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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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Cooking Up a Hack with a Pants Hanger

A pants hanger is what you really need in the kitchen. Sure, you’ve ot fancy tools but are any of them holding up your cookbooks? It’s 7 p.m. Your friends and family will start arriving in 30 minutes. You’ve got your hands full cooking dinner and the darned cookbook keeps […]

Clean a Blender the Simple Way

Clean a blender so easily… you won’t need to scrub, scrape or even use a sponge. If you haven’t got a blender then you really should be on the lookout for one. Juice Buff’s Vitamix Comparison tells you everything you need to know about a wide array of blenders. Start […]

Repair Broken Compacts with a Bit of Acohol

Repair broken compacts the simple and practically cost-free way: just use a bit of rubbing alcohol and a spoon and see what happens over night. If your pressed powder, blush or bronzer has cracked into bits, there’s no need to throw it out the window. You could dab the brush […]

Marshmallows for a Sore Throat

Marshmallows for a sore throat may seem like an old wives’ tale, but they work! Are you suffering from a sore throat? If you’ve been cheering for your favorite team, or flying, or out in the cold… it’s easy to end up with a sore throat. While the most sensible […]

Strawberry Santas Anyone Can Make

Strawberry Santas are super easy to make and require only three ingredients: strawberries, whipped cream and tiny round candies like these. Start with a bunch of strawberries. Rinse and remove the stems. Slice the top one-third of a strawberry, add whipped cream, then put the top of the strawberry on top of […]

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Babyproof Outlets the Simple Way

Babyproof outlets the easy, inexpensive and temporary way. When friends and family with small children come to visit your home at the holidays, be prepared. There’s no need to run out and buy outlet covers, as long as you have a box of Band-aids handy. The quickest way to make […]

Rolled Clothing Packs Easily – Travel Hack

Rolled clothing is the secret to successful last-minute packing–you’ll fit more into your luggage and it’s much faster than folding each item of clothing! Start with the larger, heavier items like pants and sweaters. Roll each one and lay the rolled items into the center of your suitcase or duffel […]

Beautiful Hair in a Bottle–A Beer Bottle

Beautiful hair makes you feel like a million bucks. That said, you don’t have to spend a million bucks to get shiny, high-volume hair. All you need is a bottle of beer!According to WikiHow, the malt and hops in beer work to repair damaged hair and create volume; the sugar […]

The Cheap and Easy Way to Pack Plates

When you’re moving, little tips and tricks come in especially handy. This moving hack is a simple way to pack plates. Instead of wrapping each plate individually with newspaper or wrapping materials (when did those get so expensive, anyway?), just use disposable foam plates. Line the bottom of a box with […]

DIY Beauty Masks You Can Make with Food

DIY beauty masks can do so much for your skin, at a fraction of the cost of beauty masks you’ll find at the department store (or those expensive natural masks at the health food store). Everything you need is probably already in your cupboard or refrigerator: avocado, yogurt, olive oil and […]