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Use Vinegar to Prevent Hard Water Stains

By adding one simple task to your monthly cleaning routine you can prevent hard water stains from building up in your toilet. Once a month add a cup of distilled white vinegar to water in the toilet bowl; let it sit overnight; then flush in the morning. It will make your weekly cleaning routine that much easier. Find out what […]

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What to do When You Run Out of Lipstick

What happens when you need to look your best, but have run out of lipstick (or just can’t seem to find it in your makeup bag)? Simply reach for your blush (cream or powder both work) and dab it on your lips to give a little color. Then, especially for powder blush, set it with some lip gloss, and you’ll […]

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Open Your Toolbox for a Longer Lasting Bouquet

If you’re creating a bouquet using flowers with woody like hydrangeas or lilacs, break out your tool box to help the arrangement last longer. Before putting the flowers into your vase use the hammer to smash the ends of the stems. This allows them to soak up more water, meaning they won’t wilt as quickly. What are your best gardening […]

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A New Use for That Mateless Sock

Have a sock whose mate is M.I.A.? Once you’re sure it’s officially gone (and not just hiding in with the sheets and towels), use the remaining sock to help you clean around the house. Simply slip the sock on your hand (and with a little dusting spray) you can clean up your furniture in no time. Then once you’re done […]

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Banish Bad Smells With…Charcoal?

If your car has developed a bit of a funk (or if it was previously owned by a smoker), use a couple of bricks of lump charcoal (pre-BBQ) to help get the odors out. Place the charcoal in a paper bag or wrap it in a piece of scrap fabric, and stash it under the seats. After a few weeks […]

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2 Easy Spring Hosting Tips (Just in Time for the Holiday Weekend)

If you’re hosting a get together this weekend here are two fun ideas from bloggers to make your party a little bit better. First, if you’re dining al fresco, serve salads or drinks in clear glass cookie jars with lids. That way your food will stay protected from flies and leaves or debris. Here’s an example from 4 Men 1 […]

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Warm Weather Tip: Make Lemon Slice Ice Cubes

Coming up with new uses for lemons is definitely a hot topic at Real Simple, and we loved this smart idea from Lifehacker. If you like a little bit of garnish in your water or don’t want to water down your lemonade this summer. Simply freeze a sliced up lemon (or lime) and use the slices in place of ice […]

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DIY Wall Hooks

If you’re in the mood for a little DIY project this weekend, why not try this idea from Apartment Therapy? You can either hit up your local architectural salvage or an estate sale for vintage door knobs. Then with a little bit of paint (or you can leave them plain), they can be transformed into clever hooks for coats, jewelry, […]

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Turn Mateless Mittens into Art

If you’re ending the season with a stack of mateless mittens, turn them into art for your entry way or mud room. Simply cut pieces of felt  to fit inside plain frames, and glue your mittens in the middle. You can also use mateless mittens to store sunglasses. How do you put them to use?

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Use Salt to Help Clean Up Grease in the Kitchen

Salt, like baking soda, is one of those multipurpose products that people generally associate with cooking. But regular old table salt can help you clean up dinner in addition to helping prepare it. If you have pan (non-stick only) that’s greasy or if you’ve splattered oil on your stove or countertop, pour a bit of salt over the top of […]

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