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Paperclip Statement Necklace
Chocolate Chips for Easy Frosting
Don't Waste Anything
Hanging Numerous Tank Tops

Buy a box of shower curtain rings. Slide the rings on ONE hanger and hang the tank tops by the shoulders on each ring. Great for about 6-8 tank tops on just one hanger and they don't get all wrinkled like they do if you store them in a drawer.

Making Cat Shelters from Recycled Materials

I am a volunteer taking care of stray cats, so I buy 12 bags or 18 lbs of cat food a week. I use all the empty bags to build shelters and food stations.

Pizza Cutter for Brownies

When your brownies are still warm, lightly score them. When cool enough to cut, use a pizza roller/cutter to cut through them. It will cut right through the nuts, if you added them.

Thai Ginger Chicken
Baking Soda for Cleaning Old Linoleum Floors

I bought an old house and could not afford new flooring. After scrubbing and scrubbing I found the solution! By far the most effective thing to do is wet the floor and sprinkle baking soda over it.

Chocolate Lava Cake
Lemon Drop Cookies
Q-Tip and Soap for Mascara Clean Up

I keep slivers of soap by the sink. I use a wet Q-Tip and rub it on my sliver of soap to remove spill over mascara. Works like a charm.

Spray Paint Lamp Shades

I have painted a few lamp shades with spray paint with good success.

Sunlight as Free Bleach

Sunlight will remove tomato sauce type stains from plastics. Just place items in direct sunlight for a few hours around midday. It will bleach white laundry too.

Baked Rice Pudding
Essential Oils for Insect Repellent

Essential oil is a wonderful all natural insect repellent! Peppermint oil will repel flies, ants, bees, roaches, and spiders! Simply add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to 1/2 cup of water. Using a spray bottle, spray the area you want to be free of pests.

Kitty (Tabby Barn Cat)
Leftover Chicken Soup

This quick and easy soup uses chicken leftovers from a roast chicken dinner.

Mark Sizes on Cake Pans
Removing Water Based Marker on Dry Erase Board

My three year old scribbled all over my dry erase board. I was clueless and used plain water to clean it. Big mistake. The water marker smeared and it would not come off. I tried so many things, alcohol, hand sanitizer, acetone, etc. I gave up.

Simple Easter Centerpiece
Use Luggage for Gift Wrap Storage
"April Showers Bring May Flowers"...
Being Healthy is Frugal
Creamy Vanilla Pancake Syrup
Soak Important Paperwork Instead of Shredding

Sometimes I put papers in the sink with hot soapy water and let them soak. They are easy to tear and mix into tight balls. When dry, these balls will be impossible to break apart for any information.

Spring Veggie Saute
Add Hole To Hamburger Patties
Broccoli Stuffed Pasta Shells
Brutus (American Pit Bull Terrier )
Clear Eyes for Pet Tear Stain Removal

Use Clear Eyes, yes, the eye drops for humans. They have seven (I think) different formulations. Any of them will work. Place a couple of drops on the stain, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush. Leave it on for at least ten minutes then rinse and dry.

Making Watercolor Paints with Dried Up...
Painted Shelf with Circles Pattern
Peppermint Fudge Brownies
Unexpected Weight Loss from Taco Salads
WD-40 for Removing Adhesive

I had put the little self-adhesive plastic strips in my bathtub several years ago. They worked quite well, and they stayed useful for several years. They eventually began to peel around the edges and I decided to pull them off and go back to the rubber bath mat.

Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
Majestic Peacock (India)
Painless Ways to Save
Rinse Canned Vegetables

I often find canned veggies too salty and canned baked beans too sweet, so I keep a medium-sized hand strainer near my sink and when I open them I pour them into the strainer and rinse them off thoroughly.

Water to Attract Night Flying Insects

I burn a back porch light all night, every night. During the summer months, the light attracts hoards of flying insects. Even after shooing, waving, and scattering the swarm, it's difficult to get into the house without at least a few getting in with me.

Bulk Buy Used Clothing

Some eBay sellers offer bulk secondhand items very cheaply. What I do is to choose the items I want to keep, and designate others to be offered to other family members, given to charity shops, or upcycled.

Homemade Hummus with Flavored Tortilla...
Hook Keychain Ring to Zipper

If you have kids, you know their zippers are always coming down on certain pants. Hook a keychain ring on the part with the little hole on the zipper pull. Zip it up and hook it over the button and do up the button. No more flying low.

