Aloe-Based Hand SanitizerIf you're having trouble finding all the necessary ingredients to make hand sanitizer, here is a type that uses aloe gel. I have a huge aloe plant and just scrape out the middles. You can use bottled aloe gel if you have it. Also, if you don't have essential oils, use lemon juice.
Blue Flew and the Bottle Top Kids!!Raise your hands if you sang "the lollipop kids" in a Munchkin voice! Okay, so today I have something for the old and the young. A message tag on the door tells other of your home situation. I got the idea from a gal who lives in an assisted living community. A bottle topper tells which drink belongs to who?
Hanging Necklaces Using Re-purposed ItemsI have to hope things will be normal someday. So to that extent, I am making a place for my jewelry making and reselling.
Kids' Award MedalsDo you have little kids at home that you are now homeschooling as well? To spice it up and make outdoor activities fun you could make obstacle courses/games for free time, PE time, and outdoor time. And, to make it more fun, I made these award "medals" for them from plastic coffee lids, some paint, stickers, and ribbon.
DIY Corona Face ShieldI'm making face shields to give to my fellow front liners for free. This is my way of helping them as I stay at home while they are exposed outside keeping the community safe and helping to prevent the virus from spreading. They badly need shields to protect themselves so here's my own simple way of helping them.
Outdoor Tic Tac Toe GameHere's a fun way to enjoy tic tac toe outdoors made with simple supplies. After the quarantine, this would be a good game to make for parties to keep guests entertained as an option too!
Ideas for Celebrating Easter at ChurchChurch is a perfect place to celebrate Easter. Use these ideas to make your next Easter church gathering a success. This is a page about ideas for celebrating Easter at church.
Easter Egg LunchWho wouldn't love having their lunch packed into colorful Easter eggs? You may even find that you want to have your lunch this way. I will find any excuse to "be a kid"! :)
Handprint LilyTry making this Easter variation of using children's handprints for crafts. This is a page about making a handprint lily.
Chocolate Dipped PeepsIf you like Peeps, you will like chocolate dipped Peeps even better! They are easy to make and are a fun treat for Easter.
Mailable Easter BasketTo mail an Easter basket to my daughter in their apartment, without making her look like a little girl anymore, I created a cute, transportable basket that can be used afterward.
Saving Money on Easter BasketsInexpensive ways to create, put together or purchase easter baskets and their filler as suggested by the ThriftyFun community.
Use Ammonia to Kill FleasAmmonia applied to carpets where your dogs and cats sleep can be effective in killing fleas. Be sure to let animals out while you do this. This is a page about using ammonia to kill fleas.
Keeping Lizards Off Your PorchLizards love to sun themselves during the day. Your porch may very well be a nearly ideal place for them to catch some sun and warm up. If you live in an area with many lizards, keeping lizards off your porch might be an issue you have to deal with.
Getting Rid of Carpenter BeesCarpenter bees will attack the wood trim and porches around your home making holes and tunnels for nesting. This is a page about getting rid of carpenter bees.
DIY Foil Garden Pest DeterrentsFor several years, most of our big fruit trees were being attacked by squirrels, birds, rodents, raccoons, and insects. Deterrent sprays did not work. Hanging shiny CDs barely helped at all. Finally, we tried this foil method and we have all of our fruit intact and growing at extremely rapid rates. Anyone need nectarines? We can't keep up! :)
Mosquito Repellent RecipesMosquitoes are a problem in many regions. This page contains mosquito repellent recipes.
Getting Rid of Horse FliesHorse flies can be a menace to have around. This is a page about getting rid of horse flies.
Shopping During the CoronavirusI went shopping for my sister's family today so she wouldn't have to leave her house. Here are some thoughts and tips about what to look out for when shopping during a stay at home order.
Everything Is Sold Out! Tips for Shopping During a PanicI went to run some last minute errands and boy was I shocked to see all the shelves completely bare and cleared out for regular everyday essentials such from hand sanitizer, soap, toilet paper, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, to bread, can goods, dry staples (beans, pastas, rice, etc.), and frozen goods were also getting wiped out.
Why Soap is Better Than SanitizerEveryone is sharing advice about washing your hands to decrease the spread of coronavirus. Many people have been using hand sanitizer instead but this can be less effective over time. My husband and I recently watched a video by Alton Brown that spells out exactly why.
Wipe Down ElectronicsRight now it's very important to wipe down everything we use especially our phones. For my phone I either use a Clorox disinfectant wipe or 70% isopropyl with a cotton ball.
