Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Although I could spend days organizing (loving every minute of it), it’s an awesome feeling to organize something in a mater of minutes. I’m not talking about picking up or simply moving clutter in to a container, but actually create a system to keep something organized.

That’s why I LOVE these cord organizers. Plus now I have a legit reason to hold on to toilet paper rolls ūüôā .

Hopefully I’m not alone in having WAY too many extra cords around the house. Admittedly I HATE getting rid of stuff, so keeping my belongings in a clean organized fashion is even more important. Well, extra cords were not high on that list. Jumbled in a container out of reach and out of site, I forgot we had so many extra cords and mistakenly bought more. Lesson learned. That was definitely motivation for me to get these organized.

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

All you need to organize cords

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Washi tape
  • Your extra cords

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

This is SOOO incredibly easy it barely needs a tutorial.¬†Simply ‘decorate’ your toilet paper rolls with your colorful washi tape in any way you want! Some washi tape is stronger than others, so if it doesn’t stick to the cardboard toilet paper roll, just add a bit of clear scotch tape to the ends.

Roll up your extra cords so that they’re a little longer than the toilet paper roll. And stuff them!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Simply place them in a Tupperware container. No more untangling or taking up too much space!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Now just don’t forget about them!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

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Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!Those of you who follow my Instagram account probably realize how much I enjoy a good cup of coffee. Noticing that I’m drinking my weight in coffee each day and throwing away tons of grinds each day, I thought that there HAS to be another use for these coffee grinds (in addition to using them in gardening, which I’m going to try this spring!). One of my more domestic friends was shocked that I don’t keep baking soda in our fridge to prevent odors. From looking at my fridge, I highly doubted that the lack of baking soda was the real problem so I blew off the suggestion. Until now.

I’m a sucker for anything that can be reused and turned in to a project. This one may take under 5 minutes, but it still counts! Instead of putting baking soda in our fridge to keep the smells at bay, I opted for coffee.

Once you finish a pot of coffee, simply dump the wet grinds into a small container and let dry for a day or two. I typically put these by a sunny window to speed up the process. In Seattle during the winter, ‘sunny window’ means any window where ANY sun comes through, even for an hour!

Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!

Once dry I switched containers to find something that would fit nicely in the back of our fridge, a reused plastic olive jar. Take out the baking soda and replace it with this coffee container! I’m considering trying this in our freezer too, but not until it gets cleaned out!

Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!

Off to drink another cup (err….pot) of coffee!

Any other uses for coffee grinds?

Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!

 

 

 

 




 

Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!

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Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)
Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)
I’m guilty of not storing my veggies properly. I’m also guilty of not EATING¬†my veggies soon enough. Each¬†week at the grocery store I have the best intentions of an upcoming week of healthy meals, often to find that my produce goes bad before I get to them. Needless to say I need more veggies in my diet (for another post)! But for veggies such as onions, garlic & shallots that often come in a large bag (when I only need one!), it can be hard to keep these lasting long if they’re not stored properly.

Fortunately, there’s another solution outside of downing the bag of garlic like you’re in the world championships. There’s a contest for everything nowadays, huh? All you need is 5 minutes and a couple supplies around the house.

Supplies needed to keep your vegetables fresh

  • Paper bags (I use the lunch bag size, but you could use larger ones)
  • Black sharpie
  • Paperclips
  • Hole punch

Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

Fold your¬†paper bag length wise and punch holes one inch apart. This step is a MUST as this provides air circulation for the veggies. Contrary to how meticulous I was punching the¬†holes EXACTLY¬†one inch apart, Joe (my husband) pointed out that the produce doesn’t actually last longer if the holes are perfectly even! ūüôā Just make sure you don’t punch holes on the bottom. Also, leave about an inch on the top with no holes.

Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

Turn your bags upside down and write the name of the produce with your sharpie. You could be much more specific with your labels than I was (red onions, yellow onions, etc.). Admittedly when a recipes calls for a specific color onion, I just use whichever one I have!

Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

Store these bags in a cool dark place (kitchen drawer, cabinet, or a pantry) for up to a few months!
Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

 

 

 

 




 

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Getting a ring professionally cleaned is great, it can take time and money! Try out this DIY ring cleaner for a quicker, but equally beautiful solution!

Getting a ring professionally cleaned is great, it can take time and money! Try out this DIY ring cleaner for a quicker, but equally beautiful solution!

Although I do take very good care of my engagement & wedding ring, I’ve yet to have them professionally cleaned. I kind of hate the idea of leaving it with someone else, although I’m sure it would be safe and come back to me sparkly clean. Fortunately I’ve got a DIY ring cleaner option that does well to compete (and saves so much time)!

Supplies:

  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. dish soap
  • Aluminium foil
  • Old toothbrush
  • Small bowl
  • Scissors

Cut a piece of aluminium foil to cover bottom of bowl. Fill with warm water. Mix in salt, baking soda and dish soap.

