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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 […]

Hang Paper Towels on a Coat Hanger

Hang paper towels the easy way at your outdoor events this summer. When you’re manning the BBQ, or watching a bunch of kids at a pool party, you don’t have time to trek back to the kitchen to grab a paper towel every time you need one. Try this: cut the […]

Store Hair Tools in a Pot Holder for Travel

Store hair tools the easy way when you travel–whether on a long-distance flight or a short-distance drive home from the gym. Use a clean pot holder to tuck away your curling iron, crimper or flat iron. The pot holder’s padding will protect your tools, and its heat resistance will come […]

Iron Away Deep Carpet Indents

Iron away deep indentations in your carpet. Furniture can leave deep indents in carpeting, but there’s no need to replace it or even to spring for a steam cleaning. You can create your own mini steam cleaner with an iron. Cover the indentation with a clean, damp towel. Set your iron […]

Remove Sticker Residue with Vinegar

Remove sticker residue once and for all, the easy and natural way. Kids love stickers, and most kids go through a stage of putting stickers on everything. Some stickers slide right off; others leave a gooey mess behind on toys, walls and furniture. Here’s the simplest way to remove that […]

Make No-Slip Hangers with Pipe Cleaners

Make no-slip hangers the cheap and easy way: with pipe cleaners. You remember pipe cleaners, right? Most of us had at least 10 arts and crafts projects in school that involved pipe cleaners. You can buy them online or at your local superstore (in the kids’ crafts section, not with […]

DIY Fabric Softener (Great for People with Allergies!)

DIY fabric softener, made with one ingredient that you probably already have in your cupboard, is a great alternative to store-bought softener. The store-bought brands can be tough on people with allergies. Make your own and save some money while you’re at it! Simply pour 1/4 cup to a 1/2 cup (depending […]

DIY Dry Erase Board: Make it with a Picture Frame

DIY dry erase boards are simple to make with a few things you have handy (or can pick up on your next thrift shop run). Start with a picture frame that still has the glass in place. Put something monochromatic inside–a piece of scrapbook paper, fabric, an old grey t-shirt–that’s […]

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 […]

Lidded Jars Make Easy Storage!

Lidded jars–you know, the ones that baby food, pesto sauce and capers come in–are great for storing small items that would otherwise clutter your kitchen counter or desk. Clean the jars and remove the labels. Attach the lid to the underside of a cupboard with a screw. Make sure the […]

Use a Stepladder as a Nightstand

Use a stepladder for more than reaching for things on the top shelf. Rather than storing the small ladder in a closet or garage, keep it handy by transforming it into a nightstand. Whether the ladder you have is made of wood or aluminum, you can work with what you’ve got to […]

Wine Racks Make Handy Wall Organizers

Wine racks come in handy for all sorts of things, even after the wine has been enjoyed. Use a hanging wine rack to store anything from flashlights by the front door to gardening tools and gloves in the garage. This works well since whatever you put in it will be easy to […]

Pegboard Style Station for Accessories

A pegboard style station is simple to set up and will save so much time! Put all your accessories in one place with this method. Hang a small pegboard in your closet (if you’re lucky enough to have a walk-in closet) or next to your dresser. Add hooks to hang scarves, sunglasses, […]

Tension Rods Are Perfect Under the Cupboard

Tension rods are a cheap and easy solution for hanging up café curtains in your kitchen, but have you ever thought about putting them under the cupboard? In kitchens and bathrooms, under-the-sink storage is hard to come by, thanks to water pipes. Make some extra room by putting a small […]

DIY Candle Holders with Wine Bottles

DIY candle holders are fun to make and a great way to save money on home décor. And what better way to get into a creative mood than with a few glasses of wine? When your wine bottle is empty, fill up your sink with warm water and a few tablespoons […]

Save Water and Money with a Plastic Jug

Save water and put a little extra money in your wallet at the same time. Here’s a simple way to save money on your water bill: start with a plastic gallon jug–like the ones that you already buy filled with spring water or distilled water. Instead of throwing away the empty […]

