So Clever

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  October 31, 2011 — 6 Comments

Every now and then I happen upon something so smart that it sticks with me.


Mason jars + hose clamps = genius. I especially like the idea of using this for storage and organization in a small bathroom. Or even to stow forks and spoons in the kitchen.


Why have I never thought of this! Stretch a rubber band over a paint can and use it to wipe your brush. So smart. Keeps your can from getting all gunky.


Why didn’t I think of this! Oh wait, I did. Except not nearly so well-planned. And it never got actually, you know, executed. One of these days…


Whoever thought of this is a genius. Pure and simple. I am soooo doing this when I sit down to wrap Christmas presents this year. I like to use simple paper and add pizazz with ribbon. This will keep all my ribbon from turning into a giant tangled cat toy.


OMG. I love silver trays but never would have thought to use them as magnet boards! I wonder if all trays are magnetic or only ones with a certain composition. I think I’m going to start keeping a magnet in my purse to test out rectangular trays I happen upon at the thrift store. I feel like one of these would be a lovely addition to my new office (see my plans for that space here, here, and here). For a more streamlined look, I’ve also seen cookie sheets hung on the wall for this purpose. They look especially cute painted a bold and happy color. Would be totes adorbs in a kitchen.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


6 responses to So Clever

  1. Not all trays will be magnetic. They have be a ferrous metal for it to be magnetic. Sterling will not be. Anything that’s just plated might be depending on the base metal.

  2. Ha! We must be twins. I think I’ve pinned 3/4 of this stuff too! Some of it is sooooo simple, I’m like, why didn’t I think of that?!?!?

  3. I love all of these ideas!!! Soooo cool. Your blog rocks, Charlotte!

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