10 Brilliant Christmas Hacks You’ll Need for the Holidays
1. Ornament Storage
If you find yourself constantly buying new ornaments because last year’s are now broken, save yourself some money in the long run by getting an organizer.
2. Egg Carton Storage
Short on cash or just don’t want to allocate money towards organizers? No worries, you’ve got all the organizers you need in your fridge! Take your empty egg cartons and place your ornaments inside of them. Just make sure they’re clean first!
3. Lights Storage
To make sure your lights don’t break by getting all tangled up before the next holiday season, just wrap them around a box and you’re good to go.
4. Cookie Cutter Pancakes
Make breakfast fun for the family by using your Christmas cookie cutters to make the cutest pancakes ever.
5. Cranberry Ice Cubes
Keep your guests’ water cold and flavorful by using frozen cranberries at dinner.
6. Stovetop Potpourri
Make your home smell amazing the natural way this year; no toxic chemicals are wanted!
7. Crack Nuts with Hand Tools
The holiday season can bring out varieties of nuts for guests to enjoy but what if you don’t have a nutcracker around? Hand tools can help crack nuts. We suggest some pliers to get the job done.
8. Holiday Light Hangers
Instead of poking nails into aluminum soffits and fascia when you’re hanging holiday lights, clip the wires to the bottom lip of the fascia with clothespins.
9. Illuminated Holiday Jars
Create illuminating holiday jars with cranberries, greenery and floating candles. Place the greenery (we trimmed ours from a bush outside) followed by fresh cranberries in a jar. Fill the jar with water allowing the cranberries and greenery to float. Add a floating candle to the top, and voila–you have a simple and inexpensive centerpiece to add color and light to your holiday table.
10. Easy-Clip Tree Ornaments
The wire hooks that come with Christmas tree ornaments can be hard to use and can scratch the ornaments. Instead of wire hangers, use plastic-coated paper clips to hang your ornaments. The paper clips are stronger and easy to use, and best of all, they won’t scratch the ornaments, so you can leave them attached when you pack the ornaments away at the end of each season.