Cleaning Tips For Almost Anything From A to Z

Here’s some great cleaning tips on almost everything from A to Z.  With tips like these  cleaning SHOULD be a “breeze”.

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1. Acrylic Paint on Clothing

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Just dab with some rubbing alcohol.

2. Air Vents

Air Vents

You’re breathing in all that nasty dust and gray gunk! A rag, a knife, and some 409 should do the trick. Get the full directions here.

3. Armpit Stains (Ew)

Armpit Stains (Ew)

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1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent, 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a couple tablespoons of baking soda — then scrub.

4. Bagless Vacuum

Bagless Vacuum

It requires some taking apart. Get the full directions here.

5. Bath Toys

Bath Toys

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Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water and let the toys soak for an hour. Squeeze all the water out.

But the best tip comes from We Love Being Moms, who says add a dab of hot glue to the air hole so that water doesn’t get into the toy and start harboring mold.

[Source: We Love Being Moms]

6. Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Using canned air to blow dust and debris out could save your life — exhaust fans are a common cause of household fires.

7. Blinds

Blinds

Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a bowl. Dip a sock in it. Put your hand in the sock and wipe down the blinds. For full instructions, click here.

8. Brass

Brass

Wipe down with half a lemon covered in salt.

9. Burnt Pans

Fill the bottom of the pan with water. Add a cup of white vinegar to the pan. Bring the pan to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add 2 tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and scour.

source: Apartment Therapy; Images by Sarah Starkey.

10. Carpet Pet Hair

Carpet Pet Hair

Use a squeegee.

11. Cast Iron Pan

Cast Iron Pan

Add a 1/4 cup of kosher salt to the pan and wipe with a paper towel. Get more details here.

12. Cheese Grater

Cheese Grater

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Grate a piece of raw potato. The hardness of the potato along with the oxalic acid will get that cheesy gunk off your grater.

[source: Household Magic]

13. Charcoal Grill

Charcoal Grill

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Take a white onion, peel it, cut it in half, stab a fork into the small end of one half. Use the fork to rub the onion back and forth over the grates of a hot grill. The onion will deglaze the grates and add a little extra flavor the next time you bust out your grill!

[source: How to Clean Things]

14. Clarisonic Brushes

Clarisonic Brushes

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Disinfect your Clarisonic brushes with hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and baking soda, and you will drastically cut down on how often you need to buy new heads. Full directions here.

15. Cloudy Glasses

Cloudy Glasses

Vinegar and paper towels will get them sparkling again! Click here for full directions.

16. Coffee Mug Stains

Coffee Mug Stains

Use baking soda. Get the full directions here.

17. Coffee or Spice Grinder

Coffee or Spice Grinder

Pulverize bread or uncooked white rice to pick up lingering aromas. You can also grind 1 tablespoon baking soda and wipe thoroughly.

18. Crockpot

Crockpot

A little oven cleaner (in a well-ventilated room, or outside) and some Bar Keeper’s Friend should get that gunk off. Get the full directions here.

19. Crusty Oven

Crusty Oven

Fill a bowl with 1/2 cup of ammonia into a COMPLETELY COLD oven. The fumes will work their magic overnight. Just wipe clean the next day. Get more awesome time-saving kitchen cleaning tips here.

20. Curling Iron

Curling Iron

Just rub a piece of plain steel wool onto the metal rod.

21. Cutting Boards

Cutting Boards

Lemons and coarse salt will work on the wooden and bamboo variety. For full directions, click here.

22. Cutting Boards

Soak cutting boards in a mixture of bleach and water in the sink for at least an hour. They’ll be good as new!

23. Dishwasher

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Use vinegar and Kool-Aid. Get full directions here.

24. Dryer Ducts

Dryer Ducts

If you have pets, you’ll want to do this even more often to prevent fires. It will also speed up the time it takes to dry a load. Get the full directions here.

25. Dyson Vacuum Canister

Dyson Vacuum Canister

You’ll need a can of compressed air, scissors, dish soap, and a flathead screwdriver. Get the full directions here.

26. Ear Buds

Ear Buds

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Lightly dampen a q-tip with rubbing alcohol and wipe over the surface. Just be sure to use a very small amount of rubbing alcohol, as liquids can damage electronics.

27. Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring

Make a baking soda and water paste, or just use toothpaste. More details here.

28. Floor Grease

Floor Grease

You’ll need a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, 1/4 cup washing soda, 2 gallons of very warm tap water mixed together in a bucket.

29. Front-Loading Washing Machines

Front-Loading Washing Machines

You’ll need vinegar, baking soda, and a sponge. Get the full directions here.

30. George Foreman Grill

George Foreman Grill

All you need are some paper towels. Get the full directions here.

