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Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. I mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture Drives them away! We used to use this in the barn

Insect Spray & Flies | eHow

Hide your spare house key - put in a medicine bottle, glue a pinecone or rock on top, stick the bottle in the flower bed or planter.

Pinecone Hide-a-Key : Factory Direct Craft Blog


Chocolate Chip Flowers

Make custom cord wraps out of old bungee cords.

I love Vicks. Use it for everything. Weird that putting it on your feet stops cough but it really works!

The quickest way to de-puffing and tightening your under-eye skin is to apply a cold, caffeine-based product, like two cold green-tea bags, under your eyes for five or six minutes.

20 Unbelievable Beauty Hacks Using Only Household Items

The easy way to get your jars sparkling clean and ready to re-use without using any harsh chemicals!

Gripping Primer-Anything shiney-glossy even after sanding–use 2 light coats of gripping primer first -Then paint. #2: The Need For Stain Blocking Primer-Original is the best – two light coats & everything is sealed & bonded to the surface. Don’t let the oil formula scare you. Unlike most oil-based paints–dries in 30 minutes. Use Kilz Original when painting over furniture that has stained- polyurethane finish will block any stain, resin,oil from knots. can be tinted

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work. Good to know!

Very smart! Rinse veggies right in the garden and then re-use the water on the plants. Plastic bucket and small laundry basket/colander from Dollar Tree would do nicely.