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How To Remove Stubborn Sticky Label Residue From Plastic

How To Remove Stubborn Sticky Label Residue From Plastic

This solution came about as we were trying to get label residue off of empty spice bottles for this project.  We first removed as much of the paper or plastic labels has possible, then soaked the bottles in hot soapy water for a few hours, and most of the remaining label adhesive glue residue came … Continue Reading

35+ Uses For Twist Ties

35+ Uses For Twist Ties

First things first…if you are going to reuse twist ties to help contain items or organize things in your home, the very first thing you should organize is your collection of twist ties.  It doesn’t make sense to have a jumbled mass of twist ties shifting around the bottom of your junk drawer if the … Continue Reading

Unique And Practical Ways To Re-Purpose Spice Bottles

Unique And Practical Ways To Re-Purpose Spice Bottles

We don’t like clutter (who does), and in the past would normally throw out empty spice containers.  But while we were planning for a recent camping trip we were trying to come up with storage solutions for several scenarios.   If you are not camping in a big RV, space is always at a premium.   More … Continue Reading

Sweet Campfire Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Campfire Cornbread Recipe

Not going to write up a big narrative about this recipe, other than to say it is our go-to recipe for moist, sweet cornbread when we go camping.  This year we made it to go along with a smoked turkey for “Campsgiving”, but we normally make it to accompany the chili dinner we always make … Continue Reading

How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnats – What Works And What Doesn’t

How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnats – What Works And What Doesn’t

Just before the first frost of the season, we bring all our potted plants indoors.  This marks the beginning of our seasonal battle with indoor fungus gnats.  They’ve been busy colonizing all our pots all summer, and within two weeks of coming inside they are pretty much everywhere. The adult fungus gnats don’t really fly … Continue Reading

Received an AlertBus or PhotoNotice School Bus Citation?

Received an AlertBus or PhotoNotice School Bus Citation?

If you received a civil penalty citation in the mail for unlawfully passing a stopped school bus, and the letter advises that you can pay the penalty online at alertbus.com or photonotice.com, that means your municipality has enacted a school-bus Stop Arm Safety Program.   The school bus Stop Arm Program is meant to deter drivers … Continue Reading

Navigating The VA Disability Claims And Appeals Process (2021 DIY)

Navigating The VA Disability Claims And Appeals Process (2021 DIY)

This post is a bit of first hand experience and lessons-learned about applying for and appealing a VA Disability claim during the process of helping a family member (whom we’ll call “Joe” for these purposes) through the VA Disability claims application process.  Like everything “government” the application process is a hot mess, muddled with confusing … Continue Reading

How To Make And Use Oven “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes

How To Make And Use Oven “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes

So many of us are trying to think of ways to use all those excess tomatoes once they all begin ripening, that it just makes sense to dry them.  That way, there’s a bit of home grown tomato flavor to last throughout the winter.  It’s crazy to think that a package of sun dried tomatoes … Continue Reading

Repair Large Holes Or Tears In Insulated Ductwork

Repair Large Holes Or Tears In Insulated Ductwork

3 DIY options to repair large holes or tears in your insulated flexible ductwork. Zip Tie Damaged Ductwork Fix This budget-friendly repair makes quick work of large hole or tear repairs in your ductwork, and works best if there is enough slack in the ductwork to allow losing a few inches in length.  If the … Continue Reading

Pop Up Camper Makeover – DIY Curtain Tab Type C Options

Pop Up Camper Makeover – DIY Curtain Tab Type C Options

If you are remodeling your camper and are ready to update or replace the original curtains, you will need to decide how you will secure your new curtains to the camper’s C channel curtain track.  You can either reuse the original tabs or make your own replacement tabs. Reuse The Original Tabs If you still … Continue Reading

DIY Infinity Circle Or Hoop Trellis For Indoor Potted Plants

DIY Infinity Circle Or Hoop Trellis For Indoor Potted Plants

An infinity hoop or circle trellis is an elegant solution to attractively display your indoor climbing or vining potted houseplants and tame those long, trailing vines into a manageable shape. Benefits Of A Circle Trellis Because the vines continually loop back to the soil, additional rooting points can be established, resulting in a healthier plant.  … Continue Reading