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Remove Cherry Pits with a Lollipop Stick

Remove cherry pits before you serve a bowl of cherries and you won’t have to worry about your kids chocking on the pits–or spitting them out at their siblings. First, wash the cherries. Use a narrow-necked bottle, like a wine bottle or an old-fashioned soda bottle. If the cherry has […]

Create Font Based on Your Handwriting

Create font based on your very own handwriting. Just a few years ago, creating a font took months of work by a graphic designer. Today, you can create a font based on your own handwriting, the easy way. High tech meets low tech at a website that will walk you through the […]

DIY Nail Art with a Band-Aid

DIY nail art can be simple, fun and oh-so chic–all you need are a couple of Band-Aids. First, paint your nails with a base color. You can add a clear top-coat over the base, or over your “art” or, for a super long-lasting manicure, over both. Place the end of […]

Perfect Mascara Using a Business Card

Perfect mascara can be yours, at last. You want to coat all your lashes, from the base all the way up–but it can get messy. Try this: hold a business card at the base of your lashes. The card will absorb the extra mascara that would otherwise end up all […]

Remove Water Stains with a Hair Dryer

Remove water stains from your coffee tables, dining room table or even your piano bench (!) with the concentrated heat of your hair dryer. My friend used a Dyson supersonic hair dryer but honestly, any hair dryer will do. Cool glasses of water or hot cops of tea–along with those […]

DIY Vacuum Extension with a Paper Towel Tube

A DIY vacuum extension can come in handy when the parts that came with your vacuum just aren’t doing the trick. Let’s say you want to reach all the way under your couch or bed, or behind the t.v., without having to move the furniture around. Usually, most hand-held vacuums […]

Keep Earrings Together with a Button

Keep earrings together when you travel, so you won’t have to rifle through your bag when you’re getting ready for a big event. If you have just bought a luxurious pair of earrings from the Jacobs The Jeweller store then the last thing you will want is to be spending […]

Pack Half in Your Luggage, Half in Your Partner’s

Pack half of what you’re bringing on vacation in your luggage, and the other half in the luggage of your travel partner. And, your partner should do the same: half of his stuff in his bag, half in yours. That way, if one bag gets lost or delayed, it won’t […]

Keep Ice Cream Soft and Ready to Eat

Keep ice cream soft and ready for the whole family to enjoy with one simple trick: a freezer bag. No one likes to wait for ice cream to soften–especially kids! When you bring your favorite frozen confection home from the store, put it in a Ziploc bag before you put it […]

Keep Basil Fresh the Simple Way

Keep basil fresh for up to a week with a simple cup of water. This method is similar to keeping a bouquet of cut flowers fresh. First, trim the stems of the basil with a sharp knife. Then, place the bunch into a glass of water. Cover with a plastic […]

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Smelly Shoe Hack: Tea Bags

Nobody likes smelly shoes! Yet stinky feet happen to the best of us. It’s perfectly natural that, after a few hours inside a pair of Chuck Taylors, our feet will smell like the inside of a dirty gym bag. (OK, maybe not that bad, but they will smell.) You need a […]

Christmas Ornaments: DIY and Gorgeous!

Christmas ornaments can turn into keepsakes or even family heirlooms, especially when they are hand-made. But you don’t have to be an expert crafter to make holiday ornaments that will be treasured for years to come. These are so easy, even a first-time crafter can make them! Start with clear […]

Iron? Who Needs an Iron? Wrinkle Hack

The iron is so overrated. Mom has one, so do you really need to spend money on one? Hey: you’re busy. You’ve got things to do! No time to iron your shirt? No problem. So just toss your wrinkled shirt into the dryer and add a handful of ice cubes. […]

Tangle-free Jewelry: Sip on This!

Tangle-free jewelry lets you choose what you need, when you need it, and be on your stylish way. Skip the drama of messed-up, tangled chains and cords with this simple style hack. When you put your necklaces away in their recessed shelving, first thread them through a drinking straw. That will […]

A Pool Noodle Will Protect Your Car Door

A pool noodle comes in handy for all sorts of things, including protecting your car door. If you’re tired of whacking your car door agains the wall inside your garage (or even in the driveway, against a fence), this simple trick will take your worries away. Pick up some foam noodles from […]

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Household Hack: Put a Stocking on It

A household hack that let’s you do three things at once: clean the floor, find a lost earring, and at last have a use for the stockings you’ve set aside after they got a run. Tightly cover the end of a vacuum attachment with a stocking leg, then vacuum. The vacuum […]

Fill Shoes with Unmentionables for Traveling

Fill shoes similar to what you’d find when looking for the best shoes for festivals with underwear, lingerie, or any other tiny things that you are planning to bring along the next time you travel. Your shoes can take up quite a bit of space in a suitcase or overnight […]

Make Custom Lip Gloss with Eyeshadow

Make custom lip gloss with a few ingredients that you already have handy. Start with eyeshadow–deep, rich colors in frosts or cremes. It’s fully pigmented and makes a beautiful, lasting lip color. Start by scraping a bit of the shadow with a spoon. Pour the excess into a bowl. Then, […]

Trash Bags Make Your Backpack Waterproof

Trash bags come in handy on a camping trip or hike for all sorts of things–not the least of which is carrying your trash out with you! Here’s something else you can do with a couple of these lightweight wonders: line your backpack and make it virtually waterproof. Choose a […]

Organize Your Cords with Binder Clips

Most of us have a lot of cords hanging around: power cords, USB cables and charger cords, to name a few. If you’re tired of sorting through all the cords on your desk every time you need to use just one of them, try this simple hack to organize your cords: […]