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Dec 18

7 New Ways to Reuse Your Old Leather Belts

Here’s a friendly reminder to not throw out, or donate, your leather belts during your next closet purge. Leather is an amazingly versatile DIY material and one belt will give you plenty of usable length to repurpose. Anytime a DIY calls for a long strip or just a scrap of leather, an old belt is the perfect amount. Here are some of our favorite leather DIYs to get you started:

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29
Oct 18

14 Clever Sugru Household Fixes & Hacks

Sugru is the magical, moldable household putty-like glue with a million uses—but we’ve rounded up our 14 favorite applications. Guaranteed there are at least three here that will change your life.

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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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Jun 18

9 Weird Ways Clothes Hangers Can Solve Your Life's Problems

If you regularly have clothes dry cleaned, or if you’re human, you probably have an extra stash of clothes hangers hanging around. Whether it’s Joan Crawford’s worst nightmare, or the nicer wooden variety, here are nine ways that this everyday basic can help you out around the house. They aren’t just for closets.

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18
Jun 18

Stop Throwing Out Your Used Tea Bags

It feels so good to be able to do something with the things we’d normally discard. Coffee grounds as rose fertilizer and clementine peels saved for DIY candles come to mind, not to mention composting in general.

If you’re a regular or occasional tea drinker, you can add your tea bags to the list of garbage you shouldn’t throw out just yet. Here are some ways to re-use them post brew:

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05
Jun 18

Here's One Smart Way to Handle Your Lost Sock Problem

Keeping socks paired up through the laundry cycle is pretty simple if you toss them in a mesh bag beforehand, but that step doesn’t make its way into everyone’s routine. If you’re more likely to toss dirty socks in the general direction of the hamper—well, you’re probably hoarding a pretty large “orphan sock” collection.

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Mar 18

Check Out This Empty Candle Jar Hack, Courtesy of Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski

We can’t get enough of the touching reboot of Queer Eye that debuted in February, courtesy of Netflix. If you’ve already binged all eight episodes of season one, hoping the Fab 5 will magically show up on your doorstep ready to make you over from head to toe while instantly becoming your new BFFs, well, that probably isn’t in the cards. But following the fellows on Instagram is a close second, because they offer up style tips, motivational mantras, and smart hacks all the same.

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29
Jan 18

Clear Out & Help Out: A Big List of the Best Donation Centers for All Your Stuff

Professional Organizer Amelia Meena helps clients get their homes in order and, as we all know, that often involves getting rid of things no longer needed. To help us all out as we work to declutter our homes (one less thing to think about!), I asked her to share her list of great places to donate; because if you’re clearing out, you just may be able to help out as well.

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02
Nov 17

These Swedes Tried Out IKEA-Hacking Each Other (& We Love the Results)

November 1st marks the start of Prettypegs’ PrettyHackathon Auction. Why should this interest you? Well, if you’ve been holding onto those less-than-perfect or basic IKEA pieces in hopes of giving them new, exciting life, we’ve just found the ultimate source for makeover ideas and inspiration. From the popular KALLAX to more obscure SOCKER greenhouse, see how 12 Swedish creatives took on the challenge to “extend the life time of their IKEA furniture by adding a personal touch.”

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