31. Glass Cooktop

You’ll need dishwashing liquid or powder, baking soda, gloves, and a rag. Get the full directions here.

32. Glass Bakeware

Glass Bakeware

Crumple up a ball of aluminum foil, add a little dish soap, and scrub.

33. Glitter

Glitter

Just use some play dough.

34. Glue Gun

While the gun is still hot, use a ball of aluminum foil to wipe off the nozzle without burning your fingers. Get the full directions here.

35. Granite Counters

Granite Counters

Mix rubbing alcohol and Dawn dishwashing soap to create a granite countertop cleaner. Get the details here.

36. Grease Stains in Clothing

Grease Stains in Clothing

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Rub white chalk over the grease stain. It has powerful absorbing qualities.

37. Grout Mildew

Grout Mildew

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Use Cellucotton Cotton Coils from the beauty store and soak them in bleach. Lay them on the mildew and mold in your tub and let it sit for a day.

38. Hair Brush

Hair Brush

This will make a HUGE difference! You can use shampoo or dish washing detergent. Get the full instructions here.

39. Hard Water Stains on a Glass Shower Door

Hard Water Stains on a Glass Shower Door

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Bar Keeper’s Friend, my friend. Or Lime-A-Way, which comes in a handy spray bottle as opposed to a powder.

40. Humidifier

Humidifier

You’ll want to run white vinegar through it, but outside (because vinegar is stinky). You could also use a solution of hydrogen peroxide.

41. Irregularly Shaped Bottles

Irregularly Shaped Bottles

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Fill the bottle with raw rice, a little water, and a little dishwashing soap. Cover the top and shake.

[source: Lifehacker]

42. Keurig Coffeemaker

Keurig Coffeemaker

Fill the water reservoir about halfway with vinegar. Run a cycle through without adding a filter or k-cup. Then run two cycles of water through to get rid of the vinegar taste/smell.

[source: Passion for Savings]

43. Jean Stains

Jean Stains

Just use alcohol-free face cleansing wipes.

44. Kitchen Cabinet Gunk

Kitchen Cabinet Gunk

Use vegetable oil and baking soda. Scrub with a toothbrush. Get the full details here.

{source: One Good Thing By Jilliee]

45. Kool-Aid Stains

Kool-Aid Stains

You’ll need a mixture of ammonia and water, and also a white towel and an iron. Get the full directions here.

46. Lampshade

Lampshade

Use a lint roller to get the dust off.

47. Latex Paint Messes

Latex Paint Messes

Use pimple pads to wipe them up. The alcohol in them softens the latex.

48. Leather Sofas

Leather Sofas

Get scratches and scuffs out of your leather couches with shoe polish.

49. Lipstick Stains

Lipstick Stains

Spray the spot with hairspray, let it set for 10 minutes, dab with a damp washcloth, and wash as normal.

50. Makeup

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

You can make a cosmetics sanitizing spray! Get the recipe here.

51. Makeup Brushes

Makeup Brushes

Clean them with baby shampoo. Once you’ve rinsed them well, hang them up to dry using a hanger and binder clips. This way the water doesn’t drip back down into the handles, which will harbor mold and make the bristles fall out.

For more thorough instructions, click here.

52. Mattress

Mattress

Sprinkle baking soda (and optionally, a nice-smelling essential oil like lavender) over the mattress, let it sit for 30 minutes, then vacuum it up.

53. Microfiber Couch

Microfiber Couch

Use rubbing alcohol or vodka, a light-colored sponge, and water. Get the details here.

54. Microwave

Microwave

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Heat a bowl of water and vinegar for 5 minutes in the microwave. The steam will dissolve stuck-on stains.

55. Mini Muffin Pans

Mini Muffin Pans

A baby bottle brush! Brilliant.

56. Mirrors and Glass

Mirrors and Glass

Use a concoction of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 cups warm water. Spray and wipe down with newspaper.

57. Moldy Water Bottle

Moldy Water Bottle

EIICHHHH that SMELL. You’ll need bleach, baking soda, and water. It’s a lengthy process, which you can find here.

58. Nail-Polish Stained Carpet

Nail-Polish Stained Carpet

Pour on rubbing alcohol and gently rub with a microfiber cloth. Get more directions here.

59. Oil Stains on a Garage Floor

Oil Stains on a Garage Floor

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Coca cola! Get the details here. Supposedly, a product called Pour-N-Restore works, also.

60. Oven Racks

Oven Racks

You’ll need 6 dryer sheets and 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid. Get the full directions here.

61. Paint on Clothing

Paint on Clothing

Just use a razor! Get more instructions here.

62. Paintbrushes

Paintbrushes

Soak them in vinegar for 30 minutes.

