To clean a cast iron skillet, scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pans seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

Spring-Cleaning the Kitchen

Salt Scrub - to clean cast iron. Here's the best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

Did you know that a parmesan cheese lid fits a regular mouth canning jar perfectly?

a lid from parmesan cheese fits on a mason jar. this website has a crazy awesome list of stuff like this. a lid from parmesan cheese fits on a…

Wood Butter – A Recipe for Your Utensils... and your hands!

Wood Butter - A Recipe for Your Utensils

Wood Butter - A recipe for your utensils! Wood Butter - A recipe for your utensils! Wood Butter - A recipe for your utensils!

When you finish painting a room, load up the Paint Pen and it will be in reserve for any quick touch-ups in the future. Sheer genius!

When you finish painting a room, load up the Paint Pen and it will be in reserve for any quick touch-ups in the future. Paint Pen — Paint -- Better Living Through Design

copper pennies before 1982 help keep algae from growing in bird bath

To keep algae growth from your bird bath drop some pre 1982 copper pennies in. I use 7 pennies for a normal size bath. Pre 1982 contained more copper. What a clever idea, I didn't know this!

Spray vinegar on windshield before a winter storm & car windows will not frost over...& other winter car tips.

Ice-proof your windows.with vinegar! Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess.click through to get more helpful winter tips!

three ways to test the pH of your soil...

Vinegar: Take a sample of dry dirt (about cup), mix with distilled water to make a liquid and then start pouring household vinegar over top. If the mixture fizzes, alkaline. Baking soda: Mix dry dirt and distilled water as above then

For the laundry room

Lost Socks Board

Totally need this! No problem! This is my all-time favorite DIY idea for laundry rooms because we’ve all lost socks in the laundry room. Create a “lost socks” board with clothespins and a simple wooden board or piece of string.

house plant list

House Plant Identification

A handy list for house plant identification. aloe christmas cactus philodendron snake plant tail plant lemon lime plant begonia silver philodendron string of bananas plant jade angle wing begonia swiss cheese plant z plant chinese money plant

Use packing peanuts to hold a nail, and keep your fingers out of the way.... just pulls right off when you're done.

SERIOUSLY, Can't believe I've never thought of this! Obviously I need to keep some packing peanuts in the tool box! Use packing peanuts to hold a nail, and keep your fingers out of the way. just pulls right off when you're done.

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