25 Tips to Use at Home

by Claire Minnaar

I received an email yesterday about “25 Tips to use around the house” from a friend and after sending it to a few of my friends, I thought that this was definitely worth a blog post for anyone interested in saving money, who likes improvising and is always looking at saving a few Rands here and there for odd things needing to be done around the house.

So, enjoy (I did)!

Store bedlinen 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!

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

Look up! 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 (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door.

A tip for holiday packing. 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-sized cord labels.

Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat. Definitely doing this!

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

Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius!

Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial.

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.

Gutter garden: Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.

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

Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).

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Credit: Photo from www.myfreelifetips.com

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Kareema January 5, 2012 - 8:20 am


these tips are brilliant! I was going ooh and aaah the whole time while reading 🙂

Tx a bunch, will surely use and pass on these handy helpers.

Melinda Stoddart January 5, 2012 - 6:44 pm

That is fantastic. Many many tips I would most definately use

Estery Ruhode February 9, 2012 - 12:09 pm

These tips are brilliant loved the cookie baking one .

Much appreciated

Mersha Shaik May 8, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Wow, totally useful – I never even thought about some of these ideas. I love it & will be sure to try out of each one of them.

Cheries Dutton November 2, 2012 - 1:14 pm


I love all the tips & can’t wait to incorporate them into daily life!


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