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Why didn't I think of that?! Put aluminum foil in a bowl, pour the grease in. When it hardens, roll up the foil and throw it out!
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Martha Stewart Tip: rather than buying those ridiculously expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere!
Put toothpaste on the frame where the nail needs to be, press it against the wall and voila! Put the nail there!
Cleaning Greasy Oven Filters: Fill your biggest pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add 1/2C of baking soda VERY SLOWLY! (about a Tbs at a time because it fizzes) Then take your caked-with-grease filter and submerge it in the pot. (Well, 1/2 of it anyway.) Boil several minutes. Rinse until water runs clear.
How to clean your stove's exhaust fan filter. Truly disgusting to see all the grease come off it!!! But works wonderfully well!!!
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Use a rubber band to remove a stripped screw. SMART!
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(great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.... good to do every 6 mths
Fill a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 handful of baking soda. Shake it up and spray on carpet stains, upholstery stains, and clothing stains. pinner said, "I've used it for years and it works better than anything else."
Magnetic strip: bobby pin saver inside the drawer. awesome idea
Clever idea for cleaning blinds: Mix equal parts vinegar and warm water in a bowl. Slip an old sock on your hand and wipe all the grimy dirt away. When your sock gets really dirty, rinse it in some clean water and repeat the cleaning process.