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Common Sense Ideas

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Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, flowers or surprises in.

make crystal clear ice!

A calm down plan to help children of all ages learn to manage big emotions in socially acceptable ways.

5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions: Printable | Childhood101

Baby powder gets the sand off! Why didn't anyone tell me this before? I will now add this to my beach bag!

How to remove grease and stains on glassware. Magic eraser!

*Goodbye Grease Stains*

How to Get a Dog Urine Smell Out of House & Rugs | eHow

how to get rid of cat urine smell from apartment - Bing Images

This is the magic recipe the ladies from the Garden Club gave me. If you run into some antique linens and want to make them look like new, here's your recipe.


Peppermint oil--Keep the mosquitoes away.

How to Use Peppermint Oil as an Insect Repellent | eHow

How to get watch and calculator batteries from one battery!

How to save lots of money on small batteries

Now we have this hope as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it] a hope that reaches farther and enters into the very certainty of the Presence within the veil, (Hebrews 6:19 AMP) Also, why i want my anchor tat on my foot.

  • Becky Hedgspeth
    Becky Hedgspeth

    I am not the one who wants an anchor tat on my foot :-)

7 Home Remedies with Turmeric

7 Home Remedies with Turmeric


Tomato plants like deep watering. Why waste water when you can make a simple reservoir delivery system. Great idea. The photo says it all.

We've all been doin this wrong..fitted sheet, not a flat one!

Cotton swabs dipped in wax become instant campfire starters. Lightweight. Great for backpackers

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.

Solution for Washing Outside Windows that you can just hose spray and not wipe off at the end. - need this for spring time

Use Velcro to attach your own black-out lining to your curtain panels

This is crazy. Mix 1/4 c Listerine (any kind but I like the blue), 1/4 c vinegar and 1/2 c of warm water. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off.

Stinking brilliant! Setting branches in a vase by using spray foam. Do this with straight branches to hold white lights. Cover with moss.

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* For us Southern girls who grew up being told to NEVER EVER wash your cast irons with soap...scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry. FINALLY!!!!

Magic Eraser uses... did you know you can cut a piece off and float it in your toilet overnight and voila! no more toilet ring! -clean window screens (even when they are still in the window) The website has a list of about 100 uses!

An easy way to get your oven door clean. Mix baking soda and warm water to make a paste. Then smear all over glass. Wait 30 min and wipe clean.