This dilemma came up for one of my friends with kids the other day. Her daughter drew all over the walls with crayon. And as much as she might have liked the abstract masterpiece, she would have preferred for it to be on paper hanging on the wall rather than on the wall itself. Luckily, there’s an easy way to […]
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After you plant your bulbs and before you put your garden tools away for the fall and winter, use a pot or two of strongly-brewed black tea to clean your trowels and spades. Let the tools soak in the tea for a few hours and any grime (including rust!) will wipe away with a cloth. Just be sure to wear […]
Real Simple has come up with plenty of inventive new uses for the toothbrush over the years, but there are always more ideas out there. Here are a few that we love from BellaSugar: Tame flyaway hairs: Spritz a clean toothbrush with a bit of hair spray and run the bristles over your hair to fight flyaways. De-lint your hair […]
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 […]
This weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and if you’re planning any outdoor feasts, you’ll need this trick. To keep bugs away from your favorite dishes, simply place a mesh colander on top of the bowls or plates. Then remove when it’s time to serve. Have a great holiday weekend!
If your allergies have been bothering you lately, use this trick to calm red, puffy eyes in just 5 minutes. Simply douse a two cotton balls in Afrin (yes, the nasal spray), place the cotton balls over your eyes, and lie down. In about 5 minutes you’ll see a world of difference. Make it even more relaxing by turning on […]