DIY Cleaner for Around-the-house Messes

A DIY cleaner will come in handy for all your minor spills and messes around the house–from cleaning up your countertops and kitchen sink to wiping away dust and dirt on window sills. This is so easy! In a pitcher, combine 4 tablespoons of baking soda with two cups of warm water. Pour […]

Lemon Peel Is the Perfect Plant Starter

Lemon peel may bring a number of different images to mind–including a martini! But before you sit down to enjoy your evening cocktail, spend a little time prepping seedlings for your spring or fall garden. There’s really no need to buy special planters for your garden’s early shoots, when all […]

Room Freshener in a Dryer Sheet

A room freshener doesn’t have to come in a spray can and you don’t have to plug it into an outlet. You can freshen the scent of your dorm room, living room or even your car with this simple hack. Tape a dryer sheet to your AC unit, or your […]

Freeze Candles to Make Them Last Longer

Freeze candles before you light them (and in between uses) to make them last longer. This works with pillar candles and votives, both in and out of containers. Put the candles in the freezer for a few hours or even overnight. When you take the candles out of the freezer, […]

Sort Bangles on a Paper Towel Holder

Sort bangles and other bracelets so easily that you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of this hack sooner: use a paper towel holder! In your bedroom, closet or bathroom, attach a mounted paper towel holder to the wall. You now have a perfect place to sort out all your bangles […]

Clean a Blender the Simple Way

Clean a blender so easily… you won’t need to scrub, scrape or even use a sponge. Start with your dirty blender, filled with bits of all the things you just added to your morning smoothie. It can be difficult to get in there and clean the narrow part of the […]

Turn Shoe Storage into Beauty Storage

Turn shoe storage into a great place for things like your hair dryer, curling iron, flat iron and other beauty tools. The best place to store all of  your hair supplies is right on the back of the bathroom door. Start with a shoe holder; hang it over the door. […]

A Comb Holds Nails in Place

A comb holds nails in place when you need to hang a picture, hook or whatever else you feel like hammering into the wall. The easy way to avoid smashing your fingers or thumbs is with a simple hair comb–just like the ones they used to hand out on picture […]

Organize Tape on a Paper Towel Holder

Organize tape to make all sorts of household chores easier. Duct tape, Scotch tape, washi tape, packing tape, electrical tape… it’s a sticky world. Make it simple with this household hack. Use a paper towel holder to organize every roll of tape you’ll ever need–and even those you didn’t even […]

Tie Frozen Food Bags with… Well, the Bag Itself

Tie frozen food bags easily, without having to go searching for a clip or rubber band. When you open a bag of frozen peas or tater tots, you’ll either tear off a narrow strip (thank you, perforated edges!) or cut it off with scissors. Hold onto that strip, because it […]

Adhesive Hooks Dress Up Your Dresser

Adhesive hooks come in handy when you need to create space in your bedroom–or living room, bathroom or hallway. We all have a lot of accoutrements and they need a nice place to live. Here’s a simple way to add storage space to your life, and all you need is a […]

A Magnetic Strip Holds Tweezers and Clippers

A magnetic strip comes in handy for all sorts of things–including holding your grooming tools in one place so they’re easy to find when you need them. How many times have you gone looking for your tweezers or nail clippers when you absolutely needed them but couldn’t put your hands […]

Pringles Containers Are Great for Storage

Pringles containers come in handy for a lot more than stacked-up potato chips. They make excellent containers for dry spaghetti (and no more pieces of pasta falling out of those flimsy bags!). You can cover the container with washi tape in all sorts of colors and patterns. Start by measuring […]

A Rubber Band Makes Painting Simple

A rubber band can make the difference between a simple painting job and a total mess. First, open your paint can (you can use a screwdriver or a special tool for that). Wrap a large band (the thicker, the better) vertically around the paint can. Now, when you dip the paint brush […]

A Tennis Racket Makes a Perfect Jewelry Holder

A tennis racket can be transformed into a jewelry organizer in no time flat. Do you have an old racket handy? Or have you picked up a $1 bargain at a garage sale and you’re wondering what to do now? That racket may be past its prime in terms of […]