Pampering Lemon Peppermint Bath Bombs
Preventing Brushstrokes on...
Sierra (Yorkie MinPin)
Upcycle Wine Boxes for Bathroom Storage

Christmas cheese and wine hampers are often presented in high quality wooden boxes. I recently took one which has slots for two bottles of wine and two pieces of cheese above them, stood it on end, and used it for toiletry storage in the bathroom.

Use Tea Towel as Cafetiere Cosy

If you need to keep coffee warm in your cafetiere or French press, take a 20x30 inch linen tea towel. Fold it in half lengthwise to 10x15, and wrap around the cafetiere, starting at the handle. Position overlapping ends over handle and fasten large spring clothes peg over ends and handle.

"It's All Greek to Me" Spaghetti Squash
Bobbin as Lost Jeans Button

When you lose the metal button for your jeans, use a metal sewing bobbin. It is the same size and the shank is perfect for the thicker denim.

Chloe (Toy Poodle)
De-Skunking Your Dog

We live in a rural area and our dog gets "skunked" at least once a year. This is how I have learned to handle it. I developed this method through trial and error, and unfortunately lots of practice.

In Memory of Sweet Pea (Canada Goose )
Removing Cranberries from Can

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to get cranberries out of a can? All you need to do is open up the can with an opener, then tip the can over. Using a knife, puncture a hole in the bottom of the can. Flip it over and the cranberries will slide right out.

Shaving Cream Snow Dough
Fan Pattern Crocheted Cowl
Baby Burp Cloths
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cracker...
Cut Thread at an Angle For Easier Threading

Cut your sewing thread at an angle to thread it through the hole easier.

Soft Silky Play Dough
Spring Fling Crochet Square
Cut Canned Corned Beef on Lid

DH loves sandwiches made with the canned corned beef from the super market. I decided to use the lid to the plastic container as a "cutting board", since there is no pressure applied after the chunk of meat is cut.

Mark Puzzle Pieces
Oz (Jack Russell/Chihuahua)
Sandal/Flip-Flop Holder
Child's Crocheted Beret
Homemade Strawberry Sauce
Baked Eggplant Roll-Ups
Bobby (Rabbit)
Dry Ice for Removing Dents from Your Car

Removing small dents in your car is easy to do using a piece of dry ice. This saves you money having them taken out by a professional. Wearing a pair of gloves, just hold the ice over the dent until it pops right out.

Skillet Bread
Turtle Park (California)
Vinegar Life Hacks

Here are several clever ideas for using vinegar around the house. Post your own favorite vinegar uses.

Zeus (Shih Tzu and Bichon Frisé Mix)
Barbecue Black Beans
Crocheted Ribbed Cowl
Homemade Cleaning Products
Mailable Easter Basket
Mall Madness Birthday Party for Preteens

A great birthday party idea for preteen girls is a Mall Madness birthday party. A Mall Madness birthday party is basically a scavenger hunt in the mall. For example, you could all meet at your house. Once everyone arrives, you could head to the mall.

Nubita (Pomeranian)
Spice Up Your Office Space
St. Patrick's Day Toilet Paper Tube Hats
Country Rib Pork Sandwiches
Princesa (Cat)
Brie (Bombay)
Clover Shaped Eggs For St. Patty's Day
Connecting Loops Crocheted Scarf
Footprint Stepping Stones
Bracelet to Fix Broken Camera Hinge
Sadie Mae (Jack Russel Terrier)
Treating Sensitive Teeth
Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potatoes
Homemade Tortillas
Micro-Pedi for Calluses

I am type 2 diabetic and bought an Emjoi Micro-Pedi foot file. It has been a relief. I find that if I soak my feet in hot water with a 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and then use the micro-pedi while my feet are not quite dry but mostly dry, I can get most of them off.

Paper Clip as Masking Tape Marker
Save Marker Caps as Replacements
Sissy (Border Collie)
Smothered Pork Chops
Car Frostbite Prevention Kit
Carnival-Worthy Funnel Cakes
Clay Trinket Bowls
Cooktop Cleaner for Bathtub Stains
Duke (Jack Russel Terrier)
Lemon and Baking Soda for Cleaning Microwave
Medallion Bookmark
Turkeys Visit Birdfeeder
Lela (Lab/American Staffordshire Terrier)