Helping Small Businesses Through the Corona VirusThe governors of many states are taking the precaution of closing all of the places where people gather for several weeks. This will help promote social isolation and prevent the spread of the epidemic.
Picking Up Free School Lunch During COVID-19 ClosuresOne of the biggest difficulties resulting from the shutting down of schools to stop the spread of the coronavirus is that many kids and their parents depend on the kid getting fed at school. It can be the only meal some kids get in a day. The free and reduced lunch program is a huge help to struggling families.
Handmade Mother's Day Dress CardThese cute little dress shaped cards can be personalized for your mom, using her favorite color and added bling. This page contains instructions for a handmade Mother's Day dress card.
Heart Tree Mother's Day CardMother's Day is around the corner. In school my son is making a Mother's Day project, but he came home wanting to make a card for me. Since I love planting and trees, he suggested a tree card with sparkles. We had heart stickers at home, so I thought that would be a cute touch as the leaves. You can't go wrong with a homemade Mother's Day card; as a sentimental touch it's his hand. :)
Memory Jar For Mother's DayWhen last Mother's Day rolled around, I thought my mother would enjoy reading my own remembrances. I took a decorative glass jar with a lid and made a "Jar of Childhood Memories" for her to read.
Homemade Mother's Day GiftsHomemade Mother's Day gifts are always a hit. Whether it is the construction paper artwork of a small child or a handicraft made by an older one, moms love handmade gifts. This is a page about homemade Mother's Day gifts.
Homemade Mother's Day CardsGiving your mother a homemade card makes the sentiment even more appreciated. This is a page about homemade Mother's Day cards.
Making a Mother's Day Book with "Reasons I Love You"Rather than giving your mother something she could buy herself, make a personalized gift that she will treasure. If given for a birthday add one for each year. This is a page about making a Mother's Day book with "Reasons I love you".
Protection from the Birds and the SunWe added a conduit metal frame with side "curtains" and a "roof" to our grow box to prevent birds from attacking our plants and to prevent the sun from attacking our plants. It works well here in sunny Arizona where temperatures get up to 115 to 120 degrees in the summer.
Grow New African Violets and Succulents from CuttingsI have seen these tips on the internet, and had not had a chance to try it till now. A friend gave me one African violet leaf after my AV had sadly died because I didn't understand how to keep it happy. Another friend gave me a sage plant leaf.
Spilling Wheelbarrow Garden PlanterHere is a "spilling wheelbarrow" I made, using coleus. It was easy to make and can be used for years.
Use Faux Flower Stems to Support Live PlantsDo you have fake flower stems? Do not throw them away, they are very useful as stem support!
Using Old Sinks As PlantersOne way to recycle old sinks from your bathroom or kitchen is to use them in your garden to plant succulents in. These sinks make a great border around your garden and add to the look of the garden. Succulent plants don't need much water. It is easy to use the sink and they have a drainage system. Just dig a hole in the ground and place the sink and the drainage pipe in the hold.
Succulent Plant StarterThis is a great way to always have succulent plants available for your craft projects and decorations around your home. We all love to decorate and grow succulent plants these days. When we cut our plants there are always leaves that need to be removed. Don't throw them away. Make this easy succulent plant starter and within a few days you can plant those leaves to start growing new plants.
Make Your Own Hand SanitizerLearn the step by step process of making your own hand sanitizer in this short video. This recipe makes a strong enough sanitizer to kill of the coronavirus. This is based off of the World Health Organizations' recommendations. This recipe uses rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and glycerine.
Flourless Peanut Butter CookiesThese easy peanut butter cookies are entirely gluten-free. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Removing Roof Tar from Skin with Olive OilRoof tar and other sticky substances can be gently removed from skin by using regular olive oil from the kitchen. Learn how to do it in this short video.
Halloween Mantel PennantsDress up a boring fireplace mantle with this decorative pennant made from Halloween themed fabric triangles. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Refinishing Teak Outdoor FurnitureTeak is a common material for outdoor furniture because it is long lasting if cared for correctly. Learn how to do it in this short video.
Butterscotch PuddingCreamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Easy Tortilla PizzaThis is such an easy and versatile snack/meal for anytime whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you're out shopping for essentials, while grabbing the spaghetti sauce and cheese, don't forget the tortilla wraps. You can make so much with those 3 simple ingredients plus any toppings for your pizza if you'd like but that's optional.
