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Take The Stress Out Of Summer With These 20 Super-Simple Hacks

Take The Stress Out Of Summer With These 20 Super-Simple Hacks

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); }); From sandy feet to scorchingly hot seatbelt clips, summer comes with a whole slew of tiny (but terrible) problems. Traveling is hard enough as it is, especially if you have little ones, so why not learn a few tips and tricks that'll make life so much less of a hassle? I don't know about you, but vacations like beach outings and road trips are particularly maddening, so I know I'll be using these 20 hacks that cover those bases and plenty more! 1. Poke straws through cupcake papers and pop them on top of glasses to keep bugs out of your drinks....
14 Incredible Things You Can Do With A Hair Dryer (That Don’t Involve Hair)

14 Incredible Things You Can Do With A Hair Dryer (That Don’t Involve Hair)

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Even if you have long hair, you might not consistently use a hair dryer. Drying your hair can be a long, annoying process that can, for the most part, be avoided. That means, most of the time, your hair dryer is just sitting in a closet, collecting dust. Here's some good news! You can actually use a hair dryer for lots of little tasks! (Now you have some logical justifications for why you might need that new hair dryer the next time you're looking to upgrade.) 1. Those annoying stickers don't have to be annoying. Wikimedia Commons Heat up the adhesive by aiming a hair dryer at an annoying sticker. Then, you should be able to peel it off with ease. 2. You can make your tight shoes fit. Pixabay If you h...
Who Knew You Could Do So Many Awesome Things With Your Glue Gun?

Who Knew You Could Do So Many Awesome Things With Your Glue Gun?

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Ah, the hot glue gun...every crafter's ultimate tool. We're all familiar with what it's meant to do -- glue things together -- but the little handheld appliance can be used for tons of other things! From creating beautiful wall art to helping you keep your clothes from falling off hangers...here's how you can get the most out of your glue gun. 1. This genius drilled a little hole in their desk and glued their charger into it. Reddit / cmbv 2. Prevent mold buildup inside bath toys by sealing them off with glue. We Love Being Moms 3. Go old-school and seal your envelopes like so. eHow / Susie Delaney ...
These 16 Hacks Make Cleaning Your House Less Of A Chore. Awesome.

These 16 Hacks Make Cleaning Your House Less Of A Chore. Awesome.

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It would be nice if we could all have a spoon full of Mary Poppins' sugar to make cleaning a snap. In the real world, though, it's always just the worst when you realize things have gotten a tad too untidy. Unless you're one of the strange and rare folks who seem to actually enjoy scrubbing and polishing, it's a struggle just to talk yourself into starting the awful tasks. But when the alternative is living in your own filth, you know it's time to hang your head and get to work. Before you resign yourself to another sad cleaning spree, take a look at these tricks to help your attitude and home get a little brighter. Being organized and clean can actually be easy with the proper planning. 1.) Use a shoe organizer for easy access to your supplies. ...
25 Parenting Hacks Every New Mom Or Dad Should Definitely Know

25 Parenting Hacks Every New Mom Or Dad Should Definitely Know

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Just under 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year. That means that some 8 million parents welcome a new child into the world. And as those parents know, raising a kid is not an easy job. There are sleepless nights, stressful days, diaper changes, crying...the list goes on. As your little ones grow up, new challenges arise. That's why it's so important to have an edge. Take it from moms and dads who have been parents many times over -- this insider knowledge is sure to make things easier on just about any new mother or father. 1. Prevent your kid's toys from floating away in the tub with an old laundry basket. Reddit / ThirdFloorNorth 2. Make a DIY sparkler hand protector out of a Solo cup. I Love 2 ...
What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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As it turns out, these handy cookie cooling racks aren't just good for driving me insane as I wait for my baked goods to become edible. Flickr / Kari Sullivan Just in time for summer, the fruit chopping trick below will save you time and annoyance...plus, it's pretty fun to do. Grab a baking cooling rack, a banana (or avocado), and get slicing! This is genius! And if you needed another reason to use this hack, bananas are actually really good for you. Maybe you're not into fruit salad? Here are some ripened banana recipes to try instead. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cooling-rack-hack/
18 Super Genius Holiday Life Hacks That’ll Make Decorating So Much Easier

18 Super Genius Holiday Life Hacks That’ll Make Decorating So Much Easier

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There is nothing I dread more than decorating for the holidays. Don't get me wrong, I love the festive, cozy look, but the tangled lights, knotty garland, and crumpled tree limbs are enough to make anyone wish for spring. I know that I make it harder on myself by not storing things properly the year before, but not all of us are born crafty geniuses. Luckily, we've found 18 life hacks that will make getting ready for the holidays a bit more tolerable this year. We can't guarantee that you'll win "best decorated in the neighborhood," but you will be the most organized elf on the block. 1. Plastic cups offer a cheap and effective way to store ornaments. For extra security, hot glue the cups to a piece of cardboard. Mom'...
23 Tips That’ll Help You And Your Home Transition From Summer To Fall

23 Tips That’ll Help You And Your Home Transition From Summer To Fall

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It seems like just yesterday that we were sitting in our cubicles daydreaming about all the fun adventures we had planned for the summer months ahead. With summer officially coming to a close, I'm left wondering where the time went. Fall will be here before we know it, and it's bringing with it a seemingly endless list of things that need to be done at home. As the temperatures begin to drop and the days grow shorter, it's important that we all tackle these chores as quickly as possible! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); To help you get ready, here's the ultimate fall-prep list. 1. Drain your garden hoses and detach them from your outdoor water lines. iStock googletag.cmd.push(funct...
Got An Empty Or Broken Lighter?  Don’t Worry, You Can Still Use It To Start A Fire!

Got An Empty Or Broken Lighter? Don’t Worry, You Can Still Use It To Start A Fire!

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Nothing's worse than realizing that your lighter doesn't work on a camping trip. And if you didn't bring matches or any extraordinary wilderness survival skills with you, you're completely out of luck when it comes to making a cozy campfire -- at least, it seems so if you don't know this awesome trick. A broken or empty lighter is all you'll need to warm yourself on chilly nights in the great outdoors. Don't believe me? Just check out how YouTuber Grant Thompson gets it done. It's so simple that you'll be able to pull it off easily! Read More: These 26 Survival Hacks Could Save Your Life One Day...Seriously! How cool is that? I'll definitely have to try this the next ti...
18 Uses For Baby Oil You Didn’t Know About (And That Have Nothing To Do With Babies)

18 Uses For Baby Oil You Didn’t Know About (And That Have Nothing To Do With Babies)

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Every parent knows that baby oil is a necessity in any home with a newborn. It keeps their skin soft and snuggle-able year-round. But what you might not know is that the infant-friendly oil is great for tons of other things. From removing paint from your skin to getting gum out of your hair, the baby product should actually be thought of more as a bathroom -- or even home -- essential. 1. Put a thin layer of the oil on any exposed skin during the winter -- it will prevent frostbite. Flickr / Sarah 2. Avoid harsh chemicals near your eyes by removing makeup with the oil. Flickr / Courtney Rhodes 3. Rub paint-covered hands with some baby oil to remove it in no time. Flic...