63. Pen Ink in Clothing

Pen Ink in Clothing

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Spray hairspray onto the back of the clothing where the stain is. If that doesn’t work, check out the other methods here.

64. Pet Hair

Pet Hair

All you need are rubber gloves and a little water. Directions here.

65. Red Wine

For a stain that’s dried already, treat it with shaving cream and throw it into the washing machine. For a wet stain, there are a number of different methods, from club soda to kitty litter, which you can get here.

66. Rubber Stamps

Rubber Stamps

Use baby shampoo and glycerin (which you can find easily at any drugstore).

67. Rust Stains

Rust Stains

Use a resin bed cleaner. Get more details here.

68. Rusty Loaf Pans

You’ll need baking soda, water, a scourer, and oil. Sprinkle baking soda on and leave for about 30 minutes. Scrub with a scourer. Coat in oil so it doesn’t get rusty again.

69. Scuff Marks on Linoleum

Scuff Marks on Linoleum

Just rub with a plain old eraser!

70. Sharpie Stains in Carpet

Sharpie Stains in Carpet

These three ingredients will do the trick. Full on instructions here.

71. Shower Curtain Liner

Shower Curtain Liner

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Run it through the washing machine with detergent, vinegar, and a few towels (otherwise, you might risk tearing the liner). Get the details here.

72. Shower Head

Shower Head

Pour distilled white vinegar in a plastic bag and fit it over the shower head. Secure with a rubber band. Let it soak for an hour, then remove the bag and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel.

[source: A Real Life Housewife]

73. Sneakers

Sneakers

Restore your old sneakers with TOOTHPASTE! Get the full instructions here.

74. Stainless Steel Refrigerators

Stainless Steel Refrigerators

After making the spray, the key to getting the fingerprints off is a microfiber cloth.

75. Stainless Steel Sink

Stainless Steel Sink

It’s a lengthy process, but you’ll need vinegar (in a spray bottle), baking soda, olive oil, and Goo Gone. Get the details here.

76. Sterling Silver

Use tartar control toothpaste! Rub it in like you would soap and it’ll get the tarnish off.

77. Stove Grates

Stove Grates

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You’ll need ammonia (which stinks to the high heavens) and plastic bags. The best part is that this method requires no scrubbing.

78. Stove Burners

Pour on a thick coat of baking soda. Follow with a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide onto each burner. Wait 15 minutes, then scrub away all that nasty brown stuff.

[source: The Mortician’s Wife]

79. Stuffed Animals

Stuffed Animals

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Many stuffed animals can’t go in the washing machine, so you have to clean them in a basin. You’ll need a clean toothbrush, two clean white washcloths, a clean white towel, and high-efficiency laundry detergent. Get more details here.

80. Toaster

Toaster

Mix 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar with a few drops of water. Rub it into the appliance and then wipe down with a damp paper towel.

[source: A Real-Life Housewife]

81. Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes

Soak them in a vinegar or baking soda solution. Get the full instructions here.

82. Uggs

Uggs

By the end of winter, chances are, your Uggs are covered in water and snow stains. You’ll want to go over them with a stiff brush. Then, use a slightly damp washcloth to rub over the stains. Get more details here.

83. Weird Space Beween Oven Glass

Weird Space Beween Oven Glass

It’s a little complicated and involves actual TOOLS so you’ll want to check out this tutorial.

84. White Heat Marks

Use an iron and some cloth napkins. Full directions here.

85. Wicker Baskets

Wicker Baskets

Give them a rinse in the shower, or with a hose. Set them outside to dry in the sun. Spray with Pam to keep them looking shiny.

86. Yellowed Pillowcases

Yellowed Pillowcases

That yellow stuff is SWEAT and DROOL if that doesn’t compel you to do this right now. Throw them in the washing machine using REALLY HOT water, 1 cup of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent, 1 cup bleach, and 1/2 cup borax. Get more details here.

[source: One Good Thing By Jillee]

87. Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat

Fill a spray bottle with 3 parts water to 1 part distilled white vinegar. Optionally, add a few drops of essential oil. Spray and wipe down the solution.

I hope these cleaning tips help and be sure to pass them on to friends and family. Thanks!

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Got a Pocketful of NOPE

How many of the following photos would have YOU saying…NOPE?!? 

 

 

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33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

Here’s some genius hacks that are guaranteed to make a parent’s job a little easier. Raising a tiny human being is one of the hardest jobs out there! 

 

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Sidewalk Chalk | No-Slip Shoes | Jello Pops | Magnetic Cups

1. If your kids are always using new cups, give them their own designated cups with magnets to stick to the fridge.

Not only does this mean less dishwashing, but cups can be kept at kid-height instead of up-high cupboards.

2. Use a Play-Doh confetti maker to make your own baby puff treats.

Use a Play-Doh confetti maker to make your own baby puff treats.

