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Sep 17, 2019
9 Ways to Use Mouthwash For More Than Minty Fresh Breath
Judging by its name, most of us think mouthwash is only good at washing, well, our mouths. But the ingredients in your average rinse might include some benefits for the rest of your body and your...
Sep 12, 2019
Love Garlic But Hate Garlic Breath? Eating One of These After Will Get Rid of the Smell
Whether you’re greeting a friend or even a stranger, most of us would rather not be remembered for having terrible breath. As someone who quite honestly can’t imagine a day without plenty of garlic...
Aug 20, 2019
15 Clever Ways to Use Wax Paper For More Than Wrapping Food
Think wax paper is just useful for wrapping up sandwiches or cheeses? Think again. From buffing wood to keeping wine fresh, there are plenty of unexpected ways you can make more use of wax paper....
Aug 15, 2019
How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener
Have you ever wanted to open a can, only to find your can opener is nowhere to be found? As frustrating as this may be, there’s no need to start scouring your fridge for a different meal option....
Aug 7, 2019
The Best Place to Store Medicine Is Not the Bathroom Cabinet
Do you face an avalanche of orange bottles every time you open your bathroom cabinet? Then you need an Rx for how to organize medicine. Keeping your medications, vitamins, and creams in a...
Mar 20, 2019
7 Genius Ways You Can Use Baby Oil to Make Life Easier
You might not have any little ones wandering around your home anymore, but chances are you still have a bottle of baby oil tucked away somewhere. The moisturizing product is well known for helping...
Mar 13, 2019
5 Surprising Ways Toothpaste Can Help With Spring Cleaning
Despite its permanent place in your bathroom cabinet, toothpaste can help with cleaning more than just your teeth. In fact, toothpaste is quite handy in all the other rooms in your house, too. Here...
Mar 2, 2019
3 Hacks That Prevent or Eliminate Garbage Can Odor Without Fancy Cleaning Products
If you’re like us and you’re active in the kitchen, chances are you’ve had to deal with odor coming from your kitchen trash cans. A smelly garbage can is caused by different things, but the main is...
Feb 4, 2019
9 Hair Dryer Hacks You Can Use All Around the House
Getting more than one use from an item you already have in your home is always nice. Simple tricks like using cooking oil spray to clean your shower and keep grime from settling back into it for...
Jan 22, 2019
3 Hacks for Getting Play-Doh Out of Clothes Once It's Been Through the Wash
Play-Doh is fun, but it's an easy way to mess up not only your entire house (ever scrubbed Play-Doh out of a rug?) but a good pair of pants as well. All it takes is just one sliver of the clay left...
Dec 20, 2018
There's a 20-Minute Cleanup Routine That Will Quell All Your Dirty-Kitchen Anxieties
Do you ever look up from the dinner table and marvel at the state of your kitchen? "How did things get so messy?" you wonder as you notice the remains of this morning's coffee still in the pot. You...
Dec 17, 2018
How Vegetable Oil Can Help Make Shoveling Snow Less of a Chore
If you’re in a part of the country that gets blasted with heavy snow every winter, you know exactly how exhausting it can be to shovel all those flakes away. Even when it’s freezing temperatures...
Dec 11, 2018
9 Ways to Make Your Weeknight Meal Prep Faster
A weeknight meal-prep session doesn't have to mean a mad dash to the supermarket for ingredients and inspiration. With a little prep, you can streamline your midweek to-do list, crossing off those...
Nov 3, 2018
Can You Freeze Scrambled Eggs?
Eggs are one of the most delicious (and nutritious) ways to start your day. Unless you have an aversion to the ingredient entirely, there’s nothing better than digging into a fresh batch of...
Oct 30, 2018
18 Little-Known Ways Witch Hazel Can Improve Your Whole Life
Hamamelis virginiana, more commonly referred to as witch hazel, is a household staple that most of us have in our bathroom medicine cabinets. But what does witch hazel do, exactly? Turns out, there...
