Keep the mess in the towel, then throw the towel in the laundry when you get home from your trip.
Painting with wet chalk on black paper...
THIS REALLY WORKS AND LAUNDRY IS SUPER SOFT!!! Soak a hand towel in fabric softener. Squeeze out any remaining drops from the towel. Hang it over a chair (or outside on a clothes line) to dry. My house smelled super clean for the three days while this towel was drying completely. Yes, it took three days! You must make sure it dries completely! After the towel dries you just throw it in your dryer along with clothes and use it as a dryer sheet for 40-50 loads before soaking again.
Share this video with your kids then make this with them. I promise, it will give them hours of fun playing with this little toy. All you need is paper, scissors, a ruler, and strong tape! They can even color or paint their own paper, then create one!
Sharpen a Paper Shredder with Tin Foil. I started doing this a few years ago and it works really well. You can also spray oil on a few sheets of paper and run them through to lubricate the blades. Works great! I've used WD40 and I bet most any oil would work.
Don't waste time sifting through piles of worksheets - save yourself the headache and create a “master book,” a tool that organizes all your papers and keeps them all in one place. Tackle your mound of papers by sorting through each one, tossing what you don't need and keeping one copy of every important worksheet. Place them in a 3-ring binder with dividers for each month.
Pinner says: Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!