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Good old Martha taught us that rather than buying those ridiculously expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere! help-home

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How to Clean Grease From Kitchen Cabinet Doors

No more greasy cabinets! Here are a few different solutions that can help you get your kitchen cabinets squeaky clean: www.ehow.com/...

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How to Waterproof Fabric & Repel Stains on Fabric

This tutorial will show you how to waterproof fabric (any kind!) and at the same time help to repel stains from the fabric! A must read for people with kids and pets!

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New Uses for Aluminum Foil

Use aluminum foil instead of painter's tape over awkward fixtures...GENIUS.

Glue a rock to the top of a empty pill bottle, bury the bottle so that only the rock shows. A spare key is hidden inside! Freaking genius!

need to remember this: If you want your house to smell heavenly, boil some orange peels with a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon on Medium heat.

Steadying a Wobbly Chair Wine corks can come in handy in the dining room to fix an unsteady chair. Cut a slice of cork horizontally from the top end with a bread knife and secure it to the underside of the troublesome leg with wood glue.

Dry erase marker on the washer for clothes that are inside that shouldn’t be dried! OMG!!! What a great idea

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50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things

Martha recommends this for a purse-free morning walk…. but we all know this is a genius idea for going out and parties. Just clip to waistband!

1 Container with an airtight lid 4 sponges cut in half (from $1 store) 1 cup of your favorite fabric softener 2 cups water WHAT TO DO: Mix the water and fabric softener in plastic container. Add the cut sponges so they can soak in the mixture. When ready to use, squeeze the excess liquid from 1 sponge and place into the dryer with your wet clothes. Run the dryer cycle as normal. Once complete place the now dry sponge back into the container of liquid for use next time.

Interior design cheat sheet. Excellent site for info on curtains, rugs, table sizes, etc.

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Small Project: Sprucing Up Inside the Cabinets — Family Handyman

Line your cabinet under the kitchen sink with peel and stick tile. Easy to wipe and helps cover already damaged cabinet bottom or helps to protect a new cabinet.

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How To Remove a Stripped Screw Without an Extractor

Rubber bands help you unscrew stripped screws.

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Slip-Proofing

Slip-Proofing rugs - run lines of acrylic/latex based caulking on the underside of rugs to keep them in place. The rubbery caulk will prevent rug slippage!

Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh.