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All You Need Are 3 Ingredients To Get Rid Of Your Fruit Fly Problem

Now that the summer is almost here, there’s one thing that’s sure to start annoying you again…flies.

While they don’t all bite, they are all annoying.

And that includes fruit flies! They might be a problem for you year-round, but they become especially prevalent in the summertime when you’re more likely to store tasty, fresh fruits and veggies in the open air.

While the first step to getting rid of fruit flies is to NOT DO THAT, the second weapon in your bug-be-gone arsenal is this super-easy trap.

And if mosquitoes are more of an issue for you, this DIY trap should do the trick:

Now you can really enjoy the summer and all it has to offer.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fruit-fly-trap/

He Glued A Bunch Of CD Cases Together To Make An Adorable Photo Cube

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, CDs are an outdated medium. Unlike records, which are oddly making a comeback, the small plastic discs have gone the way of the floppy disk. While there are plenty of things you can do with prismatic pieces, there aren’t too many options for the flimsy cases they were once housed in.

Until now.

I’m always looking for cute, inexpensive ways to display photos and this definitely fits the bill! Will you try this cool craft?

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16 Totally Unexpected Ways To Use Binder Clips In Your Daily Life

Did you know that binder clips weren’t actually invented for binders at all?

Yeah, they’re called binder clips because they were originally for binding sheets of paper together. Sure, they’re still good for their traditional use, but it’s pretty outdated considering we have binders, books, paper clips, staplers…you name it!

So what are binder clips good for these days? As it turns out…a ton of things!

That last one seems a little dangerous, but it’d be a pretty awesome competition to have in the office on a Friday — binder clip wars!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/binder-clip-tricks/

When Her Little Dog Sees A Dolphin, She Does The Cutest, Most Unexpected Thing!

Even if you’re not a dog lover, you know that some pooches have Napoleon complexes. They think and act like they’re tough, macho beasts not to be messed with. They’re also often less than 10 pounds.

Well, Gracie here definitely thinks she’s bigger than she is, but not in a menacing way! When she sees a potential friend on a boat ride, she does what only makes sense to her…there’s just one problem. We’re not sure dolphins are as fond of dogs.

I can only imagine Gracie wants to be best friends with the majestic sea creature she’s just come across. I feel like there’s Disney potential in there somewhere!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-loves-dolphin/

I Never Knew You Could Do Some Many Things With Hydrogen Peroxide

I still remember how much I hated getting cuts and scrapes as a kid…because they meant my mom would douse the spot with hydrogen peroxide and that arguably hurt more!

But it also always did the trick. Since hydrogen peroxide does expire — you should get rid of it six months after opening — it can be tough to use the entire bottle up on just bumps and cuts. Then again, if you know all of these awesome uses for the fizzy liquid, you’ll find yourself going through bottle after bottle. This stuff is so useful!

First, for easy application, consider getting a spray bottle top for your hydrogen peroxide.

1. Give your dishwasher detergent a boost by adding a splash of hydrogen peroxide to it.

2. Make elephant toothpaste with your kids.

3. Got gunk in your ears? Clean them out with a drop or two of hydrogen peroxide.

4. Get rid of dry, cracked heels by soaking your feet in a hydrogen peroxide and hot water bath for 30 minutes.

Dry them off and scrub with a pumice stone to easily remove the dead skin.

5. Clean off burnt-on food and grease stains with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.

6. Disinfect your makeup brushes with baby shampoo and some hydrogen peroxide.

7. Hate the yellow pit stain marks on your white shirts? Some hydrogen peroxide and dish soap gets rid of them!

8. Spot clean carpets with a mix of water, hydrogen peroxide, and lemon essential oil.

Here are the details.

9. Watering your plants with one ounce of hydrogen peroxide to every two cups of water is super good for them. Here’s why.

10. Don’t just rinse your fruits and veggies — make sure you’re really cleaning them by spraying with some hydrogen peroxide.

