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Make Your Own Bug Spray With Catnip and Other Smart Tips

  • Use catnip to repel bugs: Make your own all-natural bug spray and use catnip as the main ingredient.
  • Store the sheet set in a pillowcase: When you finish washing one sheet set, store the sheets and the pillowcase in the other pillowcase. You won't have to look for the matching sheets and pillowcase again.
  • Use FURminator to reduce shedding in your home: There is a really great deshedding tool called the FURminator ($20, originally $63), which claims to reduce shedding up to 90 percent for a month to six weeks. The sharp stainless steel edges work to remove the loose undercoat without damaging the top coat. I've actually started using it with my cat, and it seems to be working. It's quite possibly the best method, in my opinion, to reduce shedding.
  • Save money by planning a city hall wedding: If you're looking for a no-fuss, budget-friendly wedding, city hall might be a great place to get married. You won't have to deal with the stress of handling a wedding guest list running past 100 and the costs of entertaining and feeding all the guests.
  • Make wedding favor bags from dollar-store items: You can find just about everything you need at your local dollar store, making this wedding DIY perfect for any budget. A cute stamp personalizes the bags, and enlisting your bridal party in helping with this fun project gets these favor bags finished in no time.
  • Get a compact and cute office plant: Viewing greenery is a good way to relieve work stress, but not all of us work within a stone's throw of a park. Bring nature to you instead by setting a mini office plant on your desk.
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