Three Ways to Reuse Your Stitch Fix Boxes

Today I’m sharing three different ways to reuse your Stitch Fix boxes. If you haven’t read my recent Stitch Fix Review, head on over now and be sure to enter my giveaway!

If you’re a loyal Stitch Fix customer, keep your boxes! The inside of the box has a cute print, and if you turn them inside out you can upcycle them for different uses. Here are three of my favorites!

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How to Reuse Your Stitch Fix Boxes

Organization

Carefully take your box apart, and retape it together inside out to get a cute, patterned box you can use for anything. I use several in my closet to keep scarves, hats and other misc items organized. You could keep one in your front closet, or even in your car for small items that need a place to go. {read more}

How to Make a Solar Night Light

Today I’m sharing the easiest little DIY project that you can do with your kids. I came up with this solar night light idea because my four-year old daughter is scared of the dark and we’ve tried so many things to help her sleep at night, but she still sleeps with her bedside light on. I don’t think this is good for her so we worked together to make a little solar night light that she could put on her nightstand instead. She had so much fun putting it together and of course my boys wanted one too. {read more}

The Laundry Stain Hack

fels naptha soap

I have used this trick for laundry stains for years now. I specifically remember scrubbing cherry flavored chapstick out of all my clothes in high school when I forgot to check the pockets before throwing my dirty clothes in the wash. (Please don’t do this, it’s an awful mess.)

But with this easy laundry stain hack, you can deal with stained clothing quickly, and cheaply! I especially love using this for kids clothes, that get grimy fast.

fels naptha laundry soap

You will need two things:

1 bar of Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap

1 citrus produce bag
(look for the mesh bags that clementines or lemons come in) {read more}

How to Prevent Dark Jeans from Bleeding

kut from the kloth tag

If you’ve ever worn a new pair of dark wash jeans, you probably ended up with blue hands. The dark dye used in these washes can easily transfer to skin, clothing and furniture. This transfer of dye is officially called “crocking”. Whatever it’s called, it’s annoying! Say no to smurf hands.

Luckily, there are a couple of easy steps you can take to prevent dark jeans from bleeding. If you buy a new pair of jeans and find a tag on them warning you of the potential dye transfer, you need to follow these steps first thing. If you already have a pair of dark jeans, you can still use these techniques to prevent the dye from bleeding in the future. {read more}

You’re Doing it Wrong: HE Washer Mistakes

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You’re Doing it Wrong: HE Washer Mistakes

Your HE washer is working away, and the timer says there are 20 minutes left in the cycle. You come back to transfer the load to the dryer 20 minutes later, but it’s still rinsing and says it still has 13 minutes left in the cycle. Sound familiar?

Why is the cycle taking longer than expected on your HE washer?

Well, I did some research on this and the answer is simple: it all comes down to the detergent. What kind, how much and failure to regularly deep clean any residue from your washer.

HE Washer Basics

High efficiency washers use less water, and the tumbling action creates more suds in your machine than a standard washer. A typical HE washer has two to four rinse cycles, as opposed one rinse cycle in a standard machine. They require less soap, and low sudsing soap, to make sure the clothing is adequately rinsed and properly cleaned. {read more}