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Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. Just one of the many ideas Ive found on This Old House

In this Crazy Life: Tips and Tricks

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Once I shred the old files, I am definitely going to use this idea for my 4 pairs of winter boots.

Here are some extremely simple life hacks that will make your life easier.

#1 this is awesome. No more wasting the rest of the bag of lettuce, pre-make the next days salad and it won't dry out. #2 This blog is awesome. She has so many good ideas to how to get easy healthy lunches accomplished. Thank you!

Upgrade a Wall Outlet to USB Functionality - You can get one at Lowe's or Home Depot for $15.

For a hidden gift, use a toilet paper tube in the center of a mason jar

Store your nail polish remover in a bottle with a pump to save time- and your nails! Plus keep it from spilling!! I cant believe i never thought of this!

4 IMPORTANT things to do if you want to save money and pay off debt! This helped 2 teachers pay off their house in 33 months.

1. make a small shirt bigger, 2. make a big shirt smaller, 3. get rid of unsightly evidence of perspiration, 4. use tapered fabric inserts to make the bottom part of the shirt bigger to compensate for baby bump (either before or after baby)

meals in a jar (just add water) keep for 5 years without refrigeration

I WANT ONE! Go from wet to beautifully styled hair faster than ever! Super absorbent microfiber bristles remove 30% of water as you style. It's like a towel and a brush in one. CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFER

Clean baseboards with Scrubbing Bubbles. Spray on, wipe off. It doesn't remove the paint!

Painters tape, then double stick tape to hang posters and such without peeling paint off walls or putting thumbtack holes in walls

40 Freezer Meals in about 4 hours for $5 each. Need to print this to get a good look at all the recipes, pick the ones I want to make, then create a master shopping list and set some prep time aside.

Quirky Ribbon Baking Pan can be molded into any shape, magnets that make it stick to the baking sheet! WANT!

cute car kit to keep these things close at hand without cluttering up a purse! I'm not sure why I haven't already done this.

How to organize, print and back up YEARS worth of photos. Already started a similar process but my goal for 2013 is to get caught up and to develop a system that I can maintain.

NO WAY!!! - cook a dozen at once. Put in the oven on 350 for 15-20 min. Comes out the perfect size to put on an English muffin!!

how to hang a sweater on a hanger and not stretch it out. brilliant!

The trick is to put the pan in a cold oven and then switch it on and begin your timer. Im amazed how many people dont know this. Cook bacon in the oven. Cover cookie sheet with tinfoil first. We do 375 for about 20 min. This is the easiest way to cook bacon ever! No more standing over a skillet for me! Clean up was easy.