Getting a ring professionally cleaned is great, it can take time and money! Try out this DIY ring cleaner for a quicker, but equally beautiful solution!

Place rings in the bowl for 2-3 minutes.

Getting a ring professionally cleaned is great, it can take time and money! Try out this DIY ring cleaner for a quicker, but equally beautiful solution!

Use a toothbrush to gently scrub extra¬†dirty jewels.¬†Rinse the ring¬†in warm water. If you’re rinsing over the sink, secure the drain or be very careful not to drop it in! That’s it! It’s that simple. Watch your ring sparkle!

Now if you’re like me, you’ll likely need a manicure to go with that new sparkly clean ring ūüôā .

Getting a ring professionally cleaned is great, it can take time and money! Try out this DIY ring cleaner for a quicker, but equally beautiful solution!

May your rings always look as sparkly as the day you got engaged!

Getting a ring professionally cleaned is great, it can take time and money! Try out this DIY ring cleaner for a quicker, but equally beautiful solution!
Getting a ring professionally cleaned is great, it can take time and money! Try out this DIY ring cleaner for a quicker, but equally beautiful solution!

 

 

 

 




 

Getting a ring professionally cleaned is great, it can take time and money! Try out this DIY ring cleaner for a quicker, but equally beautiful solution!

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Have you ever tried Mary Kay 'Satin Hands' scrub? It's AMAZING! This homemade sugar scrub recipe is a great DIY option that takes only 5 minutes!
Have you ever tried Mary Kay 'Satin Hands' scrub? It's AMAZING! This homemade sugar scrub recipe is a great DIY option that takes only 5 minutes!

I love a new beauty product as much as the next person, but what I love even more is being able to make a pretty great alternative right at home. For those of you who have used Mary Kay Satin Hands, you’ll really appreciate this one! For those who haven’t, it’s a really awesome hand scrub that seems to work magic and make your hands feel like … well satin.¬†While I doubt Mary Kay uses Dawn & sugar to make their fabulous scrub, I think this homemade sugar scrub recipe is¬†a pretty good and super quick alternative!

Supplies

Have you ever tried Mary Kay 'Satin Hands' scrub? It's AMAZING! This homemade sugar scrub recipe is a great DIY option that takes only 5 minutes!

Simply add sugar to the container. I like to fill 1/2 full. Then slowly add the Dawn and stir.

Have you ever tried Mary Kay 'Satin Hands' scrub? It's AMAZING! This homemade sugar scrub recipe is a great DIY option that takes only 5 minutes!

You want the consistency to be of a paste (think peanut butter). Don’t get nervous about quantity because you really can’t mess this up.  If you use more sugar the scrub will be grainier on your hands and if you use too little sugar it will just be a bit silkier.  So really no matter what there will be a nice result.

Have you ever tried Mary Kay 'Satin Hands' scrub? It's AMAZING! This homemade sugar scrub recipe is a great DIY option that takes only 5 minutes!

Just use a spoon or your fingers to scoop a bit out, rub over your hands and wash! One of the best parts of this oh so simple recipe is that it lasts a really long time! One batch I made lasted over a year.

May your hands feel like satin in less than 5 minutes!

Have you ever tried Mary Kay 'Satin Hands' scrub? It's AMAZING! This homemade sugar scrub recipe is a great DIY option that takes only 5 minutes!

Have you ever tried Mary Kay 'Satin Hands' scrub? It's AMAZING! This homemade sugar scrub recipe is a great DIY option that takes only 5 minutes!

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This DIY lavender linen spray is my newest trick to help me fall asleep at night! It smells fabulous & has a calming effect. It's quick & affordable!
This DIY lavender linen spray is my newest trick to help me fall asleep at night! It smells fabulous & has a calming effect. It's quick & affordable!
I’ve tried everything to fall asleep at night: warm milk & honey, reading, listen to light music, glass of wine, dim the lights in the evening and likely¬†dozens of other tricks. ‘Winding down’ isn’t really my thing. Nor is relaxing. These qualities definitely serve me well in productivity, but not so much in quality sleep.

That’s why I’ve realized I need more than one trick to put me to sleep each night. (I also realized that having my phone attached to me 24/7 is likely negating most of my efforts, but that’s for another day!)

My latest trick that I’m loving is lavender linen spray on my pillows. Lavender essential oil is supposed to¬†help you relax and help manage stress &¬†frustration. At minimum it smells fabulous & has a¬†calming effect. You can definitely buy linen spray pretty much anywhere, but it’s WAY more economical to make it yourself. I never pass up an affordable DIY!

Supplies for lavender linen spray:

  • 1 oz¬†(2 tbsp) witch hazel, vodka,¬†isopropyl alcohol OR¬†Epsom salts (any of these will help combat the separation of oil & water in the bottle)
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 oz¬†(6 tbsp) water
  • 4 oz spray bottle
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • White label sheets¬†(optional)
  • Printable label (optional)

Directions:

Mix the lavender essential oil & your choice of hazel, vodka, isopropyl alcohol OR Epsom salts in the spray bottle. Give a good shake. Why? The essential oil won’t distribute into the water on its own, but when diluted in the hazel, vodka, isopropyl alcohol OR Epsom salts, it will mix into the water.