You can use ingredients that are so much better than the store-bought variety. Get the directions here.

3. Cover a play table in oilcloth to create a water-resistant outdoor picnic table for the kids.

Get the directions and tons more examples here.

4. A Capri Sun in the freezer becomes a fun and easy slushy.

A Capri Sun in the freezer becomes a fun and easy slushy.

Just freeze for six hours, cut the top open, and scoop out with a spoon!

5. Put a sticker that has been cut in half on shoes’ inner soles to show your child the correct foot for their shoes.

Put a sticker that has been cut in half on shoes' inner soles to show your child the correct foot for their shoes.

If your child is already able to put on their shoes but still gets a little confused between right and left, this little sticker trick will help you get out the door faster.

6. Keep pacifiers clean in your bag with sauce-to-go containers.

Keep pacifiers clean in your bag with sauce-to-go containers.

7. Dawn, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda will get set-in baby food stains out of a onesie.

Get the recipe for this magical solution here.

8. Repurpose a large pump dispenser to fill water balloons.

Repurpose a large pump dispenser to fill water balloons.

9. Liquid Bandage will seal in a temporary safety tattoo on your child.

Liquid Bandage will seal in a temporary safety tattoo on your child.

If your child gets lost at the amusement park, your phone number is emblazoned right there on their arm. Get the directions here.

10. The “You Shall Not Pass” sign provides a visual limit to how much toilet paper your child can take.

The "You Shall Not Pass" sign provides a visual limit to how much toilet paper your child can take.

11. Easily make a Girl Scout cookie carrier out of a Tupperware tray and some duct tape.

Easily make a Girl Scout cookie carrier out of a Tupperware tray and some duct tape.

It’ll make going door to door so much easier. Get the directions here.

12. A rubber band will help kids grip pencils better.

A rubber band will help kids grip pencils better.

13. Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids.

Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids.

It’s used by dentists to stop bleeding instantly. Read more about it here.

14. Gluing pennies is a way to improvise tap dancing shoes.

Gluing pennies is a way to improvise tap dancing shoes.

In case your child is hoping to make it to Broadway someday.

15. Put a “safety spot” sticker on your car to ensure an older child doesn’t wander off while you load or unload the car.

Put a "safety spot" sticker on your car to ensure an older child doesn't wander off while you load or unload the car.

You can improvise your own with a large, round sticker, or purchase the Parking Pal magnet here.

16. A plastic cup will keep little hands safe when handling sparklers on the Fourth of July.

A plastic cup will keep little hands safe when handling sparklers on the Fourth of July.

17. An inflatable pool makes a great safe play area for babies and toddlers.

An inflatable pool makes a great safe play area for babies and toddlers.

18. A small spray bottle with 2 tablespoons of fabric softener and water = “Doll Hairspray.”

A small spray bottle with 2 tablespoons of fabric softener and water = "Doll Hairspray."

19. Another use for your glue gun: Plug up those holes in your bath toys so they don’t get all moldy.

Another use for your glue gun: Plug up those holes in your bath toys so they don't get all moldy.

20. Make sidewalk chalk in deodorant dispensers for mess-free drawing.

Make sidewalk chalk in deodorant dispensers for mess-free drawing.

Get the recipe here.

21. Dollar store shower caddies are great to have around for eating in the car.

Dollar store shower caddies are great to have around for eating in the car.

22. Cut up pieces of fleece to create a teething guard for your baby’s crib.

Cut up pieces of fleece to create a teething guard for your baby's crib.

Get the full tutorial here.

23. A crib sheet will keep an outdoor baby from getting bitten up by mosquitoes.

A crib sheet will keep an outdoor baby from getting bitten up by mosquitoes.

Sometimes you want to keep baby outside with you while working in the yard. A crib sheet provides shade and protection from bugs.

24. Use an egg carton for card games.

Use an egg carton for card games.

25. Use a glue gun to prevent shoes from slipping.

Use a glue gun to prevent shoes from slipping.

26. Catch kids trying to sneak out with this clever little hack.

Catch kids trying to sneak out with this clever little hack.

LOL.

27. Have more than one child? Use the dot method to separate their clothing.

Have more than one child? Use the dot method to separate their clothing.

In this household, the oldest child gets one dot while the younger one gets two.

28. Make a “busy wallet” with drawing paper, fun stickers, and a pen to occupy kids while they wait for their food.

Make a "busy wallet" with drawing paper, fun stickers, and a pen to occupy kids while they wait for their food.

The best panacea for kids who get fidgety at restaurants.

29. Add Jell-O to your popsicles so they don’t melt into a drippy mess.

Add Jell-O to your popsicles so they don't melt into a drippy mess.

