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10 Tips in the Kitchen

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10 Tips to Speed Up Kitchen Time by Handy Hannah   You don’t have the time to spend hours on end in your kitchen (as much as you might like to!), so a little streamlining is in order. I love time savers wherever I can find them … it means … eventually … more time… Read more »

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School Papers How-to

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The kids have unloaded their school backpacks and stuff’s everywhere! Tackle the chaos before it tackles you. If you don’t have this system in place, do it now … Here’s how: • Create a file folder for each grade and label the folder with your child’s name, grade and year • Organize the folder with… Read more »

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Long Live Blue Jeans

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Make your child’s blue jeans last twice as long with this simple tip!  • With $2 and five minutes, you can extend the life of your child’s blue jeans. You need new jeans, denim patches (they won’t show in the end; find them at a craft store), an iron and an ironing board.  • Preheat… Read more »

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A Clean ‘n Easy Family Fridge

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Leftovers, messy ketchup bottles, and yes, some things looking like science projects!  If you dread having to clean out your refrigerator, break it into 10-minute a day tasks until it’s clean.   Here’s how:  • Divide the fridge into numerous sections: The inside door; shelves (each shelf counts as one section); drawers; the outside of the fridge…. Read more »

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5 Ways to Less Mess!

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Tripping over your child’s toys?  Up to here with the clutter? Start clearing away with these five fast tips from Handy Hannah: 1) Start charging! Professional organizers say kids won’t leave items out of place for long if you start charging them for it! Use brightly colored stickers you can slap on items that need to… Read more »

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Pretty Windows

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Let the sunshine in with these easy window cleaning tips as you tackle your spring cleaning!  CLEAN WINDOW TIPS from Handy Hannah   1. Never clean your windows between 12pm-2pm during hotter months. This can cause streakiness on your windows, not to mention window cleaning unbearable in the heat. 2. Use a professional window cleaning agent…. Read more »

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Bye, bye spit up stains

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There’s nothing worse than opening a box of stored-away baby clothes (you want to share something precious with an expectant sister or dear friend) and discovering spit-up stains you thought had been removed.  Why?  Spit-up stains are protein-based so you have to take special care to treat the inevitable. Here’s how: Always pre-treat the stain… Read more »

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Coke: 5 Amazing Tips

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  Spring cleaning is on your mind, right?  But there are a few stickler items around the house you need a bit more elbow grease for.  Here are 5 great ways a not-so-average can of coke can be used around the house. • Use it to clean the soot off of the stones or brick… Read more »

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Wax Stains Away!

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Get rid of red wax stains!   • To get red candlewax out of your table cloth: First, chill the wax stain with an ice cube in order to harden it. Then, place a paper towel on each side of the tablecloth where the stain is. Set your iron on “warm” and iron one side… Read more »

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