Quick and Easy DIY Panty Drawer Dividers

As I was putting away laundry today, it occurred to me just how messy and disorganized my panty drawer is, so I decided to do something about it. Being on a tight budget, it needed to be something cheap, and having only a limited amount of time before the curious (read: destructive) little ones awoke from their nap, it needed to be a quick project! I decided to make use of some Amazon Prime boxes we had lying around, and I am rather pleased with the end result!

You will need:
Cardboard boxes
Scissors and/or a box cutter
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Measuring tape (optional)

Step 1:
Cut sections of cardboard to fit the measurement of your drawer. I found that the flaps of the boxes work best for this. It would probably be wise to measure before cutting, but I couldn’t find our tape measure so I just eyeballed it. 🙂

Step 2:
Paint the cardboard pieces. This will make the cardboard look a little nicer as well as making it a little more sturdy. Put as many layers as needed to get it to your liking. (I only did one layer because, as I pointed out before, I was in a hurry to get it done!) Allow the paint to thoroughly dry before placing.

Step 3:
Place dividers into drawer. Neatly roll panties (try the method used in this YouTube video) and place in drawer. Ta-da! Quick and easy, right? I love it! 🙂

DIY Collage

Cleaning Supplies I Can’t Live Without: Pampered Chef Scrapers

Assorted Cleaning Products Without Labels --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisWhen you have little ones in the home, it seems like the days are spent cleaning up one mess after another! I don’t know about you, but I am always on the lookout for tips, tricks and tools that help make the task of constant cleaning a little easier. With that in mind, I decided to start a new series on cleaning supplies that I can’t imagine living without, because that are just. that. awesome.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of cleaning supplies or tools that I can’t imagine life without is, without a doubt, these Pampered Chef Pan Scrapers. They were created to help effectively scrape off baked-on food from their cookware without scratching up the pans. What I didn’t know when I bought these is that they would become cleaning life savers in our home! They work amazingly well at removing so much more than just food from pans! I use them to scrap dried messes off my tables, counters and wood floors, plus they help quickly remove sticker residue from furniture, and so, SO much more! We own about a dozen of these amazing little things, and my husband and I both have come to appreciate them more and more. Here are some before and after pictures to show you just some of the messes these little beauties have helped us with:

This was a sticker one of my children stuck to the table in our school room. It came up with very little effort!
Collage1

This one shows some yogurt that my 2-year-old so artfully decorated our coffee table with. I hadn’t realized she did it until after it dried. I dampened the yogurt with a rag, then a little scraping took it right off!
Collage 3

Here’s some lovely dried peanut butter on our countertop. It took all of about 2 seconds for the scraper to remove this mess.
Collage 4

Shown here is some some super sticky residue on our hardwood floors left from a sticker one of our kids had put in the floor. This took a tad more elbow grease than the previous messes, but the scraper still managed to get it off!

Collage 2 Seriously, I just can’t say enough about these. I speak highly of all Pampered Chef products, but these are hands down my favorite. (For what it’s worth, I am not a Pampered Chef consultant – just a satisfied customer!)

Tips to Quickly and Easily Polish Silver

silverpolish

I wanted to share with you all my favorite polish for cleaning silver. I’ve tried a number of different products, but the one that works the quickest and requires the least amount of elbow grease from me (biggest bonus points, right there!) is Weiman Silver Polish. Pair the polish with a super soft cleaning cloth like these microfiber cloths from Amazon to prevent scratching the silver, and you’ll have a fantastic silver shine with very little effort!

DSC_0286

DSC_0282

How to Restore Dry, Cracked Wood in Less Than 60 Seconds

My mother-in-law taught me this little trick and it’s worked wonderfully for me, so I thought I’d pass it along!

Here’s the before:

DSC_0549

And here’s the after:

DSC_0560

And here, my friends, is the magic weapon:

DSC_0557

Apply a liberal amount of Old English (you really can’t put on too much) and rub it in. That’s it! Quick, effective, and inexpensive. One little tip is to choose one rag and stick with it. Once you put the oil on a rag, it’s never coming out, so make that your permanent rag for this job. I keep the bottle of oil and rag together in a Ziplock bag, and that way I can grab and go when I need to polish my wood.

Wood Collage

Here are some more before and after pictures:

collage1

Collage2

Have a blessed day!