Get the recipe for this slow-melt popsicle recipe here.

30. Bringing a baby bath to the beach means a baby doesn’t have to miss out on splashing fun.

Bringing a baby bath to the beach means a baby doesn't have to miss out on splashing fun.

Just fill the tub up with beach water.


Photographer: Mila Bridger
Model: Johnny

31. A $3 thrift store camera bag makes the best diaper bag ever.

A $3 thrift store camera bag makes the best diaper bag ever.

SO MANY COMPARTMENTS.

32. Put a padlock on your plugs to keep your kids from plugging in electrical appliances.

Put a padlock on your plugs to keep your kids from plugging in electrical appliances.

33. And finally… this solution will SAVE YOUR LIFE (and your beds) during the potty-training phase.

And finally... this solution will SAVE YOUR LIFE (and your beds) during the potty-training phase.

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Heather Spohr from The Spohrs Are Multiplying placed wee wee pads underneath her child’s fitted sheet to protect the mattress from accidents. She actually double layers them — one layer of wee wee pads, one fitted sheet, one layer of wee wee pads, another fitted sheet — so that she could remove the top layer after bed-wetting without having to re-fit the bed. A serious time and sleep saver during a challenging time.

Get even more brilliant parenting hacks here.

Via: buzzfeed.com

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean

Here’s some surprising facts about what dog behaviors actually mean. The truth about “man’s best friend” may be funnier than you think!

1. Wagging their tails:

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean
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“Experts” say: Dogs wag their tails back and forth to show they’re happy.
The truth: Your dog just farted and he’s trying to fan it away from you. What a courteous pup.

2. Showing their bellies to you:

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean
Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs expose their bellies as a sign of submission, and might be asking for a belly rub!
The truth: Your dog has been on the South Beach Diet for six weeks and wants you to acknowledge his weight loss. Say something encouraging!

3. Baring their front teeth:

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean
Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Curling lips baring front teeth is a dog’s way of smiling.
The truth: Your dog is obsessed with Katy Perry (as most dogs are) and he’s hoping you’ll buy him a pair of grillz like the ones in Katy’s “Dark Horse” video. Tell your dog that Katy Perry is a poor role model and buy him an Ani DiFranco CD.

4. Running in their sleep:

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean
Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs dream the same as people, and they have similar muscle movements when they dream. Maybe your dog is chasing a rabbit!
The truth: Dogs are highly skilled at astral projection, but yours has strayed too far from his earthly body. It’s up to you to astrally project into the Ghost Realm, find your canine friend, and bring him home safely. Godspeed, and good luck. You’ll need it.

5. Staring at you dead in the eye:

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean
Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: A direct, intense stare is a threat. It would be wise to back away slowly.
The truth: Your dog just got LASIK and is hoping you’ll notice his lovely new 20/20 vision. Bring your face as close as possible to his so your compliments can be heard more easily.

6. Ears in different positions:

Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs position their ears in different directions depending on their mood. Up means alert, down means fearful, and back means aggressive.
The truth: Dogs love fashion and it’s important to let your pup experiment with different earstyles. Get him a gift card to Claire’s at the mall so he can accessorize appropriately.

7. Tail between their legs:

Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: A tail between the legs means your dog is afraid, worried, and under stress.
The truth: Your puppy is wearing his tail down because he woke up late and didn’t have time to style his tail into an updo. Don’t comment on it. Dogs are sensitive.

8. Play biting:

Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Play biting is a normal part of dog behavior. Think of it as rough housing.
The truth: Your dog plans to eat you soon, but wants to tenderize you first. Soon he’ll start seasoning you with thyme and saffron. Beware.

9. Eating dead gross rotten animal meat off the forest floor:

Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs are carnivores and it’s instinctual for them to eat meat.
The truth: Dogs are actually strict vegans and only eat meat when experiencing severe anemia. If your dog eats a dead animal it means it’s time to shell out for some iron supplements.

10. Quizzically tilting their heads to one side:

Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs tilt their heads when something piques their interest and they want to hear better.
The truth: Like Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist, your dog is possessed by the demon king Pazuzu, hence the contorting head. Hire a priest to perform an exorcism immediately.

11. Making “Puppydog Eyes” at you:

Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs are smarter than you think and know how to get what they want. “Puppydog eyes” is akin to begging—a ploy to get a treat or go for a walk.
The truth: Your dog has been wearing its monthly contact lenses for too long and it’s starting to cause problems such as dilated pupils and watery eyes. Educate your canine friend on proper lens care.

12. Howling at the moon:

Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs howl to announce their presence to other canines. The moon association is most likely based on ancient myths.
The truth: Your dog is a werewolf! Run!!! Eeeeeeeek!

(Unless he’s one of the hot werewolves from Teen Wolf, in which case congrats.)

