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To give an area rug some traction, flip it over, and apply lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Once dry, you can safely put down your rug; the rubbery strips will hold it in place.

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Very Paigefrom Very Paige

DIY dropcloth rug

RUG: Ikea fabric, drop cloth

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Martha Stewartfrom Martha Stewart

Chalkboard Paint Home Helpers

@Marci Stringham Make your own chalkboard paint in any shade! 1 cup latex paint to two tablespoons non sanded grout, apply, sand, then condition.

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Floor Cleaning Cloth Replacement - use an orphaned sock, wet or dry, in place of those expensive floor cloths.

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Apartment Therapyfrom Apartment Therapy

House Tour: Beautiful Patina in a Barcelona Flat

Use Plastic Wrap to Help Paint Tricky Places

Real Simplefrom Real Simple

Surprising Cleaning New Uses

Before clearing snow off a driveway, liberally spray both sides of a plastic or metal shovel with cooking spray. The ice will slide right off the oily surface. It's the easiest trick for smoother snow removal.

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shelves attached to the inside of a closet door... Shoes....purses....genius

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Apartment Therapyfrom Apartment Therapy

Painting Tip: Use Nails in Furniture Feet

Use nails to hold up furniture while you paint!

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9GAGfrom 9GAG

How to save lots of money on small batteries

GENIUS!

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Perhaps the most re-pinned item I've come across, but it is awesome! Interior design cheat sheet. Excellent site for info on curtains, rugs, table sizes, etc.

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The Family Handymanfrom The Family Handyman

How to Refinish Furniture

How to refinish furniture without stripping the finish

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Tips & Tricks #1

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Real Simplefrom Real Simple

Painting New Uses for Old Things

For painting on ceilings or other high places, prevents drips

Martha Stewartfrom Martha Stewart

Flashlight on the Fuse Box

When you blow a fuse, it's frustrating to have to fumble around in the dark to find the right switch.

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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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Real Simplefrom Real Simple

New Uses for Things in the Living Room

Clothespin used to hold nails - no more banged fingers!

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