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45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off. Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. Freshen the Fridge Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell. 2.

High Blood Pressure Lemon contains potassium which controls high blood pressure and reduces the effect of nausea and dizziness. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45.

. * If you do consume lemon peel, stick to organic lemons to reduce your pesticide exposure. Source: Prevent Disease Eddie (2133 Posts) Creative Storage Solutions - Megan Brooke Handmade. I live in a teeny tiny apartment. It has plenty of space for little ole me, but when it comes to storage, it’s a little sparce. I’ve mentioned before that I might be a borderline hoarder. I have a ton of stuff, I’ll be the first to admit. Most of the excess stuff that I don’t need on a daily basis I’m storing at my fiance’s house, but there are some things I needed to store at my place that I would need to use every now and then. I do have a decent amount of kitchen cabinet space, but I also had a lot of kitchen items.

Instead of using a normal table as my coffee table in my living space, I had this chest I got from Target a few years ago that I decided to use. And here’s why. Inside of it there is a ton of storage space. For those of you, like me, who live in small spaces, creative storage is essential. Obviously if you were renting you couldn’t build this out. {Source} This is a clever way to create some storage on your shelves while also making them look pretty. {Source} {Design Sponge} The Less Mess Project: Pantry Reveal! Well, I’ve spent the last week painting, stenciling, and organizing my pantry and I have to admit…it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Not because it was particularly fun to do, but because the results make life so much easier. Seriously, if I had known how much less stressed having an organized pantry would make me feel I would have done it years ago.

So, here it is…my organized masterpiece. As a reminder as to how horribly disorganized I am, the before shot… Now it makes me smile just to look in there. So much better, right? So as a quick recap of the last post… The hardest part of this makeover was taking the rack off the back of the door and finding a place for all that stuff. Let’s take a closer look shall we? Below that we have more baking supplies in Tupperware canisters (that I’ve had forever). The clear canisters are OXO POP Canisters. They’re not the cheapest thing ever, but they’re the nicest canisters I found by far. Next shelf down we have rice, beans, etc and cereals. 31 Days to a More Organized Home & Mind. Happy 2014 friends!! This is where I should post the obligatory dressed-to-the-nines and looking fine photo.

However I somehow forgot to snap a picture of me wearing my jammies, downing pizza and watching ESPN before I went to bed at 11. (Did you hear that?! I made it to 11- WHOOP!). Ah, pregnancy. Whether it was a good night’s rest or the shiny, clean slate that comes with a new year, I’m so ready to tackle 2014. After searching pinterest for over an hour looking for the perfect month-long plan, I decided the only way to tackle all of my personal needs was to create my own. So, here it is- my 31 days of tasks that will tackle all my organizational needs, declutter my home and provide me the peace of mind I seek. If anyone out there would like to follow along, please do! January 1: Put away all Christmas decorations. January 2: Clean out purse and diaper bag. January 3: Clean out master closet. January 4: Clean out the fridge.

January 5: Clean out the freezer. January 13: Clean out desk. 30 Organization Tips, Tricks and Ideas That Will Make You Go Ah-ha! - Beautifully BellaFaith. Organizing Made Fun. Kitchen Pantry Reveal ! I {finally} completed my pantry makeover! I mentioned in June {wow it took me a while to finish this} that I was going to redo my kitchen pantry here.

I ripped out the old shelves, painted, stenciled, installed new shelves, and organized all my goods. Here's a before/after shot: I will definitely be writing a couple more posts about the project explaining the steps... but for now I just want to sit back and show off my final reveal! The organization makes me so happy! I even took out a shelf {originally had 5, now 4} but since everything is organized and has its own spot, I ended up with way more room!

I'm even able to store my most frequently used craft supplies, my camera and its accessories so they're always in arms reach. The containers are from Home Goods for $7 and I used some twine to add a piece of slate I had spray painted with chalkboard paint to label what's inside. The gorgeous stencil I used is from Cutting Edge Stencils. Everything has a home... {Happy Dance}! One last look: The Organised Housewife : Ideas for organising, decluttering and cleaning your home. Operation Organization : Professional Organizer Peachtree City, GA. Pretty Organized. Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Recipe. My kids are in bed and now its time to clean my home. My two year old is a messy eater… At this very moment my kitchen table and chairs are covered in peanut butter and cream cheese. He also likes to color on everything…my walls, couch, coffee table and on his hands and feet. There’s a lot of cleaning that happens during nap time!

I’ve used a lot of natural cleaners in my home and have loved most of them. I use my homemade cleaning wipes quite a bit, especially when we’re out (I usually try to keep a pack of them in the car for emergencies). Ingredients 1 cup distilled water15 drops of essential oils (Thieves and Lemon are my favorite oils to use)1/2 tablespoon liquid castile soap Directions Mix all the ingredients together and pour into cleaning spray bottle.

Like this recipe? Related Posts About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. 101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home | Glamumous! I love to discover tips which make housework easier! From time-saving tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things, the Internet provides a wealth of information and advice. In this post I've collected 101 visual tips from all over the web to help you save time and money in every room of your home. About this post Most of these tips were found via Pinterest (which by the way is a great resource for discovering tips to help around the home!).

Wherever possible, I've attributed the image and tip by means of links to the original site or web-page, but if you think I have made a mistake please let me know the original source and I will correct the link. What are your favourite household tips? Do you have any favourite tips from this list? You might also enjoy these posts... IHeart Organizing. 52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home. Organizing: Kitchen. 10 tips to make your phone's battery last longer. As smartphones have become more capable - for playing gaming, watching movies and shooting video - battery performance has worsened and now most modern smartphones won’t last a full a day before you need to reach for a charger.

Phone manufacturers are working hard to improve battery performance - Motorola in particular with their RAZR i and RAZR MAXX - but if you buy most other smartphones, be ready to charge every evening.Here are some tips to help conserve your mobile phones battery life: [Related: First pics of new iPad Mini appear on Twitter] Power-saving modeModern Android and Windows Phone smartphones include power or battery saving modes typically located in the Settings menu.

It is activated once the battery reaches a certain level, forcing battery intensive features - including push email, screen brightness and Facebook updates - to switch off. Make sure auto lock is activated, so when your phone isn’t being used the screen shuts down saving power.