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17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier - Aimless Direction

17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier - Aimless Direction
I received this as an email and instead of saving the email, I decided to post it here so that I know I always have these great tips on my site. I plan on trying every single one of them too. I actually just tried the dryer tip (#17) at the bottom, so we’ll see how that one works out. Oh yeah, I probably won’t be trying the hair conditioner on my legs for shaving either since, well…I’m a guy. A lot of these tips are things that I can actually use on a regular basis too. 1. Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove , set heat to med-low and heat till warm. 2. Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. 3. When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. 4. To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated , place them in a microwave with a cup of water. 5. Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. 6. 7. Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Hate foggy windshields? 13. Related:  Home,Garden,Car

Houseplants for the Forgetful Gardener Indoor conditions can be tough on plants, especially during winter when low humidity dries out potting soil quickly. To ensure success, look for houseplants that can take periods of drought. And try potting them in large containers; the smaller the pot, the more quickly it dries out. Geranium Most commonly grown outdoors as bedding plants, geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) are great houseplants that flower all year in a sunny window. Look for varieties with red, pink, white, orange, or multicolored blooms. Or choose a scented type with wonderfully fragrant foliage.

35+ Camping Tips, Tricks & Treats Summer holidays are just around the corner and if you have a camping trip or two on your agenda, you might just find a new trick or two in this bunch! I’ve put together a list of projects and ideas to help around the campsite, a list of must-have home remedies (for poison ivy, mosquito bites, etc.), plus a bunch of fun ideas for cooking you might want to try this year…and don’t miss the old-timer’s fishing weather poem and dependable rope knot examples at the bottom of the page. Lots here and I’ll be adding more goodies to this page as I find them so you may want to bookmark it for future reference. Enjoy! To start things off, here’s a recipe for removing mildew from tents: Step 1: Mix 1/2 cup of Lysol in 1 gallon of hot water. Step 2: Mix 1 cup salt and 1 cup concentrated lemon juice in 1 gallon of hot water. Although visible stains won’t be removed, it does kill the mildew. General Maintenance Suggestion: Remember, after use your tent should be thoroughly aired-out before being stored.

Clean and Green Happy Friday night yall!! We've had a whirlwind couple of weeks and couldn't be HAPPIER being back in our own home and routine. We had a great Fourth with family, then headed to the airport at 4am the next day on our way to JAMAICA! We celebrated an early anniversary with a great vacation, surviving a few major minor hiccups by each other's side. We arrived back home at 12:30am extremely jet-lagged after a 6-hour layover and THEN a weather delay. I had the pleasure of donning rain boots the next two days to get straight back to work in our much-needed but very sloppy rainy weather. I'm still not caught up on rest but running strong on the high I feel from getting back to my next crop of projects after a week away! Projects: My Anti-Drug. The week in a foreign place made me look forward to getting back to cleaning, tidying, and nesting in our own home. Here's the mound of unnecessary supplies before...and the whole left side of the cabinet was full too. White Vinegar fabric softener Dawn

Maximize Space Under Your Stairs We’ve seen a lot of indoor arrangements where the space under the stairs is completely neglected. This usually happens because the owners fear not to overcrowd the living room or hallway. In this post we would like to present 15 creative and elegant ways on how to effectively use the space under your stairs without “damaging” your home’s appearance.

Houseplants for the Forgetful Gardener Indoor conditions can be tough on plants, especially during winter when low humidity dries out potting soil quickly. To ensure success, look for houseplants that can take periods of drought. And try potting them in large containers; the smaller the pot, the more quickly it dries out. Geranium Most commonly grown outdoors as bedding plants, geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) are great houseplants that flower all year in a sunny window. Look for varieties with red, pink, white, orange, or multicolored blooms. How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.

Clean My Space | Blog – The Best-Kept Silver Cleaning Secret Ever! Sad Lookin’ Silver We all have that tangled lump of silver jewelry sitting in a drawer, basket or box somewhere. I recently came across mine and was slightly saddened to see how tarnished it had become after a few months out of circulation… My pile included a Links of London charm, an old silver bracelet, a Tiffany ring, a few pairs of earrings, etc. I’ve also noticed that for whatever chemical reason, my body reacts to silver and blackens it after a few wears (I believe this has to do with the alkaline balance in my body – but I am sure someone smarter than I can correct me on that). I kind of chuckle/snort/cry when I see silver polishing products. They are so utterly expensive and don’t always work. There’s got to be a better way. Saddened that my silver jewelry didn’t look as beautiful as I wanted it to, I investigated the best, most effective way to clean silver that yielded exceptional results. What you’ll need: 1) 1 cup of boiling water 2) 1 tablespoon baking soda 4) 1/2 cup white vinegar

25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net

Houseplants for the Forgetful Gardener Indoor conditions can be tough on plants, especially during winter when low humidity dries out potting soil quickly. To ensure success, look for houseplants that can take periods of drought. And try potting them in large containers; the smaller the pot, the more quickly it dries out. this isnt happiness™ (Things My Father didn't Teach Me, How to tie a Tie)&& ABOUT ARCHIVE FOLLOW Facebook Twitter Instagram Google+ Ads Via The Deck Things My Father didn’t Teach Me, How to tie a Tie share it 3,740 notes Amazing Witch Hazel…The Medicinal Marvel With The Funny Name At the risk of, yet again, oversharing…I just HAVE to share ONE MORE THING that relates to the medical procedure I had done last Friday. I’m well aware that this isn’t necessarily the stuff of “polite conversations”…but I feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t share the “real life” stuff with all of you, as well as the “good stuff”. Actually, if you think about it, getting a colonoscopy IS good stuff if you’re doing it because colon cancer runs in your family and as a result of the procedure you were given a clean bill of health! Anyway…I’m getting a little off track. Prepping for a colonoscopy is AWFUL! So….this “cleansing” that must take place is hard on one’s system…not to mention one’s posterior. The instructions I got from the doctor’s office for the colonoscopy prep actually suggested purchasing some Tucks hemorrhoid pads for relief of any discomfort you might have…down there. Here is what I did: Facial Cleansing Acne Treatment Scars & Stretch Marks Soothe Diaper Rash Varicose Veins

25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier . We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. So without further ado, here’s another 25 ingenious household tips and organisational tricks that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Source: chezerbey.com Got an empty kitchen shelf? Source: maillardvillemanor.com Wall mount cutlery trays and add a cup hook in each compartment for brilliant jewelery storage. Source: apartmenttherapy.com Avoid messy dresser drawers by “filing” your clothing side-by-side instead of stacking items on top of each other. Photo: William Warby on flickr.com Has putting Toy Story on constant repeat finally taken its toll? Source: realsimple.com Packing tip: Protect breakables such as wine bottles or food containers with children’s inflatable floaties. Source: whatiwore.tumblr.com Rather than bundling them in your drawer, loop tights over a coathanger and store them in your wardrobe. Source: bakedbree.com

Houseplants for the Forgetful Gardener Indoor conditions can be tough on plants, especially during winter when low humidity dries out potting soil quickly. To ensure success, look for houseplants that can take periods of drought. And try potting them in large containers; the smaller the pot, the more quickly it dries out. Geranium Most commonly grown outdoors as bedding plants, geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) are great houseplants that flower all year in a sunny window. Look for varieties with red, pink, white, orange, or multicolored blooms. Or choose a scented type with wonderfully fragrant foliage.

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