's been on this "every idea I have, I will patent" thing lately. I thought to myself, "one day this kid is gonna be a business magnate"





posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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The gutter idea can be done year round and indoors as well. Say for example, you have some extra space in your garage, you can pop these up or cut out pvc pipe and grow winter veggies and herbs in your garage and have them ready for harvest in the spring.

ETA
With a little extra work you could turn your gutters into an "Aeroponics System" with ease.

Aeroponics
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Thank you. That was one of few times that reading something on ATS made me smile.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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BRILLIANT!!

I'm bookmarking this, love the gutter garden, the spray bottles, etc.....

I have to go and re read this again.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by proof-would-be-good
Thank you. That was one of few times that reading something on ATS made me smile.


Happy to add a smile to your face today



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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I swear if I could give you an applause, I would. I've read so many little helpful tips, that weren't much help after all. These are awesome! Tomorrow I will tidy up the linen closest and put the sets in their own pillow slip. you've no idea how annoying this little problem has been. Grrrr.
The wrapping paper storage in the top of the closet is something else I will try, and also making "fruit cups".
Love them.

Thank you!
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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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Wow I learned so much from the OP wonderful S&F for you thank you for posting!



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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SO GREAT! I love seeing happy helpful thngs sometimes in a sea of Pain.. THANK YOU!!!



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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It probably won't make life easier but since you have a couple of cupcake pan ideas I thought I would add what I do with cupcake pans. When I make meatloaf, (and believe me, mine is good) I use an ice cream scoop and scoop the meat into the cupcake holes. It cooks a lot faster if you're short on time and then you have individual servings. Voila! Meatloaf cupcakes!



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40.


This one actually works well on regular painted walls too.
I had to clean a very large section of my son's bedroom wall years ago. Crayon cannot be painted over.

I had him help me - I think he was around 3 at the time - he never did it again.



posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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The cookie bowl is cute.



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 05:27 AM
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Great ideas. Love the gift wrapping idea. Will definitely do this. The storage of bed linen in pillow case is ingenious



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by ThePublicEnemyNo1
Why didn't I think of that? You'll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems.

Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets
inside one of their own pillowcases and there will
be no more hunting through piles for a match.

I love this idea! I like to keep multiple sheet and comforter sets and use depending on the season and weather lol I will separate them this way but they will still go in a space bag so I have more space but this is a good idea for keeping them together.



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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You can also bring new life to stale bread by putting celery stalks in with the bread and use lemons to remove hard stains on bathtubs and copper. Just thought I'd add my two cents worth. Good thread s and f from me





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