- Easy snacks. What can beat fresh fruit at peak ripeness? With a little prep you're munching a quick and easy snack. With some extra peeling and chopping you're treating yourself to a scrumptious medley of tastes known as a fruit salad.
- Reusing things. Here, specifically, transforming old college dorm sheets into kitchen curtains. On the one hand it's simple--what else are you going to do with your extra-long twin sheet sets besides donate them to a thrift store? On the other, I hate sewing. Enter a ruler, an iron, and some staples (also leftovers from college). After too much ironing and measuring, I discover by stapling from the back of the curtains the little metal teeth can barely be seen in front. End result: mostly level curtains and no longer feeling like the entire city block can watch me wash dishes at night!
What items in your house appear simple, but have a more complicated history or use?