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Change The Trim On Recessed Lighting For A Cheap Upgrade

When you are ready to change the look of your recessed lighting, there is a cheaper and easier way to do it than replacing the entire fixture: Just swap out the trim.


Keep Your Easy-To-Lose Earrings From Getting Separated With Buttons

You can’t wear your earrings as a pair if you keep losing one of them. With a few standard clothing buttons, however, you can keep all of your earrings together.


Junk Doesn't Become Worth Something Just Because It's Free

“Why not? It’s free.” These two sentences can spell doom for your garage, closet and junk drawer. We all love free stuff. Even if it’s something we didn’t want before, we’re tempted to get it if it’s free. But that doesn’t make it worth something.


Build A Solar-Powered Mailbox Notification System

Sick of walking over to the mailbox only to find it empty? Adafruit has a guide for building a system where you’ll get notified when the mail arrives.


Get Better Use Out Of A Small Kitchen By Keeping The Countertops Clear

Trying to prep a meal in a tiny kitchen can be incredibly frustrating because you don’t have enough room for anything. If you reserve your countertops for food prep only, however, you can alleviate some of that frustration.


Save Time With Your Garage Sale By Knowing What Sells And What Doesn't

Having a garage sale is a lot of work, but it’s also potentially lucrative. If you want to save some time and stress in the whole process, only price and put out what’s most likely to sell.


Draw More People To Your Garage Sale By Showing Off High-Value Items

When you host a yard sale, a big chunk of your customers are probably going to be people just passing by. Hook more of them in by taking a big play out of the retail playbook.


Why You Shouldn't Use Bleach To Clean Rust Stains 

Bleach can be a powerful cleaning tool, but it doesn’t work on everything. When trying to get rid of an ugly rust stain, steer clear of bleach.


Organise Your Kitchen Like Julia Child, With A Place For Every Pan

Of course beloved chef Julia Child had an impressive kitchen. Besides multiple pantries and a professional-grade stove, one of the most telling things about her kitchen is the smart organisation.


Make An Effective Shoe Deodoriser With Some Cat Litter And A Stocking

If you’ve got a stinky pair of shoes, a custom made cat litter deodoriser will suck up all the moisture and help neutralise the odour.