49 skills a person needs to survive homeownership—everything from removing stripped screws to cleaning big paint spills off the carpet and hiring a handyman!

Remove the wax from a candle jar.

DIY Stuffed Animal Cage : wood + bungee cords = a place to easily store stuffed animals... can toss them into the top (makes clean up time so much more fun!) and remove them from the sides.

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10 things to check before buying a home. Someday I'll be glad I pinned this.

Easy fix for scratched CDs

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Use Mayonnaise To Remove Water Marks on Wood ****

DIY Dishwasher Tune up. Don't buy a new dishwasher! Four easy steps that will get your dishwasher really cleaning again

Self Cleaning and Self Feeding Fish Tank

47 Skills You Need to Survive Home Ownership.

(great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.... good to do every 6 mths

cheap way to do big pictures

Do we love to pinch a penny? You bet. Hey, every little bit helps, as these tips attest. | Illustration: Edwin Fotheringham

Your ultimate home cleaning routine

I love this...so easy!

Swiffer Cleaning Hack: Use microfiber towels instead of Swiffer Sweeper refills.

Next time a guy needs me to help them out.

Seriously?! Why have I never thought of this? Use plastic placemats to line fridge shelf. Looks cute & makes for easier cleanup!

Easy DIY..get the silver platters from dollar tree and hot glue together with the glass candle holders under each platter