Oh So Clever (Little Tricks To Help YOU!)
I know your probably thinking ‘clever tricks! please tell me!’ Well, wait no more because I have some pretty amazing ideas for the irritating things that happen to you AND the fixes consist of things you most likely have in the house… let’s give those items a new meaning to life.
Clever Trick For Your Books!
Well, you’ve got a collection of your all time favorite books that you just CAN’T give away. These books are your go-to books when you want to read a familiar great story over and over again! They never let you down and you never want to lose them… And while you could write your name in them to make sure everyone knows it’s yours (that is if you’re daring and decided to lend it to someone or if by chance one gets left somewhere and a lovely person that finds it will then return it to you) instead, why not use a return-address label that you would normally put on an envelope into your book (no one can read your chicken scratch anyway!) This will make it easier for the borrower to remember who lent the book OR for the finder of the book to read the label and contact you to return it… Oh so clever!
Another Clever Book Trick…
You’re in bed, it’s getting late, you pick up that awesome page turning book of yours, flip the cover, see your beautiful return-address label… when ‘dang it’ your stupid but cute bookmark fell out and you’ve lost your page from the previous time… oh MAN! now you’ve got to search for the page… searching, searching, wasting valuable reading time, searching… Ah FINALLY you find your spot… What can you use instead to never lose your page again? ‘BOBBY PIN!’ oh how amazing is that?! (VERY!) You have tons of bobby pins all over because when you buy a pack you get about a gazillion of those things, so it’s safe to say you’ve got extras. (bobby pins aren’t pretty though Eloise!) Well, that is true! but use that creative side and decorate it just how you like! tie a beautiful ribbon or two to it, use heavy-duty craft glue and glue on a beautiful jewel, flower, little picture… the sky is the limit, dress it up then clip it to your page when you’re done for the night and need that shut-eye!
Organized That Mail
Looking for a clever way to sort your mail that piles up fast? Don’t want it to take up too much room on your desk or wherever you keep your mail? Well, if you don’t have a heavy gauge spring, you can get one at a hardware store (any size will do!) for super cheap and lay it horizontally (a spring Eloise? they’re ugly… fear not, you can bend the ends and make it into something ‘like the picture above!’)… then file your lovely bills (I mean not so lovely bills!) what about those invites, or those romantic letters you get from that dreamy admirer (wait! they don’t do that anymore… dang! where’s the romance people?! go old school again, write those letters!) It’s a clever idea to hold mail in an organized way without taking up so much space… Love it! (don’t care for the Spring idea, use a napkin holder!)
The Almighty Pencil
You’ve got school age kids now, and when you thought ‘Pencils were a thing of the past’ they are VERY needed now (homework, drawing, etc…) You NEED those pencils for one purpose only… That wonderful creation called ‘the eraser!’ You can erase mistakes, how awesome! So, you know how some pencils have ridiculous non-working erasers that make your kids livid because their mistake just got smudged and made bigger (oh crap!) Well, sometimes those erasers don’t work well because they are dried up or dirty… so what’s the clever fix for this… an emery board! (guys reading this are probably wondering ‘what the heck is an emery board Eloise?’) well, it’s what we use to file/sharpen our nails… You can lightly rub the eraser on the emery board to take off the dry parts of the eraser AND clean the dirty erasers as well. SUPER COOL!
I hope these little clever tricks help you people out! How would we live without these fantastic ideas that people have stumbled upon? it would be irritating wouldn’t it?! BUT not anymore! Please feel free to spread the word to these helpful multi-usable items. I have more up my sleeve, but I’ll keep that for another time, as this post is getting too long~wink~ guess you’ll have to keep coming back for more…
In the mean time check out these other posts that deal with clever tips for you and the home… ‘DIY In-Wall Storage Ideas’ click here! ALSO… ‘Clever Ideas For Life’s Little Challenges’ click here! AND One More… ‘DIY Ideas For The Home’ click here!
Take care readers!
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