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Clever Halloween Lunchbox Idea

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

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

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

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!

The Simple Dollar Bill Test For Energy Efficiency

To see if the seals on your refrigerator and freezer doors are working properly, do the simple dollar bill test: Close the door onto a dollar bill and see how much effort it takes to pull it out. If it comes out easily, the gasket (rubber seal) isn’t tight enough and is leaking cold air.

Keep Your Cool!

Cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, and herbs such as mint are good foods to eat to help keep the body cool when it’s hot out.

DIY Sunburn Soother

For sunburn relief, mix 2 teaspoons tomato juice with 1/4 cup buttermilk and apply to the affected area. Rinse after half an hour.

Repurpose An Old Golf Bag

Is an old or unused golf bag taking up space in your garage? They can be a real treasure to a gardener. Long-handled tools can be carried in the club compartment and smaller ones in the side pocket.

Easy Gardening Hack

Punch a hole in plant ID tags and loop them through key ring. Hang nearby when you need to remember the care instructions for what you planted.