DIY Homemaking Tips – Clever DIY Tips, Ideas and Solutions for Making Your Life Easier and Your Household Run Smoother

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DIY Homemaking Tips - Clever DIY Tips, Ideas and Solutions for Making Your Life Easier and Your Household Run Smoother
Looking for ways to make keeping a house easier? Then grab the ebook, Real Clever Solutions and Ideas: Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money, by Naya Lizardo! It includes lots of homemaking tips to make your household run smoother and easier.
There are cleaning tips and ideas for the kitchen and bathroom as well as general cleaning and laundry tips. You’ll also find organizing and kitchen solutions, beauty tips and ideas, health and wellness solutions, travel solutions and more. Find ideas on things like cleaning your microwave faster and easier, restoring tarnished silverware, freshening your garage disposal, removing soap scum, making homemade air fresheners, removing permanent marker from clothes, making easy peel hard boiled eggs, fixing mushy pasta, adding moisture back to dry meat, quick and easy beauty recipes for hair and face masks, and so much more!
Headover to Amazon now to instantly download Real Clever Solutions and Ideas: Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Moneytoday! If you don’t have a kindle, it’s no problem. You can download the free kindle reading app for any device you own from smart phones to desktop computers!

DIY Frugal Jewelry Organizer Solution

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When I moved some time back, I sort of just shoved all of my jewelry into a box having left a wall mounted jewelry armoire cabinet behind. Since then I’d been searching for a low cost replacement. Not having much success in finding something that would hold everything I needed in as little space as possible, I created my own. Sort of.
DIY Frugal Jewelry Organizer Solution - A Simple and Easy Way to Store Your Jewelry for Under $3

After spending entirely too long in Target trying to decide how I could manipulate different products to create my own jewelry organizer for less than the cost of small jewelry box, I finally settled on the most frugal alternative and simply bought a package of screw cup hooks. These were then screwed into the backside of my closet door with a short row along the top for shorter necklaces and headbands and a second row below the first for longer necklaces. It took two days to untangle all of my necklaces, but once I did I was able to put my new “jewelry organizer” to use. What are some inventive ways you store your jewelry?

DIY Handmade Washi Tape Clothespin Magnets Craft Project

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DIY Handmade Washi Tape Clothespin Magnets Craft Project
Need chip clips or note holders for your fridge or office? Then why not craft your own? Using clothespins – in your size of choice, decorative washi tape and craft store magnets, you can create your own custom clothespin magnets to match your kitchen decor! This super simple craft project takes under an hour and makes a great weekend family craft project!
To get started you will need the following supplies:
stickers or decorative scrapbook embellishments (optional)
scissors
Here’s what you do:
How to Make Decorative Clothespin Magnets - An Easy Kids Craft Project for a Rainy Day
First apply strips of washi tape to your clothespins. You can use it on one or both sides. (The magnets will stay better if you leave washi tape off of the back side where you will be adhering the magnets.)
DIY Handmade Washi Tape Clothespins Craft Project
Then carefully trim the excess washi tape from the top and sides of the magnets using scissors.
DIY Chip Clips for Your Fridge - Craft Project for Making Refrigerator Magnets for Notes and Clips
Next, apply your stickers or embellishments to the front of your washi tape decorated clothespins. For ours, Meagan and I used puffy, sparkle alphabet stickers to spell out words.
Tutorial for Making Decorative Washi Tape Clothespin Magnets for your Fridge
Now apply small amount of E6000 glue to one side of your magnets and press firmly on to the back side of your decorated clothespins. Allow to dry completely.
DIY Handmade Clothespin Magnets Decorated with Japanese washi tape
Once the glue adhering the magnets to the backs of the clothespins have dried you can put your new handmade creations on your refrigerator! Now they’ll always be handing for grabbing to use as chip clips or to put a note, recipe or coupon up on the fridge! For more ideas on craft projects you can use Japanese washi tape for click here.

Handmade Back to School Accessories That Are Too Cool for School

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Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you’re going back to secondary school or are off college, or even if you’re just looking for an office upgrade, here are some fabulous and fun handmade items that make going back to school just a little more fun for everyone in your family.
Handmade Back to School Items
Handmade Office Supplies and Desk Accessories
Handmade Pencil Holders for Back to School
Dry Erase and Chalkboard Office Calendar Decals

Circles Dry Erase Wall Calendar Decal from Decals Murals | Peel and Stick Chalkboard Calendar from KathWren

Is someone in your family headed back to school this fall? If so, what’s the one must have item you’re buying for their next back to school experience?

DIY Magnetic Spice Jars – For Organizing and Freeing Up Counter Space

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We don’t have a lot of counter space in my new kitchen. And the cabinets we have are small. Not to mention our kitchen isn’t exactly a modern one – after all, the house we are renting is over a hundred years old. So counter space is a commodity. But with a boyfriend who likes to cook, spice jars can quickly clutter what counter space there is.

I have long loved the idea of magnetic spice tins and had planned to craft some for our new space. However, after really digging into reviews, I found that many of the tins don’t seal tightly which has led to issues with the herbs staying as fresh as possible. There were also stories of sea salt ending up in solid blocks in magnetic tins. Unable to find tins that had great reviews for this purpose, I decided to instead use the original jars my spices came in – or buy empty glass jars with screw tops – and instead make them magnetic.

This is what I started with. Spice jars lined up on the counter. I went ahead and bought some basic spices in jars just to get started, but I’ll be refilling these with bulk spices and herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs so I can buy organic and save money.
I then made new labels for my jars just for fun. Of course, new labels are optional. But they can be changed from time to time. You can either decoupage labels or make your own. I made my own labels by hand drawing the type of herb or spice onto whole sticker label sheets I purchased in bulk from Onlinelabels.com. I used a ruler to mark how high on the sticker paper the labels should be then drew my images and wording within that section with permanent Bic Markers.
The existing labels I could get off of my spice jars I peeled off. The ones that wouldn’t come off easily I left on. I then removed the backing from the sticking paper.
And adhered my new labels to the jars over the old ones.
I then took some E6000 Glue to affix two 25 Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets to the back of the jar. (I bought my glue and magnets from Candy Tiles on Etsy.)
And then allowed the glue to dry completely.
Once the glue dried all the way, I was able to place my herbs and spices on the side of the fridge for easy access and clear up some counter space. Alternately, you could also hang a spice tin wall base on a wall in an area you’d like to store your spice jars.

Now everything is right where we need it and we can easily add more jars to the side of the fridge as our spice and herb collection grows.

What types of things have you done in your kitchen to organize and save space?