Archive of ‘Life Hacks’ category

Laundry blues: Cure for lost socks

My friend posted a picture of socks laying across her couch and a plea for help: “Un-partnered socks. I admit defeat. Who’s got a solution that does not involve safety pins?” You know the drill: Socks go into the laundry as pairs, but when they come out of the dryer, their mate is nowhere to […] Read more…

How to get rid of scratches on dishes

Do you have dishes that look somewhat like this? Plates full of scratches from silverware? We’ve had our dishware since 1996, the year we were married. (I remember registering for these white Pfaltzgraf beauties!). That’s 19 years of silverware scraping on the bottom of the plates! For a long time, I’ve been meaning to figure […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: No-Mess Picture Hanging

Quick Tip Tuesday is all about smart little tips to help make life a little simpler. Today’s quick tip is brought to you by 3M. {I wish.} But seriously, what do America’s favorite office supply, Post-it® Notes, have to do with picture hanging? Well, I’ve been installing a lot of new things on my freshly […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Makeshift cell phone speaker

You’re at the pool or the beach, you have your cell phone and Pandora, but you can’t hear the music very well and the volume is at its max. Here’s an extremely cheap and clever way to amplify the sound from your cell phone. Take a large, disposable plastic cup (like this Solo cup) and […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: 50+ uses for vinegar

I have a friend who uses vinegar to clean everything. So when I came upon this list of 50+ uses for vinegar, I thought it would be great to share. This may be the only household cleaner you need! (And at $3 a gallon, you can’t beat the price!) Make all-purpose cleaners by pouring equal […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: DIY non-slip hangers

I like all of my hangers to match. I’m sure you’re shocked at that statement. {Tee hee.} I don’t use anything fancy in my closet. In fact, my preference is white plastic hangers. Most of the hangers I use feature notches for hanging tank-style tops and whatnot. However, I have a few shirts that easily […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: easy clean stainless steel

I received the following message from a dear reader: As I am cleaning my stainless steel frig…I’m thinking this would be good for Julee’s blog. I have tried a dozen products, Pinterest tips and still I cannot get a nice looking smudgeless shine. Help…what’s your secret?  It drives me nuts! -Deb H. Good question! When […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Remember this elevator tip

Quick Tip Tuesday is all about living life smarter. I just learned about this life hack and thought I should pass it along. Have you ever stepped into an elevator, turned to press the button for your floor, and realized all the buttons have been pushed — yet you’re all alone? Sigh. This happens a […] Read more…

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