Household Hints

a make-shift cooling rack to a handy gizmo for holding up your knee-high boots, today we showcased our latest batch of household hints.

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Make-shift shoe horn:

To keep your boots from sagging, viewer Ashley from Newberg, suggests taking two used paper towel rubberbanded together to help them keep their shape.

New version of a cooling rack/hot plate:

To help baked goods cool down quicker, viewer Gwen from Eugene, recommends turning a muffin tin upside down and placing them on top once out of the oven. The molds allow for air to flow freely and, as a result, the bottoms turn out less soggy.

Film Canister Holder as Stamp/Sticker Holder

You can use a film canister to hold a roll of stickers or stamps.  All you have to do is cut a one to one and a half slit in the side of the canister, put in your favorite stamps or stickers and draw it through the slit.  Replace the lid and there you go!  Easy to use and simple.

Use car wax as a polish for yard tools

You can use car wax to clean and polish your garden tools.  It helps eliminate dirt and rust while also preventing sticking of the tools.

CD Case Becomes Recipe Holder

Take an old CD case, flip the top all the way around and place your recipe card on the case for an easy-to-read portable way to read your recipes while you bake/cook.

Double-Duty Melon Baller

You can use a melon baller to scoop out tomato seeds. The tiny tool is the perfect size and shape for removing the squishy part!

File Folder For Your Glove Compartment

Using an accordian file folder you can easily organize your glove compartment. Store your car insurance, registration, manuals, and maps in a neatly bound holder to avoid an avalanche of papers and junk!


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