Cereal Boxes Modified!

Don’t let those old cereal boxes go to waste!  Make a storage organizer out of them!  Keep some for yourself or give away as gifts.  These will be a hit!

Step 1:  Glue cereal boxes together

Step 2:  Wrap tape around boxes.

Step 3:  Wrap boxes with decorative wrapping paper.

 

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Save Money With This Dryer TIP

Most people rely on their washer and dryer to clean clothes.  Most of those same people have no idea they could save money when it comes to their dryer!  Let me tell you how.

Take the lent trap out of your dryer and scrape or vacuum all the lent out of it.  Now take it over to the sink and run some water over the top of it.  If the water pools up on top of the screen, not only are you throwing money out the door (or dryer vent in this case) but your reducing the “life” of your dryer itself.dryer2

If water can’t get through the screen part of the lent trap then neither can air; which doesn’t happen to be optional when it comes to drying clothes.

Now that we’ve identified the problem, how do we fix it?   It’s a lot easier than you think.  All you need is some dish soap and either a scrub brush or tooth brush.soap-and-brush

Rub some dish soap on your hands then spread it around the screen.  Then use the brush to clean the screen.  After you’re done, rinse well with water.

You will now notice the water no longer pools on top of the screen.  It goes through the screen like it should.

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Give your lent trap time to dry completely before sticking it back into the dryer for use.

I do this every 1-2 months.

 

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Time to Put Away the Christmas & Holiday Decor!

So, it’s that time of year where it’s time to put away all the Christmas and Holiday decor that you spent so much time putting up in just the right spots.  Little do you know…. you CAN do this in an organizational fashion.  Here’s some tips you might not have thought of:

  1. If you don’t have one, get a Christmas Tree Bag!  These really come in handy.  They protect artificial trees from damage, dust, moisture, and most of all spiders… eek!  They can be as simple as having nifty handles or as efficient as coming equipped with rolling wheels for easy transportation.

    Simple Christmas Tree Bag. Easy Storage.

  2. Protect your Christmas Tree Ornaments.  I like to use empty egg cartons that I’ve saved.  If you haven’t saved any that’s okay.  You can grab some from people who have extras here.

    Egg cartons make for GREAT storage!

  3. Stop throwing away money and save your gift wrap, boxes, and bags for next year.  If it has a used To/From tag on it go ahead and use another tag to cover it up so you don’t miss it next year.  IMG_6015IMG_6014
  4. Put this years Christmas Cards that you received on a 1-1/2″ metal ring and save them as a memory to look at next year.  IMG_6070
  5. Use some of your extra Christmas paper to make decorative labels for your totes.  They will be easier to find next year by the Christmas design.  IMG_6041