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Tip of the Day Archive

Friday October 23rd

Break off the clips on pant hangers to make cheap chip clips.

Thursday October 22nd

Put some old newspaper at the bottom of your trash bin to absorb food juices.

Wednesday October 21st

Keep your bobby pins organized by installing a magnetic strip onto the inside of a drawer or cabinet

Tuesday October 20th

When you have a stuffy nose, create a mixture of boiling water and Vicks vapor rub. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze over night. The next morning, place one cube at the bottom of your shower and the Vicks infused steam will provide relief to your sinuses.

Monday October 19th

Charge your phone up to 3x faster by putting it on airplane mode.

Friday October 16th

If your pumpkin is wilting, give it an ice bath overnight. Once you take it out, dry it thoroughly to prevent mold growth.

Thursday October 15th

To prevent wilting, avoid leaving your pumpkin outside during freezing temperatures.

Wednesday October 14th

Apply Vaseline or vegetable oil on the carved edges of your pumpkin. This will keep them moisturized and prevent the edges from drying out too fast.

Tuesday October 13th

To help prevent mold, clean your pumpkins with a vinegar/water bath before and after you carve it.

Monday October 12th

Don’t cut the top off your pumpkin and dig the guts out. Cut a hole in the BOTTOM of the pumpkin and most of the guts can easily be pulled out with it.

Friday October 9th

Try attaching PVC pipe to your leaf blower to help clean leaves out of your gutter.

Thursday October 8th

A few stick-on hooks on the inside of your kitchen cabinet doors make for a great way to organize your pot lids.

Wednesday October 7th

Use regular toothpaste to scrub permanent marker stains off the walls. Let the paste sit for 10 minutes, then wipe off with a damp cloth.

Tuesday October 6th

Tie a rubber band around the inside of your shorts pocket to keep your valuables from falling out while you go for a run.

Monday October 5th

Instead of stashing all your grocery bags loose in a cabinet, try repurposing an old tissue box. Much neater, and more convenient!

Friday October 2nd

If there’s a jar or container you can’t open, run the lid under hot water for 30 seconds. The hot water helps the metal expand, therefore loosening the lid and making it easier to unscrew.

Thursday October 1st

Make the perfect PB&J by putting a layer of peanut butter on both the top and the bottom slices of bread first. The peanut butter acts as a barrier and prevents the jam from making your sandwich soggy.


There’s plenty more where that came from! Check out the full Tip of the Day Archive below!

Tips from September 2020

Wednesday September 30th Clean dirty screen doors or window screens with a lint roller! Tuesday September 29th Got squirrels invading your birdfeeder? Use a...
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Tips from August 2020

Monday August 31st If your clothes smell bad because you let your wet laundry sit in the wash for too long… dry them before...
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Tips from July 2020

Friday July 31st Freeze your lemons and limes. Cut them up, put them in a freezer bag, and you’ll have wedges that are good...
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Tips from June 2020

Tuesday June 30th Fill your tank in the morning to get more gas. Gasoline expands when it’s warmer outside, so by getting gas when...
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Tips from May 2020

Friday May 29th Clothes that are dried outside smell better because of the sunlight breaks down odor causing compounds. Thursday May 28th Keep your...
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Tips from April 2020

Thursday April 30th In most instances, the amount of time a yellow light stays corresponds with the first digit of the speed limit. If...
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Tips from March 2020

Tuesday March 31st Unsalted sunflower seeds are a great snack to help lower your cholesterol. Monday March 30th Zoom has a “Touch Up My...
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Tips from February 2020

Friday February 28th Throw those little silica gel packets in your jewelry box to absorb excess moisture and keep any silver from tarnishing. You...
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Tips from January 2020

Friday January 31st If you’re planning to get someone a gift, but don’t know what to get them, tell them you got them something...
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Tips from December 2019

Tuesday December 31st When opening a bottle of champagne, keep the wire cage on! The cage helps you control the cork so it doesn’t...
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Tips from November 2019

Wednesday November 27th On Thanksgiving, remember not to leave food out at room temperature for more than 3 to 4 hours. Make sure that...
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Tips from October 2019

Thursday October 31st Bring an extra bag when you go trick or treating, just in case yours breaks! Wednesday October 30th Turn your old...
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