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Tip of the Week - Earring Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on February 2, 2010
Do you have earrings that you can't wear because they infect your ears? Try painting them with clear nail polish so the metal doesn't touch your ears and you should have no more problems!

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Tip of the Week - Curtain Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on February 9, 2010
Lots of people I"ve met have curtains that look good, but when you close them, they don't quite meet so there is a strip of light that comes in as soon as the sun peers over the horizon. To fix this, buy some velcro (you need both hook and loop) and attach pieces of hook on the edge of one side of the curtain and loop on the other side (at the same height so they meet up) and then when you close your curtains, they will keep the pesky light out.

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Tip of the Week - Parent Sanity Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on February 17, 2010
I'm not sure why they do it, but 9 times out of 10, toy companies don't put a volume switch or quiet mode on toys. Half the time there isn't even an off switch. If you can see where the sound comes out of the toy, cover the little vents with some sticky tape and this will reduce the noise level considerably.

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Tip of the Week Competition

Posted in 'Tips' on February 18, 2010

If you are a regular reader, you would be familiar with our Tip of the Week. Each week I send a tip to my subscribers inbox as well as posting it here on my blog. I try to keep the tips short and sweet and it takes no effort to start using the tip.

I am always hearing from people about how much they love the tips and how they are quick and easy to implement into their lives. Thank you, I really appreciate and love the feedback.

It's time to turn the tables a bit and open it up to you. I would like to know who has a time saving, handy tip that they would like to share?

Until the 28th February, I would like to hear from you with your favourite tips.

Email me with your tip and at the end of the month, The winning tip which will be used as the following week's Tip of the Week.

I will also send the winner a waterproof notepad and pencil from My Aqua Notes. I wrote about these awesome notepads a couple of weeks ago - they come with suction caps and you stick them onto the shower wall. The paper is waterproof. So if you are like me and do your best thinking in the shower, these are fantastic!

So put your thinking caps on and let me know what you come up with!

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Tip of the Week - Photo Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on February 23, 2010

If you have a photo in a frame that you want to remove and it is stuck to the glass, warm the glasss with your hairdryer for a minute or two and it will unstick.

Do you have a tip that you would like to share? Email me with it an you could win a Waterproof Note Pad from My Aqua Notes.

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Handbag Storage

Posted in 'Organising' on February 25, 2010

Someone asked me the other day what I thought was the best way to store her handbags. There are lots of different ways to do this, many of which are dependent on the space you have in your room to store them. A few ways I would suggest are...

  • Cloth bags or pillowcases
  • Large Ziploc Bags
  • Store smaller bags inside larger bags
  • Plastic containers under the bed or on the shelf
  • Purchase a handbag holder such as this from Howards Storage World
  • Or a hanging organiser like this from IKEA
  • Use some funky looking boxes and place a photo on the outside so you know where each bag is stored.
  • Hooks on the wall

I'd love to hear any other suggestions that people may have. Over to you!

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