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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), […]

Apply Perfume Like a Boss

Apply perfume on your wrists, then dab a bit behind your ears and you’re good to go, right? Not so fast, missy. If you’re going to drop your hard-earned cash on your “signature scent” you want it to last–and to make a good impression. Try rubbing it through your hair, down […]

Unstick a Zipper the Easy Way(s)

Unstick a difficult zipper with one of three secret style hacks. You can use crayon wax, Vaseline, or even the tip of a graphite pencil along the zipper to loosen it up. Just pull the zipper taut, and add your substance of choice (or convenience) along the zipper’s “teeth.” Then–holding […]

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). […]

Stay Covered at the Gym with a Barrette

Stay covered after your shower–at the gym or at home–with the aid of a hair barrette. If you don’t have long hair, you might not know the term “jaw clip,” but you’re about to learn about its use beyond the ponytail. A jaw clip is a rounded barrette, usually made […]

Dissolve Salt Stains on Shoes with Vinegar

Dissolve salt stains the simple way: with vinegar. If you live in (or visit) a region where the roads are salted for snow or ice, you’ve probably experienced salt stains on your shoes. It’s not a good look! Here’s the fastest, most effective way to clean up salt stains (and […]

Iron Away Wax Drippings

Iron away melted wax that has dripped onto your slacks, sleeve, or any other piece of clothing. When wax melts on a tablecloth, it’s pretty easy to cover it up with a plate or a centerpiece. But what about when it drips onto your clothing? You’re at a restaurant or […]

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, […]

Red Wine Spill? Clean It Up with White Wine

A red wine spill doesn’t have to ruin your night, or your shirt. Use white wine to neutralize the stain before it sets. Red wine contains anthocyanins, compounds responsible for the red color in plants (including red grapes). White wine can neutralize those compounds by breaking them down. Just pour […]

Clean Suede with a Stale Bread Crust

Clean suede the absolute easiest way with something you probably already have handy: bread. Yes, forget about sprays, gels and special wipes. You’ve got a simple, cheap and easy way to take care of dirty suede. Take the crust off a piece of plain old white bread and let it […]

Soften T-shirts with Salt

Soften t-shirts the easy way–no need to wash them a dozen times or spray them with chemicals. Here’s all you need to do. Start with a clean plastic or glass container, like a salad bowl or large food container. Pour in a quart of water and add a half a […]

Erase Sweat Stains with Lemon

Erase sweat stains once and for all. You know, those nasty yellow stains on your white t-shirts, tops and even dress shirts. You’ve tried stain sprays but somehow the stains never quite disappear. Here’s your solution, and it’s simple and inexpensive. Just use lemon juice. You can buy it by […]

Clear Nail Polish Keeps Buttons On

Clear nail polish has long been used to stop a “run” in stockings–it goes on easily, dries quickly and acts as a glue to keep threads close together. You can also use this wonderful substance to keep buttons from popping off your shirts and sweaters. This works for two-hole and four-hole […]

Baby Powder Untangles Necklace Knots

Baby powder untangles messy knots in your favorite chains. You know–those tiny knots that are so small you can’t get a hold of them with your fingers or even a pair of tweezers. You may even have a couple of tangled-up chains in your jewelry box right now. Luckily, there’s […]

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 […]

Use a Paper Clip to Fasten a Bracelet

Use a paper clip to fasten a chain bracelet the easy way. When you’re getting ready and want to look absolutely fabulous, but there’s no one around to help you with that slippery little chain bracelet, just open up a paper clip. Hold one end between your thumb and forefinger […]

Waterproof Canvas Shoes with Beeswax

Waterproof canvas shoes the easy way, and make them look better and last longer. Canvas shoes–including flats, sneakers and sandals–are a mainstay in the summer months (and almost all year round in warmer climates like the ones enjoyed in California and Florida). But sometimes it rains. And there’s always the wayward […]

Playing Cards Keep Your Waistband Wrinkle-free

Playing cards come in handy for more than a good game of poker. Use them to keep the waistband of your pants or skirts safe from crimps and shine caused by clothes hangers. All kinds of hangers–wood, plastic, metal–leave a mark where the clip meets your clothing. Dry cleaners often […]

Use a Razor to De-pill Your Sweaters

Use a razor to take those little pills off your sweaters in no time flat. They’re called “pills,” “bobbling,” “fuzz,” and “sweater knots” and they show up on sweaters and knit blends: those little balls that make a sweater you’ve worn once look like it needs a trip to the […]

Iron Collars with a Hair Straightener

How to iron collars? Well, you could bust out Mom’s iron and the ironing board, and then pour in some distilled water and wait a while for the steam… You could also take your shirts to be washed and pressed, but that costs money and it takes time. Here’s a […]

Pool Noodles to Keep Your Boots Up

Pool noodles have lots of uses, and here’s one you are sure to love. Use them to keep your boots up while storing them. Whether you are packing your boots away after a long winter or just storing them in your closet for the next time you’ll need them, you […]

Use a Key Ring to Keep Your Zipper Zipped

Your favorite jeans only look good if the zipper stays up! Likewise, your dressiest dress pants (the ones you save for weddings and job interviews) won’t get you anywhere if your zipper keeps falling down. A zipper can get “lazy” over time… slipping down when you least expect it. Before you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take Your Coffee Black, And Renew Your Shoes

Renew your shoes with coffee. Coffee is, in some people’s estimation, one of the greatest substances known to humankind. It picks you up, perks you up, and wakes you up. It’s a centerpiece of our culture–and has been long before a certain chain came on the scene. And now, yet […]

Shoe Hack: Deodorant on Your Feet

A shoe hack for everyone! (Come on, everybody has stinky feet sometimes.) At first, the thought of putting deodorant on your feet might make you raise your eyebrows. But better raised eyebrows than blisters on your feet! Here’s an awesome shoe hack: use a solid, “glide on” deodorant all over your clean, dry […]

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 […]

A Belt Hack for Traveling

This belt hack saves time and space. When you are packing for a trip, tuck a belt inside a shirt collar. Just wrap the belt into a circle and set it inside a shirt collar. It’s a great way to save space and, when you arrive at your destination, you won’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make Your Leather Flats Flat-out Comfortable

Love your leather flats? Flats can show off your legs, and at the same time let you be comfortable. The best hack: it takes a blow dryer. Well, they looked great online… super-cute flats that you could wear to work, to dinner, or on a date. You even paid extra for quick shipping so […]

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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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Clear Nail Polish Keeps Buttons On

Clear nail polish has long been used to stop a “run” in stockings–it goes on easily, dries quickly and acts as a glue to keep threads close together. You can also use this wonderful substance to keep buttons from popping off your shirts and sweaters. This works for two-hole and four-hole […]

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). […]

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 […]

Soften T-shirts with Salt

Soften t-shirts the easy way–no need to wash them a dozen times or spray them with chemicals. Here’s all you need to do. Start with a clean plastic or glass container, like a salad bowl or large food container. Pour in a quart of water and add a half a […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

Take Your Coffee Black, And Renew Your Shoes

Renew your shoes with coffee. Coffee is, in some people’s estimation, one of the greatest substances known to humankind. It picks you up, perks you up, and wakes you up. It’s a centerpiece of our culture–and has been long before a certain chain came on the scene. And now, yet […]