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Talk to More Th>n about reusing everyday items to make Christmas a little easier - £240 voucher to be won! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Dec-13 16:22:39

More Th>n want to talk to Mumsnetters about Christmas and the their top tips on using everyday items in an imaginative way for making it a little easier.

Here's what More Th>n have to say, "Life can be full of little frustrations. At MORE TH>N we want to help, and that's why we love collecting and sharing all sorts of tips and tricks that make life that little bit easier. We like to think of them as 'helping hands', those clever ideas you never knew you needed to know. We're always on the look-out for more great hints to share, so if you've got a top tip, let us know and Merry Christmas!"

For inspiration, watch the video clip below and then share your own tips on this thread.

So, what do you think of the tips given in the video? Have you used any of these ideas this year in the run up to Christmas? Have you got any more to add? Perhaps you keep your presents in a locked suitcase to make sure prying eyes don't spoil any surprises? Or maybe you keep small Christmas ornaments in old biscuit tins to keep them safe and together in one place? Whatever it is we'd love to hear about it.

Everyone who adds their thoughts to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £240 Amazon voucher.

Thanks and good luck,


custardcream1000 Mon 30-Dec-13 00:25:08

There are some great tips in the video - I will be using the toilet roll idea next year as it drives me mad when they unravel.

We made xmas decorations this year using items around the house and from nature (garden string, pinecones, gold glitter, felt etc); they looked lovely and traditional, and it was a nice activity for me and my children.

Next year we also plan on collecting all the wrapping paper after the presents have been torn open and making christmas collages. We will also add christmas photos to them once they have been developed. I am hoping they will make nice keepsakes for my boys.

Monty27 Mon 30-Dec-13 00:38:58

If you change the colour theme of your tree, use the previous ones by bunching up half a dozen or so by their threads and hang them around other parts of the house over picture hooks if you have them or a drawing pin and ribbon. Worked for me. smile

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 31-Dec-13 10:41:09

Thank you everyone for adding your thoughts and suggestions! Congratulations to MrJollyLivesNextDoor who has won the prize draw! We'll be in touch soon!

MrJollyLivesNextDoor Tue 31-Dec-13 11:13:07

That's amazing, what a great NYE surprise! Thank you so much x

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