Wash Sponges in the Dishwasher

Wash sponges the easy way–just put them in the dishwasher the next time you run it! Sponges are a mainstay in every kitchen, and all too often we throw them out before their best days are over. There are a couple of ways to clean sponges: you can pour boiling […]

Keep Bath Toys Clean Inside and Out

Keep bath toys clean by preventing them from filling up with water in the first place. Water (and soap, and anything else that’s floating around in the tub) fills up toys and can lead to mold. We don’t want our rubber ducky filled with mold! Here’s what you do: start […]

Sticker Clues for Right and Left Shoes

Sticker clues are fun for kids as they learn which shoe is right and which is left. This hack will save lots of time and also boost your child’s confidence in solving the age-old kids’ question: “Are these shoes on right?” Start with a large sticker–it can be a freebie […]

Colored Dots Help Kids Sort Their Clothes

Colored dots on the labels of children’s clothing will help your kids identify which piece of clothing is his or hers. For example, if you have three kids, each gets a different color dot. Use a magic marker to place a dot on the inside label of each t-shirt, sweater, pair of […]

Shower Caddy Food Tray for Kids

A shower caddy can be used to carry soaps and shampoos, and it also can double as a kids’ food tray. Start with a clean, new caddy of course! (You can find them at Dollar Stores for, you guessed it: $1.) Line it with paper towels, napkins or wax paper […]

A Lint Roller Picks Up Glitter Easily

A lint roller comes in handy for more things than keeping your clothes looking good. Use it in the craft room–especially with glitter-happy kids–to quickly pick up glitter, sparkles, embellishments and who-knows-what-else kids like to play with when they’re crafting. Sweeping the glitter is almost impossible, and vacuuming it leaves […]

Garbage Disposal Cleaning–the Natural Way

Garbage disposal cleaning was, for a few decades, left to the whims of chemical companies. But no more! These days, DIY cleaning solutions are all the rage, and there’s no reason that your kitchen sink (or you) should miss out on this trend. Start with oranges, lemons and limes. Go […]

Microwave Odors Gone, the Easy Way

Microwave odors can linger for so long that the time you saved cooking is lost to the time you spend apologizing for “that smell.” No more! Here’s a simple hack to help you rid your microwave of cooking odors–even the tough-to-remove smell of burnt popcorn. Start with lemon juice, either […]

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 […]

Refresh Carpet the Natural Way

Refresh carpet the easy, natural way with this simple cleaning hack. Has a dirty carpet got you down? Did Fido leave too little to the imagination? Maybe you had a dinner party and that one guest–who had a few too many–dropped a plate of appetizers and you can’t quite get […]

Stinky Food Storage Containers, No More!

Stinky food storage containers–you know, the “wares” like Tupperware(r), GladWare and the Dollar Store versions of storage ware–are probably filling up your kitchen cupboards right now. When you bought them, you had the best intentions: buy in bulk, save money, prep for the week. Yet somehow those perfectly stackable containers have […]

Egg Carton Doubles as Drawer Organizer

The egg carton sure does come in handy: we’ve seen it used to store fragile ornaments, and now it’s doubling as a drawer organizer. For your top drawer, desk drawer or even a drawer full of jewelry, an empty egg carton could be the least expensive and most creative way […]

Soda Pop Tabs Will Make Room in Your Closet

Soda pop tabs are all the rage when it comes to making jewelry and even clothing! If your closet is already overflowing with clothing, you can use these trusty little tabs to practically double the room for hanging clothes. Start with the pop tabs: you can use sandpaper or even […]

Extension Cord Hack: Keep Them Plugged In

An extension cord hack will help you keep the cord you’re extending from separating from the extension cord itself. Sound a bit complicated? Nope, it’s easy to do: just loop the two cords together before you plug one into the other. The loop will prevent the cords from pulling apart. […]

