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Recent Smart Living Articles

Spring Cleaning Makes Way for Autumn Abandon

Spring Cleaning Makes Way for Autumn Abandon

Seven steps to a more simple and less cluttered fall holiday season.

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Farmers’ Almanac’s Best Tips & Tricks

Farmers’ Almanac’s Best Tips & Tricks

Molasses for grass stains? Lemons in the microwave? Check out some of these Farmers’ Almanac tips and tricks that will help you save time, money, and energy.

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Easy DIY Household Cleaners

Easy DIY Household Cleaners

Learn how to clean your home using everyday natural products found right in your pantry!

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Homemade Holiday Wreaths

Homemade Holiday Wreaths

Making your own holiday wreaths at home is easy, fun, and inexpensive.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.