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Tick Removal: A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves when you follow her simple instructions. "I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. "Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tickwith the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. Hope I never have to use this.

QR barcode dog tag from DogHeirs. If your dog gets lost, the finder can scan the barcode and get your information instead of having to take your dog to the vet to check for a microchip.

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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Why haven't I ever thought of this?

Wow! This is sort of genius! Each member of the family has a mesh lingerie laundry bag, and a hook. They put their dirty socks in the bag each night. Then when it's full, you wash the whole mesh zipped up bag, and give it back! No more sorting through and figuring out which socks are for which person!

Use Plastic Plant Pots to Organize Hardware Use seedling trays in drawers or on your workbench to sort and store nuts, bolts, nails, and odds and ends. See the nine other Uses for Plastic Planting Pots.

Every single person I know who either owns or does laundry for someone who wears white undershirts needs to be aware of this. It's going to save us all a bazillion dollars.

What did I do before Pinterest? How To Clean a Ceiling Fan with a Pillowcase - So useful! Slide a pillow case over each blade and wipe them clean. The dust goes in the pillow case and can be repeated until all blades are clean. When you're done, take it outside and shake it to set those dust bunnies free once more! why didnt i think of that

Add orange peels (or any citrus peel) to a quart of white vinegar in a closed container and let it set for two weeks. Combine citrus/vinegar solution half/half with water and use for cleaning. Works on floors, tile, fixtures, etc. Smells good and is tough on scum! Best of all there are no chemicals.

Utility Matters Improve the efficiency of a utility closet by adding shallow compartments to the back of the door. With all of your cleaning supplies conveniently located in one place, everyday and emergency cleanups are quick affairs. Attach hooks to the back of the closet to support rags and a dustpan. And organize those plastic bags once and for all with a bag dispenser installed inside the cabinet.

Clever & compassionate idea... Blessing bags (keep in car to give to homeless). I think this is a lovely and thoughtful idea. good for the holidays

Toothpaste Hacks: 35 Uses for Toothpaste That Don't Involve Your Teeth: They didn't include using it as an emergency Spackle for disguising illegal holes in your dorm room walls.