Wax on. Wax off.

How to remove last night’s hardened candle wax from your table or tablecloth? For wood surfaces, try heating it up with a hairdryer, then removing melted wax with a damp towel. For fabric, place a piece of newspaper on either side of the fabric, then iron over the newspaper with a medium-hot iron. The paper will soak up the melted wax.

Trick for Treats

What to do with all that candy? Share the wealth. Have your kids choose half (maybe their least favorites) to put in a giveaway bag and deliver it to your local food bank or children’s hospital to share with kids who were not able to trick or treat this year.

A Goody for a Goodie

Looking for something fun to put in your birthday party goodie bags? How about a disposable camera? It’s a big hit with kids of all ages, and also makes a great activity if you have a few extra minutes of party time to fill.

Box for Bags

Is your collection of plastic bags taking over a drawer, or that space underneath your kitchen sink? Here’s a great tip: use an old tissue box to keep them contained. In fact, you can even keep a box of bags in every room (or at least the ones where they might come in handy!)

Junk the Junk Mail

Lets face it, if it weren’t for junk mail, the only thing in your mailbox these days would be bills. But maybe that’s the way you like it. If your mail preferences don’t include a love of junk mail, let the marketers know by notifying them via It’s simple, and it’s free.

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No More Icy Veins

Any kid will tell you, there’s nothing worse than cold snow creeping in between your mittens and coat, sending an icy chill right through all the veins in your wrist! But it ALWAYS happens. Solution? Take an old adult sock and put a hole in it for the thumb. Then put it under your child’s coat and mittens. Voila! Just the barrier you need.