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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. Cover the indentation with a clean, damp towel. Set your iron […]

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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Check Your Flight the Simple Way

Check your flight the simplest way in the world, and save a lot of time while you’re at it. Oh, sometimes things are just so easy. If you are traveling by air, there’s no need to go to the airline’s website or to go completely old school and call the […]

Penny Pie Weights Make this Baking Hack Work

Penny pie weights are an old-school hack for an all-time favorite: pie. If you’ve ever tried to make a pie crust from scratch, it may have turned out a bit differently than you’d planned. Without using pie weights when you bake the crust, it can turn into something that looks […]

A Pen Spring Will Protect Your Charger Cords

A pen spring is that little spring inside a ball-point pen–you may remember them from grade school, when they were often used to make tiny rocket launchers. Wrap two springs around a charger cord: one at the end that plugs into the outlet, and the other at the end that plugs into […]

Thaw Ground Beef in a Jiffy

Ground beef… it’s what’s for dinner–once it’s thawed, that is. When you’re hungry for tacos or meatballs, the last thing you want to do is wait forever while the ground beef (or ground turkey or pork) thaws out. You can thaw the main course in a jiffy using this cooking hack: […]

Remove Pet Hair with a Squeegee

Remove pet hair from carpets, tiles and hardwood floors with a simple squeegee. Even after you’ve swept, mopped and vacuumed, Fido’s hair is not totally gone. Dog hair tends to build up in corners and against baseboards. A squeegee is the perfect tool to sweep pet hair out of tight […]

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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 […]

Where Did You Park? Hint: It’s on Google Maps

Where did you park? And who took your car? When you walk out of a business meeting, or leave a restaurant after a great meal with friends, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour looking for your car. You may wonder, “Did it get towed?” “Was […]

Smartphone Shortcuts for Happy Texting

Smartphone shortcuts make life easier every day–hence, the term “happy texting.” When you are texting and get to the end of a sentence, you don’t have to click for a period, then make a space and then capitalize the beginning of the next word. (Phew! It’s tiring just thinking about it.) […]

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 […]

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 […]