04
Dec 19

One Easy Way to Score Free Holiday Decorations (and How to Use Them)


Check decorating off your list (and then check it twice, because this is THAT simple).
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22
Oct 19

16 Ways to Use Borax, the Champ of All-Natural Budget Cleaning


Put your box of borax to work in every room of your house.
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16
Oct 19

8 Things Every Bathroom Should Have, According to Amazon Reviewers


They’re all under $50!
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13
Sep 19

This Inexpensive Material Is Your Key to a Stylish Decor Hack


The half-moon dowel is more or less having a moment.
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11
Mar 19

5 Grown-up Hacks That Will Have You Calling Your BILLY Bookcase William


The iconic piece of furniture is turning 40 this year.

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09
Dec 18

5 Ingenious Plant Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet

Green thumbs always have a few tricks up their sleeves. Whatever your current houseplant frustration is, there’s probably a grower out there who came up with an innovative solution, after years of dealing with the very same issue. Read on for some of the best tried-and-true indoor gardening hacks around.

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26
Oct 18

Little Magic Tricks to Make Your IKEA Look Less Like Laminate

Laminate has a way of standing out and saying “Hello, I am definitely laminate!” — you can usually spot it a mile away. But, even when you begin with inexpensive IKEA furniture, there are lots of smart ways to take it up a notch or two (or even ten) so it looks less “just assembled” and instead more special. Squeeze out every drop of style with these simple tricks that make this material look a lot less like laminate.

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17
Sep 18

7 Creative Ways to Decorate and Stay Organized with Used K-Cups

Are you addicted to single-serve coffee? We can’t blame you. It’s fast, convenient, and of course, delicious, but unfortunately, also super wasteful. (Even the inventor of the Keurig K-Cup has expressed regret over inventing the technology in the first place.)

Switching to a new brewing process that’s lighter on plastic waste is the very best thing you can do when it comes to the environmental impact of your morning brew routine (our friends at Kitchn can help you find the perfect method). But if you can’t bear to give up your K-Cup habit, you can make an effort to repurpose the used cups instead of throwing them away. And there are some really brilliant ways to do it.

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12
Sep 18

7 Ways to Hack Your Way to a Kick-Ass Kitchen Island

I’m in the planning stages of a kitchen renovation and the first thing I knew I wanted to add was a kitchen island. There is almost no counter space in the kitchen, but tons of room in the middle, so I thought “Easy, we’ll just run to the store, build some cabinets, add a countertop, done.” If anyone else has looked into this, you’re probably laughing at me now, because here’s what I didn’t know: Any “permanent” island, by code, requires outlets. Which means ripping up the floor to run electrical to it. So I scratched the original plan, refocused, and now I’m on track to hack a pre-built option to meet our needs.

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08
Aug 18

7 Unexpected Uses for Basic Elmer's Glue

Though many chalkboards and overhead projectors have been replaced by white boards and giant touchscreen monitors, some things at school remain the same. I know because I have three kids in school and guess what: Although the purple-dyed see-where-you-put-it glue sticks are popular, good old fashioned white Elmer’s glue still has a solid place on school supply shopping lists. But even if you don’t have kids, you should pick some up while it’s on sale during back-to-school season, because here are seven unexpected uses.

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