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Laminate Documents with an Iron

Laminate documents the simple and inexpensive way. Sure you could buy a laminating machine, but do you really need one? Here’s an easier approach. Start with laminating sheets that you can cut to whatever size you need. Insert your documents. Then, heat up your iron (no steam for this project). […]

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.) […]

Strain Wine through a Coffee Filter

Strain wine through a coffee filter when bits of cork have made their way into the bottle. Sometimes, while you’re opening a bottle, the cork breaks apart. Blame it on a bad corkscrew, or being in a hurry to get to the good stuff. You can try to pour around […]

Frozen Yogurt Pops the Easy Way

Frozen yogurt pops are a delicious, refreshing low-calorie treat. Kids love them so much they might not even realize the pops are made from healthy ingredients! Now you can make your own pops at home. You’ll save money and you can control exactly what goes into your kids’ warm-weather treats. […]

Remove Sticker Residue with Vinegar

Remove sticker residue once and for all, the easy and natural way. Kids love stickers, and most kids go through a stage of putting stickers on everything. Some stickers slide right off; others leave a gooey mess behind on toys, walls and furniture. Here’s the simplest way to remove that […]

Make No-Slip Hangers with Pipe Cleaners

Make no-slip hangers the cheap and easy way: with pipe cleaners. You remember pipe cleaners, right? Most of us had at least 10 arts and crafts projects in school that involved pipe cleaners. You can buy them online or at your local superstore (in the kids’ crafts section, not with […]

Peel Garlic without a Knife

Peel garlic with no tools, no knife and no special gadget. All you need is a container with a lid–an empty glass or plastic jar works perfectly. First, separate the cloves. Then put them in the container and shake vigorously. You can watch the peels separate from the cloves as […]

Desk Organizing with Low-tech Fun

Desk organizing at work doesn’t have to be boring. Update your high-tech work area with a low-tech favorite: Legos bring a bit of vintage fun to your workspace. First, attach a long Lego piece to the side of your desk (make it the same side where your laptop charges). You can attach […]

Add Wrist Weights to Your Hair Routine

Add wrist weights to your beauty routine to give your arms and shoulders a micro-workout while you blow-dry, curl and crimp your hair. The weights will add resistance while you’re holding your arms above your head, with a hairbrush in one hand and a styling tool in the other. Another […]

Lavender Oil Helps with Fido’s Stress

Lavender oil can help your dog (and you!) through a stressful situation. Whether it’s too many bullies at the dog park, noisy neighbors, car rides, or the dreaded ear drops, dogs can get nervous, just like people do. To calm your precious pet the natural way, add a few drops […]

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Measure Gooey Ingredients the Easy Way

Measure gooey ingredients the simple way, by coating your measuring spoon first with a non-stick cooking spray. When you’re measuring honey, agave, molasses, or even maple syrup into a recipe, it’s likely to get stuck to the measuring spoon. Try this simple cooking hack: lightly spray the spoon with non-stick […]

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 […]

Save Some Money, with Honey

Save some money at the holidays and all year around. One of the all-time great hacks–in terms of saving time–is online shopping. What did we even do before we could log in, compare prices, buy, and ship the perfect gift? Today, you can shop the world from your laptop (or […]

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 […]

Make Your Leather Flats Flat-out Comfortable

Love your leather flats? Flats can show off your legs, and at the same time let you be comfortable. The best hack: it takes a blow dryer. We all love having something leather in our wardrobe, especially if it’s something comfortable that looks great, but with great leather comes great […]

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Red Wine Spill? Clean It Up with White Wine

A red wine spill doesn’t have to ruin your night, or your shirt. Use white wine to neutralize the stain before it sets. Red wine contains anthocyanins, compounds responsible for the red color in plants (including red grapes). White wine can neutralize those compounds by breaking them down. Just pour […]

Make Your Leather Flats Flat-out Comfortable

Love your leather flats? Flats can show off your legs, and at the same time let you be comfortable. The best hack: it takes a blow dryer. We all love having something leather in our wardrobe, especially if it’s something comfortable that looks great, but with great leather comes great […]

DIY Corkboard Made with Wine Corks

This DIY corkboard is a real “cork” board! You’ve been saving those wine corks for something. Here’s a DIY project for you: put some plywood or heavy cardboard in a glass-free picture frame–the rustic, “reclaimed” wood look in hot right now. Then hot-glue the wine corks to the backing, and you’ve […]

Save Some Money, with Honey

Save some money at the holidays and all year around. One of the all-time great hacks–in terms of saving time–is online shopping. What did we even do before we could log in, compare prices, buy, and ship the perfect gift? Today, you can shop the world from your laptop (or […]

Baby Powder Untangles Necklace Knots

Baby powder untangles messy knots in your favorite chains. You know–those tiny knots that are so small you can’t get a hold of them with your fingers or even a pair of tweezers. You may even have a couple of tangled-up chains in your jewelry box right now. Luckily, there’s […]