13. Digging holes all over the damn place:

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean
Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs dig to bury valuable items, like bones and toys.
The truth: Dogs dig to bury valuable items, like gold and other precious metals. Your dog doesn’t trust banks, and why should he? With the way big banks are handling our money these days, I tell you what…

14. Growling at the mailman/delivery guy/basically anyone:

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean
Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs bark at strangers because they’re territorial and protective.
The truth: Your dog is so SUPER JAZZED for his new subscription to Better Homes and Gardens to arrive that he can barely contain himself!

15. Barking because they heard another dog bark:

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean
Adam Ellis

“Experts” say: Dogs bark to communicate. They’re just saying hello to each other.
The truth: All dogs are in gangs and when they bark, they’re warning each other to stay off one another’s turf. Don’t get caught in a dog gang turf war!

 

Source: buzzfeed.com

Funny Texting Fails and Wins!

Here are some funny texting fails and wins that are bound to give you a laugh!

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Dogs Who Are Guaranteed To Make You Smile

These dogs just want to make you smile and improve your day. Will you let them?

This dog is extremely excited about this endeavour.

Here, we have the most perfect dog costume ever invented.

Here, we have the most perfect dog costume ever invented.

If this dog can get through this wind, you can get through anything.

If this dog can get through this wind, you can get through anything.

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And look amazing doing it.

And look amazing doing it.

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Are you smiling yet? This good dog is because broccoli is delicious!

Are you smiling yet? This good dog is because broccoli is delicious!

This this golden retriever is more excited about Taco Bell.

Or you could just take a seat and have a fine dinner with this young gentleman.

Or you could just take a seat and have a fine dinner with this young gentleman.

Is this face doing anything for you?

Is this face doing anything for you?

This little man recommends getting into a little bit of trouble.

This little man recommends getting into a little bit of trouble.

How are those cheeks?

Have you met this future seeing eye dog?

Have you met this future seeing eye dog?

Maybe you prefer a more scholarly beast?

Maybe you prefer a more scholarly beast?

Go ahead and get comfy.

Listen to some jams.

But don’t fall asleep!

But don't fall asleep!

Be yourself.

Be yourself.

Smile, because you’re the best and dogs exist!

31 Redneck DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Redneck DIYs That Are Borderline Genius! 

So go ahead and keep your bourgeois “life hacks” cause these Redneck ideas got it goin’ on!

1. Boiler Pot Hot Tub

Boiler Pot Hot Tub

Also doubles as a fast and easy way to boil crawdads.

2. Duct Tape Hammock

Duct Tape Hammock

3. Tennis Racket Strainer

Tennis Racket Strainer

It even has a cushioned handle. So take that, colander!

4. Wifebeater Baby Carrier

Wifebeater Baby Carrier

That’s one of the happiest looking babies I’ve ever seen.

5. Clothes Hanger Muffler Fix

Clothes Hanger Muffler Fix

Brilliant.

6. Snow Beer Cooler

Snow Beer Cooler

Brilliant AND energy-saving.

7. Armchair Car Seats

Armchair Car Seats

8. Fan Leaf Blower

Fan Leaf Blower

Aren’t normal leaf blowers SO loud and annoying? This method is way more respectful towards the neighborhood.

9. Beer Can Hot Rollers

Beer Can Hot Rollers

The beer cans retain heat so you’ll get lasting big bouncy curls.

10. Duct Tape Drink Holder

Duct Tape Drink Holder

11. Sofa Bunk Beds

Sofa Bunk Beds

Doubles as tiered home cinema seating.

12. SUV Water Skiing

SUV Water Skiing

This guy is having so much more fun than anyone has had in the Hamptons, ever.

13. $2 Spoiler

$2 Spoiler

14. Mason Jar Mailbox

Mason Jar Mailbox

So much more functional than keeping candles in them or whatever it is people do on Pinterest.

15. Toilet Senior Scooter

Toilet Senior Scooter

16. Plastic Fork Razors

Plastic Fork Razors

If you actually pay $15 for a Mach III razor, you’re a chump.

17. Makeshift Side Mirror

Makeshift Side Mirror

18. Bungee Cord Computer Holder

Bungee Cord Computer Holder

So handy on long road trips!

19. Popcorn Smoke Alarm

Popcorn Smoke Alarm

20. Drink Tray Visor

Drink Tray Visor

This is one of the more sustainable uses I’ve ever seen for a styrofoam drink tray.

21. Flat Screen TV Installation

Flat Screen TV Installation

22. Pick Up Truck Swimming Pool

Pick Up Truck Swimming Pool

Can you do this with your silly little Volkswagen??

23. Rooftop Slip n’ Slide

Rooftop Slip n' Slide

DOING THIS.

