• “Ounce marks come standard on most baby bottles, but they can be hard to see. Use a permanent marker to make the lines stand out, especially the one you are most likely to want to see in the middle of the night!” — R.G. in Indiana
• “Before you set your new can of shaving cream on the sink edge, take this man tip from me: Borrow a bottle of clear nail polish and paint the bottom rim, extending up a quarter inch. It won’t leave rust rings. I’ve been doing this for years.” — M.W. in New York
• Cut the top off of a 2-liter soda bottle to use as a funnel. They are very easy to cut, and you’ll have a funnel whenever you need one!
• “Save and clean your prescription bottles; they make really great containers for bobbins. I take a spare piece of thread, ball it up a bit and tape it to the top of the container, too. Then I sit them all in a shoebox. I can see just from the tops which color I need to use.” — L.K. in Alabama
• If you use condiment bottles with a squeeze top, start saving them for snow season! Clean and fill with water, then add a few drops of food coloring. Make several of different colors. You can teach the children how to make different shades by mixing the drops. The kids can take them all out in the snow to “paint.” Be sure to take photos of your temporary art.
• Use a piece of plastic mesh as a sink liner. Dishes set in the sink won’t slide, but the water can still drip away down the drain.
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