The holidays are hectic enough without wasting time on drudgery. These 10 tips from Grant Thompson, aka the “King of Random,” will help you save time wrapping gifts, storing wrapping paper, and even making a tasty holiday breakfast.
Some of the tips are ones we’ve covered before:
- Fill an old, cleaned out ketchup or squeeze bottle with pancake batter for perfect pancakes: Grab an old ketchup or condiment bottle, clean it out really well, and fill it with pancake batter. Then flip it over and you can pour perfectly round, even pancakes with no drips. Fancy it up by using Christmas-themed cookie cutters for tree pancakes, or make your own!
- Repurpose chip bags into wrapping bows: The video shows you they also work well as last-minute gift bags, although you’ll definitely want to give them a good cleaning. Cut off a section at the top and use it as a bow.
- Use a bread tag to hold your place on a tape roll: Just apply the bread tag at the end of the tape each time you remove a piece, and you’ll always know where the end is. Plus, you’ll have a tab you can use to pull up the tape easily.
There are plenty more tips in the video, and demonstrations of each of these, so it’s definitely worth a watch. Hit the Instructables link below to check out photos from each of the tips, including these ones, so you can put them to good use yourself.
10 Life Hacks You Need to Know for Christmas [Instructables]