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25 clever ideas to make life easier

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

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Tips and Tricks Ive been working on this post for awhile now, as I find these neat tips and tricks I wanted to keep them all together and be able to share them with all of you lovelies! I have tried all of these, so I know they work. Just call me Martha Stewart- you know, sans the jail time. Some are from pinterest, some are from my grandma. 10 Uses For Egg Cartons Eggs are a versatile and readily available food, and if you’re a fan of them fried, poached, boiled or scrambled, you likely have a ton of old egg cartons lying around. But rather than toss them into the trash, why not put these household helpers to work? Here are some of the best uses for egg cartons. Start a Garden From Seed: Fill the cups of a paper egg carton with soil and place a seed in each one. Once the seedlings have sprouted and you’re free of the final frost of the year, simply snip each cup free and pop them straight into the soil. The cardboard will decompose as your young garden grows.

101 Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas I’ve gathered some creative tutorials, free printables and just plain fabulous ideas to help make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet this year! There’s a little something for your home, gifts for friends and ideas for your children to share at school. It doesn’t have to cost you a ton to make Valentine’s Day super fun. Many of the ideas here can be made without another trip to the store! Make it a handmade holiday!

Remove Car Dents Quickly and Cheaply Wise Bread Picks Dents suck. And so does the cost to repair them. My wife's car has a ding in the door that's really been bugging me, and as a frugal shopper I wondered if smarter folks than myself have ever figured out a cheap way to repair dents. Good news...they have. (See also: 6 Slick Tools to Save Money on Car Repairs) 10 Apps to Help You Organize, Repair, and Decorate Everything in Your Home Sick of always needing to ask your best friend’s brother who happens to be a carpenter to help you fix things in your apartment? Or not sure what wall color will look good with your couch? What about how to fix a button on your favorite jacket? Here are 10 apps that can act as your virtual Mr.

Flexible working: how women can make part-time work pay Balancing being a mother and having a successful career can be very difficult. Photograph: Nick Ballon Recent focus on a handful of women who manage to have families and high-powered careers misses the point for the majority of working mothers, who battle to find decent-paying part-time work. The figures around part-time work paint a bleak picture. A survey by Resolution Foundation revealed that part-time pay penalties for women in the UK are leading to "occupational segregation". Surprise the Ones You Love (14 pics) Dec 24/11 Surprise the Ones You Love (14 pics) Here are instructions for a very special gift for the people you love. Buy a Kinder Surprise.

How to make your own pore strips You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop? Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: 10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains Wise Bread Picks We all know the warning signs. The sink takes a little longer to drain. You begin to notice water pooling around your feet in the shower. 15 DIY crafts you need to make right now It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. You're young, so you haven't got all of that furniture and all of the little decorative trinkets that accumulate over time, and if you have, you haven't got nearly enough. So we say, make them!

Raising the Spawn of a Subculture Raising the Spawn of a Subculture Kylie Martin An investigation of gothic parenting. Goths who have children are not really discussed all that much within club oriented cliques; they seem to ‘drop out of the scene’ if they’re not seen going out to all the usual haunts each weekend. How to Get Up Right Away When Your Alarm Goes Off When your alarm wakes you up in the morning, is it hard for you to get up right away? Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button and going right back to sleep? That used to be part of my daily awakening ritual too. When my alarm would blare its infernal noise, I’d turn the damned thing off right away. Then under the cloak of that early morning brain fog, I’d slowly ponder whether or not I should actually get up: It’s nice and warm under the covers.

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