Mount Towel Racks for Extra Kitchen Space

Mount towel racks inside the cupboards in your kitchen for extra space. Who needs an expensive kitchen remodel? Not you! For extra storage space, there’s really no need to add another cupboard when you can make the most of the cupboards you already have. Pick up some towel racks–at Target […]

Clean Your Microwave with Vinegar and a Toothpick

Have you noticed some build-up on the inside of your microwave? If it’s been a while since you’ve had the chance to clean your microwave, there could be all sorts of grime inside. And every time you cook, that grime cooks along with your food. Yes, it’s time for a cleanup session. Don’t […]

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 […]

Tape Hack: Use a Paperclip to Hold the End

All you want to do is tape something: a package that you need to mail, a box when you’re moving, the trim around the window frame that you are getting ready to paint. And you’re spinning that silly roll of tape around and around, looking for the end of the […]

DIY In-and-Out Box: Use an Old Shutter

What to do with an old shutter? Oh, it’s a treasure in disguise! You can paint it with chalk paint, or spray paint it, or just sand it here and there to make it look “shabby chic.” Then hang it in the doorway for a unique in-and-out box that’s so […]

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 […]

Moving Hack: Leave the Clothes on the Hangers!

Oh, moving… it’s exciting when you are thinking about the new place you’ll be living, your new job, new neighborhood. But then there’s the actual moving part. Your friends who said they would be there for you through anything are not answering your texts. And even though just a few […]

The Cheap and Easy Way to Pack Plates

When you’re moving, little tips and tricks come in especially handy. This moving hack is a simple way to pack plates. Instead of wrapping each plate individually with newspaper or wrapping materials (when did those get so expensive, anyway?), just use disposable foam plates. Line the bottom of a box with […]

DIY Hack: Remove a Stripped Screw

Oh, that stripped screw! It’s a total mess to work with in the middle of your home improvement DIY project. You’re just trying to unscrew one screw (and you told your family “Hey, this is easy, I can do it!”) but it’s spinning around and around and the more you […]

Home Improvement Hack: You Can Do this with Toothpicks

Why can’t home improvement be straightforward, like it is on TV? For those of us without a team of experts handy, little things can turn a simple project into a complicated, expensive undertaking. One of the most common “little things” is anchoring a screw in a stripped hole. Here’s a hack […]

A Handy Ruler

You’re driving down the road and see one of your favorite signs: “Free.” There’s a couch, a bookcase or a desk that you are sure would look great in your apartment… until you get it home and realize it’s about a foot too long to even get through the front door. […]

Save the Toilet Paper (from Kids and Cats)!

What do two-year-old children have in common with your favorite feline? Oh, they’re cute, sure, until they unroll the toilet paper, stuff it into the toilet, and you’ve got a $200 bill from your local drain service. Super cute! Toddlers and cats alike can’t seem to resist toilet paper. To […]

Clean Your Gutters–No Ladder Required!

A little bit of time spent to thoroughly clean your gutters can yield big dividends, in terms of cost savings and peace of mind. Typically this would require setting up a tall ladder and getting to work. Keeping the gutters on your house free of debris can save you tons of […]

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 […]

Picture hanging Hack: Use a Soda Can Tab

So you picked up some awesome art at the thrift shop–it’s “shabby chic,” “French country,” or otherwise matches your décor (yes, Star Wars counts as a home décor style!). The thing is, the hardware to hang the art is rusty, flimsy, bent or nonexistent. No worries, with this picture hanging hack, you’ll […]

Slippers that Don’t Slip: Easy DIY Project

Slippers are supposed to give you comfort. After all, they’re called “slippers” because they should be easy to slip into–not because you or your kids will slip when wearing them! You can transform any pair you own into slip-proof wonders with one simple tool: a hot glue gun. (You probably already […]

Plants: A Sweet Combination to Keep Them Alive

Plants add a beautiful element to any décor–unless they’re dead. By that time, there’s just too much regret to make it worth keeping them around. Here’s the right way to keep them alive. Mix a few drops of vodka and a spoonful of sugar in water. Use this concoction to water […]

