Welcome to our newest monthly column, Tips&Tricks! Ways to make your life easier, save you time, and generally make your days better. Each month we’ll be sharing a collection of helpful ideas from around the web, most will focus on a specific theme but we’re starting off fast and loose for February. Feel free to chime in with tried and true tips and tricks of your own in the comments!


01/ How to clean up files for a faster Mac.
02/ The easiest way to hang anything with T-slots.
03/ How to remove leftover wax from candle jars.
04/ Make homemade Vicks Vapor show disks.
05/ Revive gross old paintbrushes.
06/ 50 new uses for old things.
07/ How to calculate yardage for window coverings.
08/ Eucalyptus in the shower.
09/ How to ditch water rings on wood.
10/ How to fix wooden floor dents.
11/ Get your paperwork organized for 2013.
12/ The best times to buy certain things.

  • gorillabuns

    February 26, 2013 at 9:30 am Reply

    Thanks for the link for organizing 2013. I’m acting like I’m getting myself together this year.

  • Jenna

    February 26, 2013 at 9:45 am Reply

    These are super helpful, thanks for posting!

  • Nomadic D

    February 26, 2013 at 10:09 am Reply

    Love the trick for hanging things! Ingenious! And my mac is painfully poke-a-stick-in-your-eyeball slow, and it’s relatively new, so i’m going to follow that advice immediately! Love the idea for the new column.

  • FripperyVintage

    February 26, 2013 at 10:38 am Reply

    Thank you, lots of great info.

  • Cammie

    March 2, 2013 at 4:49 pm Reply

    My Mac is faster, paint brushes are cleaner, and I can hang things quicker! Thanks so much!

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