24. DIY Air Pump

DIY Air Pump

Seems legit.

25. Patio Chair BBQ Grill

Patio Chair BBQ Grill

26. Washing Machine Beer Cooler

Washing Machine Beer Cooler

This is a life-changing tip of the day if I ever saw one.

27. Power Drill Mixer

Power Drill Mixer

As is this one.

28. Ruler/Can Lid Pizza Cutter

Ruler/Can Lid Pizza Cutter

This kind of deserves a Nobel Prize.

29. Home Stereo Car Stereo

Home Stereo Car Stereo

You can make mix tapes WHILE you’re driving! (Don’t do that.)

31. Impromptu Roof Deck

Impromptu Roof Deck

A patio with a view.

 

Source: buzzfeed

20 Baby Animals That’ll Make You Say “Aww”

These photographers have managed to capture some of the most adorable baby animals on the internet! They will definitely have you saying, “Aww”.

 

Baby Hawk

Image credits: imgur.com

Baby Panda

Image credits: kjdrill

Baby Skunk

Image credits: valleywildlifecare.org

Kitten

Image credits: Miguel A. Landestoy

Baby Prairie Dogs

Image credits: imgur.com

Puppy

Image credits: blog.naver.com

Baby Fox

Image credits: Remo Savisaar

Baby Polar Bear

Image credits: hdwallpaper.ws

Baby Otter

Image credits: imgur.com

Baby Tapir

Image credits: imgur.com

Baby Hedgehogs

Image credits: Mr. Unknown

Frogmouth Chicks

Image credits: zooborns.com 

Baby Hippo

Image credits: Rolfe Winkler

Bunny

Image credits: Mr. Unknown

Kitten #2

Image credits: lolosad.com

Albino Baby Koala

Image credits: imgur.com

Piggies

Image credits: Brittney Williford

Image credits: imgur.com

Baby Stingrays

Image credits: imgur.com

Baby Donkey

Image credits: minidonks.com

Crane Chick

Image credits: Jimm Ridley

 

Via: boredpanda

Redneck Vasectomy

Redneck Vasectomy

 

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After having their 11th child, an Alabama couple decided that was enough, as they could not afford a larger bed. So the husband went to his veterinarian and told him that he and his cousin didn’t want to have any more children.

The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a vasectomy that could fix the problem but that it was expensive. A less costly alternative, said the doctor, was to go home, get a cherry bomb (fireworks are legal in Alabama), light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10.

The Alabamian said to the doctor, “I may not be the smartest man in the world, but I don’t see how putting a cherry bomb in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me”.

“Trust me,” said the doctor.

So the man went home, lit a cherry bomb and put it in a beer can. He held the can up to his ear and began to count:

“1”

“2”

“3”

“4”

“5”

At which point he paused, placed the beer can between his legs, an resumed counting on his other hand.

This procedure also works in Kentucky, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

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Get Out Of The Car

Get Out Of The Car

 

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle.

She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it!  Get out of the car!”

 

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The four men didn’t wait for a second threat.  They got out and ran like mad.

The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat.  She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. 

She tried and tried, and then she realized why.  It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat. 

A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down.

She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake.

The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn’t stop laughing.

He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun.

No charges were filed.

The moral of the story?  If you’re going to have a senior moment… make it memorable.

 

31 Surprising Baking Soda Uses

Find out why baking soda—a powerhouse of a product—is one of the most versatile and effective tools in your household arsenal!

 

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Baking soda can do a lot more than just sit in the back of the fridge. Try these easy tips, and put baking soda to work in every room of your house!

  1. Skip produce washes—just put some baking soda on a damp sponge, scrub and rinse.

  2. Soak hair brushes and combs in a mixture of 1 teaspoon baking soda and a small amount of warm water. Rinse and dry.

  3. Before you store your patio furniture for the season, scatter baking soda under chair cushions.

  4. Keep your grill clean all summer long by putting some baking soda on a damp brush, scrubbing the grate, then rinsing.

  5. Freshen rugs by sprinkling baking soda on carpet, wait at least 15 minutes (preferably let sit overnight), then vacuum up.

  6. Add 1 cup of baking soda to your next load of laundry (along with your regular liquid detergent) to get clothes cleaner and brighter.

  7. Remove baked-on residue by shaking a generous amount of baking soda on pots and pans. Then add hot water and dish detergent, let sit for 15 minutes and wash as usual.

  8. Deodorize a funky-smelling hamper. Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the hamper (or over dirty clothes) to keep items fresher until laundry day.

