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New Uses for Old Things: Kids Edition

When you paint a room, put some extra paint in a baby food jar and keep it handy for quick touch-ups.

Freezer Fail Detector: Here's a simple one: what happens if your power goes out while you're on vacation? Well your food will thaw, then go bad, then refreeze, and you'll be none the wiser when you go to eat it. The freezer fail detector is just a jar filled half-way with water then frozen on its side. Put the jar upright and glance at it whenever you open your freezer. No more salmonella!

parm lid + mason jar = perfect way to store baking soda!! I hate those boxes it comes in. This way I can either spoon out for a recipe, or shake on a surface for cleaning!

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Keep Matches in a Mason jar – with a Strikeable Lid!

Put sandpaper on a mason jar lid- store matches in the jar, and you have a strikeable surface for the matches. Genius!

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47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

pin now, read later...47 things you need to know when you own a home

Wish I knew these tips BEFORE we painted our entire house! Just read these, they are quick fast easy things that will make painting a little...

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Space Saving Closet Hangers

Space Saving closet organizer

Just remove the wrap and fill with whatever needs stored. From sugar to goldfish this works great. Spout is perfect for pouring and the lids easily screw off! Genius!

Real Simplefrom Real Simple

New Uses for Aluminum Foil

use aluminum foil instead of painter's tape over awkward fixtures

Use any glass jars (from store bought sauces, pickles, olive jars, jams, even baby food jars as long as it has a twist on lid) to store things under shelves or cupboard! From herbs & spices & sugar in the house to nails & bolts in the shed.

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Why Didn't I Think Of That? 24 Useful Tips

parmesan cheese containter lids will fit on mason jars! How about keeping baking soda by the sink for a mildly abrasive cleanser. Or flour near where you kneed your bread - just sprinkle on the counter.

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Life hacks.

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Break open a glow stick, dump it in a jar, shake it up and you have an instant glow stick lantern! Perfect for outdoor parties.

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Kitchen Storage Solutions: Pantry Storage Tips & Cabinet Organization Tips

Use a small tension rod at the top of the cabinet for teeny spice bottles!

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