Hacking

How to Stretch Your Watercolor Paper to Prevent Buckling

It's generally recommended that watercolor paper less than 356 gsm (260 lb) is stretched before use, otherwise, it'll warp. It's a simple</b> …

Painting

A Fresh Start for Summer: 5 Ways to Clear Closet Clutter

A change of seasons marks the perfect time to re-evaluate your wardrobe and make room for new, seasonal pieces. Now that summer is <i>officially</i> here, do …

10 Things Southerners Know Best About Grocery Store Etiquette

You don’t want Mama catching you misbehaving.<p>Always Return Your Shopping Cart<p>It’s frustrating to start your trip to the grocery store by searching …

Etiquette

How to Choose the Best Garment Bag 2017

If you’re planning to eat in as many Michelin-star restaurants as you can on your trip and need to pack a bunch of nice clothes, or you’re going on a …

Sewing

Wall-Mounted Metal 3-Way Dispenser for Paper Towels, Wax Paper, Aluminum Foil

Perfect for those with a vintage kitchen and counter or drawer space you're wanting to clear, offered here is a wall-mounted metal dispenser for …

Crafting

This Weekender Bag Is Everything That Overpackers Need

Lots of us are packing up and heading out on vacations this summer, so perfecting the art of packing is top of mind. Blythe Harris, co-creator and chief creative officer at Stella & Dot, told us how she’s managing to expertly gather all of her favorite summer trends for an upcoming trip.<p>The Getaway …

Brit + Co

Minimalist Travel: The World in One Backpack (2017 Update!)

Simplify your stuff, and focus on the experience.<p>As I get dangerously close to becoming well-traveled, I’m also getting better and better at packing. …

7 Small Ways To Actually Get Your Home In Order

Small tricks. Big difference.<p>Posted on June 24, 2017, 20:31 GMT<p>Alice Yoo / BuzzFeed<p>1. Hook chip clips on your pantry wall so you never find another bag of chips crushed before its time.<p>And you'll know if you already have a bag of your favorites open. From Fennell Seeds.<p>2. Write out instructions for …

to-do list

16 DIY Hacks To Prep Before Your Next Camping Trip

Rough it a little less with the help of these hacks.<p>Posted on June 23, 2017, 19:16 GMT<p>Alice Yoo / BuzzFeed<p>1. You'll be thanking yourself for prepping all of these essential camping hacks ahead of time.<p>2. Turn an old coffee container into a toilet paper dispenser.<p>3. Get clean anywhere with this …

S'Mores

The 17 best camping hacks to kickstart your summer

One of the most stressful aspects of camping is packing for the outing itself. Similarly, if we forget something or an item breaks during a trip, we …

Cup Of Coffee

Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items

If our civilization collapses and archaeologists return centuries later to excavate our ruins, what will they make of our storage facilities? Will they see these compact cubicles stuffed with old furniture and memorabilia as a testament to our prosperity? Or will they see in our compulsion to store …

Startups

Here Are 20 Ways To Upgrade Your Stuff For Under $20

Pretty doesn't have to be pricey.<p>Posted on June 24, 2017, 03:46 GMT<p>Zoe Burnett / BuzzFeed<p>1. Add tassels to your outdoor umbrella to give the appeal of a swanky hotel pool.<p>You can buy 10 yards of tassel fringe on Amazon for $15. See the tutorial on Design Love Fest.<p>2. Super glue an old necklace …

Home Decorating

Internet Reacts to $185 Prada Paper Clip

It costs $185.<p>If you've got cash to burn and a love for fancy office supplies, may we introduce you to this $185 Prada paper clip?<p>Barneys New York is currently selling a Prada money clip designed to look like a large paper clip. Sure, if you're a money clip person and not a wallet person, it may be …

Hints From Heloise: Master the mosquito season

<b>Dear Readers:</b> We are right in the middle of mosquito season! What can you do? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) has some good hints:<p>● Standing water is our enemy when battling mosquitoes. Mosquitoes lay eggs in trays under flowerpots and in buckets and trash cans. Search for …

