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Some of these are great, some are not really that functional. There is a better alternative for the matches (mason jar) and one pinner said the Mountain Dew thing is a hoax, but I personally believe it would be easier to just carry a lantern (esp. if you don't drink Mountain Dew ;) You never know what might come in handy though!

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Great idea! Even better if the paint cups are glued to a tray to prevent spilling and messes~!

MY NEW FAVORITE BAKING TRICK: grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.

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49 skills a person needs to survive homeownership—everything from removing stripped screws to cleaning big paint spills off the carpet. These are great tips!

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!

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Use velcro to hold down organizers in drawers. This seems like a "duh" thing but I can't believe I haven't thought about that until now!

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Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on the arms of your plastic hangers to prevent all your wide-necked shirts from falling off. Works like a charm!

Make the perfect grilled cheese - baked, between two baking sheets. Bread is crispy, inside is gooey, and you can make a bunch at once.

Parents of girls, take note. A small spray bottle with 2 TBSP of fabric softener, the rest water = "Doll Hairspray." Easy method for smoothing and renewing any doll's hair. This is handy to know

Glue a magnet to the bottom of the hammer so you don't have to hold nails in your mouth while hanging pictures.

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Spray paint? Did you know you can make your own spray paint? All you need is a spray bottle and acrylic paint. Mix 2 parts paint to 1 part water and shake to mix.- SMALL PROJECT PERFECT..fantastic #DIYSprayPaint

Place pillows in the dryer with a couple of tennis balls to help get them back to their “fluff stage” and kill germs with the high heat. This is sooo important...I actually learned about all the molds that can grow in pillows if you don't do this

Always, ALWAYS have some Epsom's Salt on hand. Get a lush lawn, rejuvenate your scalp, and remove your blackheads...all with the power of Epsom salt. Check out what else you can do!