Categories

Are You a Home Ec Superstar?

So I hear you can iron dress shirts in your sleep, perfectly ice a cake and spot the deadly black widow hiding in the woodpile. If you are the kind of gal who rolls up your sleeves at the sound of a jammed disposal rather than calling the plumber, yup you are a Home Ec Superstar. How many of these 21 valuable house-running skills do you know? Whether you are the pie baking & french braid winding type or more of the oil changing, room painting variety of homemaker, I want to know how you score! Leave your total # in the comments. It’s time to brag superstars! Or at least have a good laugh.nggallery id=’126184′

  • How to Cover Up Dings in Wooden Furniture 1 of 21
    How to Cover Up Dings in Wooden Furniture
    A single walnut covers up the small dings and scrapes in your wooden furniture.
    Check it out at Apartment Therapy.
  • How to Fold a Fitted Sheet 2 of 21
    How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
    Ah, and now there is order in the world.
    Check it out at Stephmodo.
  • How to change car oil 3 of 21
    How to change car oil
    Change your car oil yourself and then use the cash you save to get a manicure AND pedicure.
    Check it out at Edmunds.
  • How to stop telemarketers 4 of 21
    How to stop telemarketers
    Here's all the info you need to get yourself added to the Do Not Call list.
    Check it out at DoNotCall.gov.
  • How to change a flat 5 of 21
    How to change a flat
    No more damsel in dstress. Change that tire and be on your way.
    Check it out at Howdini.
  • How to french braid 6 of 21
    How to french braid
    Step up your mom hair skills with a basic french braid.
    Check it out at The Small Things.
  • How to make pie crust 7 of 21
    How to make pie crust
    Just like mama (or Martha) makes.
    Check it out at Martha Stewart.
  • How to make scrambled eggs 8 of 21
    How to make scrambled eggs
    The trick to delicious fluffy scrambled eggs.
    Check it out at Martha Stewart.
  • How to ice a cake 9 of 21
    How to ice a cake
    Create family memories of beautiful crumb-free birthday cakes.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • How to pick basil 10 of 21
    How to pick basil
    A little herb garden is one of my favorite parts of Spring. Here's how to grow and pick beautiful fresh basil.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • How to set a formal table 11 of 21
    How to set a formal table
    Not for the chicken nugget crowd but sure to come in handy when entertaining the mayor. ha.
    Check it out at Home Made Simple.
  • How to make a perfect espresso on the stove 12 of 21
    How to make a perfect espresso on the stove
    I could save some major bucks with delicious at home lattés. hmm.
    Check it out at The Hungry Mouse.
  • How to iron a dress shirt 13 of 21
    How to iron a dress shirt
    I'll admit that sending shirts for professional laundering is the best money spent but I would feel like a better human for knowing how to do it in a pinch.
    Check it out at Real Simple. photo: JCrew.com
  • How to sew on a button 14 of 21
    How to sew on a button
    This basic wardrobe repair is very handy.
    Check it out at Ehow.
  • How to roast a chicken dinner 15 of 21
    How to roast a chicken dinner
    This easy recipe is easy enough for a Tuesday but fancy enough for company. You'll be a Home Ec rock star!
    Check it out at Epicurious.
  • How to turn off the gas 16 of 21
    How to turn off the gas
    If you smelled gas fumes, would you know how to turn off the gas in your home? Here's what to do.
    Check it out at PGE.
  • Spot bad bugs and their bites 17 of 21
    Spot bad bugs and their bites
    Would you know the harmless from the venomous? This slideshow show the bug and it's bite. Good to know as outdoor play commences.
    Check it out at WebMD.
  • Clean your oven without harsh chemicals 18 of 21
    Clean your oven without harsh chemicals
    Dread cleaning the oven? Here's how to clean your oven and keep it clean with a harmless household product.
    Check it out at PGE. photo via: http://www.antiquevintageappliances.com/retro_appliances.html
  • How to fix your garbage disposal 19 of 21
    How to fix your garbage disposal
    Wait! Don't call the plumber this is usually an easy fix.
    Check it out at YouTube.
  • How to paint a room 20 of 21
    How to paint a room
    Been begging your husband to paint the downstairs bathroom? Save your honey-do favor for something good and do it yourself!
    Check it out at Apartment Therapy.
  • Pile of too long pants? 21 of 21
    Pile of too long pants?
    Alter jeans without losing the original hem.
    Check it out at Refashion Mama.

Read more from Jacinda on Prudent Baby

Follow Prudent Baby on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

Don’t miss the latest from The New Home Ec- Like Us on Facebook!

MORE ON BABBLE:

25 fresh party ideas to ring in spring
25 adorable Easter bests for little girls
24 genius ways to decorate your home with a Sharpie
10 tips for rocking neon in your home
The absolute best quilt to make in no time

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest