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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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Open Wine without a Corkscrew

Open wine without a corkscrew, and without making a huge mess. We’ve all been there–a great bottle of wine but no corkscrew! Perhaps you’ve just moved in and haven’t unpacked, or you’ve been meaning to buy a corkscrew but haven’t yet gotten around to it. No worries: you can open a […]

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 […]

Clear Nail Polish Keeps Buttons On

Clear nail polish has long been used to stop a “run” in stockings–it goes on easily, dries quickly and acts as a glue to keep threads close together. You can also use this wonderful substance to keep buttons from popping off your shirts and sweaters. This works for two-hole and four-hole […]

Lunch Hack: Chicken Salad on the Run

A lunch hack is exactly what you need to make the most of your weekdays. Who has time to fuss with lunch? This is an awesome time-saver! You’ll save money, too, if you cook an entire chicken (or save even more time and buy a rotisserie chicken at your local […]

A Magnetic Strip Holds Tweezers and Clippers

A magnetic strip comes in handy for all sorts of things–including holding your grooming tools in one place so they’re easy to find when you need them. How many times have you gone looking for your tweezers or nail clippers when you absolutely needed them but couldn’t put your hands […]

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Lash Curling and Eye Lining in One

Lash curling takes just a few seconds, but makes all the difference in your eye makeup routine–whether you are going for a cat eye, a smoky eye or a natural look with big, full lashes. Before you use your lash curler, try this simple trick to line your eyes at the […]

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 […]

Jar Hack: Force It Open with a Spoon

You’ve set the table and lit the candles… maybe spread a few rose petals on the path to your door… it’s going to be a great night! Then, just when you try to open that jar of caviar, the darned lid it stuck. Jar hack to the rescue: use a […]