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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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Bucket Hack: The Easy Way to Fill a Bucket

A simple bucket hack to help around the house… Washing the car? Cleaning Fido’s mess off the deck? Making sure your side of the family wins the water fight? Sometimes a hose just isn’t enough. Sometimes you need a bucket of water to make a soapy solution to your biggest […]

Clean Suede Shoes with Sandpaper

Clean suede shoes the easy way, with sandpaper. For light-colored suede shoes, fine-grit sandpaper works really well to buff away scuffs and dirt. Start with your dirty suede shoes, refreshing the inside of the shoes first to get rid of any smells (this will make the entire process a bit more pleasant). […]

Pepto Bismol Is the New “It” Facial

Pepto Bismol is probably sitting somewhere in your kitchen or bathroom cupboard right now, and that’s a good thing because it’s the latest hot item in at-home facials. This chalky pink concoction contains bismuth subsalicylate, which reduces inflammation. Just shake the bottle and dab it on with a cotton ball. […]

Shaving Cream Removes Makeup Stains

Shaving cream is something you probably use every day, but did you know that it’s good for more than getting a close shave on your legs? Here’s a use you might not have considered until now–it removes makeup stains from your clothing. The next time you find traces of your foundation–or […]

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The Easy Way to Separate Eggs

When you’re baking, sometimes the recipe calls for a yolk or for egg whites. But, without a fancy special tool, what’s the best way to separate eggs? It’s so easy… as long as you have an empty water bottle handy. First, put the raw egg on a plate or in a bowl. […]

Remove Musty Odors with Bread and Vinegar

Remove musty odors from cabinets, drawers and even old suitcases with this simple, natural hack. You know how nasty the places that have been closed up can smell. No need to use bleach to clean them when you can use this simple, old-fashioned method. You’ll need some white bread and […]

Aquarium Tubing Will Protect Your Hair

Aquarium tubing may be the last thing in the world you would imagine in your jewelry box… but stay with us. If you’ve ever gotten your hair stuck in a necklace clasp, this hack is for you. Stop by your local pet store and pick up some of the same […]

Salad Hack: Check Your Avocado Stem

Guacamole, fresh salads, and baked avocado eggrolls made famous by BJ’s… delicious! The humble avocado adds flavor and zest to all sorts of recipes. Of course you want to cook with the green gems, but the price of avocados continues to rise… and who wants to pay for an avocado that–once […]

Sort Power Cords the Easy Way

Sort power cords without buying a single new organization tool. Everything you need is there right now: take a look at the top of your loaf of bread. That plastic tag that you probably throw away every week is the perfect size to wrap around each and every cord that […]