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15 DIY Homemade Face Masks Patterns And Tutorials

15 DIY Homemade Face Masks Patterns And Tutorials

Important notes: Before attempting to use any of the linked patterns and tutorials below to make your own mask, please know: If you want true protection from viruses, use a properly fitted medical N95 face mask which provides 95% particle protection.  At best, a properly designed DIY mask provides 50% protection from particles (see study … Continue Reading

DIY Homemade Disinfecting Wipes And Disinfecting Surface Spray Recipes

DIY Homemade Disinfecting Wipes And Disinfecting Surface Spray Recipes

If you’ve had a chance to read the article for DIY disinfecting hand sanitizer, you already know the ratios needed to create an effective sanitizing solution and why the portions of ingredients are important (very important). If you prefer to make your own cleaning products, or supplies are running low, you can easily make your … Continue Reading

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Liquid Refill Recipe

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Liquid Refill Recipe

Making your own homemade essential oil diffuser liquid refill is a nice way to continue using your diffuser once all the liquid has evaporated.  If you already have essential oils on hand, it’s also fairly cost effective.  The bonus is that you can create your own unique fragrances instead of being limited to what is … Continue Reading

What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Buy At Aldi’s

What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Buy At Aldi’s

Aldi opened a location near us about 6 months ago and it is now included on our regular weekly grocery store stop along with Walmart.  We have been comparing Aldi prices and quality with comparable Walmart and Food Lion store-brand products (by no means trying to recommend one chain over another – these are just … Continue Reading

DIY Homemade Disinfecting Hand Sanitizer Recipe Explained

DIY Homemade Disinfecting Hand Sanitizer Recipe Explained

In researching how to make our own homemade disinfecting hand sanitizer, we came across a lot of different recipes with varying amounts of ingredients but with little (if any) explanation on why certain ingredients were used.  Most used isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), aloe vera gel, and some essential oils for fragrance.  Some even claimed that … Continue Reading

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness

“Everything we do before a pandemic will seem alarmist. Everything we do after will seem inadequate” – Rear Admiral W. Craig Vanderwagen 2007 Medications Protection and Disinfectants Supplies Food Coronavirus!  Of all the things we prepare for, a coronavirus pandemic was not one we were expecting.  On Feb 25th, 2020, the CDC announced that the … Continue Reading

Alternative Methods For Watering Houseplants Comparison

Alternative Methods For Watering Houseplants Comparison

If you are looking for ways to water your houseplants while you are away on vacation, or just looking for a way to streamline watering all your container plants, there are a lot of options to choose from.  There are plenty of products you can purchase, and many DIY methods of watering plants as well.  … Continue Reading

DIY Drawer Knife Storage Block

This is definitely one of the quickest and easiest DIY projects we’ve done that provided almost instant gratification. We now no longer have to fumble through a drawer filled with knives looking for a tiny paring knife. Each knife stays in its assigned spot and there’s no more risk of accidentally getting cut. After measuring … Continue Reading

DIY Pasta Drying Racks

DIY Pasta Drying Racks

Here are a few variations of Do It Yourself pasta drying racks. The goal of each of these racks is to use as little space as possible, and requiring as little setup time as possible prior to use. Hopefully resulting in one less gadget that needs to be assembled/disassembled and one less thing taking up … Continue Reading