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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 […]

DIY Stain Treatment for Baby’s Clothes

This DIY stain treatment is easy to make and gentle on your baby’s clothes. You don’t want to use harsh chemicals on your child’s clothing and, let’s face it, babies are expert at making their own stains (spit-up being their specialty). Mix up your own pre-wash treatment with equal parts […]

DIY Flea Bath for Your Pet

A DIY flea bath is easy to make and you’ve probably got everything you need in your kitchen. When Fido or Kitty comes home with fleas, you’ve got to act fast. Mix together these three ingredients: 1 cup Dawn + 1 cup vinegar + 1 quart of warm water. Massage 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. How about that? Here’s how to go about it: You’ll […]

Portion Snacks Ahead of Time

Portion snacks before you indulge yourself so you’ll never have to say, “I can’t believe I ate that whole bag of cookies!” It’s easy to keep reaching into a bag of chips or a package of chocolate chip cookies until there’s nothing left. And then you feel bad. Enjoy your snacks […]

Get Emojis on Your Laptop

Get emojis the simple way on your laptop or desktop–whether you use a Mac or PC. From the folks at Pocket-Lint.com, here are the shortcuts you need: “For Mac: Press control+command+spacebar to get the emoji menu. For PC: Windows 7 users can paste emoji from getemoji.com, while Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users […]

Cook Pasta in Less Water

Cook pasta with less water and less mess. Most packaged pasta advises you to boil something like six quarts of water before adding the dry pasta. Then, once the pasta is cooked, you end up pouring all that water down the drain (and sometimes getting burned by the steam while […]

Untangle Doll Hair with Fabric Softener

Untangle doll hair without pulling your own hair out. Barbie, Skipper and even baby dolls come with long hair that looks shiny and pretty at first, but can turn into a complete mess after a night in the toy box. Mix fabric softener and water in equal parts, and put […]

Rubber Band Fix for Your French Manicure

A rubber band is all you need to fix a French manicure in a jiffy! Grab a thick band from your office supply drawer, and wrap it around your nail, leaving the tip exposed. Now you can remove polish, re-apply, and even add a top-coat–without affecting the main part of […]

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Listerine Spritz for Dandruff

Listerine has been around forever, and all the way back in the 1930s the company advertised this product for “infectious dandruff”! (And here we’ve been rinsing our mouths with it all along.) It really does work, though, because of its antiseptic qualities. Here’s what to do: start with an empty […]

Are Those Eggs Fresh? How to Test Eggs

You’re hungry, in a bit of a hurry (no time to go out for breakfast), and you decide to make an omelette. The thing is, your housemate has taken all the eggs out of their carton and stuck them in the refrigerator’s egg holder. Great–the eggs are organized but you […]

Birthday Gift Hack: “Guess What I Got for You”

A birthday gift hack for everyone you know: all you need is the right question. Picture this. Your friends, partners, brothers, mothers, etc birthday is in just a few days. You have their birthday card sorted because you found The Home of Funny and Rude Cards but the it hits […]

Edible Ornaments You Can Make Yourself

Edible ornaments? Yes, and they are so easy to make that you’ll wish you’d known about this DIY project ages ago. All you need are some crushed candy canes, metal cookie cutters, and a little DIY genius. Oil a cookie sheet (and the inside of the cookie cutters), add the crushed candy, […]

Punch Holes in a Paper Bag to Store Onions

Punch holes in a simple paper bag–the school lunch variety or a heavier small bag from the grocery store–to create the ideal storage for onions, garlic and shallots. Fold the bag in half lengthwise and use a regular hand-held hole puncher to make holes every inch or so; then fold […]

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DIY Cleaner for Around-the-house Messes

Whilst you probably leave the cleaning of an office or work building to janitorial cleaning services, cleaning your home is a job you have to do yourself. It is never easy, but it can definitely be made easier by using a DIY cleaner. It will come in handy for all […]

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 […]

Matte Makeup with Milk of Magnesia

Matte makeup gives you a smooth, chic look. How to achieve it? You can spend a small fortune on layers of cover-up, pore minimizers and foundation… or, you can simply crack open the milk of magnesia. First things first: wash your face with a gentle cleanser, pat dry and apply […]

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 […]

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 […]