Blogmas day three is here and today I am bringing you holiday hacks that will make your life easier this holiday season! I have rounded up 11 hacks that I feel are the most beneficial and I use myself!
1. Use clear nail polish or hairspray to stop runs in tights
Ever put on tights while getting ready for an event and realize there is a run? While not a permanent solution, putting hairspray or nail polish on a hole or run will stop the run from getting bigger. This is the perfect hack if you don’t have time to run out to get a new pair of tights before a holiday event.
2. Bring your own tupperware to holiday gatherings
If your holiday get-togethers have leftovers (I say if because my huge family eats every bit of food lol), bring your own tupperware. You will probably be able to take some leftovers home and you won’t be stealing your relatives’ tupperware or have to worry about returning it later.
3. Use old saran wrap or aluminum foil boxes make great boxes for gifting cookies
Old saran wrap or aluminum foil boxes are the perfect size for cookies! You can decorate the outside of the boxes with wrapping paper, cardstock, or paint to make the perfect cookie box. Then, tie a ribbon around the box to keep it shut!
4. Use tights to remove deodorant from clothes
You know when you put deodorant on before your shirt and you end up getting it all over? Well, you can use tights to remove it! This is probably a weird hack, but it really works! I discovered this hack back in my skating days and used my skating tights to remove deodorant I accidently got on my shirts. All you have to do is rub your tights over the deodorant and it will come off! It’s much easier and effective than trying to rub it off with a wet towel.
5. Get cash back for shopping online
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already passed, but Ebates is great to use if you are still shopping online for gifts! With Ebates you get cash back on purchases you make while shopping online. You are basically getting paid to shop online! How cool is that?! (I talk about Ebates all the time, but none of my posts are sponsored by them whatsoever! I just truly love it!) All you have to do is sign up with your email address. Then, any time you want to shop online you go to Ebates and find the store you want to shop at, click the shop now button, and shop. At the end of each quarter, Ebates will send you your cash back through check or PayPal. Since I have signed up for Ebates I have gotten $132.50 cash back!
6. Use a crockpot to keep hot chocolate warm
Next time you host a holiday party and want to serve hot chocolate, pre-make your hot chocolate and keep it warm in your crockpot! This one is pretty self-explanatory and saves you so much time! You won’t have to keep heating up the kettle on your stove and guests can help themselves.
7. Use Christmas cookie cutter to make holiday shaped pancakes
Everything should be festive during the holiday season and now your pancakes can be festive too! And you don’t have to be an artist to make the perfect holiday pancakes. All you have to do is use Christmas cookie cutters to make festive shapes! Spray your frying pan with a non-stick spray (I use Pam) and place the cookie cutter on the pan. Then, dump the batter in the shape and let them cook! When one side is done, remove the cookie cutter and flip the pancake to cook the other side. WAH LA! You have holiday shaped pancakes!
8. Freeze whipped cream on a cookie sheet and use a cookie cutter to make hot chocolate hearts.
Again, making festive shapes is so easy with cookie cutters! Just use festive shaped whip cream to spruce up your hot chocolate. Spread Cool Whip (this won’t work with canned whip cream) out on a cookie sheet and place it in the freezer. Later, take the cookie sheet out and use the cookie cutters to cut out shapes in the whip cream!
9. Use red Solo cups to neatly store your ornaments after Christmas
Don’t break your Christmas tree decorations by loosely packing them away in storage containers! After Christmas is over and you are packing up the decorations, use red Solo cups to safely store your bulbs. Just place the red cups in the storage container and fill them with bulbs! You can also use a piece of cardboard to make multiple layers of cups in one container.
10. Put your Christmas cards to good use by using them as the contact photos in your phone.
Don’t let your holiday cards go to waste after the season! All you have to do is take a photo of the photos on holiday cards and save them as your contact’s photo.