Using an extension cord or a power strip to power several things in your home can become confusing. Figuring out which cord belongs to which item is hard, especially when they all get tangled up over time. If you need to unplug something, you have to start following cords to find out which belongs to the device you’re trying to find.
Ain’t nobody got time for that. You can avoid this confusion by labeling the different cords with bread tags. You can also use washi tape and a permanent marker to create your own tabs and identify the devices they belong to.
Use a Pringles Can to Store Spaghetti
Spaghetti noodles usually come in plastic bags that are almost impossible to reclose once you have opened them. If you only cook some of the noodles, the ones left in the bag become a bit stale and tend to start falling out into your pantry. Next time you are snacking on some Pringles, keep the empty can, clean it out, and it becomes the perfect container for noodles.
It is just the right size, has a lid, and will save you the trouble and expense of getting a special container. The bottom line is, repurpose an empty Pringles can as a convenient and cost-effective container for storing leftover spaghetti noodles. Problem solved!
Flatten Your Ground Beef Before Storing
Ground beef is a great thing to have around for a last-minute dinner fix. Who does not love spaghetti Bolognais, delicious lasagna, or homemade burgers? The only problem is that if you are in a hurry, it may feel like forever while waiting for the beef to thaw.
You can speed up the process by flattening your ground beef in a gallon-sized freezer bag before putting it in the freezer. The flat surface area of the beef will cause it to thaw out faster and it will also take up less room and be easier to stack in your freezer!
Your Boots Will Stay Upright With Pool Noodles
As soon as the first leaves fall, women can’t wait to pull out their beloved winter boots, but in warmer weather, they are typically put away for the season, and their storage conditions are less than ideal. Instead of being placed aside, maintaining their tallness and glam, they slowly loos their life at the bottom of the shoe drawer.
If the tall part is left flopping all summer, creases can spoil the footwear’s nice lines. In order to keep your boots standing tall all year long, just put pool noodles inside them. Simply cut the noodles into the appropriate length and place them into the boots.
Command Hooks Are Also Good for the Holidays
If you are a fan of DIY, you probably already have your share of home hacks and know that Command hooks are the greatest. Whoever invented these never thought they would go such a long way. These small, sticky friends can help hang almost anything on the wall without drilling holes or leaving a trace.
You may not have considered using these hooks for hanging holiday wreaths and other decorations on the front door. All you have to do is place the hook on the inside of your door upside down, use a string and your decoration can hang on the other side.