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Add A Shelf

Most upper kitchen cabinets come with two shelves, placed equal distances apart. When I’m setting up a kitchen, the first thing I do is remove the shelves from the cabinets. Then I start at the bottom, placing items where I want them. I install the next shelf as low as possible, leaving enough room to […]


Skateboard Mover

I use an old skateboard to move heavy things when I’m by myself. I can push things where I need them without straining myself. Karen


Shower Curtains Double as Drapes

My husband and I recently repainted our living room for a fresh, new look and then realized our curtains no longer worked with the new color. We couldn’t find anything that we both liked. To our surprise, we found fabric shower curtains at Dollar General that worked perfectly—only $10 each. Because of our window is […]



We needed to bring in the outside ladder for a little job inside the house. The ladder is dirty on the bottom, so I took some old socks and slipped them onto the ladder’s “legs,” securing them with a rubber band. This kept the floor clean and protected the finish, too. Davena           […]


Coffee Filter Switcheroo

I had a good supply of basket-style coffee filters when I switched to a pot that takes the cone-style. I decided to try a little tweaking to see if I could possibly use the filters I had already. I set the basket filter on the counter, measured in the coffee, gathered the top and set […]


Always Prepared: Car Sickness Bag

One simple addition to your car will keep your car ready for a car-sickness emergency. When my daughter was young, she at times suffered from car sickness. I needed a solution to prevent a big, smelly mess! To be ready for such an event, I placed a large, leak-free trash bag in my vehicle. I […]


Longer Life for Cut Flowers

Here’s a tip to make cut flowers last longer.   My husband buys me a single rose for different occasions and dissolving an aspirin tablet in the water as a substitute for plant food lasts for about 3 days. When I change the water, I add another aspirin. My flower stays like new for about […]


Thaw Detector

Always keep a quarter on top of a frozen ice cube tray. If the quarter has sunk to the bottom, you know the things in the freezer thawed and refroze during a power outage and may not be are not safe to eat. This tip is especially useful if you were away from home for […]