Use up that last bit of butter


When baking something that requires a stick of butter, save the wrapper and wipe down the pan before you bake.

Use a straw to clean up a strawberry

Use a straw to pop the green stem off a strawberry

Poke a straw up through the bottom of a strawberry for an easy way to take its top off.

Put your shower caddy on the opposite side of your shower

This is one of those “duh!” moments — it’s almost so simple, you can easily overlook it. But with a simple coat hook placed above the top of your shower, opposite from your shower head, you can keep all your shower stuff easy to reach and out of the...

Remember that important task


If you want to remember something in the morning, write it down and put it in the shoes you plan to wear the next day. (Note: This tip works best when you usually wear the same shoes each day.)

Call your credit card company fast


Save the phone numbers to your credit card companies in your phone. That way, if you lose your card, you can immediately call the bank and have them put a hold on your card.

Call a company and find a human


I don’t know about you, but I dislike calling companies, only to have to wade through a maze of automated instructions. Here’s a website,, to help you find a real person to call instead.

Don’t panic, just restart


Computer giving you issues? Before you do anything, restart. Most of the time, that will help solve the problem.

Just restart your computer

Computer giving you issues? Before you do anything, restart. Most of the time, that will help solve the problem.

Find a live person with this website helps you find a live person to talk to at a large company.  

Duct tape: Mark an “infection-free” line

A hospital found a unique use for duct tape that cal also help stop the spread of infection: It marked off a red tape “infection zone” far enough away from the patient so that hospital staff could talk with them without the risk of spreading germs. By only crossing...

Sharpen a knife with a coffee cup


Not everyone has a knife sharpener, but everyone has a dull knife. and a coffee cup. So put them together for a new use: Sharpening your knife! Couple safety precautions here: Use some rubberized shelf liner to hold the cup on a flat surface and keep it from slipping....

Keep earbuds straight


Use a clothespin to keep your earbuds cord organized. Clip the source end into the clothespin and then wrap the cord around the rest of the pin.