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Easy Wig Cleaning and Styling

This isn’t a topic for everyone but I know this through personal experience (as a caretaker). Keeping synthetic wigs in good shape is easy: don’t feel obligated to buy all the accessories the wig company offers! Cleaning: Gently rub a wide tooth comb through wig hair to detangle. To wash, simply use baby shampoo (inexpensive […]

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Bottom of the Tube

When I have squeezed everything out of the tube that I possibly can, I reach for my long skinny spatula and a pair of scissors. I cut the bottom edge off the tube and reach down into it with my spatula to scoop out everything left in the tube. If I can’t use all of […]

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DIY Hair Detangler

My daughter has curly hair and it constantly gets tangled. Instead of buying expensive detangling products, I take a spray bottle, fill it with water, and then add one or two squirts of cheap hair conditioner which I buy at my local Walmart or other big-box stores. It works just as well at combing out […]

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“Free” Cotton to Remove Nail Polish

Use the cotton pieces that come in pill containers to clean nail polish off fingernails or toenails in your at-home manicures and pedicures. This is my all-time favorite tip to share with people because I haven’t bought cotton balls in years. I already buy vitamins and typically do my own nails, and while it isn’t […]

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Washcloth Ice Pack

Accidentally bonking your head can be embarrassing enough. Add on the huge bulky ice pack you have to tote around and you might as well tape the “Kick Me” sign to your own back. Now, I don’t have a tip for the head bonking, that just happens sometimes, but here’s a more comfortable, less embarrassing […]

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Bandage Care

I cut my finger and had to cover the wound with a bandaid for almost a week. To keep my finger bandage dry and secure, I pulled a small balloon over it before I showered or washed dishes. Tip: If you have someone to help you stretch out the balloon opening before placing it on the […]

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How to Remove a Tick

Ticks are small arachnids that live by feeding on the blood of mammals—pets and their humans, too. Ticks can transmit diseases which makes it super important to get them out as soon as detected.  Here are the steps to remove a tick, without leaving any part of it behind. Step 1 Use tweezers to lift […]