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5 Kitchen gadgets you didn't know you needed

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When it comes to kitchen gadgets I tend to be a minimalist. I'm not a minimalist in other areas--just take a look at how many shoes I own--but with kitchen gadgets I've learned that more is not necessarily better. I've bought and been gifted with items that seem so useful only to see them turn into counter clutter collecting dusk.

With that said, there are some kitchen gadgets that I cannot do without because they are awesome and totally useful. Of couse you know I'm going to tell you what they are because I totes magotes think you should own them too.

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14 Consejos que te ayudarán a mantener tu casa fresca mientras ahorras en el verano

Si algo extraño de mis años en el Sur de California es su extraordinario clima. No importaba cuán caluroso fuese el verano, por las noches siempre refrescaba al punto de que dormíamos con las ventanas abiertas de par en par. En el sur de Florida, en cambio, el calor húmedo es tan pero tan sofocante que si no tienes el aire acondicionado encendido, te sientes pegajoso y hasta cuesta respirar. Sin embargo, he descubierto que sí hay maneras de ahorrar energía eléctrica y mantener tu casa a una temperatura agradable sin tener que recurrir al aire acondicionado. Sigue leyendo para que veas cómo puedes ahorrar.

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5 Cosas que NUNCA deben estar en la sala de tu casa

Piensa en las casas que has visitado. Debes haber visto algunas hermosas y otras que parecen decoradas por un niño de 12 años. Pero más allá del talento para darle al espacio que ofrecemos a nuestros visitantes un toque acogedor y hermoso, hay cosas que NUNCA deben estar en la sala. No por gusto, bueno o malo, sino por cortesía.

Después de conversaciones con amigas criticonas (como somos todas, seamos honestas) y con varias expertas en decoración y organización de hogares, he llegado a la conclusión de que es fácil saber lo que tienes que evitar a toda costa.

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5 Natural ways to get rid of ANTS driving you crazy!

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Every year ants try to invade my home. One morning, I will wake up, walk into the kitchen and see armies of them EVERYWHERE and I get so upset because they have to be dealt with or they will get into everything. Now, of course I could pull out insecticides and spray the suckas into oblivion, but I'm not the kind of person that likes to put a film of toxic poison all over her kitchen. Especially since I have two very young kids who love to shove their little fingers into their mouth about 300 times a day. Fortunately there are some natural solutions to get rid of ants.

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7 Herramientas que toda mujer debe saber usar

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Puede que seas competente como personal de mantenimiento, o tal vez estés lista para comenzar a incursionar en el Hazlo-Tu-Misma, o quizás solo quieres ser capaz de colgar algunos cuadros en la pared sin ayuda de nadie. De cualquier forma, si estás leyendo esto, es probable que a tu caja de herramientas le falten cosas.

Pero entrar en una ferretería puede ser abrumador con todas las piezas de metal y cositas de madera y baratijas de plástico. Afortunadamente, para casi cualquier trabajo que vayas a hacer tú misma, un pequeño conjunto sencillo de herramientas y un poco de conocimiento básico serán más que suficientes.

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7 Unexpected uses for toothbrushes at home

Every time I go to one of those shops for sophisticated home products, I laugh my head off at the great amount of brushes they have. Have you noticed that many of them resemble those we use to brush our teeth? What doesn't make me laugh at all are the prices.

The good news is that we don't have to pay them because with that talent for improvisation we Latinas have, we can turn an ordinary toothbrush into a first-hand tool to get rid of the worst filth, in the farthest places of our house.

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4 Genius ways to cut down on dirty dishes

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We don't have a dishwasher, which means someone has to hand wash everything. I don't know about you, but I'm not that eager to spend any more time than I have to washing dishes. I'd rather wash less if at all possible, but at the same time I don't want a sink full of dirty dishes because that makes the entire kitchen look like a disaster. I've found simpe ways to cut down on dirty dishes without resorting to using disposable plates or eating out every day.

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5 Ways to naturally unclog your bathtub

I've been losing my mind lately with this clogged bathroom drain problem my fiance and I were having. The water would take as long as molasses to finally move down. And unfortunately with that came another problem. My bathtub was always filled with soap buildup and tons or hair and other nasty crap floating around. Oh and did I mention I was starting to have problems breathing from all the harsh chemicals I was using to clean this drain out? Ugh!

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7 Trucos INFALIBLES para que elimines el olor de ajo y cebolla de tus manos

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El ajo y la cebolla son dos ingredientes que no faltan en mi cocina. A todos nos gustan, pero qué fastidio el olor que dejan tanto en el aliento de quien los consumen, como en las manos de la cocinera, o sea tu y yo. Pero dejemos de sufrir que no vine aquí a quejarme sino a aportar soluciones. Mira la galería de fotos más abajo para que veas todo lo que puedes hacer para eliminar tanto el olor de la cebolla como del ajo de tus manos, luego de preparar un rico plato para tu familia.

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6 Easy ideas to spruce up your home using the color of the year

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Each year Pantone, a global corporation that studies the language of color and sets the standards for color among and between industries, releases a color of the year. The selected hue is used to inspire trends in the industries of fashion, beauty and decor throughout the year, and experts and devotees of each of these fields eagerly await the announcement every December. Once the announcement is made it's common to see every product from nail polish to dinner plates manufactured in the shade and sold all over the world.

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