Vinegar

I feel like vinegar is the ultimate natural solution. It can solve almost every problem. Fruit flies, dying flowers, gross pans, and more. It is the best for cleaning (especially on pet stains). It also has many health benefits (like cure hiccups and balance hormones). I highly recommend always having some around. This video from Household Hacker has 10 vinegar hacks that you should seriously consider trying!

The bread/garbage can is at the top of my list to try. The dryer sheets I use now mask the smell but this hack is supposed to eliminate it completely. I’m excited for that! Be sure to bookmark this video and watch it again and again! You’ll be glad that you did!

Natural Living Ideas has some of those health benefits that I was talking about. Seriously good stuff! Stock up the next time you’re at Costco. I got a huge vat there for just pennies.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Pinterest

Are you a Pinterest junkie? I can waste hours of time on there. Love it! My boards are full of things I never plan on doing but I love the pinning and dreaming none the less. The scary thing about Pinterest is that there are no guarantees. It’s like Wikipedia. Anyone can contribute and there are some epic fails on there. This roundup from Diply might help ease your mind some. They pins are tried and true. Tested so you don’t have to worry about showing up on failblog.com.

They DIYs and crafts are awesome! I’m so excited to try them and if they are guaranteed to work… I’m going to use that fork bow come Christmas time. I Love the necklace repair too. How great is number 16? I want to have the perfect up-do! Speaking of Pinterest fails. This blog has everything you should carefully consider before trying.

Here’s the link to all 16 ideas…

Diply: 16 Pinterest Pins That Actually Work (Even For You)

closet

I am so excited to feature this roundup from Diply today. It has 16 ways to organize and overhaul your closet that you simply must see. These life hacks and invaluable tips are going to save you heartache when it comes to that catch-all known as the closet.

Our closet is getting remodeled once we save up the money. Right now there are makeshift shelves and store bought clothes hangers and storage racks but no permanent wall fixtures or cubbies. So annoying! It’s especially difficult to navigate and organize when nothing is permanent but it’s not impossible. I’ve used idea #2, for storing scarves, very helpful. I like #13 a lot! Once we get our permanent shelves I’m going to have to buy some shelf dividers. Aren’t these ideas grand?

If you are needing some help ‘taking control’ of your closet… check out what Target has to offer. I have one of their two-tiered racks and I love it.

Here’s the link to all 16 ideas…

Diply: 16 Genius Ways To Overhaul Your Closet

Bathroom

Ugh! I hate cleaning my house. Beyond vacuuming dusting, and sweeping the floors. I would much rather have someone else do it. It’s amazing how much dirt a husband and two kids can drag into a house. Okay, I’m probably responsible for some of the dirt too. Hiring a cleaning service has it’s benefits, but they don’t always do the deep deep stuff. If they do you will pay through the nose for it. (Why is that a saying?)

Time to give your house a deep cleaning. Don’t delay. You know you have been putting it off for too long already. Here are some great tips to clean the most neglected areas of your home. Be forewarned, these are the areas you have no desire to clean. You might not even know you need to, or even can, clean them. Here is another list of places that could use some cleaning that are often neglected too.

Here’s the link to all 16 ideas…

Diply: 16 Ways To Deep Clean Your Bathroom (And Keep It Clean!)

Vodka

What are your thoughts on Vodka? Big fan or not so much? No matter your stance, there are several other uses for this delicious spirit besides drinking it. This YouTube video has seven surprising ways that Vodka can be used around the home and in your everyday routine. Curious to find out what they are?

The only problems I can see with these hacks is ‘wasting’ perfectly good vodka that can be used for beverages and smelling like you drink too much alcohol. Other than that, I’m curious to see which ones work and which ones are fails.

