We all love saving money, making these budget-friendly items must haves around the house. You might be surprised with the ways you can use these basic things to save you in a pinch while keeping a few dollars in your pocket at the same time. Plus, you probably already have a few of these savvy items already in your home. Click through for our favorite tools and more that will help you save time and money around your house.
From Pampers to wetsuits, Cynthia Rowley is spreading her stylish wings in all sorts of directions. Now she's hammering away at home improvement, with a new line of tools outfitted in her adorable prints. This has been done before . . . by the Victoria & Albert Museum, Liberty of London, Alice Supply Co., and Pretty Useful Tools, in particular. But the pièce de résistance of Rowley's little collection is her super chic canvas tool bag. I already have a tool set I love, but I might just have to use this one as a purse! Otherwise the line includes a multihead screwdriver, pliers, a hammer, a flashlight, a level, and a tape measure, and it's available at Rowley's boutiques. Check out the goods below!
Is it a lamp? A speaker? A room infuser? An albino eight ball? No, it's none of these things. It's a mobile sculpture . . . and something you'd keep in your tool box. Can you guess what type of tool it is?
When I was 19 years old, I was dropped off at my college dorm with a car full of clothing, a laundry hamper, a computer, and some CDs. While I thought that was sufficient, my dad thought otherwise. Proud father with tears in his eyes, he handed me my first toolbox. As soon as they drove off, I put my hammer, screwdriver, and level to work. Now, thanks to my old man, I'd like to fancy myself a bit of a handywoman. If forced to choose my top three most valuable tools around my home and garden, I'd pick a screwdriver, a hammer, and a sewing needle.
What are your three top picks? Tell me in the comments, and we'll see which tools come out on top!
Turning a screw a few turns too far strips the hole and puts a halt to any home improvement project. We've all been there, but you're not as screwed as you might think if you've stripped an important hole — especially if you have a few toothpicks on hand. A super simple way to fix a stripped hole is by removing the screw and sticking a few toothpicks (or matchsticks) inside. Just don't overstuff it; I've found that two or three usually do the trick. Once you've filled it with the toothpicks, break off the bits that stick out, insert the screw into the center, and turn it with a screwdriver until it's tight. Now if only all DIY disasters had such an easy fix.
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Philadelphia-based MIO, which was founded in 2001 by brothers Isaac and Jaime Salm, produces fun, modern, eco-friendly home furnishings and accessories. I recently featured MIO's new Tyvek textiles, and the brothers are also launching a MIO for Target line this month.
I've been busily testing some of the new MIO for Target products. Since I'm in the middle of Spring gardening mayhem, I first tried out the trowel, cultivator, and weeder ($7.99 each). They're made with bamboo handles and can be hung from your garden shed wall with a jute twine loop. To hear what I thought of these gardening tools, read more
I really want to try Bon Appétit's recipe for homemade ricotta. Although the recipe calls for three simple ingredients, it requires several cooking utensils. One of them is a good slotted spoon. I don't own a slotted spoon, so I asked you to head off to market in search of one. You bookmarked the spoons in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Slotted Spoon. The Tovolo spoon that mellie_608 discovered looks perfect. It has a bright red head that will make it easy to find in cluttered kitchen drawers. The handle is durable stainless steel and it's dishwasher safe. Check out more slotted spoons below.
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