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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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Save Spoiled Wine with a Penny

Save spoiled wine the easy way–and it will only you cost one cent! If your wine has gone bad (and you’ll know it has, if it smells like sulphur), find a clean copper penny and drop it in the glass. Stir gently, then remove the penny. And now, to impress […]

Dryer Sheets Can Calm Your Dog During a Storm

Dryer sheets come in handy for all sorts of things–and now here’s a use that will help keep Fido calm during a storm. Dogs seem to know when a storm is coming, and may begin to pant, cry or pace. It could be the noise of the storm that’s upsetting, and […]

Frozen Treats Help Fido Cool Down

Frozen treats can help cool down your dog on hot summer days. When it’s hot, your dog may not feel like eating his regular kibble, but he still has to eat. It’s easy to make healthy frozen dog treats. Start with some canned pumpkin, chicken broth (no salt added!), or […]

Parsley for Fresh (Dog) Breath

Parsley is an inexpensive herb that you can find at just about any grocery store (or on your plate at a restaurant–no one will notice you sticking a piece of it in your pocket!). Chop the herb and sprinkle it over your dog’s food. He’ll get a special treat and so […]

A Carabiner Makes a Great Leash Tie

A carabiner (sometimes called a “D ring”) comes in handy for so many things… and now, perhaps the best use of all, if you’re a pet parent. You know when you need to quickly attach Fido’s leash to a pole, bench, or a tree? First you unhook the leash, then wrap […]

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A Paper Towel Helps Keep Lettuce Fresh

A paper towel is just what you need to keep lettuce fresh for a few extra days. This can mean the difference between enjoying a salad with your dinner or having to trek out to the store to replace the lettuce that’s quickly gone bad in the fridge. The towel absorbs […]

Clean Beauty Brushes on the Cheap

Clean beauty brushes are the foundation (get it? foundation) to a beautiful look. But most of us are using dirty brushes. Think about it: you spend good money on bronzers, powders, blushes, highlighter, sparkles and who knows what else and then apply all that beautiful stuff with a brush that’s been […]

Take Your Coffee Black, And Renew Your Shoes

Renew your shoes with coffee. Coffee is, in some people’s estimation, one of the greatest substances known to humankind. It picks you up, perks you up, and wakes you up. It’s a centerpiece of our culture–and has been long before a certain chain came on the scene. And now, yet […]

Drink Water to Lose 5 Pounds in 12 Weeks

Drink water to feel refreshed and hydrated–it’s something we’ve heard for a long time. Now you can drink water to lose weight, too. Just two cups, three times and day, and you can lose five pounds in 12 weeks. Research presented at the 40th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society summarized […]

Save the Toilet Paper (from Kids and Cats)!

What do two-year-old children have in common with your favorite feline? Oh, they’re cute, sure, until they unroll the toilet paper, stuff it into the toilet, and you’ve got a $200 bill from your local drain service. Super cute! Toddlers and cats alike can’t seem to resist toilet paper. To […]