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Open Tough Packaging With Ease

Product design - Design

Break into tough plastic packaging (especially those difficult “clamshell” packages) easily by using a manual can opener. Just line up the can opener along the seam and operate it like you were opening a can.

Shine Silver and Jewelry With Ketchup

It’s true! Ketchup can bring back the sparkle to your jewelry and silver items. Simply submerge item in a bowl of ketchup and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Then remove and scrub with an old toothbrush. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Protect Delicate Ornaments

Fuel - Garden design

Place your delicate ornaments in empty egg cartons to keep them organized and safe when storing in the off-season.

Grow Flowers Indoors!

Want to grow flowers indoors? Try flowering bulbs of hyacinths, crocuses, or narcissi.

Protect Fine China

Plate - tableware

When storing your fine china, place an inexpensive paper plate or coffee filter between each plate. This will help eliminate scratches.

Frost-Free Windshields

Cryoseism - Farmers' Almanac

Fill a clean spray bottle with 1 part water and 2 parts rubbing alcohol and store it in your car during the cold weather months. Spray it on your frosted windshield and windows on those chilly mornings to make scraping easier.

Spiders Be Gone!

Farmers' Almanac - Diamond dust

Repel spiders naturally by mixing equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray around your home, concentrating on the kitchen and areas where spiders may be entering. Vinegar, while harmless to humans and pets, contains acetic acid, which spiders are highly sensitive to.

Rid Your Shoes of Mud!

Stew - Ingredient

Keep some disposable chopsticks handy in the mudroom to clean mud and dirt from the deep treads of your boots and shoes. Chopsticks are the perfect size to dig into the small grooves.

Cleaner Home Improvement

Tree That Owns Itself - Bacon wrapped asparagus

To catch the dust while drilling a hole, poke the drill bit through the bottom of a small paper cup first, and then hold the cup rim against the wall while drilling.

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