Save Money in this Sunday's paper

I’m so clever

comments

Plastic chain helps maximize closet space

I'm So Clever
What a smart stocking stuffer! More than 450 thrifty tips from readers are compiled in our 'I'm So Clever' book that is on sale now.

I'm So Clever
I'm So Clever is compiled by Observer assistant features editor Roland Wilkerson. Send your tip, name, address and phone by email or mail to Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O Box 30308, Charlotte, N.C. 28230.
GNC2EPND1.3
- MARIAN BEARD
To add more space for clothes hanging in a crowded closet, buy plastic chain at a home improvement store and have it cut into 2 foot lengths. You can create a hook by cutting a 1/2-inch piece out of the side of an end link or buy an S hook to attach the chain to the clothes rod. The chain will hang down and you can hook clothes hangers in the chain links.

The winner: To add more space for clothes hanging in a crowded closet, buy plastic chain at a home improvement store and have it cut into 2-foot lengths. You can create a hook by cutting a 1/2-inch piece out of the side of an end link or buy an S hook to attach the chain to the clothes rod. The chain will hang down and you can hook clothes hangers in the chain links.

Marian Beard, Charlotte

Cooking spray works, honey

When using honey in a recipe, a lot of it always stays on the spoon or in the cup. I now spray a little non-stick cooking spray first. The honey comes out with no mess. Betty Duteau, Charlotte

iPad, the plumber’s friend

Recently my wife and I fixed two leaky faucets. When taking them apart, we realized there was no way we would remember the correct placement of the various parts when putting them back together. Our solution was to use our iPad to take several “before” pictures to refer to. It also eliminated stimulating debates, previously experienced, which would begin with “No, I think it went this way.” Bill Hamelau, Charlotte

Win an ‘I’m So Clever’ book

Send your clever tip, address and phone to clever@charlotteobserver.com or Home Section, Charlotte Observer, P.O Box 30308, Charlotte, NC 28230-0308. Each week the best idea wins an “I’m So Clever” book. You can order a copy at www.charlotteobserver.com/clever for just $5.99, plus shipping. Also available at Park Road Books and Blackhawk hardware.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
CharlotteObserver.com