I Spied 2.29.12

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We haven’t played this game in a while!  OK, it’s not really game.  It’s more like show and tell…  or just me rambling.  But you keep showing up here, so you must not mind my rambles :)

Want to know what I’ve been noticing a lot of?  Organizational and cleaning tips!  I know, I’m weird.  But even so, when I find something that has the potential to make my life easier I pay attention because there are only so many hours in a day and at the end of the day I would like to have at least a few moments to read a book.  Or watch Sister Wives.

Here are some tips that have caught my little eye (get it?  “I spied with my little eye…”  Oh forget it.):

Source: thriftyfun.com via Carey on Pinterest

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What could I use a pour spot for? There must be something, I'll think of it eventually.  The spout comes from the top of can of grated parmesan cheese.  Just cut it out and use with a mason jar.

 

Source: realsimple.com via Carey on Pinterest

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Now this is a problem I have, loose cords, and I was not referring to my brain although you could also make that argument. I can definitely use this tip to keep my cords tangle free.

 

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You remember my glass etching adventures? Well... I have found another use for that jar of glass etching paste and this one makes me equally giddy. Not only do I love the idea of having spice jars all the same size and shape, I love the idea of having them marked so uniformly and chic. Can a spice cabinet be chic? I think so.

Source: i.imgur.com via Carey on Pinterest

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I think this is a clever way to keep your bags closed tight!

 

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Keep all 52 cards together in a dollar store soap box. Especially great tip if you are taking cards on a vacation.

 

Source: chicaandjo.com via Carey on Pinterest

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Clear out that important drawer-real-estate!  Go vertical!

 

Source: realsimple.com via Carey on Pinterest

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I haven't tried this yet, but I'm gonna!  It is really hard to get that last bit of candle wax out of a votive, or any other candle holder for that matter.  Just  shot of nonstick spray on the bottom will help it slide right out.

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Jill from One Good thing has 2 methods for getting her cookie sheets, baking pans and other kitchen wares looking brand spanking new.  1) a mixture of baking soda and peroxide or 2) a natural solvent called Sol-U-Mel.  Definitely worth a shot!

There are some really great ideas out there, let me know if you have any to share!

2 thoughts on “I Spied 2.29.12

  1. I really did find a miracle-cure for my stove top on Pinterest. Soak your gas burner elements in Ammonia overnight --- and with just a little bit of elbow grease you have new looking elements.......... I had tried EVERYTHING!!! even used the steel brush on my dremel tool once .... couldn't get them clean!

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