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10 Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Actually Still Work

9 Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Actually Still Work

10 Vintage Life Hacks From The 1900s That Actually Still Work In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into their paper packs of cigarettes to strengthen the containers. It wasn’t long before they got the idea to put artwork, trivia, famous people, and pretty girls onto those cards, …

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13 Creative ways To Reuse Ammo Cans

13 Creative ways To Reuse Ammo Cans

13 Creative ways To Reuse Ammo Cans Ammo cans are normally used for the safe transfer of ammo by the military. Due to their sturdy nature, durable material, and resealable covers, ammo cans can also be used for a variety of household purposes. It’s for this reason that used ammo cans are …

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14 Bread Baking Tips for Success

14 Bread Baking Tips for Success

14 Bread Baking Tips for Success The smell of freshly baked bread is intoxicating. It moves through your house, making it impossible to not take a slice as soon as it comes out of the oven. Our ancestors baked bread daily, and it was a staple part of their diet. …

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5 Way To Keep Ticks Out of Your Garden

5 Way To Keep Ticks Out of Your Garden

5 Way To Keep Ticks Out of Your Garden Ticks may appear small and nonthreatening, but the array of potential consequences if they bite you are extensive and serious. In certain specific geographic U.S. locations, nearly half of the tick population is infected with disease. You’ve probably heard of Lyme …

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Creative Ways To Rejuvenate Old Jeans

20 Insanely Creative Ways To Rejuvenate Old Jeans

20 Insanely Creative Ways To Rejuvenate Old Jeans How much do you spend on a pair of blue jeans?  You can spend anything from 10 up to well sky is the limit. I spend around $30-$40.  Jeans do last a long time if you look after them but they will be …

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6 Ways to Kill Mold Naturally

6 Ways to Kill Mold Naturally

6 Ways to Kill Mold Naturally Mold can appear anywhere in your house like basements and window sills. Bathroom windows are particularly vulnerable to mold because of the high exposure to moisture. Any window sill can develop mold though, especially if it lacks proper caulk avoid moisture seeping inside. If …

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20 Tiny Bedroom Hacks That Make the Most of Your Space

20 Tiny Bedroom Hacks That Make the Most of Your Space

20 Tiny Bedroom Hacks That Make the Most of Your Space It seems like every home could use a little more space, but small homes really need a helping hand when it comes to making the residence feel comfortable and uncluttered. These 20 idea can help you feel like you finally have more room …

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6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead

6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead

6 Practical Uses for Wood Ash Around the Homestead Burning your scrap wood in the winter months can provide a source of heat and an opportunity to gather friends and family around the fire. It’s a great way to clear brush build up and keep your home warm on cold …

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6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying Most people who keep a backyard flock do so for the delicious, farm-fresh eggs. It’s always concerning when the hens suddenly stop laying. In addition to the inconvenience when there suddenly aren’t eggs for breakfast, there’s the anxiety that perhaps something is …

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20+ Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

20+ Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

20+ Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide Nearly every home has a bottle of hydrogen peroxide sitting in the medicine cabinet. Long used as a first aid treatment for cuts and scrapes, this bubbly mix of water and H2O2 has been shown to heal infections as severe as gangrene through simple …

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8 Common Medicinal Trees You Should Be Growing

8 Common Medicinal Trees You Should Be Growing

8 Common Medicinal Trees You Should Be Growing Tree medicines have an advantage over fresh herbs in that they can be harvested year-round. There are several prevalent varieties that grow in North America whose roots, leaves, bark, or twigs can be used to treat common ailments. As with using herbs, it’s …

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8 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Care For Your Chickens

8 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Care For Your Chickens

8 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Care For Your Chickens Apple cider vinegar is truly a miracle elixir with enumerable applications, in and out of the coop. Vinegar is made using 2 consecutive fermentation processes. The type of vinegar produced is determined by the item being fermented, not by …

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