11. Keep leftover salad from spoiling and wilting by spraying it with a half cup of water and a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.

12. Run some hydrogen peroxide over your toothbrush to clean it.

13. You can also make toothpaste from hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.

14. Pour a half cup of hydrogen peroxide into your toilet bowl, let it sit for 20 minutes, and scrub it clean.

15. Spray down your shower after every use with some hydrogen peroxide. It’ll disinfect and keep your grout white.

16. Get rid of acne and acne scars with hydrogen peroxide.

17. Spray pennies or other copper pieces with hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and salt to give them an antique look.

Well there you have it, stop just using it on your cuts and start using it all around your home!

For a cool science video, see exactly what happens when blood comes into contact with more concentrated hydrogen peroxide!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/hydrogen-peroxide-uses/

Here’s How To Store Your Christmas Lights Quickly For Next Year

The holidays have come and gone, which means that it’s unfortunately time to pack up all that good cheer and store it away for this time next year. In an effort to do this efficiently and with as little annoyance as possible, we’ve found a few super-simple ways to wrap up your Christmas lights so they’re not a tangled, broken mess come December 2016.

1. Use a piece of cardboard.

2. Buy a spool organizer.

3. Grab a plastic shopping bag.

4. Use a poster tube or wrapping paper tube.

5. Put them on a hanger.

There you have it — five easy ways to ensure you’ll never find a tangled bin of lights when the holidays roll around again.

Now, when is the first official day of spring, again??

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/christmas-light-storage/

When You Hug An Animal — Big Or Small — They Know You Mean Well

January 21 was National Hugging Day — and before you say, ‘Wait…there’s a day for that?’ let me reassure you that of course there is, and it’s incredibly important. So it may not be equal to Independence Day, but some might argue it’s a close second.

Here to show you just how important — oh yeah, and adorable — it is are the incredible folks over at Edgar’s Mission in Australia.

Would someone possibly, maybe, perhaps give me a hug? After that, I’m dying for one!

If you’d like to learn more about the incredible work that Edgar’s Mission does at their animal sanctuary, you can do so here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/hugging-day/

This Man Spent Hours Outside Tromping In The Snow For The Best Reason Ever

I don’t know who Kristy is, but she’s a very lucky woman.

Why? Well, her husband knows just how lucky he is for getting to spend his life with her.

When it came time for her 51st birthday, he refused to buy her a card to commemorate all their years together. He says, “Every year with Kristy is like a gift…no card from a store could put that into words.” So he made one. Watch and listen to his heartfelt tribute below!

He has so many beautiful things to say about her, and on top of that, the snowy surprise? This man deserves a husband of the year award!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/birthday-snow/

I Never Knew You Could Do THIS With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

I love mashed potatoes as much as the next carb connoisseur, but they do have one big flaw…

Leftover mashed potatoes are entirely unappetizing.

They’re cold, clumpy, and all-around disgusting looking. While my taste buds tell me to just throw the mushy potatoes away, I hate wasting food. But instead of dreading…and generally ignoring them in my fridge, now I can actually look forward to the leftovers.

Friends, you’re about to fall in love with these leftover mashed potato WAFFLES.

I only have one thing to say to you, mashed potato waffles:

If you want other ideas on how to use leftover food, check this out!

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This Dog Knows Who He Should And Should NOT Trust…So Smart!

My dog goes on high alert whenever anyone walks by the front door. Even if it’s someone she knows and loves…she just doesn’t trust anyone until they’re inside and she’s given them a thorough once-over.

It’s great for protection, but it can also be super annoying after awhile.

This dog, on the other hand, knows exactly who to trust — and precisely who he should never trust. Just watch as his dad tells him which treat is from which person…

What a smart pooch! I know my girl would walk straight up to anyone, even the dog catcher, if they had a tasty treat in their hands. She’s not trusting…unless they have food for her.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-treat-trust/