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How to Make Brownie in a Mug. The Chip Bag Fold. Learn this chip bag fold and you will never need a clamp ever again!

The Chip Bag Fold

Have you ever had a bag of unfinished potato chips which you want to keep fresh? These simple steps will allow you to close the potato chip bag without using a clip or clamp. Build a Laundry Basket Dresser. How to Declutter - Decluttering Tips at WomansDay. The more mountainous those piles of mail become and the more crowded your countertops get, the more exhausting decluttering your home can seem.

How to Declutter - Decluttering Tips at WomansDay

But if you divide it into pieces, it won't be nearly as daunting. Here, your week-by-week plan for a clutter-free home—minus all the hassle. Week 1: Attack the ObviousBegin with the area that’s motivated you to declutter in the first place. It’s likely that something has pushed you over the edge: that pile of unopened mail or the heap of clothes in the laundry room. “Whatever you do, don’t start with family heirlooms,” says Barry Izsak, an Austin-based certified professional organizer. Week 2: BathroomWhy? Week 3 & 4: Public RoomsPerhaps you’re embarrassed by all the DVDs, video games and newspapers scattered around your living room, or can’t host another dinner party until something is done about all that stuff on the dining room table.

Week 12: Throw yourself a party! Recyclebank. Dependable, that’s what cast iron is.


It will last for centuries if properly cared for, and it has a natural non-stick surface that’s eco-friendly. Dependable, that’s what cast iron is. Surprising Cleaning New Uses - Real Simple. 25 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier. Here are clever ideas to make life easier.

25 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier

To see the complete list of 25 go here. Diy around the home / Shut the front door! This is the coolest thing I have EVER seen!!!! Little tips to keep opened snack. It's Just Me: An Unfinished Table to Perfection. Hi guys ...

It's Just Me: An Unfinished Table to Perfection

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. And I’m not even kidding!

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Easiest. Recipe. Ever! Thanks to my sweet brother, Ramon, who recently came for a visit, I’ve finally learned to make this delicious recipe for homemade Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. If you’ve been intimidated to make homemade bread, your store bought days are over. Recipe for Homemade Artisan Bread makes 3 loaves 3 cups lukewarm water1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast1 1/2 tablespoons kosher or other course salt6 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flourcornmeal for pizza peel (optional) Really Random Tips. First, let me explain…..My grandma sent these to me, and thought they were too good, not to share!!

Really Random Tips

Some of the tips you may already know or have thought of, but some of them are original! Wall Garden from a Pallet. Kitchen Cleaning. Cut down on your kitchen cleaning time with these once-a-year chores that will make your equipment work better and your subsequent cleanups easier. 1.

Kitchen Cleaning

Cabinets: Your cabinet shelves surely need wiping down at least once a year—and they may need relining, too. Ribbed rubber liner that comes on a roll is nice, especially under glassware, but it’s not good for lining shelves near the floor or in a kitchen where you have problems with soot or grease; when dust or dirt collects between the ribs, the liner must be removed entirely to be cleaned. In those areas, try strips of vinyl flooring, which can be cut to size, as liners. They lie flat and are very easy to wipe clean. Kitchen Cleaning Help. Read these 21 Kitchen Cleaning Help Tips tips to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser.

Kitchen Cleaning Help

Each tip is approved by our Editors and created by expert writers so great we call them Gurus. Sourdough Bread – The Basics » Annie's Eats. Do you have a favorite kind of bread?

Sourdough Bread – The Basics » Annie's Eats

Personally I am a lover of all carbs, bread in particular. French baguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, brioche, bagels – you name it, I love it. But if I were to choose my very favorite type of bread, it would be sourdough. Strangely, sourdough is the one kind of bread I have not made at home since becoming comfortable baking with yeast. How to Convert a Dresser into a Kitchen Island {trash to treasure} — TipJunkie Decorating. Precious as gold.

This year, I've fallen completely head over heels in love with maple syrup. Not the maple syrup itself - though that is quite nice. No, we've always loved that, and it's always found a way into our regular grocery budget, even at times when perhaps it shouldn't have. Though now I fully understand why it took up so much of said grocery budget. Somewhere between 30 to 40 gallons of sap to 1 gallon of syrup is about average for a yield. Let me repeat that. 40 gallons of sap = 1 gallon of syrup. {A head's up to anyone in Maine that this weekend is Maine Maple Sunday!} But no, it isn't just the syrup I'm loving. Slowly, in the weeks since that process began, things have changed out there. We started boiling a week ago. THE STUDIOLO: DIY Tufted Burlap Headboard. As I mentioned before, I’ve been pining for a headboard for a while now.

However, we have a space issue (not a lot of depth to play with in our bedroom) so many of the store-bought options wouldn’t fit, as they are often 3-5″ thick and come with legs, which would push the bed out quite a bit. After a little research and a sudden spark of inspiration, I decided we should make one and mount it directly to the wall. I am happy to report that over the course of a weekend, we tackled this little project and we are now the proud owners of a tufted headboard!

It has changed the look and feel of our room dramatically.