This Simple Trick Will Keep ALL Animals Away

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This Simple Trick Will Keep ALL Animals Away Let me tell you about my first experience with mice. I’m sixteen, my license has been planted permanently in my pocket for the last month and I’m heading out of town. As I’m pulling out of the driveway, extremely carefully of course, I feel tiny claws race across my flip flopped toes. I’d love to tell you how brave I was, how I calmly put my car into park, closed the door, and reported the incident to my mom or my dad. But no, alas I did what most teenage girls do

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10 Natural Ways To Keep Ticks Out Of Your Garden

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10 Natural Ways To Keep Ticks Out Of Your Garden Ticks, as small as they are they can be incredibly dangerous. As many as half are infected with Lyme Disease which results in headaches and fever and if left untreated can cause joint problems, memory issues, reflux, and panic attacks. While you may not be able to prevent you or your child from being assailed by ticks in the woods or at the lake, you can protect your lawn. Here are ten ways to prevent ticks on your property. 1. Create a barricade Your barrier doesn’t have to be an obscenely

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How To Fold Plastic Bags The Right Way

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How To Fold Plastic Bags For Easy Storage I keep plastic grocery bags for use as garbage bags, and as we all know they do accumulate. At one point there were far too many bags overflowing the container under our kitchen sink and the situation was quickly getting out of hand. Fortunately, my sister –who uses plastic bags when camping and backpacking, taught me an easy trick to tame these unruly bags. Her simple secret helped me to both save space and organize the kitchen. I’d like to share this great idea with you too, so in this short video you

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Genius Other Uses For A Pressure Washer

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Genius Other Uses For A Pressure Washer When it comes to cleaning the outside of one’s house, there are few things more useful than a pressure washer. Whether it’s that dirty vinyl fence that’s tarnishing the look of your backyard or you need to get rid of cobwebs on that hard-to-reach outside wall on the second floor of the house, a pressure washer can help in a wide variety of cleaning tasks. Many in the US and across the world have discovered that this is a great investment that can keep their home looking its best at all times. You

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18 Household Items You Never Knew Had Expiration Dates

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18 Household Items You Never Knew Had Expiration Dates You wouldn’t know it by looking, but many of your household items aren’t meant to last forever, in fact, many of them have expiration dates that just aren’t stamped like our food at the grocery store. No fear, you’re not going to get skin poisoning for wearing an old pair of running shoes for too long, but the performance may dwindle. For many items it’s not so much the expiration date, you need to consider, but it’s the potency or chemical ability it needs to do what it was intended to

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20 Clever Winter Hacks That Everyone Should Know

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20 Clever Winter Hacks That Everyone Should Know Wintertime is that wonderland season of subzero temperatures, blizzards, and beautiful snowfalls – not to mention the time when we get to wear our ugly sweaters with pride!  As soon as the first snowflake makes its way we think about all of the fun winter sports and activities we can partake in. Let’s not forget the cons of the winter months, shall we? We’re talking about frozen toes; the garage door freezing shut or that you need to be late for work scraping ice off the windshield of your car. Put on

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8 Ways To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

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8 Ways To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter Energy bills are the ultimate gift of coal this holiday season due to the hundreds if not thousands of dollars we spend to keep our families warm during the winter months. Our ancestors knew how to keep warm well before advanced environmental physics, and infrared cameras came to our rescue. We can still apply their old methods to reduce the cost factor of modern day heating systems. When you have a home that is poorly insulated the external walls can still be a few degrees chillier than the heat that is

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28 Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap That Will Make Your Life Easier

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28 Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap That Will Make Your Life Easier We all know that Dawn dish soap is great for washing dishes, pots and pans, flatware, and crystal. But I think all the REST of the stuff it does is what makes it really extraordinary! One of the best uses for Dawn dish soap you may not realize is that it can be used to fix hair. Kids get the darnedest things in their hair, like Vaseline, baby oil, gum, Silly Putty, etc. Dawn dish soap is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to

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The Best Firewood Chart To Burn, Chop And Store

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The Best Firewood To Burn, Chop And Store Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of best-burning wood firewood to use as well as firewood tips. Did you know that one cord of wood burned as firewood provides the heat equivalent to that produced by burning 200 to 250 gallons of heating oil, depending on the type of hardwood you are using? It can be very hard to find the best firewood to use for your situation. Depending on where you live you might not even have access to some of the wood but there are alternatives to choose from. Here is

