Tea and twine?

To keep a ball of string/twine from knotting and easily available: store it in an old teapot that you don’t use. Thread the string through the spout of the teatop and put the “ball” in the main part of the teapot. When you need a piece of string or twine, simply pull a piece of of the teapot spout and cut off at the length you need. The rest of the ball is ready and waiting for you in the teapot.

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Keep those cardboard tubes!

There are many uses for cardboard tubes to help you organize and store things.

Store knitting needles in them

Keep fabric scraps in them

Wrap Christmas lights around them to keep the lights from getting tangled

Preserve childrens artwork in them

Store important documents without creases

Pants can be wrapped around a cardboard tube for wrinkle free dressing from your suitcase

Protect flourescent lights until they are ready to use, or for safe disposal

These are just a few ideas, I’m sure you can think of more.

Get a leg up on storing onions

Want you onion harvest to last longer? Try this: take an old pair of pantyhose, put an onion in the toe and then tie a knot, put in another onion and tie a knot, continue until either the leg is full or you have no more onions. Hang in your basement or someplace fairly cold and dark. 

By storing the onions this way, it keep airflow around the onion and keeps them from touching each other so they don’t rot a quickly.onion storage idea

When you are ready use an onion, starting at the toe of the pantyhose, cut the hose just above the onion without cutting the knot.

Sandpaper Storage Idea

sandpaperYou know those great, cardboard envelopes that you get in the mail? Well, save them and put your sandpaper in them. It keeps the sheets nice and flat so they are ready for the next time you need them. Plus, those envelopes usually have a plastic sleeve on the outside that you can put a section of sandpaper in so that you can easily see what grit of sandpaper you have stored in the envelope!