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How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit : This post is excellent on being emergency ready.

How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit

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The Secret To Restoring Your Dirty Old Grout!

LiveLoveDIY: How To Restore Dirty Tile Grout

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Woolite Foam Carpet Cleaner - Sprays out in foam stream so you can spray right on grout line. Let set several minutes, brush, wipe away. Easiest way ever to clean gross grout!

How to (Easily!) Clean Silver Jewelry. Line the bottom of a small bowl with foil. Lay the jewelry on the foil. The silver must be in contact with the foil. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of baking soda over the silver. Pour very hot (almost boiling) water into the bowl. Let sit until cool (at least 10 minutes).

Fill your sink with hot, hot, hot water. Then fill each wine bottle with hot water and drop it into the sink. Next, add this secret potion: 1/2 cup baking powder 1 Tbsp dish soap 2 cups white vinegar Once you add the vinegar to the sink, it will get all fizzy for a second.AND THE LABELS COME OFF:-)

Cover your trampoline springs with pool noodles! #trampoline

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want this tool: GEFU Spirelli Spiral Cutter Veggie noodles are the BOMB. Cooked or raw, they’re awesome in “pasta” recipes and salads. WANT.

You know that wonderful smell when you walk into Williams Sonoma? Here’s how to get it: water, sliced lemon, 3 springs of fresh rosemary and about a teaspoon of vanilla. Simmer on the stove....this smells amazing! I used 2 lemons, 3 sprigs of rosemary and about 2 tablespoons if vanilla. It only took 5 minutes to make the whole house smell fresh!

amazing grout cleaner. 7 c water, 1/2 c baking soda, 1/3 c ammonia, 1/4 c vinegar. Spray on, scrub, wipe off.

Need to remember this ... so many clothes I thought were ruined... Chalk will remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub the stain with chalk, then toss in the wash as normal.

I'm always throwing jars away rather than washing and peeling the labels simply because the lids have labels that won't come off. Why didn't I think of painting them, especially with chalkboard paint? Duh!

alternative to crown molding

upholster dining room chairs. DIY steps

Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean. I keep hearing that this is the magic formula!

The Uh Oh Bucket - "You left it out, I picked it up. I've got your stuff , you're out of luck! To get it back must do a chore, and again it is yours just like before!" (Love it!).... Could I make one for my husband also?

Pop-up cabinet so you can hide the mixer yet don't have to move it when you need it. Perfect!

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how to break in your shoes in less than 2 minutes. bye-bye blisters! everyone in the world needs to know this!

dryer sheet cuts your bathroom cleaning time in half - makes mirrors & bath fixtures sparkle and cuts right through soap scum on bathtub.Use to get sticky dust right off of furniture, blinds and baseboards. Cleans up cooktops and greasy cupboards quickly. Soak paintbrushes in warm water with a dryer sheet and watch the paint come right off. Clean dead, icky bugs from the car. Wipe pet hair off of clothes and furniture. Run over thread before sewing to keep tangles away. Keeps mosquitoes off

30 Organization Tips, Tricks and Ideas That Will Make You Go Ah-ha!

Good to remember: Lemon, rosemary and vanilla home deodorizer - let simmer all day, adding water when needed. Williams Sonoma store smell!

Corner drawers!!

Tub & Shower Magic (Dawn & White Vinegar.) Oh my gosh I made this stuff and it's fantastic! You should see my sinks, showers and faucets They look brand new! Must try.