Self Assembly Flat Pack Furniture

Self Assembly Furniture. +Ted Salmon You need to hire my 17 year old daughter:) She is an absolute wizard. Wardrobes, desks, cupboards, etc. Give her a few tools and come back in a couple of hours to view the finished product. For some weird reason she enjoys doing it.

Lint and Fluff Roller.

In a house full of cats and a dog, clothes quickly get covered with various cat and dog hairs. Lazy people like me just ignore them. However, the female members of the household are much fussier :) These lint rollers are very effective at getting off animal hairs from your clothes.

They come with a roll of "sticky tape" in perforated sections. You tear off a section and wrap it around the roller. The run the roller over your clothes and the hairs will automagically stick to it. If you stick a plastic bag over the roller when you have finished, you can get multiple uses from each sticky tape.

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Ruffwear Dog Harness

We have tried several different harnesses for our dog. This is the best we have found. It's easy to adjust and put on. There are two attachment points for the lead, so you can choose a position that suits your dog. It's a close fit, so your dog can squeeze under gates, or dive through hedges without getting stuck. There is a small ID pocket, where you can put the dog's tag, with his/her name and your phone number. The adjustability makes it unlikely it will chafe your dog.

Ruffwear makes a variety of "Dog wear". I want to get him a set of panniers, so he can carry his own food on camping trips!

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Bamboo Sheets

As someone who can sleep almost anywhere and if the sheets are uncomfortable, I'll just sleep on the floor or on top of the bed, I was deeply skeptical about bamboo sheets. I thought bamboo, was only used for the sticks that hold up your peas and beans:)

I have to admit that I was completely wrong to be so skeptical. They are very comfortable, feeling much cooler than cotton in summer. Also,they feel much "smoother" than cotton.

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Magnetic Knife Racks

On a recent visit to my sister in law, we noticed that she had a magnetic knife rack. I was slightly worried about knives falling off. However, having tried hanging some really heavy things from the bar, I was convinced it was safe.

You just need to drill a couple of small holes in the wall and fix the metal backing plate. The magnetic part just clips over the mounting bar. It comes in several different lengths, so you can choose one that fits your available space. Obviously, you can also use it for things like graters and scissors that are made from steel. A great way to reduce the clutter in your kitchen drawers, making extra space to fill with even more clutter:)

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