Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows
Via Storage and Glee
Install a regular coat rack low down
the wall to store shoes safely off the floor
Via Destination Unknown
Hang onions in cut-up tights or
old stockings to make them last for months!
My Dad did this all the time.
To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar (which won't affect the taste of the onions)
Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.
Via Bobbenblog Lite
Cover paint trays with aluminium foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze.
I've even used plastic grocery bags, works wonders :)
Water straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.
Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations
made by furniture on your carpets.
Via North Carolina Charm
Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven - it will help keep them upright.
Via Better Recipes
To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.
Via My Fridge Food
Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.
Via Delighted Momma
Use bread tags to label power cords.
Via Apartment Therapy
Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.
Via Real Simple
WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!
Via Real Simple
When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.
Via Somewhat Simple
Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large coffee filters
Via This Old House
Sprinkle salt in the spaces between patio slabs and at the bottom of walls to get rid of pesky weeds (but be careful NOT to get salt near plants you want to keep as salt will kill them!)
Via One Good Thing
Another way to clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.
Via Off the Wheaten Path
Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge
Via In This Crazy Life
Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.
Via Martha Stewart
To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.
Via U-Create Crafts
Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.
Via Stockpiling Moms
A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!
This has to be the simplest way to
open those annoying blister packs!
Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal - the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.
They look pretty too - a great tip for parties!
Via Daily Pix
Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger
to prevent dresses from slipping off.
Via Re Create Design
Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.
Place a wooden spoon over a pan to
stop the water from boiling over
Via The Life of a Not So Ordinary Housewife
A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!