  9. To brighten a dull floor finish, dissolve ½ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse for a shiny floor.

  10. Make your own bathroom scrub by mixing ¼ cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.

  11. To put out a grease fire, scatter baking soda over it by the handful to extinguish flames.

  12. Clean the dishwasher and coffeemaker by running an empty cycle with baking soda.

  13. Add ½ cup baking soda to your bath for an at-home spa treatment.

  14. To shine tarnished silver, combine three parts baking soda with one part water. Rub onto silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry.

  15. Sprinkle baking soda in the kitty box, then add litter on top to keep smells to a minimum. Or make a DIY litter, mixing a small box of baking soda with 3 inches of sandy clay.

  16. Use baking soda to brush your pets’ teeth.

  17. For instant relief from bug bites, sunburn and poison ivy, mix baking soda with a little water and apply it directly to the sore.

  18. Pour in 1 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup hot vinegar to quickly unclog the kitchen drain.

  19. Fight dandruff by tabling the shampoo for a few weeks and massaging your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda instead.

  20. Gargle with baking soda, or use it as mouthwash.

  21. Soak toothbrushes in a mixture of ¼ cup baking soda and ¼ cup water; let brushes stand overnight for a thorough cleaning.

  22. Make a fluffier omelet by adding ½ teaspoon baking soda for every three eggs.

  23. Use a pinch in a gallon of freshly-brewed iced tea, to take out the bitterness and prevent cloudiness.

  24. Scatter baking soda on icy sidewalks―it’s not as corrosive as salt.

  25. Discourage weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways.

  26. Surround Fido’s food bowls with baking soda to keep pests away.

  27. Mix a little baking soda into your conditioner and lather on your hair to keep it healthy and resistant to split ends.

  28. Have heartburn? Create an antacid by mixing ½ teaspoon of baking soda with ½ cup of water.

  29. To clean a toilet, add ¼ cup baking soda to the bowl, swirl, then scrub.

  30. Exfoliate your skin with a paste of 3 parts baking soda to one part water. Apply gently with your fingertips in a circular motion, then rinse

  31. To deodorize a drain, pour about ½ cup baking soda down the drain, followed by ½ cup vinegar. After 15 minutes, pour in boiling water to clean residue. NOTE: Use this method only if your pipes are metal. And never mix with other cleaning solutions. Don’t try this if you’ve recently used a commercial drain product.

Via: allyou.com

20 Things You’re Bound To See In The South

People in the South are a lot more fun to be around anyway. Hope y’all come back now…ya hear?

1. This truck.

This truck.

Angie Linder / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: technochick

2. This news headline.

This news headline.

bob walker / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: rjw1

“Man forced to eat beard.”

3. This parking lot.

This parking lot.

James Willcox / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: snorp

4. This auto shop.

This auto shop.

Anthony Neff / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: 26424952@N00

5. This hot tub.

This hot tub.

Caleb Drost / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: drostphotos

6. This old feller.

This old feller.

Helgi Halldórsson / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: 8058853@N06

7. This sign.

This sign.

Patrick Lyddy / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: biggaypat

8. Or this sign.

Or this sign.

Gerry Dincher / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: gerrydincher

9. Or maybe this sign.

Or maybe this sign.

Ben Ostrowsky / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: sylvar

10. This truck decal.

This truck decal.

Tricia / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: elvissa

11. These hair rollers.

These hair rollers.

Naomi Lir / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: billiejoesentourage

12. These industrious young men.

These industrious young men.

Peter Linehan / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: p_linehan

13. This barbecue grill.

This barbecue grill.

Brendan Riley / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: digitalsextant

14. This wreathe

This wreathe

k rupp / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: krupptastic

15. This motorcycle.

This motorcycle.

Insomnia Cured Here / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: tom-margie

16. This ferocious lion.

This ferocious lion.

istolethetv / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: istolethetv

17. This fire alarm.

This fire alarm.

Lester Luallin / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: lesterofpuppets

18. This proud pet owner.

This proud pet owner.

ActiveSteve / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: activesteve

19. This boat.

This boat.

mbtrama / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: mbtrama

20. This Santa Claus.

This Santa Claus.

Joe Ross / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: joeross

‘MERICA!

'MERICA!

Tambako The Jaguar / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: tambako


Christian Mom Makes A Huge Mistake When Asking Twitter What This Is

This devout Christian Mom definitely got an answer to her question….and then some!  ROFL

 

downstairs01 Needless to say, Patty wasn’t too happy with the responses.

downstairs02Yes, it turns out it’s a masturbation aid marketed to gay men.

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christianmomLuckily for CJ, some tweeters were on hand to help him hide the truth:

downstairs04 downstairs05But something tells us his mother will catch on sooner or later…

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Can anyone actually be this naive?

No, probably not. We’re 99.999999% sure this account is fake, particularly because the original fleshlight picture came from a review on a different website. But that doesn’t make it any less funny.

Via: huffingtonpost