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Turn Your Swiffer Sweeper into a Wet Mop With Socks

There seems to be no limit to what you can do with old socks. My good friend Karen came up with a way to use them with the Swiffer. As a pet owner, I love the Swiffer for keeping the hard floors clean. If you aren't aware, you can also use it as a wet mop. A greener option to the wet pads is using socks. Take 2 worn out white socks and turn them inside-out. Run them under hot water with a … [Read More...]

5 Ways Disorganized Paperwork is Costing You Money and Time

Trying to hunt down a document you need in a sea of unorganized piles of paper is a frustrating experience. Whether it is the power bill that is due today, five years of mortgage statements for a refinance, or just the warranty for your lawn mower that broke, disorganization can lead to more than stress. It's costing you real money and time because you may be: Replacing your appliances … [Read More...]

5 Handy Tricks in the Kitchen

Measuring Messy Ingredients One of my favorite kitchen tools, an adjustable measuring cup, makes accurately adding sticky ingredients such as honey, mayo, peanut butter, and sour cream a breeze. Simply slide the 2 pieces apart to adjust it to the measurement you want and fill. Hold over the bowl and push to release the contents. A swipe of a spatula to finish and no more scraping to get the … [Read More...]

15 Things to Do to Make the Most of Your Space

One of the biggest problems that home owners face is not utilizing space properly. From overfilled rooms to cluttered corners, spaces seem to become smaller every single day. If you fall into this category, chances are that you aren’t making the most of the space in your home. The following tips will be beneficial in helping you take back your space. Get rid of stuff you do not need. … [Read More...]

The Many Uses of Lemons and Lemon Juice

Lemons are a natural cleaner The acid in lemon juice helps cut through grease and removes dirt and rust stains. It's especially effective when mixed with salt, which makes "an excellent scouring paste," says Karyn Siegel-Maier, author of The Naturally Clean Home. The many uses of lemons include: Air Freshener: Combine 1/2 quart hot water with equal parts baking soda and lemon juice … [Read More...]

Make Heathier Food Choices with Fooducate

Fooducate is an iPhone app that can help you make some quick product comparisons with just a scan of the UPC bar code. It only works on US products at the moment. You have instant access to helpful nutritional information: Grade: Each product is given a grade with A-B representing the better choices. Calories: Lists the calories per serving List of problem ingredients: If the item … [Read More...]