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50 Backyard Hacks - Home Stories A to Z


50 Backyard Hacks - Home Stories A to Z

This really works - no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.


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Amazing blog on how to organize your entire house. Breaks it down into one area each week for 14 weeks.


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I love this! Put your spare key in a medicine bottle, glue a pinecone or rock on top, stick the bottle in the yard or planter.


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from Newtown or Bust

True to Content & Context

while on a trip, send yourself a postcard every day from where ever you are and write what you did that day on it...then bind them when you return to have a journal of your trip -- complete with photos, stamps, and a run-down of each day's events!


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Rubbermaid Paint Buddies. Put your left over paint in them and retouch anytime you want.


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Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and a half cup of baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again.


Antwerpen zet leerkrachten hele jaar door in de kijker

For kids to put in pockets in big crowds. iPhone app to track them if you get separated.


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from I Am Lady Fab

“Date Night” In A Jar

Date Night Jar - gotta do this; also plan on using the idea for the Chore Jar, may end up with a couple different 'jars'


"Date Night" In A Jar

from WonderHowTo

How to Keep Mosquitoes & Other Annoying Bugs Away from Your Campfire or Backyard Fire Pit

Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away.


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