Easy Potato Peeling Hack

Peeling potatoes can be quick and simple and Dave Hax shows us how in this short step-by-step YouTube video. All you need is a knife, potatoes and pot for boiling. Clean potatoes before you boil them. Then follow the simple instructions in this Dave Hax YouTube video. Medium sized potatoes should take 15 to 30 minutes to cook, depending on your elevation. For roasted potatoes, chips or french fries, Dave suggests parboiling instead of boiling, then peel as instructed in video. Finally, finish preparing potatoes according to your recipe.

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DIY Doorknob Photo Holder

Door Knob Photo Holder

This is a simple shabby chic hack for displaying photographs and/or postcards. In order to make this doorknob photo holder find an old or antique doorknob. One that has outlived its intended purpose. Turn the knob upside down and wrap a 16-18 gauge wire around the circular base tucking and wrapping the loose end a couple times to secure, and to prevent any jagged edge from sticking out. once you have wrapped the wire around the base a couple of times, bend the wire up leaving a couple of inches of straight wire, then bend into a concentric circle which will allow you to clip your photograph or postcard.

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Plastic Bottle Top Funnel Hack

In this Chowhound YouTube video, Jill Santopietro shows us an easy way to make a funnel. Plastic bottles come in many different sizes with different size openings. Choose one that will work for the type of transfer you want to make, i.e. 32 oz Gatorade bottles work great for transferring grains like flour or oatmeal, whereas a 12 oz. water bottle top works great for liquids such as juice, wine or water. I absolutely love this plastic bottle top funnel hack!

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Accordion Rack Jewelry Organizer, Looks Great and Keeps Jewelry Handy

Accordion Rack Jewelry Organizer

This accordion rack jewelry organizer is a great organizational trick to keep jewelry options clearly in your line of vision. Out of sight, after all, is out of mind. I often forget about the necklaces and bracelets hidden away in my jewelry box. Needless to say I tend to neglect well loved but under used pieces. Bring your trinkets out into the light of day! Just hang an accordion coat hook rack near the spot you make your daily wardrobe decisions, such as a walk in closet or your dresser/bedroom mirror. Easily hang your favorite necklaces, rings and bracelets on the hooks and there you have it!

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Chicken Wire Hat Organizer How to, Easy DIY

DIY Chicken Wire Hat Organizer

The joys of chicken wire! This often overlooked raw material is much more versatile than just caging your hens in it. In fact, there is at least one museum in the United States entirely designated to the history of chicken wire. Our chicken wire hat organizer is also great for hanging jewelry and pretty much anything else you can think of. I suggest using a large old picture frame.

The example shown is 18 1/2″ x 22 1/2.” Obviously the larger the frame the more hats you can fit. Be sure to wear protective gloves when working with the chicken wire. Cut the wire to up to 1/2″ larger than the edge of inside the frame, secure it with nails on the back. I also used felt over the edges of wire and nail heads to protect the wall from scratches. I like to use old clothes pins to attach our trucker caps to the wire.

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Silver Cleaning Hack

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Forget all that elbow grease! All you need for this MacGyver-style silver cleaning hack is baking soda, aluminum foil and boiling water…oh, and tarnished silver. Prepare a solution of 1/4 cup baking soda to a gallon of water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Line another pan or glass dish with aluminum foil, be sure it’s deep enough to fully immerse the silver piece you are cleaning. Place tarnished silver in foil lined container, then pour boiled solution over it. Allow to cool. Remove silver pieces and rinse with cool water, then dry with a soft cloth. It’s that easy! For extra tarnished pieces you may have to repeat a couple of times.

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