Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks V

Here are 10 more easy {and budget friendly} tips and tricks for all you homemakers out there! 

1. Take scratches out of your CDs/DVDs using a banana

Peel the banana. Rub the banana on the CD in a circular motion. Use the underside of the peel and rub the banana in deeper. Wipe away the residue with a lint-free cloth, like you’d use to clean your
car windows. Using another cloth, remove smudges with a spritz of Windex. Voila, she is like new! 

2. Store bedding in a pillow case

3. Take scratches out of furniture with a walnut

4. Magnetic strip as storage behind vanity door

5. Upside down muffin pan for cookie bowls

6. Hull strawberries using a straw

7. Use coffee filters to keep soil from falling through the hole

8. How to clean your glass cooktop {Click Here}

9. How to clean your dishwasher {Click Here}

10. Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on plastic hangers to prevent  wide necked shirts from falling off

Previous tips & tricks posts:
Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks 
Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks II
Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks III

Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks IV 



  1. The Presutti's
    March 8, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    These are super awesome 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Mel
    March 8, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    Storing the linens in a pillowcase – wow i'm dumb, that is genious! You're a gem, thanks!

  3. Maran (HeyHawleywood)
    March 8, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    I store my linens like that but then always freak out when I go to change the bed – "where's the rest!?". So, smart idea but maybe not for not-so smart people. Thanks for the tips!

  4. Whitney of Washington
    March 8, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    Such wonderful ideas…especially the dishwasher one. Living in DC everything is "old" and I feel like my dishwasher is never clean enough….I will for sure try this out. thanks! 🙂 Have a great week!

  5. Meghan @ More from Meg
    March 8, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    Our dishwasher definitely needs a good clean – thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  6. Becky
    March 9, 2012 / 12:46 am

    These are great! I've been looking for a good way to clean our stovetop 🙂

  7. Tara
    March 10, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful tips!! Who knew you could use a banana to get the scratches out of a cd?

  8. natasha {schue love}
    March 11, 2012 / 8:12 am

    Loving all these tips and tricks!! The walnut one is great!

  9. Charis Mckinney
    February 12, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    The magnetic strip also works well on a filling cabinet at the office to hold paper clips, etc!

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