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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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Tape Hack: Use a Paperclip to Hold the End

All you want to do is tape something: a package that you need to mail, a box when you’re moving, the trim around the window frame that you are getting ready to paint. And you’re spinning that silly roll of tape around and around, looking for the end of the […]

Dental Floss Can Be Used as Thread

Dental floss makes a perfect heavy-duty thread when you’re away from home. Let’s say you’re on a long hike and your backpack strap rips just a little. This can throw off your posture, slowing you down. Even a tiny tear will likely only get worse. Stop it right away with […]

Frost a Cake with a Lazy Susan

Frost a cake the simple way: put it on a lazy susan and slowly, gently turn the cake as you frost it! Cake is so important in our lives that it’s made it into the lexicon: “Let them eat cake” and “That’s the frosting on the cake” are two examples. If […]

Traveling with Wine? Try This Travel Hack

Traveling with wine has its ups and downs. The upside is arriving at your destination and not having to shop for the perfect bottle of wine. Just open your bag, and there it is–unless, of course, the bottle broke during the trip. If you’re planning on bringing a nice bottle of […]

Easy DIY Roasting Rack

An easy DIY roasting rack may mean the difference between a perfect turkey and a total flop. You’ve spent your hard-earned money on a turkey and all the fixings, plus dessert and drinks. Now you’re preparing to cook the bird and the recipe mentions a roasting rack–like everyone happens to […]

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A Can Opener Opens Plastic Packaging

A can opener is all you need to open hard plastic packaging… So frustrating! You’ve brought home the latest gadget and you really want to use it, but the hard plastic packaging it came in will not cooperate. Scissors don’t work well and knives are dangerous and can easily slip, […]

Organize Ribbon the Easy Way

Organize ribbon once and for all–when it’s time to wrap it up, you don’t have time for searching through a messy bag full of rolls of ribbon, only to find out you actually don’t have what you need. Use a free-standing paper towel holder to keep all your ribbons, strings and […]

Tie Frozen Food Bags with… Well, the Bag Itself

Tie frozen food bags easily, without having to go searching for a clip or rubber band. When you open a bag of frozen peas or tater tots, you’ll either tear off a narrow strip (thank you, perforated edges!) or cut it off with scissors. Hold onto that strip, because it […]

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 […]

Ponytail Trick to Make Your Hair Look Longer

A ponytail trick that’s so easy–you can use it to make your hair look thicker and longer. First, separate your hair into two parts: above your ears and below your ears. Take the top part and put into a ponytail near your crown. This is the ponytail the world will […]