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PVC Laundry or Toy Storage

Or Whatever you need it for storage – Genius!

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Materials List-

  • 4 lengths 1/2″ PVC Pipe
  • 24 1/2″ Ts
  • 4 1/2″ Cross
  • 4 1/2″ Elbows
  • 8 1/2″ Caps
  • 4 58 quart Sterlite Containers

Check out the how to HERE

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Use a Bungee Cord to Hang a Second Curtain

Genius!

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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Around the house, Did You Know?, Recycle it

 

Mini Football Corn-Hole Game

I’m loving this! Kids of all ages love the game Corn-hole.

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Check out the how to HERE

 

Slate Cheese Tray

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  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz – Turquoise Waters
  • Clear Chalkboard Coating 2oz – Clear Chalkboard Coating
  • Painter’s tape
  • Foam brush
  • Water basin
  • Palette

Click HERE for the instructions

 

 
 

Coffee Bean Trivet

Great for the coffee lover in your life! (or yourself!)

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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Around the house, Art, Crafts, Gift it, Kitchen, Sell it, Workshop

 

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies

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Read the 10 tips in the article from about.com:

1. Dispose of any rotting fruits and vegetables.
First things first. As soon as you see a few fruit flies, you need to purge your produce. Anything that is beyond ripe, oozing liquid, or has been cut or broken open must go. Don’t just throw it in the garbage or compost bin, either (unless your compost bin is outdoors and located a distance from your house). Bag it up and take it outside to the trash. Then clean up any residual mess left behind.

2. Empty and clean recycling cans.
Fruit fly habitat is any place they can find something sweet or fermented, with a little moisture. Empty soda cans, wine bottles, and beer cans fit that bill perfectly. Once you’ve dumped the produce, turn your attention to the recycling bin. Take all your bottles and cans out for pickup. Then give the bin itself a thorough scrubbing to remove any residue of beer, wine, or juice.

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3. Take any compost scraps outside.
If you compost your kitchen scraps, I applaud you. Everyone should compost. But if you compost your kitchen scraps and you have fruit flies buzzing about, it’s time to clean out the compost bin. Until you get your infestation under control, you’ll need to take produce scraps straight out to your outdoor compost pile. Empty any compost containers that you keep indoors, and give them a good scrubbing, too.

Read more HERE

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2014 in Animals, Around the house, Clean It, Kitchen, Reference

 

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  • TIPS: read all before starting!
  • You don’t need very much ammonia. 1/2 cup is sufficient. More than that and you’re gonna be able to smell it, even with the oven door closed.
  • Hold your breath, plug your nose, do whatever you need to do to not inhale it. It is powerful stuff.
  • Before opening the oven door in the morning, open windows. Air flow is good.
  • When you do open the oven door in the morning, do so (with your nose plugged) and head out of the room for a few minutes.
  • After a few minutes you should be okay to wipe away the burnt on food without irritating your nose or throat. It should wipe up fairly easy. I had a couple of spots about an inch big that didn’t just wipe up that I had to scrape with my fingernail.
  • Never mix ammonia with bleach or any household cleaning products that may contain bleach! It will create a deadly gas.

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Around the house, Clean It, Kitchen

 
 
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