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TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 11-Mar-09 15:15:56

'Things to do with...plastic cd cases. Save lots and paint them with letters for a giant scrabble board'

This handy tip was in last weeks Pick me Up magazine. Why!? and What!?

Share some please, real or made up. I need cheering up.

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 11-Mar-09 15:32:17

DWP this is a genius thread.

I am very tempted to go home via the doctors surgery in order to steal borrow some of their Take a Breaks grin

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 11-Mar-09 15:34:05

haha another 'things to do with cd cases'

Prime with white paint then use the cases to paint unusual pictures.

I love the use of 'unusual'. Hell yes it would be.

chickeninabox Wed 11-Mar-09 15:34:08

some of Viz's classic Top Tips

Made2OrderJelly Wed 11-Mar-09 15:34:13

I am up for that DWP

Here is where you send in your tips

DWP i must admit i also buy 'love it' blush (although didnt see it this week)

Boco Wed 11-Mar-09 15:37:36

A couple of dead woodlice sealed up in a matchbox makes a great rattle for a baby!

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 11-Mar-09 15:37:40

I buy that sometimes, but it has far too many puzzles and 'fashion' and not enough real life story crap.

I must also admit to wailing in the bath reading one of this weeks stories.

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 11-Mar-09 15:38:26

Oh GOD a Pick Me Up website.

A whole world of joy and fun has just opened up.

I may be some time...

senua Wed 11-Mar-09 15:38:44

ROFL @ hiding small change under the floor mat to thwart thieves and then crowing about it in print. Did the photo include the make, model and reg plate?

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 11-Mar-09 15:38:49

Freezer tips, does anyone actually buy the exact same things every time they go shopping?

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 11-Mar-09 15:39:43

"To avoid spills and drips on your keyboard, wrap clingfilm around it. You can still press all the keys just as easily, but it stays clean and coffee-free! "

Cue picture of cling film wrapped keyboard.

Actually, looking at my biohazard PC, that me be classed as a sensible idea.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 11-Mar-09 15:40:13

From the website (thanks, I had no idea it existed)

A poem for Pick Me Uppers:
The High Street is shrinking with shops going bust
And life's getting harder to earn just a crust
It's time to take note of each Pick Me Up tip
And learn the fine art of oneupmanship.
Make savings on cooking and cleaning galore
Save pennies with some and pounds on yet more
With all those great tips we can all make ends meet
Our Pick Me Up mag makes our lives so complete.


Bonneville Wed 11-Mar-09 15:40:17

Making a full bar of soap out of slivers of finished ones. Whats wrong with sticking the remains of the old one onto the new?

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 11-Mar-09 15:41:53

(weeping even more) The Jigsaw tip, oh my gosh the little boy doesn't seem happy, and is that a nappy on his head, how does this illustrate that tip?

We must send some in!

BitOfFun Wed 11-Mar-09 15:42:16

This thread is just the ticket - I very much enjoy giggling at inane crap, it lifts the soul grin

chickeninabox Wed 11-Mar-09 15:42:29

'Save a fortune on laundry bills. Give your dirty shirts to Oxfam. They
will wash and iron them and you can buy them back for fifty pence.'

chickeninabox Wed 11-Mar-09 15:43:20

Avoid jet lag by simply taking an earlier flight, thus arriving fully
refreshed and on time.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 11-Mar-09 15:44:37

(Hijacks own thread)

Oy BitofFun did you get my email re this weekend? The DC have helpfully hidden my phone so I'm waiting for a new one to be delivered.

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 11-Mar-09 15:44:41

Fake tan tip lady.

I was looking at her and thinking Christ, she's bloody orange, when I noticed her name and realise I actually know her from years back.

LOL I shall be emailing friend tonight with this link and having a good old chortle at one of our old mates reduced to selling tips to Pick Me Up

Deemented Wed 11-Mar-09 15:45:18

I'm particularly impressed with the tip to wrap clingfilm around your pooter keyboard to stop crumbs getting onto it....

chickeninabox Wed 11-Mar-09 15:47:54

'An empty aluminium cigar tube filled with angry wasps makes an inexpensive vibrator.'

GetOrfMoiLand Wed 11-Mar-09 15:48:02

''To keep carrots fresh, put them in a bucket of sand when you buy them. You'll find they'll last for ages and you'll always have fresh carrots at hand. ''

There is a picture os ome carrots upside down in a bucket of sand.

Odd indeed.

Marthasmama Wed 11-Mar-09 15:48:11

Boco - My DD would love that rattle. I'm just popping out into the garden now.......grin

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 11-Mar-09 15:48:20

similar to the clingfilm tip, tin foil on the hob. Hell why not cover your whole house in the stuff, you'll never have to clean again!

Hassled Wed 11-Mar-09 15:49:07

We've already had the best ever MN top tip - the "putting your children to bed in their school uniforms to make the mornings easier" tip. That was genius

cyteen Wed 11-Mar-09 15:49:07

i used to read take a break religiously every week at uni, it was the perfect complement to all that wordy theory bollocks.

my favourite ever tip was "if you have an old scarf, pin it on the wall". that was it. no explanation.

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