Category Archives: problemsolvers

Do-it-Yourself Cooling Towels for Summer’s Hottest Days

Need a way to cool down while exercising or doing yard work on 90-degree days? My thoughtful Zumba instructor showed me how to make a do-it-yourself cooling towel that feels absolutely heavenly. (And better yet – she provides them during … Continue reading

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How to Decorate Your Home with Extremely Low-Cost Framed Prints

The cheapest way to hang nice-looking framed prints in your home is to buy them at a yard sale or thrift store. I was able to get the three prints in my living room, which have similar frames (gold wood) … Continue reading

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Why I ♥ Yard Sales

I started going to yard sales many years ago, before Hurricane Hugo blew through South Carolina. For years afterwards, very few people had yard sales because many families lost everything or had extensive water and wind damage to attics and … Continue reading

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Reminder Techniques: Which are the Best?

Life is busy and you’ve got lots of things to remember to do every day. Some of them are critical. There are many ways to prompt yourself to remember the most important tasks (besides the old-fashioned method of tying a string … Continue reading

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Great Fundraising Idea: Community Yard Sale

Plugins 1   If you have a favorite charity or group (school, church or club) you’d like to support financially, a great fundraising idea is a group yard sale on a Saturday morning. I’ve coordinated at least four of them … Continue reading

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Zip It Drain Cleaner – a Product to Love

When you find a product at the right price that really does the job – you’ve just gotta spread the word. If your sink or bathtub is not draining properly, this low-tech gizmo – which costs about $3 – really … Continue reading

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Singing the Blues – to Lighten Up and Relieve Stress

Loretta LaRoche, author of “Ten Simple Truths That Lead to an Amazing Life: Life is Short – Wear Your Party Pants”says one of her favorite ways to get people to see how they’re distorting things and get a handle on … Continue reading

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Clean Shirt or Bust (Bib) — My Slightly Eccentric Solution to Keep Clothes Clean While Eating Breakfast in the Car on the Way to Work

Like many people, I’m into multi-tasking and like to sleep until the last possible minute before heading to work each day. The perfect solution is to toast a bagel with peanut butter and fix a large Crystal Lite drink with … Continue reading

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