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  1. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    My favorite life hack is to use a dryer sheet to clean the buildup off of our glass shower doors. That hack works so well that I decided to do a google search for dryer sheet hacks and came up with a few more. Check them out here
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyshwake/dryer-sheet-hacks

    I've also tried #2 to clean a dirty pan and it worked so I'll be doing that again too!

    Do you ever try life hacks? If so, did it work? Please share your favorite life hacks.
     
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  2. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    They are handy little things, indeed. I didn't read the whole list, but I stick them in my drawers, so my drawers smell nice. They work well in travel bags, too.
     
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  3. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra Step aside, Arwen!!

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    I'm not really a hack person. I tend to do things the same way every time even if it is no longer efficient or a good idea. #routines4lyfe

    My best (only?) life hack has been getting my kids to play with one another without asking them to play with one another. The little is forever wanting the big to play with him, and she is not always interested (and I don't force her to). However, when she has had enough screen time for the day and we don't have much else going on, I will ask them both to clean their rooms (usually once a month, I guess).

    They don't spend much time in their rooms & most of their toys are in the basement so this is not really something super-important to me aside from emphasizing we are a team/everyone has chores to do & they need to pitch in and my aforementioned hack.

    Anyways, they ALWAYS want to do this together as in they start in the big's room & pick up and then move into the little's room. Guess what happens every single time?! They stop picking up & starting playing with one another without fighting and without screens. I will occasionally call over to them to "Keep picking up, please!" to make it seem more legit.

    They take at least an hour to do this (if not longer). WIN-WIN, baby!
     
  4. AJK

    AJK But I don’t want to go among mad people!

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    Not too many hacks. The dryer sheet list is interesting, EXCEPT for soaking a paint brush- do that and yes, the paint may come out, but so will the glue up in the ferulle along with the bristles! :nod:D lol!
     
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  5. Tree City

    Tree City Get a stepladder, I'm busy

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    I use a used dryer sheet on baseboards and on picture frames. I figure if they work on baseboards then why not my frames? I haaaate dusting lol!
     
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  6. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Thanks Kayla! This is really interesting!!! I will be doing that on my shower door!
     
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  7. Iowan

    Iowan Louis Armstrong knows how it is

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    Interesting list, I will have to try these.
     
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  8. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic College was bad for my reputation

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    I love life hack and I will definitely be giving a few of these a try!! Especially the shower door!
     
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  9. keepscrappin

    keepscrappin ScrapWithTheWind

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    Good call on the picture frames. I'm gonna have to try this one. I hate dusting and have board and batten in the master bath and it's always dusty. If I can repel dust, then I'm all for it!
     
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  10. weaselwatchr

    weaselwatchr Viva, Las Vegas!

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    Thanks for sharing this! I make this bathtub cleaner using vinegar and dawn dish soap. You just spray and let it sit and no scrubbing. I have more things but can’t remember.

    Oh for packing we grab shower caps from our hotels and use them to cover the bottom of our shoes so our clothes don’t get dirty.
     
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  11. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    Of course when you ask me, I can't think of anything, except I guess the trick about baking bacon in the oven instead of on the stovetop. That's pretty awesome in my world. :giggle
     
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  12. Ferdy

    Ferdy No.More.Chaps.and. Leathers!

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    I had to google it cause I don't know if they sell these things here in Brazil...I found a few places online selling an american brand, it's not that expensive, considering it's imported from US. I'll bookmark this and maybe I'll try! thanks for the hack @keepscrappin !
     
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  13. carrie1977

    carrie1977 jello is a hard no

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    We are redoing my daughter's bedroom right now. Poor girl has had the same walls since she was a baby (she's 15 so yeah). Anyway, I looked for an easy way to remove the wall border paper. HGTV recommended a one-to-one ratio of hot water and fabric softener. Scored the wall paper just a tad. Let the mixture soak for a few minutes. That stuff came right off. Seriously, no scrubbing involved.
     
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  14. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I just like to go fast and wear helmets

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    This may not be a hack but if anyone still uses bars of soap...If you take the soap out of the wrapper and let it age before using it lasts a lot lot longer because it dries out. When I used to use bar soap I did that (my mother taught me) and keep the bars in dresser drawers. Nice scenting and I still buy a bar of lavender soap at the $ store once in a while to do that...that or sandalwood.

    Now I do have a hack I am going to try ...a pool noodle over a plain hanger to keep slacks from getting a hanger crease. I have waited all winter to buy one and went wild and bought two...well, a $ is not an investment....and kept the lime green one in my car just cause it makes me smile when I see that cheery color! if the other one works when cut up I'll give the green one away to a friend.:clap
     
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  15. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    I gotta try some of these! That's an awesome list of uses.
     
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  16. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

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    I do a number of these Dryer sheet tricks! My favorite is the glass doors too! It does work well! I also use them on our baseboards & electronics. I have never thought to put one on my hairbrush tho- I always have staticky hair!

    A couple others:
    -Vinegar & dish soap in a spray bottle- spray after every shower & it stays nice & clean! (about once a year I also put a ziploc bag of vinegar over the shower head & secure with clips to soak overnight- we have super hard water & get a lot of mineral deposits)
    -Store sour cream/cottage cheese/butter tubs upside down in the fridge & they will last longer- something about a vacuum so air isn't exposed to as much or something...
    -Make ice cubes out of leftover coffee (Ha! if that ever happens in this house...) for Iced Coffee that doesn't get all watery!
    -Use a wooden spoon on top of pot to keep your pot from boiling over
     
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  17. Pachimac

    Pachimac Shhhh! You're disturbing the books

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    Dryer sheets work to take scuff marks off of pumps too!
     
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  18. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz blessed

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    I literally just added dryer sheets to my grocery list after reading this. I'm definitely going to try some of those hacks.

    I can't think of any right now...other than teach your kids how to do chores so you don't have to. :giggle
     
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  19. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    I love this! I do it with my kid by himself. If he's bugging me, go clean your room! He always ends up playing.

    This is one of my favorite things.

    Ice cube trays are so awesome! We use it for greens for smoothies and herbs for cooking.
     
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  20. bestcee

    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    I'll have to try the glass door thing. I've never had such difficulty cleaning the glass doors as here with the hard water!

    My problem with hacks is I don't know it is one until someone points it out! Then I'm all
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