Lifestyle

Prada Wants $185 For A Paperclip & Twitter Can't Stop Laughing

Prada is selling a $185 oversized paperclip-shaped money clip. Yes, it's literally just a fancy version of the paperclips that are probably strewn around your desk.<p>Let's put a pin in what the product is, though. Prada is a luxury brand. Luxury brands charge lots of money for staple objects. We can …

14 borderline-genius storage solutions you'll want to try

Getting the right storage for your home can be an uphill task—especially if you have a small gaff or awkward spaces to accommodate. But, we've found …

Home Decorating

This Week in Motto: Vacation Hacks

This week Motto has brought you a couple of must-read life hacks. The first tackles the never-fun process of packing a carry-on suitcase, with advice …

Women's News

Go Anywhere Nature Calls With This Camper's Toilet Paper Dispenser

Instructions:<p># Measure the height of the toilet paper and mark on the coffee canister.<p># Cut a slit down the points around 1 cm wide.<p># Cut a X on both top and bottom of the canister.<p># Take a piece of rope and thread it through, tying off the ends with a knot.<p># Place toilet paper, antibacterial hand …

This Ingenious Hack Frees Up So Much Space In Your Kitchen

Why didn't we think of this sooner?<p>Whether you live in a major city or a small town, kitchen space is a precious commodity. There never seems to be …

Kitchens

The Strangest Beauty Hacks Celebrities Swear By

Over the years, we’ve heard some truly bizarre beauty tips from celebrities, but in 2017, a lot of them seem to be taking things a step further.<p>From …

Beauty

21 Travel-approved Jewelry Cases for Your Next Trip

We all love traveling, but we’d be hard pressed to find someone who truly enjoys packing and unpacking. And one of the most tedious things to do when …

Jewelry

Holiday hacks – top tips for a stress-free getaway

You’ve been dreaming of – and saving for – this moment all year, but before you and the family head out on your big summer adventure, you’d be wise …

Jet Lag

Paper Bag Vase by breuni

Summary<p>OK,<br>here it is, my contribution to the community!<br>The paper bag vase!<br>The model was created scanning a real paper bag and later converting the …

6 Tips on the Best Way to Pack a Carry-On Suitcase

Your Clothes<p><b>Step 1: Gather all the garments you anticipate needing.</b> Then put half of them back. Select clothes in the same color family, packing more …

Clothing

You Can Finally Organize Your Suitcase Like a Pro With These Packing Cubes

An editor on the <i>Travel + Leisure</i> team once returned from family vacation with a hilariously horrific story. As she waited with her parents at the …

Shopping

Recycling Solutions That Won't Detract from Your Decor

Trash cans and recycling bins can take up a lot of space, especially if you have to sort your recyclables into different containers. All those bins …

DIY

The best carry-on bags you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Briggs and Riley/Business Insider</i><p><b>The Insider Pick:</b><p>Sometimes you just don't want to check your luggage, so you need a reliable carry-on bag …

Shopping

A Better Way To Recycle Dirty Aluminum Foil

The EPA says Americans threw away more than 1.5 million tons of aluminum products in 2012. Some of that probably could have been recycled, although anyone who’s had to toss a wad of aluminum foil because it was covered in pizza sauce and cheese knows it can be hard to recycle.<p>Fortunately, chemists …

Chemistry

10 Travel Habits That Will Make Your Life Easier

As a frequent traveller, it is necessary to have a routine to help make the process of travelling a little easier. I find that the more I travel, the better my travel habits have become and I am able to breeze through travel days with minimal stress.<p>However, if you rarely travel or you are a …

Air Travel

How to Make a DIY Smoke Bomb

You’re lost in the woods, without phone service, and you need a way to signal your location to rescuers on the ground or low-flying aircraft.<p>Your …

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