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Laminate Documents with an Iron

Laminate documents the simple and inexpensive way. Sure you could buy a laminating machine, but do you really need one? Here’s an easier approach. Start with laminating sheets that you can cut to whatever size you need. Insert your documents. Then, heat up your iron (no steam for this project). […]

Desk Organizing with Low-tech Fun

Desk organizing at work doesn’t have to be boring. Update your high-tech work area with a low-tech favorite: Legos bring a bit of vintage fun to your workspace. First, attach a long Lego piece to the side of your desk (make it the same side where your laptop charges). You can attach […]

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 […]

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. […]

Organize Small Cords with Used Gift Cards

Organize small cords the easy way: wrap them around used gift cards. Gift cards are sturdy and sleek, perfect for keeping the cords from tangling into a huge mess. Do you have a lot of small cords—one for your headphones, another to charge your phone, and one to charge your vape […]

A Clean Keyboard Via a Sticky Note

A clean keyboard is a thing of beauty. It also prevents your keys from sticking. When little tiny crumbs, specks of dirt, and dust get suck between the keys on your keyboard, you can try one of those very cold cans of… what is in those cans, anyway? There’s an easier […]

Iced Coffee Is Best Strong and Cool

Iced coffee can really hit the spot on a hot day, at the end of a meal, or on the go. Everyone loves a cold brew–as long as it’s strong and cool, not watered down. Keep your coffee cool with coffee ice cubes. Simply pour some coffee in an ice-cube tray […]

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 […]

Elevator Button Hack that Really Works

Elevator button mischief has been happening as long as there have been elevators and kids (and that guy from accounting who thinks it’s funny to slow you down). It seems like this happens only when you’re running late: you step into an elevator and see that someone has pushed every button. […]

DIY Corkboard Made with Wine Corks

This DIY corkboard is a real “cork” board! You’ve been saving those wine corks for something. Here’s a DIY project for you: put some plywood or heavy cardboard in a glass-free picture frame–the rustic, “reclaimed” wood look in hot right now. Then hot-glue the wine corks to the backing, and you’ve […]

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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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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 […]

Iced Coffee Is Best Strong and Cool

Iced coffee can really hit the spot on a hot day, at the end of a meal, or on the go. Everyone loves a cold brew–as long as it’s strong and cool, not watered down. Keep your coffee cool with coffee ice cubes. Simply pour some coffee in an ice-cube tray […]

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 […]

Desk Organizing with Low-tech Fun

Desk organizing at work doesn’t have to be boring. Update your high-tech work area with a low-tech favorite: Legos bring a bit of vintage fun to your workspace. First, attach a long Lego piece to the side of your desk (make it the same side where your laptop charges). You can attach […]

Laminate Documents with an Iron

Laminate documents the simple and inexpensive way. Sure you could buy a laminating machine, but do you really need one? Here’s an easier approach. Start with laminating sheets that you can cut to whatever size you need. Insert your documents. Then, heat up your iron (no steam for this project). […]

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DIY Corkboard Made with Wine Corks

This DIY corkboard is a real “cork” board! You’ve been saving those wine corks for something. Here’s a DIY project for you: put some plywood or heavy cardboard in a glass-free picture frame–the rustic, “reclaimed” wood look in hot right now. Then hot-glue the wine corks to the backing, and you’ve […]

Elevator Button Hack that Really Works

Elevator button mischief has been happening as long as there have been elevators and kids (and that guy from accounting who thinks it’s funny to slow you down). It seems like this happens only when you’re running late: you step into an elevator and see that someone has pushed every button. […]

Desk Organizing with Low-tech Fun

Desk organizing at work doesn’t have to be boring. Update your high-tech work area with a low-tech favorite: Legos bring a bit of vintage fun to your workspace. First, attach a long Lego piece to the side of your desk (make it the same side where your laptop charges). You can attach […]

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 […]

Laminate Documents with an Iron

Laminate documents the simple and inexpensive way. Sure you could buy a laminating machine, but do you really need one? Here’s an easier approach. Start with laminating sheets that you can cut to whatever size you need. Insert your documents. Then, heat up your iron (no steam for this project). […]