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 […]
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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?
Before April showers begin to bring May flowers, outsmart the rain with this easy tip: The next time the weather forecast calls for precipitation, toss a plastic bag into your purse with your umbrella. If you have to brave a downpour, when you finally get inside, you can slip your umbrella into the plastic bag and avoid soaking the rest […]
Do you find half-filled cups, glasses, and mugs throughout your house at the end of each day? If the kitchen clutter is driving you up the wall, consider creating a designated spot for the not-quite-empty vessels. By choosing one table or counter where everyone can put their beverages that they have every good intention of eventually finishing, you create a […]
We all deal with sentimental clutter: A broken memento from a loved one; your now-grown child’s toy that’s been gathering dust for years; or even a well-intentioned gift that you never use, but feel guilty for giving away. It can be hard to get rid of such beloved items—but when you feel it’s time to clean, organize, and purge your […]