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Food Hacks That Save Time, Money or Frustration | Money Talks News

There are small but common irritations that prevent us from enjoying food as much as we would like or from producing food that resembles the dishes …

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11 Ways to Get Rid of Pests Naturally

Because commercial pesticides can be hazardous to your health and are known to cause a host of environmental problems, some people opt for natural …

How tidy people keep their homes clean

It's all about working smarter, not harder, for a neat lifestyle.<p>I don't think I spend more time cleaning and organizing my home, but people often …

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30 collectibles that are now worthless

Many of us hold onto things for years, sometimes decades, believing our "treasures" — well-considered purchases made for investment, collections …

From Greener Grass to Better Pulled Pork — 46 Amazing Uses for Coca-Cola

It’s hard to imagine a world without Coca-Cola. The iconic beverage, invented in 1886 by Atlanta pharmacist Dr. John S. Pemberton, is available just …

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

Heart leaf philodendron (Philodendron oxycardium)<p>This climbing vine plant isn’t a good option if you have kids or pets — it's toxic when eaten — but …

82 Amazing and Environmentally Friendly Uses for Vinegar

Vinegar is an amazing household staple. The humble product cleans and sanitizes without harsh chemicals — and that’s in addition to all its uses in …

77 Uses for Baking Soda — and How It Could Save Your Life

Photo (cc) by athriftymrs.com<p>Baking soda’s most recognizable form is in a little orange box. This unimposing product is present even in households …

These 20 Hidden Things in Your Home May Be a Fire Hazard

Every year people die because their smoke detectors didn't go off during a fire. That's usually because the batteries were dead (or had been removed …

How to water your yard during a drought

It's all about prioritizing the trees, bushes and plants in your lawn and garden.<p>Lawn? Trees? Shrubs? The bearded iris your grandmother gave you? How …

30 Everyday Problems You Can Solve With Petroleum Jelly

It's not just for baby bottoms: Vaseline can address dozens of problems and replace a cabinet full of products.

Watch This: 10 Surprising Things Your Microwave Can Do

What did we ever do before the microwave? In a jiffy, it cooks our oatmeal, thaws our meats and just makes life easier in our time-crunched world. …

Your kitchen towel could cause food poisoning

You likely have one draped over the handle of your stove or refrigerator. Maybe it hangs neatly or lies in a pile near the sink. But every kitchen …

The Top Landscaping Trends for 2018

Native plants, outdoor yoga spaces, and charging stations are among the hottest landscaping trends growing in consumer demand for 2018, according to …

100 of the Handiest Home Tips

Small bags of fancy coffee have heavy-duty ties to keep them airtight. The ties are handy for securing small coils of electrical cable and rope. …

9 Houseplants Proven to Remove Toxins From Indoor Air

For our first Valentine’s Day, my husband brought home two dozen long-stem red roses. I told him he wasted money on a cliche that would be dead in a …

How To Declutter Every Room In Your House To Reduce Anxiety And Stress

Bills and junk mail are piling up on your kitchen counter, dirty clothes are spilling out of the hamper onto your bedroom floor, and let’s not even …

9 Ways to Cut Your Summer Cooling Costs

Heating and cooling your home makes up nearly half of your energy bill, says the U.S. Department of Energy. Right now, you might be enjoying low …

35 Laundry Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know

The words "laundry day" strike fear in even the bravest of hearts. Still, it simply has to happen - but it doesn't have so bad! We've rounded up the …

20 100-Year-Old Life Hacks That Still Work Today

Use this ingredient to freshen up things all over your home. It's a gentle abrasive and a natural deodorizer, making it ideal for whitening grout, …

Watch This: 9 Overlooked Ways to Use Paper Towels

A roll of paper towels is one of life’s overlooked little wonders. Not only can you clean up spills, but it also can perform services you’ve never …

20 Genius Housecleaning Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

On average, Americans spend nearly 40 minutes a day cleaning their homes. And, with the exception of those who truly find dusting their baseboards …

40 Things You've Been Doing Wrong All Your Life

You were probably happily chugging along in your daily routine until you came across this slideshow. You'll soon realize after reading through that …

Here's How Long You Can Keep You Food Past Its Expiration Date

Past Food Expiration Date: 3-4 weeks<p>Eggs are a protein and protein takes a while to break down. In fact, fresh eggs with unbroken egg shells can last …

This is how often you should be getting rid of every product in your kitchen

Spring cleaning is upon us, and while you’ve probably been<p>dreadinglooking forward to <i>finally</i> donating half of the sweater pile that’s been torturing …

7 Genius Ways to Get Rid of ANTS!

Not Just for Kids: 28 Ways Baby Oil Saves You Money

The next time you need to unstick, untangle, soften, shine, depilate or de-squeak something, try baby oil. The lightly scented mineral oil is good …