DIY Holiday Décor with Ornaments

DIY holiday décor doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. You can make something spectacular with simple Christmas tree ornaments. No time for a tree? No worries. You can still get your ornaments out and create your own elegant décor. Use a cake stand, a “cloche” (we […]

Hang a Wreath without Damaging Your Door

Hang a wreath on your front door without using a single nail. There are lots of good reasons to put up a wreath–it’s festive, fresh and a lot less expensive than decorating an entire tree! But, if you rent, or if you have a really nice front door, you probably don’t […]

Babyproof Outlets the Simple Way

Babyproof outlets the easy, inexpensive and temporary way. When friends and family with small children come to visit your home at the holidays, be prepared. There’s no need to run out and buy outlet covers, as long as you have a box of Band-aids handy. The quickest way to make […]

Grapefruit Works to Clean the Tub

Grapefruit is delicious for breakfast, makes a great juice and you can even use it to clean the tub. If you have a dirty tub, skip the chemicals and the expensive “all natural” cleaners because it’s easy to make your own. Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle it generously […]

Mayonnaise Removes Water Stains on Wood

Mayonnaise removes water stains on wood–and when you’re done cleaning your coffee table or desk, you can sit down an enjoy a sandwich. Why is it that we always seem to leave something damp on our best end table? Before you bust out the chemical wood cleaner, try this: put […]

Cell Phone Hack that’s Simple and Free

A cell phone hack that allows low-tech to meet high-tech: when you want to amplify the sound coming from your mobile phone (and don’t have that little speaker ball handy), just set the phone in a ceramic bowl. Simply grab a bowl from your kitchen cabinet, but make sure it’s ceramic, […]

Mustard Helps Heal Minor Burns

Mustard helps heal minor burns by reducing inflammation, which means less pain and a quicker healing process… Did you forget to grab a pot holder when you were checking to see if your casserole was hot? And it was hot! For a minor burn (that is, the type that smarts but doesn’t blister), dab a […]

Stop Fido from Licking His Wounds

Stop Fido from licking his wounds! If your precious dog (or cat) has a superficial wound, you can ease the pain and prevent him from licking with menthol rub like Vicks. Licking can irritate the wound and lead to infection. First, gently clean and flush the wound with warm water. […]

Light A Candle the Safe and Easy Way

Light a candle that’s hard to reach without burning your fingers. Matches and lighters can be hazardous to your fingers, especially if you’re reaching into a jar or up to a candle holder. When you’re lighting a candle–especially one that’s deep inside a tall candle holder or at the top […]

Set Your Votives Free with Cooking Oil

Votives are simple, elegant and easy–until it’s time to clean them up the next morning. Sure, it seemed like a great idea! (And they’re so inexpensive, to boot!) Candlelight can be oh, so romantic. But the morning after, you may have some waxy, sticky regrets.Getting melted wax out of those tiny […]

Hit the Nail (Not Your Fingers) on the Head

Hit the nail on the head without smashing your fingers. The next time you hammer a nail, do it the safe and easy way. First, mark the point on the wall (or anything else) that you want to insert the nail. Use a clothespin to hold the nail steady for the […]

Make Soap Last Longer with this One Trick

Make soap last with a simple trick. Before you toss that sliver of soap, add it to another bar. When wet, the two bars will stick together. Let them adhere overnight and you’ll wake up to a uniquely layered bar of soap. If you’re really creative, you can use this […]

Take Out the Trash the Easy Way

Trash. It’s gotten such a bag name, mainly because taking it out is a huge hassle. There are a couple of things you can do to make taking out the trash less of a chore. First, use nails to create holes in the bottom of the can—this will eliminate suction […]

Fix DVD Scratches with Car Wax

Fix DVD scratches the simple way, with car wax. Don’t throw away that scratched DVD (or CD or Wii disk) just because of a few scratches! You can use car wax to fill in scratches and make your disc playable once again. First, clean the disk in warm water and […]

