clever uses

Add A Power Tool Holster To Your Ladder To Prevent Falling Tools

When you’re using power tools on a ladder at home, the last thing you want to do is have one fall and hit someone below. Instead of creating a hazard by setting it on top, add a holster to the side of your ladder for safer storage.


Turn Old Yoghurt Containers Into Handy Measuring Cups

Don’t throw away a yoghurt cup when you’re done eating. These plastic cups are perfect for measuring ingredients, and they have a few other uses too.


Make Invisible Bookends Out Of Two Sheets Of Paper

Fancy bookends look great on bookshelves, but sometimes you might want your books to stand upright on their own. Author Jack Heath shows you how you can stand your books up with just a piece of plain paper on each end.


The Best Clever Uses For Location-Based Reminders

Location-based reminders are a powerful tool that amplify your productivity. They can provide you with obvious help like shopping lists that pop up when you get to the supermarket, and chore lists that pop up when you get home — but they can do a lot more than that, too.


Poach Eggs Perfectly In A Mason Jar

Poaching is one of the trickier ways to cook eggs, if you care about keeping a round shape or making several at once. Here’s a shortcut: Use a mini mason jar to hold the egg.


Defrost A Steak In Five Minutes With Water And A Pair Of Pans

If the steak you plan to eat is still frozen, there are better ways to defrost it than using the microwave. All you need is a little water and two pans — no special tools or appliances at all, and it works in minutes.


Whiten Laundry With Egg Shells

We’ve talked about saving egg shells for the garden, but you can also use them in the laundry to whiten your clothes.


Turn A Long Shawl Or Scarf Into A Baby Carrier

If you’re interested in an alternative to baby carriers, Meredith from weblog Becoming Mamas demonstrates two ways to carry your little one with just a wrap.


Use A Shovel As An Emergency Campfire Cooking Tool

There are a few things you need to take when you go camping. The last thing you want to discover after pitching a tent is that you left the cooking gear at home. Fear not — that shovel in the back of the car can be repurposed and used to cook over the fire.


Hang Your Headphones Under Your Desk With This IKEA Hook

We’ve shared more than a few waysto conveniently hangyour headphones at your desk, but if you want an easy under-desk solution that won’t get in the way and doesn’t take up much space, an IKEA GRUNDTAL toilet roll hook is a good option. Plus, it’s cheap — only six bucks.