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Revive Champagne With A Raisin

Champagne - Sparkling Wine

To bring the bubbles back to your bubbly, simply drop a single raisin into a glass or bottle of champagne or sparkling wine. The carbon dioxide remaining in the wine will adhere to the fruit and release it back into the drink. 

Remove Gravy Stains

Bleach - Stain removal

Spilled gravy on your favorite shirt or holiday tablecloth? Here’s how to get it out: blot up as much of the liquid as possible (don’t rub!). Then mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide with 1/4 cup liquid dish soap. Work the mixture into the stain, then let it soak for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water

Reusable Storage

Beer Bottle - Bottle

Don’t throw away the empty cardboard six-pack bottle carrier. Use it to store garden tools, crafts, glue, pencils, holiday trinkets, and other items!

Cleaner Fireplace Clean Up

Cleaning - Soap

Prevent ash from spreading through the air when cleaning out a fireplace by using a water-filled spray bottle. Lightly mist the ashes before you shovel them.

Pumpkin Art: No Carving Required!

Pumpkin - Painting

Didn’t get around to carving this year? No worries! Simply use permanent markers or paints to draw right on your pumpkins and gourds—your house number, a Jack-O-Lantern face, ghost face—get creative! Note: after Halloween is over, only give wildlife portions of the pumpkin that are marker-free.

Clever Halloween Lunchbox Idea

Stock photography - Tangerine

Surprise your kids with these mini Jack-O-Lantern treats in their lunchboxes! Simply draw faces on the skin of oranges or mini tangerines with a permanent marker (wash and dry the fruit first for best results). Let ink dry completely before packing.

Make Your Own Apple Pie Spice

Making your famous apple pie and out of apple pie spice? Try this easy-as-pie recipe: simply combine 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1½ teaspoons ground nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon ground allspice. Store in an air-tight jar or plastic bag.

Camping Made Easier

Sled - Plastic

Use a plastic snow sled with a rope lead to haul your camping gear from the car to your site.

Utilize the Handy Hole in the Almanac

Hole in the Farmers' Almanac with a ring through it.

Have you ever noticed the small hole in the upper left corner of the Farmers’ Almanac? It actually has a very handy use. Thread a piece of string or twine through it to secure your copy and hang it where it’s most convenient: in the outhouse, garage, workbench, garden shed, or pantry. Prevents someone from

Muffin Tin Hack

Cuisine - Ingredient

Use a muffin tin to serve up the condiments at your next cookout. Place mustard, ketchup, relish, mayo, pickles, onions—whatever fixings you’re serving— in each of the muffin compartments. Makes serving and clean up super easy!

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