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Replacing Your Watch Battery - face of the watch after battery has been replaced

Replacing Your Watch Battery
My kids had toys that talked and used button batteries, we would buy these off of ebay. We were getting 50 for just a few dollars. We never had a problem with hte batteries. Now we buy all watch batteries from ebay. Normal price is 10 batteries for a dollar...


A paint key being used to open a jar of pickles.

Paint Key to Open Jars
I also have found the pointed end of a bottle opener works really well too. it fits under the lid and has a long handle for gripping. Trying to open sealed jars are a big pain in the hand. Great find on the canned goods. Keep in mind the date on the cans and...


How to Turn Pants Into Shorts and a Bag  - tote bag and shorts

How to Turn Pants Into Shorts and a Bag
I think I am going to try this with a pair of bell bottom jeans. They have a wide flair so i am only going to use one leg for the bag. I am going to make it into an old fashion drawstring purse. Wish me luck. :)


A small container with packaged butter pats from takeout.

Saving Takeout Condiments
I feel you are actually paying for the butter, mustard and other condiments by the high price of the food. I would rather spend a 2.00 at Wal-mart and get a pound of butter that is legit.


A boxed cake mix and extra ingredients to make it taste homemade.

Make Boxed Cake Taste Homemade
Another great addition to a boxed cake to make it moist is a small box of instant pudding. I usually try to match flavors, but if you cant, a box of vanilla pudding works great. No other changes needed.


A stuck on label on a to-go coffee cup.

Removing Stuck-on Labels
I have found if you soak the item in water, prior to pulling off the sticker the paper and the glue comes off as one piece. I normally let a sticker sit in water for a good 4-6 hours before trying. Sometimes, I get lucky and the sticker will start floating...


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Growing Grass on Bald Spots?
I dont know if this really works, but I am going to try it this spring. Lay some grass seed in the bare spot and lay used coffee grounds on top of it. the idea is the worms in the soil will come for the grass seed, leave their droppings is great fertilizer...


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