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DIY: Dividing Perennials - link lists what plants to divide, how to divide how often.

Dividing Perennials

bhg.com

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.

64 Important Numbers Every Homeowner Should Know -- correct placement measurements for bath, kitchen, laundry, office, living room

64 Important Numbers Every Homeowner Should Know

thisoldhouse.com

Types of wood joints

Power Tool Woodworking for Everyone Online Overarm Pin Router

shopsmith.com

flowers growing from crockery/pot on it's side

How to Cut & Replant Yucca *New shoot cuttings should be taken in the spring.*

How to Cut & Replant Yucca

homeguides.sfgate.com

DIY Natural Room Scents ~ Many methods, w recipes using: Oranges, cinnamon & cloves; Lemon, rosemary, & vanilla; Lime, thyme, mint & vanilla extract; Orange, ginger (fresh or powdered), and almond extract; Pine or cedar twigs (or other fragrant twigs), bay leaves, and nutmeg

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. Must try this!

200+ STAIN FIXES from University of Illinois Extension. Pin now for future stain emergencies!

RESOURCE: Painting a room? Before you buy, use a calculator to figure out how much paint you need! *pinned from Home Depot's very helpful "All About Paint" Pinterest board*

Fabric Estimator ~ Drapery, Upholstery, Bedding & Table Linen

DIY: Paint Calculator: Multiply the height of each wall by it's width = wall area. One gallon for every 450 sq ft. Also has lots of tips for the DIY painter.

Kitchen Drawer Organization *I NEED this glass drawer thingey horizontal for kitchen AND bathroom*

DIY 101: Building Your Toolbox - Adhesives: Which adhesive to use with different materials

DIY room air freshener. Baking soda + 8 drops of an essential oil of your choice. So easy!

Remembering this when i paint my new house -- To get rid of paint fumes... add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to a gallon of paint, mix well. It does not effect paint color! And makes the whole room smell like vanilla when you're done!