Get Rid of Fruit Flies… For Good

Get rid of fruit flies for good by following these simple steps! The internet is full of homemade traps, tips, and ideas to get rid of fruit flies, but few actually address getting rid of them for good. Do you want a fruit fly death trap (gross!) sitting on your counter for weeks? Follow these steps to get rid of fruit flies from the source in a matter of days.

So easy and you can get rid of fruit flies within 24 hours. Found at www.PintSizeFarm.com

Get rid of fruit flies for good by following these steps

A fruit fly invasion can be frustrating. And, trying to get rid of fruit flies can be just as frustrating. The tiny little bugs fly everywhere, destroy your fruit, and generally just annoy the heck out of homeowners and their guests. An invasion is usually started by simply bringing in fruit that happens to have fruit fly eggs on it.  Yuck. You can purchase traps, but that is only addressing part of the problem.

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HomeAcre Homestead Blog Hop 2/26

There were 115 great submissions last week, but I know we can beat that this week! Bring me your best posts. Each host features their own article so you have a better chance at getting a feature.

This week at Pint Size Farm we talked about bathroom decluttering tips. It's time for spring cleaning (and the clutter challenge). I'll have my own clutter challenge update soon (and I also track it in the sidebar along with the Homestead on a Dime challenge so you can follow my progress there). Share your own progress via twitter or facebook!  I love to hear how my readers are doing.

As always it was hard to choose a featured post this week. There were many great submissions.

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Bathroom Decluttering Tips: Quick, Simple

bathroom decluttering tips

Bathroom decluttering tips for the challenge

Bathroom decluttering tips are probably my favorite to write about. I like using bathroom decluttering tips because it is an area where I can get rid of a lot of things quickly. Under the bathroom sink is a catch-all for me. When in doubt, it goes under the bathroom sink. That makes it a total disaster, but it is still a small enough area that it is fast to declutter and organize. This makes it a great zone to start with. These bathroom decluttering tips will have you finishing an area of your house in no time.

We are well on our way in the decluttering challenge! If you are just catching up then be sure to head back to the how to declutter your home page to learn about splitting your home into zones. Bathrooms make a great zone when done together. If you have a lot of bathrooms in your home it might take you a while, but I still recommend keeping them in the same zone. Which brings me to the first of the bathroom decluttering tips…

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HomeAcre Homestead Blog Hop – Feb 18

There were 122 homesteading, homeschooling, recipes, organization, etc. post submissions last week. Great job you guys!

This week at Pint Size Farm I introduced a great food storage company, Valley Food Storage, and opened a giveaway for a 72 hour emergency kit (including food, $125 value). The post also includes a recommended list of supplies for an emergency. Click here to check it out (low entries so far!). We also started the decluttering challenge by splitting our home into six different zones. Click here if you need to catch up.

As always it was hard to choose a featured post this week. There were many great submissions.

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How to Declutter your Home: Zones

Learn how to declutter your home

Zones make decluttering easy!

Learning how to declutter your home is not hard if you know a few tricks. One of the biggest tricks is using zones. Zones can help you learn how to declutter your home and they can also do a lot for helping you keep it that way.

For this year's decluttering challenge we are going to start at the beginning. If you are a newsletter subscriber then you can get out your worksheets. If not, then subscribe to my newsletter and get a copy of them or just follow along with the posts! Learn how to create a decluttering binder at the end of this post. The how to declutter your home worksheets will be put in every weekly newsletter until the decluttering challenge is over (and generally I will leave the links open for a little while after that).

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Doomsday Preppers List of Supplies

Food is high on a doomsday preppers list of supplies!

Food is a high priority on a doomsday preppers list of supplies!

Doomsday preppers list of supplies. That sounds ominous. Really, it does not matter if you want to use a doomsday preppers list of supplies, a sustainability or homesteader list of supplies, or you would like to learn bushcraft, everybody should prepare for an emergency.

Preppers tend to have the best list of supplies and the doomsday preppers list of supplies are very thorough! So, I tend to look to the “prepper” side of homesteading to figure out what is needed in the case of an emergency.

The length of time that you feel you need to prepare for is up to you. Ready.gov suggests that you at least have a 72 hours supply of food on hand. In general, most preppers list of supplies (especially the doomsday preppers list of supplies) will ask for a supply of food that lasts much longer. Do what is right for your family, but at the very least, have that 72 hours ready for an emergency. Also make sure it is stored well (and where you can get to it fast when needed).

There is a giveaway at the end of this post! Enter to win a 72 hour emergency kit that is great as a bug out bag or just a daily readiness kit. It is perfect to start your fulfilling your doomsday preppers list of supplies! It is designed for any type of emergency (including hurricanes and floods) and is not just food (although the company who makes it makes safe, made in the USA storage food). It includes:

  • 1 x Backpack (colors vary).
  • 10 x Servings of Food.
  • 1 x Gerber Blades Multi Tool.
  • 2 x Emergency Light Sticks.
  • 1 x Cooking Pot.
  • 1 x Berkey Bottle Filter – Purifies up to 110 Gallons.
  • Survival Equipment.
    • 1 x SOL Emergency Blanket, (56″x 84″).
    • 1 x Fire Lite Fire Starter.
    • 4 x Tinder Quick Firestarter.
    • 1 x Slim Rescue Howler Whistle.
    • 1 x Button Compass.
    • 1 x Duct tape, (2″x 26″).
    • 1 x SOL Survival Instructions.
  • Medical Supplies.
    • 2 x Antiseptic Towelette.
    • 1 x Ibuprofen (200mg) 2/pkg.
    • 1 x Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.5g.
    • 1 x Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle.
    • 2 x Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric (1″x3″).
    • 1 x Safety Pins.

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HomeAcre Homestead Blog Hop 2/11

Discover some of the Best Homesteading Blogs! found at www.PintSizeFarm.com

Discover some of the Best Homesteading Blogs!

Last week we had 126 great submissions into the HomeAcre Homestead Blog Hop. Thanks you guys! There were some amazing posts. I love seeing the homesteading, homeschooling, garden, organizing, and all the other homesteading blogs posts from the week.

This week at Pint Size Farm , we started decluttering our homes. I like to really get my decluttering goals started about the same time as my spring garden seeds. It gives me yet another thing to do while I wait for the garden to get started!

All the homesteading blogs submitted wonderful posts last week. I can't wait to see what we have for this week.

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