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Keep the Back Seat Clean with a Shoe Organizer

Keep the back seat of your car clean and free of clutter, once and for all. If you’re like most people, you use the back seat as a catch-all: a place for your sporting equipment, an extra jacket, empty water bottles, mail, recyclable bags, and whatever else you don’t want […]

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 […]

Toothpaste Cleans Your Cars’ Headlights

Toothpaste cleans your cars’ headlights, even better than a drive-through carwash will. Think about it: your headlights are constantly bombarded with dirt, bits of rocks and who-knows-what from the road, and dead bugs. If you want to save money by not getting your car detailed the next time you have […]

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 […]

Use Hand Sanitizer for a Frozen Lock

A frozen lock on your car door can be an absolute nightmare–if the lock’s frozen, it’s too cold to stand around outside while you figure out how to get back in your car. Luckily, you can use hand sanitizer to clear the ice. Hand sanitizer contains alcohol, which will melt […]

Car Scratch Hack: WD-40

You love your car. You’re careful to keep it clean on the inside and out. Then one day, you notice a nasty scuff mark. First, take a deep breath–you know it’s not your fault and whatever, or whomever, left the stain is long gone. But it’s easy enough to fix without […]

Simplify Your Keychain with this Nail Polish Hack

Are you tired of carrying around a bulky set of keys? Here’s a tip on going slim and sleek with your keychain: get rid of plastic key tags and paint your keys with brightly colored nail polish. “Key caps” or “key tags”–those clunky plastic things around your keys–make your keychain […]

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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. […]

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Toothpaste Cleans Your Cars’ Headlights

Toothpaste cleans your cars’ headlights, even better than a drive-through carwash will. Think about it: your headlights are constantly bombarded with dirt, bits of rocks and who-knows-what from the road, and dead bugs. If you want to save money by not getting your car detailed the next time you have […]

Use Hand Sanitizer for a Frozen Lock

A frozen lock on your car door can be an absolute nightmare–if the lock’s frozen, it’s too cold to stand around outside while you figure out how to get back in your car. Luckily, you can use hand sanitizer to clear the ice. Hand sanitizer contains alcohol, which will melt […]

Car Scratch Hack: WD-40

You love your car. You’re careful to keep it clean on the inside and out. Then one day, you notice a nasty scuff mark. First, take a deep breath–you know it’s not your fault and whatever, or whomever, left the stain is long gone. But it’s easy enough to fix without […]

Keep the Back Seat Clean with a Shoe Organizer

Keep the back seat of your car clean and free of clutter, once and for all. If you’re like most people, you use the back seat as a catch-all: a place for your sporting equipment, an extra jacket, empty water bottles, mail, recyclable bags, and whatever else you don’t want […]

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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Simplify Your Keychain with this Nail Polish Hack

Are you tired of carrying around a bulky set of keys? Here’s a tip on going slim and sleek with your keychain: get rid of plastic key tags and paint your keys with brightly colored nail polish. “Key caps” or “key tags”–those clunky plastic things around your keys–make your keychain […]

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 […]

Keep the Back Seat Clean with a Shoe Organizer

Keep the back seat of your car clean and free of clutter, once and for all. If you’re like most people, you use the back seat as a catch-all: a place for your sporting equipment, an extra jacket, empty water bottles, mail, recyclable bags, and whatever else you don’t want […]

Toothpaste Cleans Your Cars’ Headlights

Toothpaste cleans your cars’ headlights, even better than a drive-through carwash will. Think about it: your headlights are constantly bombarded with dirt, bits of rocks and who-knows-what from the road, and dead bugs. If you want to save money by not getting your car detailed the next time you have […]