Monday, March 21, 2011

Tuesday’s Tips and Tricks: A Handy Little Tool

(I’ll try to get the button changed to reflect the new party day soon.)



You most likely have several of these in your house:  nail clippers!




Besides the obvious use, I have found it handy to keep a pair in my laundry area for snipping tags or loose threads off clothing.  The scissors I used to keep there kept “disappearing”, but nobody wants nail clippers, so they stay put!

I also keep a pair in my purse.  Picked up a new sweater or pair of shoes that you want to wear right away?  Snip the tags with the clippers.  Bought a bottle of pain reliever for your splitting headache but can’t get the shrink wrap off?  Clip the edge of the wrap to get it started.

One of the best reasons to keep a pair in your purse is for doing the kids’ nails.  When they were little and in car seats, I found it easier to trim their nails when they were strapped in and couldn’t squirm away (I would do it when we were waiting in the car for one reason or another, not when we were driving).  Now that they are older and are in the anti-personal hygiene stage, it’s easy to hand the clippers to them (again, while stopped) and say “do it now!” and they can’t say “later!”.  Just catch the clippings in a tissue or something.

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Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Thank you for hosting the party!

Mom to Many said...

Thanks for hosting Holly! I hope you will come and weigh in on my paint choice for my main floor.

I'd love everyone's input.

:o) Cheryl

Cannary Family said...

I love this particular little gadget and have one hanging on my keychain (:

Richella said...

I dearly love nail clippers and use them for all sorts of things. . . but I hadn't thought about keeping a pair in the laundry room! Great tip!

Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you're having a great day.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love the idea of keeping a pair in the laundry room and the car. My nails are forever breaking when I am out and don't have any way to shape them back up. :s I also keep a pair of tweezers in my glove box!