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Crochet Hook Storage Tower
Binder for Crossword Puzzles

I love crosswords and save the ones from the newspaper as well as buying books of them. Rather than have a pile of old newspapers lying about, I glue them to a piece of 3 ring paper with the answers on the back and keep them in a binder. The rest of the newspaper goes in the recycle bin.

Rubbing Alcohol as Eyeglass Cleaner

I keep rubbing alcohol in a small 2 oz. spray bottle. I use it to clean my glasses. You could also use your own homemade glass cleaner, but I find it easier to just fill it with the rubbing alcohol.

Seal a Soup Mug

I love a certain mug for just about everything from soup to stew, ramen and hot beverages. But sometimes, I have to wait for a toasted sandwich, toast, etc.

Silicone Packets for Moisture Control

I save those small silicone bead packets that you get with some items. I put them in a decorative bowl in the bathroom. It helps to absorb some of the moisture so I don't develop mold in the bathroom.

Spray Vinegar after Showering

I keep a spray bottle of vinegar by the shower. When I am done showering, I use the squeegee and then I spritz the shower walls and inner curtains with the vinegar. It keeps mildew at bay and disinfects the shower.

Decorative Jewelry Organizer
Getting All the Toothpaste out of the Tube

When I can no longer get any more toothpaste out of the tube, I cut the tube into 2-3 inch sections and store them in a baggie. When I need toothpaste, I wet the brush and swipe some toothpaste from the cut sections.

Placemat as Larger Size Mouse Pad

I have a place mat on the top of my desk for when I snack while playing Scrabble. I have another on my pullout tray where the keyboard and mouse are. It is big enough to keep me from running off the edge with my mouse.

Single Serve Whipping Cream

Being single and thrifty, I buy the large tub of whipping cream. By the time I get home, it is slightly soft. I use an ice cream scoop to place one scoop of cream into several plastic snack-size baggies and store them in the fridge/freezer.

Blackberry Coconut Pops
E-Mail for Newborns

When you have your baby, set up an email address for him/her and add pictures throughout the years, as well as special events such as first day of school, first birthday, and any other special events.

Shucking Corn

Cut off both ends of the corn. Peel off all but 2 -3 layers of the husk. Then either steam for 8 - 10 minutes or wrap in a damp towel and microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes per ear.

Stopping Up a Vent Hole
Camp Cooking with Tealights
Cleaning Artificial Plants and Flowers

I spray Febreze generously onto the whole flower/foliage arrangement, tree, etc. This works just as well as commerical cleaners made specifically for silk flowers. Just spray, no wiping necessary.

Crochet Cluster Stitch That Uses Less Yarn

I was making a hat using the cluster stitch, and I was worried that I would not have enough yarn. The regular cluster stitch uses 3 yarn overs then pull through 4 loops. We'll I left off 1 of the yarn overs and pulled through 3 loops.

Wash Fruit to Prevent Fruit Flies

Wash all fruit thoroughly before storing, especially bananas! Your fruit fly problem will be quickly remedied.

Zucchini Chips
Getting Melted Crayon Out of Dried Clothes

Go to your nearest a Dollar Tree or Dollar General and buy a bottle of Awesome. Spray Awesome directly on the dried crayon and soak in hot water. Then use your choice of laundry detergent to pretreat the stain again. After about 10 to 20 minutes put back in machine and wash again.

2 Ingredient Pancakes
Black Butterfly
Old Sandbox Dog Bed
Treating Skunk Breath

Recently one of my dogs got sprayed in her face by a skunk. Her breath was horrible, even after we repeatedly rinsed her mouth and face. Finally, I discovered that after feeding her raw carrots and potato chunks, the smell disappeared.

An Angel in My Garden
Autumn Wreath
Keep Purse with Shopping Bags
Waterproof Address Labels

To waterproof address labels, just rub a candle over the text. You will also save on sellotape.

Sandy (Golden Chow Mix)
Garden as Still Life
Library for Free Entertainment and Recreation

Do you like to go to concerts? Do you enjoy live poetry reading from the famous authors themselves? Do you like attending live animal shows, domestic or exotic? Do you like bringing a new stack of CDs home and hearing new music?