How to Make a Starter Reading NotebookIf you have children or grandchildren learning how to read, this handy starter notebook can help. It's a great way to print out reading materials from educational sites and keep them organized.
DIY Party Hat Volcano Experiment for KidsBaking soda and vinegar make a dramatic foaming volcano to make with your kids. Save a party hat for the classic cone shape or make one yourself.
DIY Fruit and Veggie WashMaking sure your produce is clear of pesticides, fungus or germs is important, more so if you're planning on enjoying it raw. You don't need to buy commercial produce sprays. Some even have chemicals in them you probably don't want to consume. Here is a recipe to make your own at home:
Dalgona CoffeePandemic is real! Quarantine is real, so to free myself from boredom, I'm going to make the famous Dalgona Coffee. It has been a trend these days and the most effective step here to release you from getting bored is by whipping it with a fork (no electric mixer). Unfortunately I'm left without my mixer since quarantine started. See how I make it and have fun!
Milo DalgonaAfter dalgona coffee became a trend on social media, I came to try out another variation. Instead of coffee, I used milo since I have kids who loves chocolate but there is a big difference. It could be that coffee has this foaming agent (maybe?) that it easily becomes frothy after whisking it for some time. Milo doesn't work like that. You have to add something to prevent it from becoming too runny. See how it's done.
Identifying a Stuffed GiraffeI've had this giraffe since probably about 1995/1996. I don't know if he was made around that time. I don't know where he was purchased. We think he might have been from Toys R Us, but are not sure.
Keeping Intact Dogs From MatingMy female dog is about 7 and last year I took her to get spaded and she stopped breathing once they put her under. They were able to revive her, but did not want to continue. I have a male, son, dog in the home that goes crazy when she is in heat. I do not want mom and son to mate. I want to mate him with another dog; he's only 3. So what can I do?
Identifying a Vintage Reel MowerCan anyone identify the manufacturer of this old reel mower I recently inherited?
Acetone Polish Remover Damaged Wood TableI left an acetone nail polish remover bottle on my wood table by accident for about 30 minutes. How can I fix this?
Access to AR Test at HomeI know schools pay a large sum of money for access to The Accelerated Reader Program. Do you think kids will have access to that program at home? My son is not returning to school until May and has asked about his AR test.
Husqvarna Mower Needs to Be Jumped StartedI have a Husqvarna that will not start unless I jump it with cables. It has a new battery and the motor seems to drag unless using cables. Is this a starter problem because it starts fine with cables.
My Dog's Spine is Sticking UpMy pit bull puppy who just turn 1 looks like his lower spine is curved. It sticks up and doesn't look healthy. He eats well and plays and is very energetic. He shows no pains in his lower back. Any idea what this could be?
Turn Baby Wipes Into Sanitizing WipesThis is a page about turning baby wipes into sanitizing wipes. Normal baby wipes do not have sanitizing ingredients. Adding alcohol to your container of baby wipes, turns them into sanitizing wipes.
Roof Repair for Low Income HomeownersLow income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income FamiliesThere are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.
Finding Roof Repair Assistance for SeniorsMany senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.
Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.
Selling Trees on Your Land for LumberIf you own acres or even a larger residential lot you may have trees that you would like to have removed and be able to sell for the lumber. This is a page about selling trees on your land for lumber.
Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...When your roof is starting to fail it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. This page is about getting financial assistance for roof repairs.
Getting Dental Work w/o InsuranceFor the many people without dental insurance, there are sometimes affordable ways to get the needed work done. This is a page about getting dental work done without insurance.
Getting Rid of GophersThis is guide about getting rid of gophers. The cute little gopher is the bane of many a gardener and home owner. They are herbivores that love to eat roots. They will eat the roots of your vegetables, flowers, and lawn. Getting rid of them can be difficult.
New Era Medicare Supplemental Insurance...Determining what is the best medicare supplemental insurance for you requires some research. This page contains New Era medicare supplemental insurance reviews.
Cleaning Urine Stains from a MattressesMattresses are expensive so replacement isn't always an option when they get soiled. It can be tough to remove urine stains on your mattress though. This is a page about cleaning urine stains from a mattress.
Caring for Potted Easter LiliesIf you purchased or received a potted Easter lily as a gift, you may be wondering how to care for it now. This is a page about caring for potted Easter lilies.
Remove Soap Scum from FiberglassFiberglass bathroom fixtures are common in our homes. Care needs to be taken when cleaning them to avoid scratching the finish. This is a page about how to remove soap scum from fiberglass.
