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Best Household Tips That'll Save You Time, Money, and Cleaning

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We have plenty of things around our house that can be used multiple ways, we just have to open our eyes. Today we're saving you money so you can spend more money on holiday shopping. Jump the page to see simple tricks to try to make your household living easier.


Make-up Brushes

Keep your brushes neat and organized by storing them in a toothbrush stand.

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To keep your baseboards cleaner, wipe them with bounce dryer sheets after cleaning them.

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Scratched Table

Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of olive oil and scrub your scratched table down or rub a walnut on it.

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Permanent Ink

Get permanent ink stains out of hard surfaces with toothpaste.

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Old Soda Can

Closet Space

Make more space in your closet with a soda-can tab. Put one side of the tab on hanger and use the other hole to hold another hanger.

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Can Opener


Use a can opener to open plastic packaging.

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Hair Removal

Use a squeegee to remove hair from furniture and carpets.

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Wrap pipe cleaners or rubber bands around the edge of your hangers to prevent clothes from sliding off.

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Staple Remover

Key Ring

Use a stapler remover to open up your key ring to add something else on it.

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Ice Cubes

Ice Cubes

Lift indentations in carpet up by using icecubes.

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Emery Board

Suede Bags and Shoes

Buff away your stains on your suede bags and shoes with an emery board.

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Baby Powder


Untangle necklace chains with baby powder. Sprinkle a bit on it and then finish freeing it with a pin.

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White Vinegar


Kill weeds in your walkway by spraying them with white vinegar

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SMelly Sneakers

Smelly Sneakers

Place your sneakers in a bag and then place them in the freezer over night.

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Smelly Hands

Cooking with onions or garlic? Rid the smell on your hands by running your hands under water and rubbing it with a stainless steel spoon.

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Keep you flowers alive longer by dropping a penny and a pinch of sugar in a vase of water.

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Scouring Pad (Sponge)


De-fuzz your sweaters by running the textured side of your new sponge across the fabric.

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Pots and Pans

Don't throw away the mesh bags that bag the onions or oranges that you bought today. Ball it up and scrub your dirty pots and pans first.

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To smooth out a stiff zipper, rub both sides of the teeth with a bar of soap.

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Lotion Container

Charge Holder

Cut your old lotion bottles into a phone holder.

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When boiling an egg add half a teaspoon of baking soda to make the shell peel off easier.

When checking if eggs are good or not place in a cup of water, if floats on top, they're bad but if sinks to bottom they're good.

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Power Cords

Use old toilet paper rolls to organize power cords

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

READ MORE: Anderson .Paak, Tierra Whack And More Praise Female Artists At 2018 Billboard Women In Music

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)


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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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