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Easy Foot Massage Technique

If your feet are tired at the end of the day from wearing high heels or being on them too much, you’re about to find a new best friend in a common golf ball. Keep two golf balls in your freezer during the day, then at night sit at your kitchen table or your desk, and roll a ball under […]

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New Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and rightfully so because it’s a master multitasker. Apartment Therapy recently did a round up of all the non-edible ways you can use coconut oil. Here are a few of our favorites: Furniture polish Hair conditioner Leather cleaner Adhesive remover (a natural Goo Gone alterntive) Click through to see the complete […]

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Grind Coffee in a Pepper Grinder

File this under the “Why didn’t I think of that?” category. Did you know you can use a small pepper grinder to grind coffee beans for your French press or Aeropress? The folks over at Lifehacker came across this tip on the outdoor site Mountainize, but we think this use is applicable for much more than camping. If you use […]

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Know at a Glance How Much Flour, Sugar, etc. You Have Left

If you store your baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) in opaque containers, use this trick to see how much you have left without opening the container. Instead place a rubber band or a piece of ribbon or a magnet (for stainless steel containers) on the outside of the canister at the supply level. Next time you use it, move the […]

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A New Use for Produce Netting via Re-Nest

Don’t ditch that plastic mesh clementine or tomato netting just yet! Instead, use it as gift wrap for an unexpected look. It looks great paired with plain craft paper boxes, but would look just as great over metallic paper. Do you have a brilliant new use for something in your kitchen? Share it in the comments. [via Apartment Therapy Re-Nest]

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Get the Musty Smell Out of Clothes with Vodka

If the sweaters you’re pulling out of storage have a bit of a musty smell to them, use this trick to banish those bad smells. After spot-testing, spray clothes with a few spritzes of straight vodka. It will help remove the odors, and won’t leave behind a smell like some fabric fresheners can. Be sure to hang the garment in […]

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Butter Baking Pans with a Pastry Brush

Next time you’re baking a cake, or anything that requires you to butter a dish, pull out your pastry brush. Using the brush will help you coat the pan more evenly than using the stick itself. And if your pan is decorative, like a bundt pan, the bristles will enable you to coat every nook and cranny. Learn more great […]

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Coffee Grounds as a Car Deodorizer

It seems as though the new uses for coffee grounds are endless. This latest idea comes from Lifehacker and Yahoo! Green. If you purchase a used car that was owned by a smoker, fill the ashtray with coffee grounds to help absorb the smoky smell. We’ve also got a few favorite uses for coffee and coffee grounds, including staining wood, […]

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How to Cut Corn Off the Cob

If you have leftover corn on the cob after your Labor Day cookout today, pull out your bundt pan to help you remove the kernels. Place the ear on the opening in the center of the pan, and as you slide the knife down the ear, all the kernels will collect in the main part of the pan. Get more […]

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How to Remove a Stuck Light Bulb

If you’re faced with a stubborn light bulb that just won’t unscrew from your lamp, reach for the roll of duct tape from your tool kit to help remove it. Here are the steps to follow: 1. Cut a piece of duct tape approximately 12-inches long. 2. Create a loop with the duct tape—sticky side facing in. 3. Secure the […]

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