Household tips I learned on Pinterest

I have to say that Pinterest is a fascinating place! It is simply eye candy for everything in our life these days. Forget a google search anymore, if I want to find something, I hit pinterest up. Over the past few months, I’ve accumulated quite a few great household tips & techniques from friends. I thought I would share some of my favorites with you today.

Since I live in Florida and have had my fair share of pretty bad sunburns, I really liked this advice from a nurse on healing a bad sunburn. It seems that my summertime emergency kit is going to include some black tea going forward.

Read the how-to on instructables.



Speaking of emergency kit necessities. How about this really cool ice pack trick. Get liquid detergent, pour it into a ziploc bag and freeze it. Because it won’t freeze all the way, it works like commercial ones, allowing you to mold and contour it to your body. Thank you for the tip Dr Sears on The Doctors.

This weekend I’ll be out planting in my garden and in pots along my patio. Again, living in Florida, unless you want to water every single day, there has got to be a plan on maximizing the moisture in the pots. This post by This Old House, was very helpful. Who would ever have thought of adding a sponge before planting to hold in moisture. It is so simple, it’s crazy!

Kitchen Storage tips:

Here are some of my favorite easy storage tips for your kitchen….

You can do some pretty amazing things with baking soda. One Good Thing by Jilliee shows that 1/4 cup baking soda and peroxide (just enough to make a paste) can clean just about anything. Apparently this works really well for cleaning ovens and stove tops. I’ll have to give that a try – very soon!

Wonder what to do with all the pants hangers that you get from Walmart, Target, or nearly any discount store these days? Upcycle and make chip clips. Seriously. Again, this is another idea that I just can’t believe I didn’t think of, it’s so simple. BTW, I think you could glue a magnet on it and have use it on file cabinets, etc also.

Loving the repurposing of old soda bottles that I’ve seen on Pinterest. I’ve seen everything from using the bottoms to stamp your own artwork to custom fashion bangles. Still, I do love this idea – sealing a plastic bag.  Wow….

Now personally we don’t keep chocolate chips around long enough to have to worry about sealing them, but why wouldn’t this work perfectly for nuts, rice or beans?

It also seems to me that this would make it easy to pour what you needed out, making the process easier and less messy. Yep, I’m in love.

Now, a quick household tip on storing paper cupcake liners – which are all the rage these days…  Get a pasta jar and fill them. They are pretty to look at, won’t get dusty or crushed.  It’s a no-brainer type idea, but one that I certainly didn’t think of. =) Thank you Tidy Mom.

Melissa Marro

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Melissa Marro is an international award winning home stager and professional speaker for the home staging and real estate industry. Founder and CEO for both SAR, Staging and Redesign Training and MRRE, Market Ready Real Estate's online home staging consultation program, Marro continues to help inspire and empower new and existing stagers as well as move the industry standards forward.

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