Individual cleaning cloths are über useful, but not so friendly on the wallet or the environment. Try your hand at these DIY wipes using an old T-shirt and some cleaning products around the house. Perfect for cleaning up grubby fingerprints, craft time messes, greasy surfaces, and the list goes on.
Get the instructions here: Homemade Ginger
If your kids are always clamouring for a glass of water, allow them to help themselves. Attaching magnets to a kid-friendly cup close to the refrigerator water dispenser teaches kids the importance of staying hydrated while also cutting down on dishes and misplaced cups. Of course, this only works if you have a built-in water dispenser. Got a stainless steel fridge? Try attaching Velcro.
Get the instructions here: Adventures in Pinteresting
Summer calls for frozen treat to help mitigate hot sunny rays, but sometimes more of the ice pop ends up on your child's face and shirt than in their mouth. Problem solved with these easy-to-make, virtually un-meltable, healthier-than-store-bought homemade frozen pops. The secret ingredient is Jell-O!
Get the instructions here: The Paisley Cupcake
Your kids' germy LEGO™ collection can be shiny, new and clean once more thanks to a go in the spin cycle. Be sure to invest in a quality mesh laundry bag for the task as sharp LEGO™ pieces have the potential to escape thiner bags. Helpful hint: LEGO™ and your dyer are not friends.
Get the instructions here: Gettin' By
No need to dread organic carpet messes from pets, kids or that salsa you ate in the living room ever again (though if the stain is ink, this probably won't work). All you need is water, vinegar, a spray bottle and an iron to tackle the grime.
Get the instructions here: DIY & Crafts