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This Little Trick Will Tell You How Much Propane Is Left In A Tank With No Gauge

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This Little Trick Will Tell You How Much Propane Is Left In A Tank With No Gauge How many times have you ran out of propane half way through a cookout or while camping only to wake up freezing and no way to cook breakfast without starting a fire? I know I have, quite a few times actually! Ugh. I am sharing a tip with you all today that shows you how to test how much propane you have left in your tank. This test takes less than a minute to do and literally could save you from embarrassment and

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Where To Pinch To Stop The Bleeding

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Where To Pinch To Stop The Bleeding If you or someone else have been inured in an accident or god forbid, some other atrocity and are bleeding, first things first, call 911 and get an ambulance on its way. But while you are waiting did you know that you could stop the bleeding by pressing on certain “pressure” points on the body? This is great medical knowledge to learn. You just never know when you will need it. Pinching these pressure points should hopefully slow the blood enough to start the clotting process. Below is an infographic I found which

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15 Car Cleaning Tips That You Would Have Never Guessed

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15 Car Cleaning Tips That You Would Have Never Guessed Ammo NYC shows us the best car-wash and cleaning technique: 15 Steps + Tools. I do truly think this is the best tutorial on the net. I have used his techniques for years now. In fact, it’s the only way I clean my car now! My car feels like it is always dirty. Well, I wouldn’t say dirty per say because it isn’t that bad. I guess it just comes down to dirty floors, dirty carpets, foggy headlights, and some loose papers taking up space in the back. I mean,

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13 Amazing Uses For Cucumbers Other Than Eating

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13 Amazing Uses For Cucumbers Other Than Eating Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. So with that being said, make room in your garden this year and grow as many cucumbers as you can. If you have a small garden, do not worry, you can grow a lot of cucumbers in grow bags and containers. Natural Multivitamin Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin

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The Easiest Way To Transfer VHS Tapes To Your Computer

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The Easiest Way To Transfer VHS Tapes To Your Computer I have no idea why but I have a whole bookshelf stacked to the brim with old VCR tapes. I keep them because well, I grew up with them and maybe one day in the future they may be worth a bob or two. Knowing how to transfer VCR to the PC is great if you have a lot of family events on VCR. The last thing you want is to lose all those memories. Did you know that something as simple as a magnet to close to the tape can

Very Surprising Uses For Eggshells

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Very Surprising Uses For Eggshells If you eat a lot of eggs chances are you have thrown away thousands and thousands of egg shells over your lifetime. Don’t worry, I have too. I am gardening very seriously this year and part of that means using all natural processes and ingredients as much as possible. I did some research and have compiled the top yet very surprising uses for egg shells that can help you not only in your garden but for your home too. I think you will be very surprised as to what old egg shells can help you

A Complete Cooking Ingredient Substitution List

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A Complete Cooking Ingredient Substitution List There are always those points in time where you really want to bake but you just don’t have everything you need to make that killer recipe you’ve been wanting to make again. So rather than running to the grocery store, you can use a substitution instead. I personally am a fan of using applesauce or banana in lieu of egg. That makes for some very delicious pancakes in the morning! Little bit of a different texture, but I still like them! Here are a whole bunch of substitutions for anything you might not have in

How To Fill Balloons Quickly Without Helium

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How To Fill Balloons Quickly Without Helium We seem to be on a science kick this week! Believe me, your kids will want to do this more than once. Here is a simple chemistry experiment that you can do with everyone’s favorite baking soda and vinegar reaction! Making a volcano is fun, but did you know that you can also use baking soda and vinegar to blow up a balloon? We used this experiment to learn about gases. Supplies Needed: Baking soda Vinegar Plastic bottle Balloons Funnels (2) What To Do: 1. Using your funnel pour vinegar into your bottle.

Moths – Ten Interesting Facts About These Underrated Insects

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Moths – Ten Interesting Facts About These Underrated Insects There are 150,000 – 250,000 species of moths worldwide, with thousands more that are yet to be described.Moths are related to butterflies, so are both part of the Lepidoptera order of insects.Moths are nocturnal, so they sleep during the day and are active through the night. …