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24 clever ideas to make life easier

I can't take credit for these, going around in a mass email, but they're sure worth sharing!! (Thanks Mom!) H ull strawberries easily using a straw.   Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.  Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40. Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod in a bowl.  The concave shape amplifies the music. Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Add this item to your beach bag.  Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?! Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys. Use wire to make a space to store g

Walkthrough of opening your own New Small Business

This past month I've been lucky to help a dear friend start up her new practice of Ayurvedic Medicine, and it stirred the wheels of writing again to share the steps we took, in case you have something new you want to promote and generate income with, with little-to-no startup.  After our first session together on December 1st, we summarized what Tracy needed... She already had a space rented, a name for the business, and a nice shiny new degree to be proud of. So what she needed next was: A logo. A website. And blog. Some photos. An emailing system. And of course, a Facebook page. Now it was time to start checking things off the list! We started with everyone's favorite, GoDaddy, and secured her website's name: .  Three years of hosting and one email, check. Then we went to my favorite, Weebly, and started her free website design.  If you want an easy operating system with preset designs and settings, Weebly the way to go.  It took us