Cozy Cottage & Simple Living

Cozy Cottage & Simple Living
We live in a 900 Sq.Ft. Cottage. One must be creative with storage, children's toys, and homeschooling. We live in the "Arrowhead of Minnesota" Sit a spell, kick your shoes off, and peek into our simple lives.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Clever Ideas To Make Life Easier, Even If You Don't Live In A 900 Sq. Ft. Cottage!

To hull a Strawberry use a Straw!

To stop an apple from browning after cutting it, put a rubber band around the Apple!

How to fold a fitted sheet instaed of just Scrunching and bunching it then stuff it in the linen closet!

For a neat linnen closet store your sheet sets in one of the pillow cases.
There'll be no more hunting for matching set!

I love this one! Attach a strip of Velcro on the wall to hang up those little stuffed animals and soft toys!

Use a Megnetic strip, attach it to the inside of your bathroom cabinet or vanity door to store bobbie pins, Tweezers,and clippers!

I'm all for "Recycling" so what to do with those bread tags?
They make perfect cord lables for your TV and Computer, whatever cords you want to lable!

Use wire to make a space to store your gift wrap rolls against the ceiling instead of taking up floor space! I love this in our cottage as every bit of floor space counts and besides having rolls of gift wrap in a tall trash can takes up floor space. I hung up my wire in my closet, it's out of the way and off the floor!

Install a tension rod inside your cabinet to store all your cleaning bottles!

Micowave your own popcorn in a brown papaer bag instead of buying the expenisive Micowave popcorn! It's healthier and cheaper too!

Bake cupcakes directly in an ice-cream cone! It's much more fun and easier for children to eat!

In our homeschool, we use a muffin tin for all our craft items and "tools" to become our craft caddy! I put magnets in the bottom of the cups, so it becomes tip-resistant!

I have more that I'll post at another time. I hope you have enjoyed this blog as much as I have enjoyed blogging about these "Clever Ideas"!
I would love to hear what you think of these clever ideas! Leave me a comment!
Until next time, Have a blessed day and the may your week be a blessing to you!


  1. some of those look pretty nifty!!!
    ( but I would need a closet I can step into for the gift wrap idea...)
    Thanks for sharing!

    (now you have to visit my blog...) >winks<

  2. Love this post, Rhonda!! GOod ideas, all of them! I especially like the rubber band around the apple and the muffin tin ideas. Thanks for sharing :)
    Blessings, ~K~

  3. great idea,rhonda!!!!
    thanks for sharing .
    love regina

  4. This was a great post Rhonda! I got some new tips today that's for sure! I think the best one for me is baking the cupcakes in the ice cream cones and what to do with the bread ties. Thanks!!

  5. Oooohhhh! Love these ideas! I have a hubby, dog and 3 (soon to be 4) children in an 880 sq ft, 2 bedroom cottage. I especially love the gift wrap idea. Not only that, but it makes a cheerful ceiling!

  6. Fabulous ideas! I especially will be using the velcro, magnetic strip and wrapping paper organization tips straight away. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Just found your blog via your comment on Iheartorganizing blog.

    Look forward to visiting your blog for more ideas for cottage living.



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