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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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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 […]

DIY Whipped Cream

DIY whipped cream is easy to make and delicious! For mouthwatering desserts and drinks, you can make your own fresh whipped cream, even without a mixer. Start with a small carton of heavy whipping cream (Trader Joe’s carries this), add a big pinch of sugar and half a teaspoon natural […]

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 […]

Cookies for Everyone! Wrap Them in Style

Cookies are everyone’s favorite–especially during the holidays. You’ve probably spent a lot of time cooking up your mom’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Now here’s the way to wrap up those treats with style. For a holiday cookie swap, or just bringing treats over to the neighbors, forget about the standard paper […]

Holiday Brownies in All Shapes

Holiday brownies combine the best of both worlds: sweets + holiday celebration. (Oh, and at the holidays, calories don’t really count.) Whether you are making brownies, blondies, fudge, or even homemade marshmallows, make them in the shapes of Christmas trees, stars and holly with this very simple trick: use metal cookie […]

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Put Makeup Remover on Your Night Stand

Put makeup remover where you’ll see it just before you go to sleep: right there next to your phone, alarm clock and picture of your BFF–on your night stand. If you’re like most makeup lovers, you’ve promised yourself that you’ll always take off your makeup before you go to bed. […]

Canadian Doughnut (Hint: It’s Got Bacon)

A Canadian doughnut (or “donut” if you prefer) blends together all the goodness of sweet, savory and juicy flavors we love. Start with an old-fashioned doughnut–regular, glazed or, even better, maple glazed. Chop crisply cooked bacon into bits and cover the doughnut with the bacon. (Is your mouth watering yet?) […]

Snag the Bill (Before It Gets to the Table)

Snag the bill on your first date or a special occasion. Here’s how to do this elegantly: do it on the sly. Slip away from the table during dessert by pretending you have to take a call–or that nature is calling. The idea is to do this before the bill […]

Second-date Restaurant Choice Made Easy

A second-date restaurant choice can be tough. Most people put a lot of thought into where to go and what to do on the first date, and then planning the second one becomes a challenge! If the first date seems to be going well, ask your date, “What’s your favorite food?” […]

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 […]