It is well known that women are better than multitasks than men, but did you know that there are also some very common household items that are also multitasking? But, this little list that I am going to share with you is not about pointing out simple everyday objects that can do some things at once in a way that men can’t. Items with multiple uses can help you order and save money. Let’s take a look at some common household items that multitask.
Dressers, shelves and even televisions can be a rollover hazard. In fact, Health Canada says that every year there are hundreds of furniture incidents that affect children under 10 years of age. Therefore, it is important to anchor these elements to the floor or wall with suitable tie rods, anchors or safety straps.
This appliance is very convenient, but it gives children easy access to sharp utensils and the swallow able detergent. When storing the dishwasher, be sure to point the utensils down and do not fill the dispenser with detergent until you are ready to run the load. Also, keep the dishwasher closed and locked when not in use.
- Shoe boxes:
Since I am a small-time shoe diva, I have collected more than my fair share of empty shoe boxes over the years. I put the boxes to good use by placing them in the storage bins of my closet, instead of spending a fortune on the corresponding boxes, I have wrapped them in similar gift paper and I have printed labels to facilitate their identification. I also use empty shoe boxes as drawer organizers. You may also want to use your empty shoe boxes for, well, shoe storage. Take pictures of your inventory and stick them on the outside of the boxes to quickly detect the pair you are looking for in the closet.
- Plastic shopping bags:
You already know how to keep the plastic bags contained in an empty paper towel roll. Now put the bags to use by lining the waste cans of the bathroom with them. If you collect enough, the plastic bags are an excellent packing material instead of those terrible peanuts. They are also excellent to prevent flour and sugar from spilling on all the shelves in the pantry.
- Old socks:
Use the solitary socks left by the gnome socks to keep the small toys organized or to keep the odds and ends, such as screws and clips in a convenient location. You can also put old socks on your shoes when you do something messy (like painting), or when your shoes are torn, but you need to run inside for a minute. Feel free to give it to the maintenance men and repairers who also walk around your house. Try to use others as toys for dogs or cats: put a tennis ball in one for the dog, or catnip in the cat’s, and close it closed.
- Shower curtains:
I know this is a surprise, but somehow I have accumulated a number of old bathroom curtains over the years. I plan to use some as tablecloths for an outdoor gathering, while others will use them as blankets the next time I paint the walls. Another will be reused as a windshield cover to prevent the accumulation of frost. Simply cut the shower curtain to the size of your windshield and the hem on magnets to keep the cover in place. The magnets should stick to the frame of the metal windshield of your car.
- Rolls of paper towels:
Keep your plastic bags contained by tucking them into an empty paper towel roll. And while doing so, keep the untangled extension cords rolled up and placed on a roll of paper towel. You can also arrange hair bands and hair clips, roll up the bedclothes around the rolls of paper towels to keep them wrinkle free, or make trees so that your boots above the knee do not have unpleasant wrinkles after passing the summer bent In the back of your closet.
- Chests with latches:
As head of organization in my home, I take pride in my “everything has its place” rule. From baskets to containers and chests with funky color codes, all items are carefully stored. If you have heavy toys or “hope” chests with tight-fitting lids, they may catch a child when they crouch to get something out. To avoid this, be sure to remove the locking locks and check the chests to see if they have ventilation holes.