If you’ve purchased a new phone and are wondering what to do with your old one, turn it into an “emergencies only” cell phone. Even though there’s no subscription plan associated with the phone, because of government mandates, wireless carries are still required to transmit emergency calls made to 911. Just one important note: In the event that you do […]
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You *know* you ought to take the stairs instead of the elevator and floss every night… and yet, sometimes not doing those good-for-you extra steps is all the more tempting. If you’re a parent and trying to hold yourself accountable to small goals, try this tip from reader Rachel R.S.: Enlist your kids. When we asked our Facebook fans for […]
Convenient as Facebook birthday reminders can be, wouldn’t it be nice to remember someone’s big day sometime before the last possible second? If you had a hard time committing important dates to memory, try this trick. As soon as you learn a person’s birthday, mark it in your phone, computer, or email service’s calendar as a recurring yearly event, and […]
If you’ve ever worn contacts, you very likely have a spare (or two… or five) contact lens cases. Not sure what to do with them? We’ve long been fans of using a clean set as a travel spice holder (see above). A new genius idea: On Instagram, reader @monstersg suggested using the cases as a travel-friendly moisturizer and sunblock holder […]
Dastardly. Tricky. Confusing. If that’s how you feel about mail-in rebates, you’re not alone. You painstakingly fill out the form only to get rejected worse than when your seven-grade crush said that he was actually in love with your best friend. But fear not! These tips will have your mailbox full of rebate goodies. • Know your dates. It sounds easy enough, […]
Have your home ec skills gotten a little rusty over the years? Never fear—The Today Show did a beginners’ crash course on tips and tricks to know around your house, featuring Real Simple‘s associate home editor Steph Sisco. See how to hem pants, fold a fitted sheet, and more in this video: Need a slower demo on folding a fitted sheet? See ours here.
You don’t need to splurge on a fancy spice rack in order to organize your favorite herbs and seasonings. Instead, rethink the way you store your jars in the first place. Rather than keeping your spices in a cluttered cabinet, stash them in a drawer and label the tops to easily find what you’re looking for. Really tight on space, […]
If you forgot to tote your reusable bag to the grocery store, do you choose paper or plastic?