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36 Kitchen Tips and Tricks That Nobody Told You About !

A lady at the post office taught me this trick and I have realized very few people know about it! You can turn a flat rate envelope into a pouch to increase the capacity. It holds more than a small flat rate box ($5.80) and about as much as a medium ($12.35) for only $5.60. So worth it! I do this all the time! Just fold the bottom both ways, and flatten it out from the inside, folding the corners and taping them up into a rectangular bottom. Secure with lots of tape. Happy shipping!

cleaning brushes in a bucket of vinegar

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

DIY oil lamps for the porch/yard; use citronella oil to mosquitoes away.

vinegar + salt. Fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and 1tsp salt. dunk any metal you want to age.

fix skinny jeans (or any jeans) that are too big. A good thing to know if you lose weight but don't want to splurge on tons of new jeans!

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent...... Gotta try this!

Need this inside one of kitchen cabinets

Summertime Stove-Top Potpourri This sounds soooo heavenly! Can't wait to have my house smell like a summer tropical paradise!!

First Aid For Babies and Children. Good pictures, explanations and links to video demonstrations.

Chunnel: the chicken tunnel. Love this--so clever! We know from experience that giving the chix a run around the garden perimeter is a good way to keep bugs and rodents out.

Perfect for a BBQ

BBQ Birthday Party Ideas | Photo 2 of 8

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Pinner: My mom does this-Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding. I do this with strawberries and they last for weeks!

how to fold a fitted sheet (this blew my mind because it sure isn't the ridiculously hard way my Mom taught me - and so stinkin' obvious when you see the demonstration!) EASY and finally an unwrinkled bottom sheet!

I did not know this! Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture Drive them away!

Who knew - add 1/2 tsp baking soda to the water when hard boiling eggs and the shell will come right off. Perfect when having to peel a ton for deviled eggs! One of my followers (Sharon-thanks!) commented that this really works :)

How to keep apples from turning brown after slicing them for a party or snack... no lemon juice! I DO THIS ALL THE TIME - ITS MAGIC!

Leave it to Pinterest to make ya feel dumb.. Cut or pull the top and bottom circles from the orange/tangerine. Then slit between two sections and roll it out. MIND BLOWN.

Kitchen Aid Tips & Tricks I'll be glad I pinned this one day

This mama was tired of her girls asking for a drink of water every two seconds and pulling new cups out of the cupboard. So she thought…why not make cups that stick on the fridge with magnets? They can grab a cup, get their own water, then stick it back in thsame spot.

Refrigerator mats made from plastic placemats. saves on cleaning the shelves, just pull out and clean the mats!!!

Easy way to make hanging flower balls. This is genius!

Arrange your clothes on hanging Shelves and drop them into your suitcase. When you arrive at your hotel, just hang them in the closet. No need to unpack.

Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture... 35 tips that will change your life!