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A New Use for Puzzle Pieces

If one too many pieces has gone missing from you child’s favorite puzzle, turn it into kitchen or playroom decor by gluing magnets to the back. It will make the refrigerator seem more fun, and you won’t feel bad about toss all those pieces. Or, if you have a wooden puzzle that is still intact, but that has become a […]

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Stay on Task with This Decluttering Strategy

One of the hardest things about tackling an organizing project is staying on task. But following this decluttering strategy will help you maintain your focus and get the project done. Wherever you’re organizing (whether your closet, desk, or kid’s room), start in the upper left-hand corner and work your way down and to the right. That way, you won’t be […]

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The Quickest Way to Look Awake and Alert (Even if You’re Exhausted)

If you didn’t get much sleep, or are just having a rough start to the day, use this trick to look awake in your 9 am meeting. Line the inside rims of your eyes with a flesh-tone (not white) eye pencil. Try this luminzing one from Three Custom Color. The pencil helps minimize redness which is one of the things […]

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Have Kids? You Need This in Your First-Aid Kit

This tip comes from the smart folks over at Apartment Therapy. They recommend stocking your first aid kit with a red washcloth if you have kids. If your little one gets hurt you can use the red washcloth to stop any bleeding. And when  you pull the washcloth away they won’t freak out because it’s just a red washcloth. Be […]

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What’s Up with Those Little Holes in T-Shirts?

Do you have unexplained little holes around the waist or hem of your T-shirts? You’re not alone, turns out they’re pretty common. Frequently caused by belts, hardware on your pants or jeans, and even leaning against counters or snagging the material in your seat belt, they can make a tee go from your favorite look to the rag pile in […]

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Homemade is Better: Barbecue Sauce

Don’t forget that Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you’ll be grilling out to celebrate dear ol’ Dad, might we suggest whipping up a batch of homemade barbecue sauce? It’s surprisingly easy to make, and it’ll show just how much you care. Find out how to make BBQ sauce here.

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Why You Should Keep Your Cotton Swabs on Your Bathroom Counter

Normally, we’re against counter clutter here at Real Simple, but here’s a case where keeping something on display all the time can actually help you. If you have enough space, try storing frequently used items like cotton swabs and cotton balls on your counter (in see-through containers). Not only will they be easy to reach for each morning, but you’ll also […]

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Save on Fruits and Veggies at Ethnic Markets

Trying to save some money? You might actually be able to save on produce by shopping at your local ethnic grocery store. Do a little comparison shopping, on items like avocados, mangoes, limes, and red onions to see how much you can save. For all other produce, buying when in season can save you around 10 to 15 percent. What […]

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Use 2 Skewers to Make Grilling Easier

Next time you’re grilling small things like shrimp, vegetables, or pieces of fruit, try using two skewers instead of one. Your kebabs will be easier to flip over without having individual pieces spinning. If you’re looking for some kebab inspiration, look no further: Grilled Lemon and Shrimp Kebabs //Spiced Chicken Kebabs // Lamb Kebabs with Lima Bean Salad // Glazed […]

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Smart Product: The Rinser Toothbrush

Check out this smart new design for a toothbrush from Amron. It’s called the Rinser Toothbrush with Power Fountain. Similar to the Faucet Squeeze Drink Fountain, this toothbrush has a tunnel in its handle that forces water into a sort of fountain so you can rinse your mouth from the tap without having to have a glass. Now available for […]

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