Saving Favorite Recipes

I love and collect cookbooks. I go through the cookbooks and write down in pencil in each cookbook the page numbers of the recipes I want to make. This saves me so much time and I have the recipes right at hand.

Use Ice Scraper for Cleaning

Using my favorite and best cooking pot, I put some green beans on to cook and went to the computer to check the weather while the strings beans were coming to a boil. Next thing I knew, the smoke alarm was blaring...

Use Wax Paper for Non-stick Cake Pans

Trace the bottom of cake pan onto wax paper and cut out the circle. Cut wax paper strips the height of sides of your pan. Coat inside and bottom with oil. Put wax paper circle and strips inside pan.

Discarding Used Sewing Machine Needles

This tip is too easy, but I never thought of it. I always wrapped mine in duct tape. My sewing machine instructor said that she puts her old ones in an empty medicine container, keeps it in the drawer till full then tosses. I love this idea.

Google Eyed Pencils
Annie Fanny (Domestic Shorthair)
Bzzz - Bee on Celosia Plant
Coin Purse for Broken Keyless Remote
Gluten Free Strawberry Delight
Hot Thighs Better than Hot Wings

Buy a family pack of chicken thighs. Slice a 1/2 inch filet from each side of thigh, leaving the bone-in piece. This yields three finger-dipping size of meaty pieces.

Red Floral Teacher's Gift
Towels to Make Level Cakes

Take old (low loop nap) towels. Cut them at two times the height of the side of your pan. Wet towel strips and pin to sides of pan. Use large safety pins.

Blanket Curtain Without Sewing
Control Those Rolls of Foil and Wrap
Dreams Come True with a Credit Card
Fish Cakes

Easy and delicious fried fish cakes.

Jonquil
Make Tea in Mason Jars
Portabella Turkey Burgers

I made this recipe up as I went along, and it turned out soooo good! The portabellas make the turkey taste very beefy! I use Jenni-O ground turkey because it is less fatty than my old brand, has a great texture, and holds together well.

Yogurt Pie

An easy and delicious pie made with only four ingredients.

Garden Basil Lime Frosting
Tinker (Ferret)
Milk for Treating Powdery Mildew

There are many articles posted on the Internet reporting that ordinary cows milk diluted with water to about a 10 % solution and sprayed on plants is highly effective as a preventative and as a treatment for various types of powdery mildew.

Scrap Fleece Puppy Pillows
My Two Garden Harvesters
Easy and Secure Password Management

This is a tip passed on to me by my security instructor that works with government installations. Go to a password generator website. Choose to generate an 8 character string and check the boxes for lowercase, uppercase, numbers and symbols.

Wash Laundry Detergent Cap

I hate having streaks of detergent running down my detergent bottles. It will then drip onto my dryer. After it dries, I have to scrub to get it off.

Easy Freezer Storage

I've used shoe boxes and small basins, three on each shelf, to divide my freezer. This still leaves room above the boxes to slide in frozen dishes and pizza. Ice cream and miscellaneous fit in front.

Heidi (Schnoodle)
Towel To Speed Dryer Time

When putting clothes into the dryer, add one large clean dry towel. This will absorb the wetness and your whole load will dry twenty minutes sooner.

Shifu (Maltese Chihuahua)
Sunny and Bright Canna Lily
Ms. Kitty (White/Tabby)
Fuzzy Softbottom (Domestic Longhair)
New Tenants in the Birdhouse
King Kennedy (Newfoundland (Newfie))
Recycle Garden
Take Your Garden With You
Make Garden Stakes from Discarded Sign Supports
Overgrown Grapevine
We Went to Paris for $20
Trio of Butterflies Party Invitation
Bird's Nest In Garden Shed
Leaf and Button Print Birthday Card
Making a 3D Butterfly Wedding Place Card
Shabby Chic Vintage Card
Rose Embellished Birthday Card
Summer Love Birthday Card