Slogan Ideas for a Cleaning BusinessA catchy phrase to explain your service, and a easy to remember name can help you attract customers. This page contains slogan ideas for a cleaning business.
Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free FurnitureBuying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a page about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.
Finding a Lost RelativeWhether you are trying to locate a relative you have never met or attempting to reconnect with some one you have lost track of, finding a lost relative can be a daunting task. This is a page to finding a lost relative.
Identifying Small Black BugsHaving unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a page about identifying small black bugs.
Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black BugsMany types of bugs are small and black, if they are biting bugs they can be annoying and a health hazard. This is a page about getting rid of tiny biting black bugs.
Homemade Antibacterial WipesThis is a page about homemade antibacterial wipes. Disposable wipes for cleaning hands and faces can prevent illness and allow quick clean up in the car or on the go but can be expensive.
Cleaning Smoke Off WallsKitchen fires, candles and other occurrences can leave smoke residue on your walls. This is a page about cleaning smoke off walls.
Identifying Little Black Biting BugsIdentifying biting bugs is the first step in trying to eliminate them from your home or to repel them when outdoors. This is a page about identifying little black biting bugs.
Removing Moss from a RoofCleaning moss off your roof not only improves it's appearance but also increases the life span of your roof. It is important to not only remove moss but to prevent further growth. This is a page about removing moss from a roof.
Make Your Own Disinfectant WipesYou can save money using coffee filters or paper towels to make your own handy disinfecting wipes. This is a page about making your own disinfectant wipes.
How to Remove Musty Odor from PaperPaper, such as cards and letters, that have been stored for a long time or in a damp place can develop a musty odor. Airing them out, masking the odor with scents, or using newspaper or charcoal in a container with the paper items, are all possible solutions. This is a page about how to remove a musty odor from paper.
Posting Your Garage Sale on CraigslistPosting your garage sale on Craigslist is easy. Knowing the right things to say will get people coming your way. This is a page about posting your garage sale on Craigslist.
Caring for a Dog and Her PuppiesThis is a page about caring for a dog and her puppies. When your dog has delivered puppies, you want to make sure she has a safe and warm place to nurture them.
Leaning a Ladder Against a Roof...This is a page about leaning a ladder against a roof without crushing gutters. When you need to make repairs or clean gutters, your ladder needs to lean on the house often against the gutters.
Repairing an H2O Steam MopFinding replacement parts and making repairs to small cleaning appliances is possible, but sometimes daunting. This is a page about repairing an H2O steam mop.
How Much Does House Cleaning Cost?Whether you are looking for a cleaner or starting your own business, determining the average cleaning rates is a main consideration. This is a page about how much does house cleaning cost.
Removing Denture Adhesive from Your MouthDenture adhesive can remain stuck to your gums and the roof of your mouth after taking out your dentures. This is a page about removing denture adhesive from my mouth.
Getting Rid of AntsWhether you are trying to deter little sugar ants in your kitchen, wood eating carpenter ants or biting fire ants in your backyard, there are a variety of different pest control methods. This is a page about getting rid of ants.
Riding Mower Keeps StallingThis is a page about when your riding mower keeps stalling. You are out cutting the lawn and your mower keeps stalling, this can be so frustrating.
Restoring the Shine on a Formica CountertopOver time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.
Salt and Vinegar Weed Killer RecipeYou can mix up a homemade weed killer solution using salt and vinegar. This page contains a salt and vinegar weed killer recipe.
Removing Moss Growing on BricksMoss can make brick paths and driveways very slippery. They need to be cleaned for safety. This is a page about removing moss growing on bricks.
11th Birthday Party Ideas for GirlsTween birthday parties can be difficult to plan, they are getting too old for children's parties and are still not ready to move up to teen party activities. This is a page about 11th birthday party ideas for girls.
Rates for Cleaning New Construction HomesThis is a page about rates for cleaning new construction homes. Cleaning businesses often focus on specific types of cleaning jobs, such as private homes, businesses, or new construction.
Removing Soap Scum from a Plastic TubSoap scum build up on a tub can be very difficult to remove. This is a page about removing soap scum build up from a plastic tub.
Removing Rust from Well WaterWell water can contain rust. Not only does rust in your water make the water reddish, unappetizing, and possibly bad tasting it can also stain laundry and other items. This is a page about removing rust from well water.
