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Soothe Sunburn With Potato Slices

Sunburn. Ouch. You’ve probably heard all kinds of household remedies for making that toasted skin feel a little better, but how about a potato?


Remove Old Wallpaper With Diluted Fabric Softener

Removing old wallpaper is one of the more irritating DIY tasks. Depending on the age, glue and type of wallpaper, getting it off your walls can be an exercise in frustration. But it doesn’t have to be.


Wrap Cords With Duct Tape, Without Leaving Them Sticky

Magnets, Velcro and binder clips are all helpful in managing cables. But they’re all probably less abundant in your house than tape. The only problem with tape is the sticky residue, but this folding trick can eliminate that annoyance.


Declutter Your Bathroom Counter Space With A DIY Tiered Tray

Many of us have bathroom counters with stacks of items piling up to create a mess. As we know, clutter affects your brain. ClevverTV shows how to make your own tiered tray with plates and candle holders to clear up counter space.


Get Equal Amounts Of Batter In Cake Pans With A Toothpick

A weighing scale is the best way to measure perfectly equal batter in two cake pans. But if you want an easier way to be approximately equal, use a toothpick, says dessert chef Alice Medrich.


Chop A Salad Directly In The Bowl With A Pizza Cutter

Instead of using a cutting board — and having to later clean it — try this simple yet clever trick from Serious Eats: use a (very versatile) pizza cutter for in-the-bowl chopping.


Prevent Bumper Sticker Residue With Car Wax

Bumper stickers are a great way to show your affinity for anything you want the person driving behind you to know about, but when you want to remove them, it’s often a pain. Apartment Therapy suggests putting down a bit of wax before you stick that sticker on.


The Best Fixes For Common Clothing Mishaps When You're Out

When you’re out, dressed well and meeting someone you want to impress, Murphy’s Law is never too far away. Something with your wardrobe can go wrong, and you might not have a sewing kit or the right tools on you to fix it. Here’s how to make the best of a bad situation.


Email More Than Five Photos At Once With Documents For iOS

iOS: Apple’s Mail app doesn’t allow you to send more than five photos at once on the iPhone. File management app Documents now relieves users of that struggle.


Use Special Characters To Make Your Tweets Stand Out

Your tweet can easily go unnoticed in the fast-paced updates of a Twitter timeline. To stand out and grab eyeballs, try using special characters, says media coach Shawne Duperon.