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Pillow Cases Organize Sheet Sets!

After doing laundry I fold and place all the pieces of a sheet set (fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases) inside one pillowcase and put it in the linen closet. Then when I need to make the bed I don't have to dig around for a matching set!

- Submitted by DOWNHOMEDIVA 4/5/2010 in Around The House | 11 Comments

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Store Natural Peanut Butter Upside Down--Then Stir & Refrigerate

Natural peanut butter doesn't contain added oils, but it does require regular stirring, especially when you first buy it. That can be messy and difficult. So each time I buy a new jar, I store it in my pantry upside down until I'm ready to use it. That mixes the oil better for easier stirring!

- Submitted by COACH_NICOLE 3/25/2010 in Around The House | 32 Comments

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Everyday Clean one area

I find it great to clean an area a day quickly. I divided our house by 5 area & clean one area daily. By doing that I only have quick pick up and put away to keep house cleaner on Saturday for the weekend! Sunday I don't clean. emoticon

- Submitted by 2RICKIE 8/7/2010 in Around The House | 7 Comments

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Chemical free microwave cleaning

Wet a dish rag or sponge, put it in the microwave and "cook" for a least a minute. Let the dish rag sit in the microwave for a minute as it will be too hot to handle. Wipe out the inside and door of microwave. It's easy and it doesn't cost you anything. Works great for tough cooked on spills!

- Submitted by JEEP8294 5/7/2010 in Around The House | 7 Comments

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Give Me 15

Take 15 minutes to declutter or organize, and you will see a difference within days! I'm doing this daily at home PLUS an additional 15 at work. It makes a world of difference!

- Submitted by BASKETLADY6 5/3/2010 in Around The House | 5 Comments

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Coffee Filters

After reading all the bad comments about plastic wrap, I get coffee filters at the dollar store and use them to cover foods in the microwave. I also use them to line the bowl I use for my digital scale. Keeps messes to a minimum.

- Submitted by MARYELLEN301 6/13/2010 in Around The House | 6 Comments

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Bananas

When you bring home a bunch of bananas, pull them apart so that they are all single ones. They won't ripen so fast.

- Submitted by MARYJOANNA 11/10/2010 in Around The House | 5 Comments

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clogged drain

I always have my bathroom sink clogging up - between hair, facial masks, etc. And I hate asking my husband to fix it for me. Yesterday I was reading Redbook, and they gave me a concoction to use:
1/4 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar
Let it fizz a couple of minutes
Pour boiling water down the drain

- Submitted by DAWNBHEALTHY 7/16/2010 in Around The House | 11 Comments

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MOSQUITOES - That time of year!

A GREAT repellent is BOUNCE (in the orange box). It contains white oleander and mosquitoes HATE the smell. Tie one on you & you won’t be bothered by them. Wipe outside walls & surfaces like decks & cushion covers & you’ll never see them. Don’t use heavily perfumed shampoos, lotions, hairsprays or deodorants.They also LOVE dark colored clothes, so don't wear.

Additional information and ideas can be found at: http://tipnut.com/how-to-pre
vent-mosquito-bites/

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 5/21/2011 in Around The House | 3 Comments

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Snack Baggies

For all things that come in large bags or boxes (cereal, crackers, pita chips, etc) I repackage them in snack bags as 100 calorie servings. This cuts down on my guestimation errors when I just grab a handful or pour a bowlful!

- Submitted by MIZ_SNOOPY 6/7/2010 in Around The House | 3 Comments
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