No more annoying leaks (or burnt spillages on the oven floor!)…

…from loose-bottomed baking tins with clever, sturdy PushPan bakeware. The removable base has a silicone seal, which ensures that nothing escapes, and the nonstick surface needs no lining. Prices start at £9.50 from waitrosekitchen.com.

Save and send

Next time you have a bulky parcel to send in the post, instead of shelling out a few pounds for a large padded envelope, use leftover bubble wrap and enclose everything in a bog-standard black refuse bag, then seal well with parcel tape. All set to go!