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If you feel anxious going up or down your attic ladder or stairs, seriously consider installing some hand railings. It's amazing how much steadier you'll feel. {featured on Home Storage Solutions 101}

Attic Storage Solutions & Safety Tips

Easier than you think!! How to Waterproof & Repel Stains on Fabric via

How to Waterproof & Repel Stains on Fabric

using cardboard for hammering in fabric tacks- allows you to do a bunch at once & make sure they're spaced correctly & don't bend. Smart!

Quick fixes for the 8 most common drywall flaws, including nail pops, cracks at corners, bubbled or loose tape and holes. Fix them right before you paint for a longer lasting paint job.

How to Paint Walls: Prepare Interior Walls for Painting

clever way to hide ill-placed light switches or an unsightly control panels

'paint' rubber cement over hardware before painting. It will peel off easily when you are finished... genius!

The Colortopia Blog

wet magazine pages into window frames, after painting, they peel right out

Best of 10 Uses for Common Household Products

Use toilet paper tubes to organize unused cables and cords

Wrap cord around unused appliances and velcro... WHY have I never thought of this?!?

a thousand words: Cord control

Use a thumbtack to mark where the nails should go. Brilliant.

Home-Dzine - Clever tips and tricks for DIY

Car Wax as Sink Polish - Polish faucets, sinks, tile, even shower doors with Turtle Wax, which leaves behind a protective barrier against water and soap buildup, so your hard-earned sparkle will last past the next tooth-brushing.

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!

Ideal shower dimensions

note to self .. when building a house use recessed outlets so the furniture can fit flat against the wall and there are no messy cords ... genius!!

How to change a light fixture tutorial

How to change out old outlets

Changing Out an Old (UGLY) Outlet - Pretty Handy Girl


Sprinkle drops of vanilla, orange, lemon or almond extract on return air filter to scent your entire home.

craft tips: sharpening scissors, cleaning a paintbrush, glue gun tricks, etc. Really good tips!

How to Clean Burn Pots and Pans the Natural Way

How to Remove Old Wallpaper Glue from Your Walls - Yahoo Voices -

The only SPOT REMOVER you may ever need ~ Mix one part Dawn dish washing liquid with two parts hydrogen peroxide; pour or spray it directly on the stain, and watch it disappear like MAGIC.

DIY gift bag

25 Useful Life Hacks - Imgur

Hair tie on sewing machine as a guide for straight lines! Greatest tip ever