Sep 26, 2018
Sprinkling Tang in Your Dishwasher Is the Surprising Way to Keep It Clean — Here's How
If you're sick and tired of dealing with gunked-up dishes and glasses that don't look much cleaner than when you first put them in your dishwasher, you may think it's time to get a new machine....
Sep 12, 2018
Worried a Power Outage Will Spoil Your Food? This Coin Trick Can Put Your Mind at Ease
According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane season typically lasts from mid-summer to late fall for both east and west coasts in the United States. That means we're currently at the peak...
Jul 7, 2018
How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets so They Shine Like New
If you have dirty kitchen anxiety, wondering how to clean kitchen cabinets so they sparkle like new is something you think about often. You know that hard to remove, slightly sticky cabinet grime...
Jun 8, 2018
4 Simple Steps to Getting the Organized Garage of Your Dreams
Ah, the garage — it's easy to view the space as a dumping ground. Rarely seen by guests, it's a place where odds and ends are left when they have nowhere else to go, and where tools and gardening...
May 24, 2018
Place a Wooden Spoon Across a Bubbling Pot to Stop Water From Boiling Over
A pot of hot water can go from bubbling to boiling in a matter of seconds. Fortunately, there's a quick tip that'll prevent your pot of water from boiling over and creating a big, steamy mess — and...
Apr 22, 2018
You Don't Need to Rinse Before Putting Dishes in the Dishwasher — And Other Dishwasher Myths
The dishwasher is a modern kitchen essential. No more must we dread the chore of hand-washing and drying every dish, glass, pot, and pan that was used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Although this...
Mar 26, 2018
Can't Find the Corkscrew? Open a Bottle of Wine With Your House Keys
It's a scene we all know pretty well by now: You're excited that work is finally over for the day (or possibly the week) and you've bought a brand-new bottle of wine to help you relax and unwind...
Mar 24, 2018
Make Your Entire Home Smell Like Coffee With This Quick (and Cheap) Candle Hack
There's nothing better than waking up to a freshly-brewed pot of coffee every morning — I just don't have the time, which leaves me sprinting through Starbucks' mobile pickup lane like a madwoman...
Mar 21, 2018
A Rubber Band Is the Key to Keeping Your Apple From Browning
Making the kids' lunches comes so easily to you, you could probably do it in your sleep. But what do you do when nature steps in and turns those gorgeous apple slices you prepared from fresh and...
Mar 20, 2018
Mom Uses Cheap Takeout Boxes to Outsmart Her Picky Eater
Kids can be the pickiest of eaters. Whether they're afraid to eat vegetables or adverse to eating any food that's not a chicken nugget, it's always something — which can make dinnertime an...
Mar 15, 2018
Why Moms Are Putting Door Stops in Their Kids' Backpacks in the Name of School Safety
As frightening as they are, and as much as we hate to think about them, school shootings are an unfortunate reality in this day and age. Of course, we all want our students, teachers, and...
Mar 3, 2018
Prevent Cuts and Splinters by Picking Up Slivers of Shattered Glass With Bread
You may think you've got that stack of plates in your oh-so-sturdy mom hands under control, but what happens when your five-year-old son and the family dog decide to play tag in the kitchen as you...
Mar 1, 2018
Mom's Dirt-Cheap Hack Buys Exhausted Parents a Priceless Extra Hour of Sleep
Just imagine: It's early on a Sunday, and you've finally decided to let yourself sleep in. All of a sudden, your rambunctious child runs through the bedroom door and bounces into your bed. So much...
Feb 28, 2018
Remove Scratches From Stainless Steel With Vinegar and Olive Oil
Stainless steel appliances look amazing — for the first 10 seconds, that is. If you're a mom, then you know exactly what we're talking about. In a house full of kids (husband included), a pristine...
Feb 24, 2018
Moms Who Hate Clutter Will Appreciate Woman's Clever Coffee-Pod Storage Hack
Kitchen storage is a common problem, especially when it comes to keeping small spaces — like counters, cabinets, and pantries — organized efficiently. Fed up with the clutter on her family's...