If you don’t want to use Vodka for DIYs you should use it in recipes. Drink recipes that is. Allrecipes has a roundup of some of the best that you need to check out. There is sure to be at least one that you fall in love with. Find them all here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Vaseline

Vaseline. What was it’s original purpose? According to Wikipedia, the most reliable website on the internet, it was a medicine chest staple and cure-all. It was meant to be a skin protectant and used for cosmetic purposes. Interesting. What can we use it for today? The same but so much more! This video from Jumble Joy has 5 Vaseline hacks that you will love!

Vaseline can be used to open stuck containers, help you get the perfect manicure, give you super soft skin, help protect your ears when wearing irritating earrings, and can make your perfume last longer. Those all sound like good things too me! Watch the video to get the details on each one.

Here are 16 other practical uses for petroleum jelly, a.k.a. Vaseline. Interesting. I never knew it could be used for so much! Maybe I should go buy some?! Here is another roundup from One Good Thing By Jillee that has 57 uses for it. I definitely should go buy some.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Chocolate

Mmmmmm! I love chocolate in all it’s forms. Especially when it looks this artistic. Here is a simple beautiful way to dress up any layered cake. I bet you will never guess how they get the texture on there. A good party always deserves a good cake as it’s centerpiece. Whether you are going for elegant or themed there is always something you can do to make a memorable cake that will get you compliments for years to come.

Our microwave broke about six months ago and we never bothered to get it fixed. Yes it is convenient and yes it is fast but we have lived without it for long enough we have found it to no longer be necessary. This recipe can be done without a microwave and you won’t risk burning the chocolate. Just use a double boiler instead of the microwave to melt it. I won’t spoil the surprise on how the chocolate gets around the outside. Speaking of double boilers.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

unshrink

Noooo! Tragedy struck when I last did laundry. Not my teal maxi dress! How did it end up in the dryer?! Ahhhhh! I wanted to cry myself to sleep when my favorite summer dress shrunk up a few inches but instead I turned to the interweb to find an answer. There’s a solution for everything on there right? Right! I even found a DIY for how to unshrink a favorite outfit. Let’s see if it works!

JustDIY might just save my life, or at least the life of my maxi dress! All you need to reverse a shrunk garment is some conditioner (or baby shampoo), a towel, and some water. It’s so good to know that not all laundry mistakes are fatal! Here’s hoping! Good luck to you and your clothes too. About Home has a roundup of the 10 most common laundry disasters and how you can get around them too.

Here’s the link to the tutorial…

JustDIY: Using These Easy Steps, You Can Unshrink Any Clothing Item

Beauty

Keeping up with the latest beauty trends is hard work and time consuming! This collection of beauty tips from Diply is just the opposite of that, it’s quick and fun. My two favorite things! This roundup is meant to make all women’s lives easier. Any woman can look and feel beautiful in just a fraction of the time with these awesome hacks from Diply. I’m excited to feature them here today but I’m even more excited to try them!

This roundup has it all! Cat eyes, perfect lips, how to pair foundation, how to apply perfume, tips on plumping lashes, and everything else you need to ‘beautify’ yourself. I love all the eye makeup tutorials! I’m kind of afraid to try number 5. That’s a lot of black eyeliner but I still might give it a go. It’s a shame if you don’t add a few of these into your routine! Here are a couple more hacks that Birchbox has gathered up. You can never have too many.

Here’s the link to all 23 hacks…

Diply: 23 Beauty Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

Kitchen Hack

What is your least favorite part of cooking? The shopping? The measuring? The waiting? The cleanup? Mine would have to be the clean up. I hate waiting for tasty treats too but the cleanup is by far the worst. Have you ever had your mixer spray batter everywhere? Disaster! This clever hack from Little Things will keep that from ever happening again! I’m excited about that.

Who knew that a paper plate could be so helpful? I have a paper plate and a pair of scissors so I have everything I need for this DIY. Talk about mess and stress free baking, Lol.

The kitchen is a popular place. People tend to flock to where the food is. I know that’s where I tend to flock. Lol. That makes it a messy place too. Strategies Online has some helpful tips on how you can keep the kitchen clean. Find them here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!