TODAY | October 01, 2012
>>> we're back at 8:21. savannah wakes up every morning and says what can i do to make the world a better place? we're kicking off this series that could change your life or a way to think about things differently.
>> it involves bacon. the next three days, we share tips to tackle some of your daily challenges, big and small. we're calling it the simple, savvy, silly tips for ways to do things smarter. david, gregory, go.
>> you like a blt, who doesn't? because you've got the mayo on this, you take a bite, what happens? the bacon flies off.
>> wow! you know what? three crew members pounced on that piece of bacon.
>> here's what you've got to do.
>> someone actually put it in his pocket!
>> hey, al, you've got to do a basket weave. i've done these already, as you can see. so what i'm going to do --
>> like martha stewart .
>> i'm going to put this down and over here like this. right? and then all -- throw this into the oven, bake it. what happens on the other side? bang! boom.
>> my gosh!
>> so what happens, you bite the corner of this, the whole thing goes down.
>> you stop throwing -- hand me that. that really would make a fantastic pocket square . so you can nibble.
>> i'll get it for you.
>> my thing, when you get shoes and they're too tight, here's a way -- take a shoe -- scoot over. the first thing you do, you put on wool socks, two if you can.
>> very good look, savannah.
>> i know, i know. no one said it would be attractive. you put your socks on, thick socks. two if you can handle it. then you put the shoe on.
>> oh, my.
>> you put the shoe on.
>> yeah, and then you start blow-drying it.
>> can we get a tight shot of this look? wow, that's a good look. i would rather lose the bacon.
>> and there -- that's how you do that.
>> you go to a cocktail party , having a party. and you want to cut the cake or slice that cheese.
>> and it's really soft cheese.
>> you just get some floss, dental floss . and then just go like this.
>> you know what, that's a great idea.
>> and just go through. and guess what? your cake has 35% fewer cavities. and then you just keep doing that. and then you go over to the cheese. and you get chocolate cheese. it's fantastic. see how we can do that? cuts right through. look at that. perfect.
>> great idea.
>> as somebody pointed out, there are things that have the cheese cutter like the wire.
>> i know, but that's not as much fun. everybody has dental floss at home.
>> finally, last but not least -- are you okay? hate when the candle wax gets stuck? you can't get the candles out, right? and you can't reuse them? here's the thing, any sort of nonstick spray, maybe don't put that much in there.
>> kind of ruins the look.
>> a little less spray, all right? you can also use olive oil and at the end when you're done with your candle, they pop right back out.
>> look at that.
>> beautiful party trick.
>> and then you can do a three-card monty.
>> you put the bacon right on top of the --
>> have we made life easier today?
>> if you're fogged up, extra bonus. go like this, and it makes the fog disappear.
>> your side mirror ?
>> any mirror.
>> everybody knew that. everybody knew that.
>> more savvy tips tomorrow. we want your ideas. go to today.com. we'll be back after this.
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