Finding Glider Chair Replacement CushionsMany glider chairs have fabric upholstered cushions that may need to be replaced long before the chair itself. This is a page about finding glider chair replacement cushions.
Buy Now, Pay Later WebsitesBuy now, pay later websites offer an alternative to shopping using a credit or debit card. This is a page about buy now, pay later websites.
Identifying Flying InsectsThere are a variety of small insects that can be bothersome around the house and yard. Use these tips to help identify and mitigate common tiny insects. This is a page about identifying flying insects.
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop BeepingIt can drive you to distraction, the constant unexplainable beeping of an electric smoke detector. Often it just needs the battery replaced but it may be a signal that it needs greater attention. This is a page about troubleshooting ideas when an electric smoke detector won't stop beeping.
Makeshift Bathtub and Sink Stopper IdeasSometimes you may need some help closing a drain outlet. This page contains makeshift bathtub and sink stopper ideas.
Getting Rid of CockroachesCockroaches are disgusting pests and can be very tough to get rid of. There are many ways to tackle this pest. This is a page about getting rid of cockroaches.
Troubleshooting Truck Heater ProblemsWhen your vehicle's heater is not blowing hot air, you need to figure out why not. This page is about troubleshooting truck heater problems.
Slipcovers for Reclining CouchesFinding slipcovers for your reclining couch may be difficult. This is a page about slipcovers for reclining couches.
Getting Rid of Moss and Algae on ConcreteMoss growth can be a problem in shady areas. This page is about getting rid of moss and algae on concrete.
ASPCA Pet Vaccination Truck ScheduleIn some places like New York City, the ASPCA has mobile vaccination trucks that service neighborhoods on a set schedule. This page has links and information about the ASPCA's mobile vaccination truck schedules.
Recipes Using All Purpose Flour in Bread MachineYou can successfully substitute all purpose flour for bread flour in you bread machine. This is a page about recipes using all purpose flour in bread machine.
Tiny Black Bugs in the KitchenThe key to getting rid of tiny black bugs on kitchen floor is first identifying what they are. Check out what has worked for others in this page.
Finding Plumbing Repair Help for Low Income HomeownersThis is a page about finding plumbing repair help for low income homeowners. Plumbing repairs may be too expensive for many low income homeowners. However they are quite necessary for health and even safety. Finding a source of assistance to reduce the costs can help.
Removing Weeds Between PaversIf weeds are growing between your pavers, they are not only unattractive but can be difficult to eradicate. This is a page about removing weeds between pavers.
Getting Free Shoe BoxesFrom storage to crafts, shoeboxes can used for all sorts of things. If you can get them for free, even better! This is a page about getting free shoe boxes.
Removing Rust Stains from a SinkRusty pipes, well water, and even a crack in the porcelain on a cast iron sink can lead to rust stains. This is a page about removing rust stains from a sink.
Killing Weeds in Flower BedsIt can be a challenge to destroy the weeds while maintaining the flowers in your garden. This page is about killing weeds in flower beds.
Getting Rid of Urine OdorsIt can appear clean, but sometimes the foul smell lingers. This is a page about getting rid of urine odors.
Wearing New DenturesGetting accustomed to false teeth takes some patience. This page is about wearing new dentures.
Finding Free FurnitureIf you need to furnish your home or apartment inexpensively, it doesn't get any better than finding free furniture. This is a page about finding free furniture.
Removing Moss from Asphalt Roof TilesAsphalt or composite roof tiles can easily get moss growing between them. This is a page about removing moss from asphalt roof tiles.
Removing Furniture Polish Stain on CarpetSometimes when we are cleaning and polishing we can have a mishap and create a new cleaning challenge. This page is about removing furniture polish stain on carpet.
Preventing a Dog From Peeing on Carpet and RugsPreventing a dog from peeing on the carpet, especially repeat performances, can be a frustrating process, but there are solutions to this problem. This is a page about preventing a dog from peeing on carpet and rugs.
Remedies for Pain from Wearing DenturesGetting your mouth accustomed to false teeth can be uncomfortable. This page is about remedies for pain from wearing dentures.
What Agencies Give Laptops to Veterans?This is a page about finding agencies that give laptops to veterans. There are numerous services that Veterans can utilize after they are out of the military. The best way to find out more information is to contact the Veterans Administration.
Getting Rid of Moles in Your YardThis is a page about getting rid of moles in your yard. Moles can make your yard look really messy in a very short period of time. They are notoriously difficult to eliminate from your yard and often require professional assistance.