Make a perfect high-five

When you’re high-fiving, look at the other person’s elbow. You’ll get a perfect hit every time!

Shoe organizers hold lots of things

Shoe organizers are great for more than shoes. For example, keep your brochures straight at the doctor’s office.

Make your own garden art

Here’s an easy way to add some garden art. Go to a thrift store and look for some glass vases and serving trays. Then use clear-drying waterproof caulk to attach them end-to-end. You can also spray paint them for a pop of color. Cheap and easy!

Use a screw for a stem

Missing a stem when you picked out your pumpkin? Put a screw in the top to give yourself a handle. Plus, mark on the back of your top and the pumpkin so you know where the top lines up.

Use cork inside cabinets for important notes

Keep important notes, messages or recipes organized yet out of view by attaching cork to the inside of your kitchen cabinets.

Keep pot lids organized with hooks

Use simple adhesive hooks on the back of a cabinet door to keep your pot lids organized. No more digging around for the right lid! You can also use this for certain baking pans you may use all the time, like a cooling rack or a muffin tin.

Keep hair supplies organized with magnetic tape

Use a strip of magnetic tape in your bathroom to keep small items like bobby pins straight and organized.

Use Press ’n Seal to keep small items organized


Headed on a trip? Use sheets of Glad Press ’n Seal to keep your jewelry or other small items organized when you’re packing. Simply lay down a sheet, put your items on it, then press a second sheet on top. Genius!

Spray painting made easier with thumb tacks

TipmanTim_tacks to paint

I love a product called Painter’s Pyramids, but when working with smaller items, like picture frames, you can instead use thumb tacks to keep the item off the ground while you’re painting it. This way, your paint won’t get stuck to whatever it is your item is sitting on...

Use shoe organizers to keep other items straight

Shoe organizers aren’t just for shoes! Use them on the back of a closet door to store cleaning supplies, in your laundry room to store ironing and washing supplies, in the kids room to plan outfits for coming days, or in the craft room to keep small items organized. You...

The best way to pack: A skivvy roll

This is, by far, the best way to pack. It’s called a skivvy roll, and it’s a very specific way of putting your clothes together. I think this works best if you’re headed out for a weekend trip and don’t want to take a ton of bags. Here’s what...

For your next cookout, keep ketchup under control

The next time you’re refilling your plastic ketchup bottle, swap the tops with the bigger container to make it easier to pour. Granted, this tip works best when you (a) use a plastic squeeze bottle for your home ketchup usage and (b) buy ketchup from a bulk store, like...