DIY Ice Pack to Keep Handy

A DIY ice pack is cheap and easy to make, and you never know when you might need one. It’s easy to make your own, recyclable, ice pack–and it’s so inexpensive that you can always keep a few on hand. Take a clean sponge and fill it with water. Put […]

Cooking Up a Hack with a Pants Hanger

A pants hanger is what you really need in the kitchen. Sure, you’ve ot fancy tools but are any of them holding up your cookbooks? It’s 7 p.m. Your friends and family will start arriving in 30 minutes. You’ve got your hands full cooking dinner and the darned cookbook keeps […]

Organize Handbags with Shower Curtain Hooks

Organize handbags the simple, fast and inexpensive way: with shower curtain hooks. Handbags are typically too big to store in a drawer and too bulky to hang on hangers. Here’s the solution: use shower curtain hooks on an extendable curtain rod. You can hang the rod anywhere! We suggest hanging […]

DIY Recessed Shelves for Your Jewelry

DIY recessed shelves are easier to make than they look–and they provide a lovely way to store your jewelry (and show it off a bit while you’re at it). Here’s a beautiful trick: create your own “recessed shelving” with utensil trays. Add a picture hanger to the back, then hang […]

Sweaters that Look Brand New? Easy!

Sweaters always look great when you first buy them, but over time they can get pilled and end up looking a bit sad and worn. Here’s an easy hack. Use a nice, clean and new pumice stone for something other than an at-home pedicure. Gently brush the stone over sweaters […]

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. […]

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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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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Plants: A Sweet Combination to Keep Them Alive

Plants add a beautiful element to any décor–unless they’re dead. By that time, there’s just too much regret to make it worth keeping them around. Here’s the right way to keep them alive. Mix a few drops of vodka and a spoonful of sugar in water. Use this concoction to water […]

DIY Candle Holders with Wine Bottles

DIY candle holders are fun to make and a great way to save money on home décor. And what better way to get into a creative mood than with a few glasses of wine? When your wine bottle is empty, fill up your sink with warm water and a few tablespoons […]

Remove Sticker Residue with Vinegar

Remove sticker residue once and for all, the easy and natural way. Kids love stickers, and most kids go through a stage of putting stickers on everything. Some stickers slide right off; others leave a gooey mess behind on toys, walls and furniture. Here’s the simplest way to remove that […]

Wine Racks Make Handy Wall Organizers

Wine racks come in handy for all sorts of things, even after the wine has been enjoyed. Use a hanging wine rack to store anything from flashlights by the front door to gardening tools and gloves in the garage. This works well since whatever you put in it will be easy to […]

Cooking Up a Hack with a Pants Hanger

A pants hanger is what you really need in the kitchen. Sure, you’ve ot fancy tools but are any of them holding up your cookbooks? It’s 7 p.m. Your friends and family will start arriving in 30 minutes. You’ve got your hands full cooking dinner and the darned cookbook keeps […]

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Plants: A Sweet Combination to Keep Them Alive

Plants add a beautiful element to any décor–unless they’re dead. By that time, there’s just too much regret to make it worth keeping them around. Here’s the right way to keep them alive. Mix a few drops of vodka and a spoonful of sugar in water. Use this concoction to water […]

Hang Paper Towels on a Coat Hanger

Hang paper towels the easy way at your outdoor events this summer. When you’re manning the BBQ, or watching a bunch of kids at a pool party, you don’t have time to trek back to the kitchen to grab a paper towel every time you need one. Try this: cut the […]

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 […]

Picture hanging Hack: Use a Soda Can Tab

So you picked up some awesome art at the thrift shop–it’s “shabby chic,” “French country,” or otherwise matches your décor (yes, Star Wars counts as a home décor style!). The thing is, the hardware to hang the art is rusty, flimsy, bent or nonexistent. No worries, with this picture hanging hack, you’ll […]

A Handy Ruler

You’re driving down the road and see one of your favorite signs: “Free.” There’s a couch, a bookcase or a desk that you are sure would look great in your apartment… until you get it home and realize it’s about a foot too long to even get through the front door. […]