Add water to the bottle until it is almost full.

Screw on the cap and shake the bottle to disperse the oils evenly throughout.

When making these for gifts I tie a ribbon around the top and stick this lavender linen spray label on using printable white label sheets.

This DIY lavender linen spray is my newest trick to help me fall asleep at night! It smells fabulous & has a calming effect. It's quick & affordable!

Voila! Your homemade lavender linen spray is complete. Shake lightly before each use.

May you put down your phone & be asleep in no time!

This DIY lavender linen spray is my newest trick to help me fall asleep at night! It smells fabulous & has a calming effect. It's quick & affordable!

This DIY lavender linen spray is my newest trick to help me fall asleep at night! It smells fabulous & has a calming effect. It's quick & affordable!

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Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!
I love ‘fancy’ (aka expensive) makeup remover. The more I spend, the more I seem to like it. And as much as I’m down for cheap DIY alternatives, never did I think I would make my own makeup remover. I assumed¬†anything I make would either be way too greasy causing my face to break out or not work at all causing me to obsessively rub my eyes. Well, the last two years have proved me wrong, as I’ve been using & loving my own makeup remover daily … and well saved a lot of money.

How much money you ask? After spending 20 minutes and one fabulous spreadsheet later, I determined that my recipe costs $0.35 per ounce. This compared to my favorite Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent at $19/4.2 ounces is a steal.

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

That creates a savings of $4.17 PER OUNCE!

With just a few readily available items (especially if you have a baby or toddler round), you can make a batch of these in a jiffy. Under 5 minutes, I promise!

What You Need:

* Optional to make make up remover PADS

To make the makeup remover, first wash out your empty makeup remover container. Then simply mix the water, baby shampoo & baby oil together in to your empty makeup container container. Tada!

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

To use shake it up right before each use. Pour a little on a cotton pad or balls, or even your fingers to remove the makeup. I prefer cotton cotton pads which I cut into 4 pieces.

If you want to get fancy and make makeup remover pads, combine the water, baby shampoo & baby oil in to a small mason jar. Pour enough solution to cover the bottom of your small mason jar. Add about 10 pads, allowing them to soak up the solution for a couple minutes. Continue adding 10 more pads at a time, pouring enough solution over each set to cover. Seal with lid when finished. (add a cute label and it would make a great gift!)

Hoping your wallet is a little heavier and your makeup comes off a little easier!

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!

Don't spend all your hard earned cash on expensive makeup remover .... I promise this recipe is just as good as department store versions!Some of the links in this list are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but I earn a little commission if you decide to purchase. Regardless of whether or not I receive a commission, I only recommend products that I personally use and genuinely recommend!

 

 

 

 




 

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I love my messy house, said no one ever. This is my one solution to keep our house clutter free!

Goodbye house clutter! This one solution saved us from a messy house!

There's ONE item that keeps our entire house clutter free and has single handedly changed the way we pick up and organize our home!
I try to keep our place free of unnecessary house clutter laying around, putting things back where they belong when I’m finished and keeping organized. Yet, when I look around, I¬†always find one or two small things that need to go back to its place. Walking up 3 flights of stairs¬†in our townhouse to put something little away, such as¬†my nail polish, seemed silly and¬†exhausting (although it definitely counted as a workout).

Enter: Decorative Baskets

I bought these 3 matching baskets, one for each¬†floor of our townhouse, to store any clutter in that needs to be put away. Initially I debated whether to do this or not, as the baskets were actually additional clutter themselves.¬†But within no time, these baskets were used on a daily, if not hourly basis. Anytime there was something¬†to put away on a different floor, I just drop it in the basket. Then when I do need to go up or downstairs, I bring the basket with me and drop off all the clutter to it’s home.

keeping our homoe clean and clutter free with this one step!

With the baskets all matching, it’s easy to swap these¬†out as¬†I bring one basket upstairs for a delivery and another downstairs.

Added benefit: it’s the best for a quick clean before guests come, literally throwing everything away in the baskets!

Another idea is to give a basket to each member of the family to put their items in, but since it’s just Joe & me (and really most of¬†the clutter is mine), one basket on each floor worked best for us.

 

 

UPDATE: Although Joe & I don’t have separate baskets, I decided that Reagan, the newest member of our family, needed¬†a DIY version just for her!

Now that I’m not walking up and down the stairs as much, I should probably get a gym membership!

There's ONE item that keeps our entire house clutter free and has single handedly changed the way we pick up and organize our home!

There's ONE item that keeps our entire house clutter free and has single handedly changed the way we pick up and organize our home!

 

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