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Ants can be tough to get rid of, but you don't always have to call the exterminator. There are a number of natural ways to get the pesky little buggers out of your pantry and life! Here's how to send the ants marching one by one and two by two in the other direction.Be clean, not mean Here's the thing - ants come into your house because they've found an...more
Basket weaving has been widely used in a variety of cultures for thousands of years, both as a necessity and as a way to pass the time. Try spending your spare time partaking in this relaxing and traditional hobby. Your homemade basket can be lined with cloth and used as a bread basket. It would also make a great carrier for a gift basket. To make the final product more...more
When you're on your way to a job interview, a family dinner or maybe even a first date, the only thing more embarrassing than a food stain down the middle of your shirt is a giant wrinkle in its place. Wrinkles go so much further than being just plain ugly - some people might even take them as a sign that you don't care about your appearance.Sometimes, though, your...more
There are plenty of ways you can add color to your home for less than you think it will cost you. Certainly, the budget-friendliest way to have a major impact in a room is to paint it a new hue. But adding accessories and soft furnishings that introduce strategic spurts of color throughout your home decor is another option that won't break the bank.If you aren't sold...more
They key to a summery interior decorating scheme is lightening the main elements of your living spaces. In the wintertime, floor rugs and thick curtains are staples to stay warm and keep heat inside. These decorations are no longer functional in warmer weather and can make a home feel gloomy. Switching up a few areas of your home will help it seem breezy...more
In general, small home improvements are often do-it-yourself projects, and what you choose to improve makes all the difference.Who says you have to spend big to shine? Certainly not This Old House, which featured a wide range of ideas for renovating on a budget.Do it yourself One of the improvements This Old House featured was the homegrown evolution from a bedroom with a...more
Floral eau de toilette style perfume has been around for a long time. In English, "eau de toilette" means "toilet water," but obviously this name is not literally derived from the water in a toilet bowl. Sometimes called "aromatic water" or "flower water," it's named for use in the bathroom following a bath or to freshen...more
At the end of a long day, nothing is more relaxing than a nice, warm bath. Warm water may help relax the muscles and allow you to get some relief from the tension you feel throughout the day. However, no bath is complete without bubbles, since no one wants to sit in a tub of plain water. While there are plenty of types of bubble bath that you can buy at the store, why not...more
Virtually everyone enjoys a luxurious bubble bath, and some people get a special thrill out of crafting homemade cleaning materials like soap, candles and even bubble bath mix, rather than purchasing them at a store. Homemade bubble bath could even make an inexpensive, yet unique gift for a friend's special occasion.However, there are a few things to keep in mind when...more
As your child transitions from the crib to a full-fledged room of his or her own, you're now accountable for a tottering toddler who can get into all sorts of mischief. When you begin the decorating process of your toddler's new room, there are a variety of safety improvements you should keep in mind to ensure that your child is safe and sound at any time of the...more