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Washing too many cups? Magnetize them

Glue a strip of magnet onto the back of your kids’ cups to keep from constantly re-washing them. In between cups of water, kids can just stick them back on the fridge.

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.

Clean wax from a candle jar

If you have candles in glass jars (the kind with the resealable lid), they make great storage containers once the candle is burned through. There are two methods to cleaning out the old wax. 1) Freeze it, then take a knife and chip away at the frozen wax. Wash...

Add more shower storage with another curtain rod

Tip-man Tim: Keep your shower organized

Here’s a simple way to keep your shower caddies neat and organized, and up off the corners of your shower. Install a second shower curtain rod on the inside of the shower. This is a great way to keep multiple kids’ shower stuff organized, and nobody fights over who...

A stylish soap dispenser with a Mason jar

Mason jar soap dispenser

Have you seen those blue Mason jars in local home improvement and craft stores? Pick up a package for some stylish projects around the house. One of them is this nifty soap dispenser. Just poke a hole in the top of a jar’s top with a hammer and nail...

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.

Save trees while drying your hands

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There is a TED talk about ways we can make the world a better place, including using fewer paper towels when we wash our hands at a public restroom. Instead of grabbing a handful of paper, shake your hands off — a lot — and when you pick up...

A better way to hang a shower caddy

Install a coat hook at the foot of your shower to hold your shower caddy. It’ll not only be easier to reach, but it will also keep drier and have less mildew over time.

Put your shower caddy on the opposite side of your shower

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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...

Too many T-shirts? Here’s one way to wear them all

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Spring is in the air!  Or here in Atlanta pollen is in the air.  I guess the warm temperatures (at times — after all, I do live in Atlanta where it’s 70 degrees one day and 36 degrees the next) have whipped my wife into a spring cleaning frenzy. ...

Keep earbuds straight

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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.

Store your earbuds

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Need a handy place to store your earbuds and phone charger? Use a pop-top gum canister.