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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. Cool glasses of water or hot cops of tea–along with those sippy cups full of juice that your kids love–leave a white mark on wood furniture. […]

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. You can make your vacuum […]

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. It’s easy: just use a simple button. Insert each earring through a buttonhole and attach the back. If the earrings are “French wire” style (with no back), […]

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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Freezer Hack: De-ice the Freezer with Cooking Spray

When you’ve just walked in the door and all you want to do is to heat up that frozen pizza, the last thing you need is to fight with frost–it’s like climbing into an igloo through a closed door. You can prevent frosty messes with this freezer hack. First, you’ll need […]

Paper Reinforcements for the Perfect French Manicure

Paper reinforcements provide a cheap and simple way to perfect your at-home French manicure. If you’re of a certain age, you might remember those round, sticky things that look like Cheerios. In olden times (the 1970s) people used them to fortify their three-ring-punched papers. Yeah, those were good times. Today, you […]

DIY Drawer Dividers from Shoeboxes

DIY drawer dividers are easy to make with something you probably already have in your closet: shoeboxes. Drawer dividers help you make the most of each dresser drawer. It’s like having a bunch of little drawers in one place, giving you more room and keeping things neat and tidy. Think […]

Staple Remover Hack: Add Keys to a Keychain

The staple remover is good for so much more than removing staples. At last! A hack for putting keys on a keychain. How many keys have been lost because putting them on the keychain was next to impossible? So you stick the key to your mom’s house in your wallet–because […]

No More Lost Bobby Pins! Keep Them Handy

Bobby pins come in packs of 30 or more, and yet they have a way of disappearing. When you don’t need one, you might find a bobby pin on your nightstand, in your handbag, or stuck in the grooves of your hardwood floor. They seem to find their way to the […]

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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 […]

Jar Hack: Force It Open with a Spoon

You’ve set the table and lit the candles… maybe spread a few rose petals on the path to your door… it’s going to be a great night! Then, just when you try to open that jar of caviar, the darned lid it stuck. Jar hack to the rescue: use a […]

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. It’s easy: just use a simple button. Insert each earring through a buttonhole and attach the back. If the earrings are “French wire” style (with no back), […]

Lash Curling and Eye Lining in One

Lash curling takes just a few seconds, but makes all the difference in your eye makeup routine–whether you are going for a cat eye, a smoky eye or a natural look with big, full lashes. Before you use your lash curler, try this simple trick to line your eyes at the […]