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The 10 “Best Of The Best” Posts From This Year, According To You

Top 10 Posts of 2017

I can’t believe that 2017 is almost over! It’s been a busy year for us here at OGT, and a rewarding one as well! And it all comes down to you, the readers. This blog would not and could not exist without your support, and if I could thank and hug each one of you individually, I would! But I’ll just have to settle for channeling all of my love and gratitude into this message, and hope that you will feel it somehow as you read this. :-) Thank you so much for your support this year, from the bottom of my heart!

Since 2017 is coming to a close, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of our “greatest hits” from this year. Year-end lists like this are usually based on the overall number of views each post received, but I decided to go a different route. Instead, I based this list on which posts received the most clicks from my daily email newsletter. My newsletter subscribers are the true OGT experts in my eyes, so when a blog post gets a lot of clicks from my newsletter subscribers, I know I must be doing something right! :-) (Not a subscriber? Click on the little envelope at the top of the page to sign up!)

So without further ado, let’s count down the most-clicked OGT blog posts from this year!

The Top 10 Most-Clicked Posts Of 2017

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#10 – Everything You Wanted To Know About Magic Erasers

I’m glad to see that my readers seem to love Magic Erasers just as much as I do. :-) These unassuming foam sponges can wipe away tough messes, scuff marks, and even permanent marker with ease! In this post, I broke down all the juicy details about Magic Erasers: what they’re made of, how to use them, and where you can buy them for cheap!

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#9 – 10 Uses For An Ordinary Rubber Band That Will Make Your Life Easier

One of my favorite types of posts to research and write are the ones where I share interesting ways to use everyday items. This post in particular focused on the humble rubber band! The tips I shared in this post help solve a variety of everyday problems, like how to keep a spoon from slipping into a pot of soup, and how to keep your cutting board from sliding around on your countertops. Who knew a rubber band could be so useful?!

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#8 – These 2 Kitchen Reference Charts Will Make You A Better Cook

Every once in a while I like to share something tangible like a “printable”, which is just internet-speak for a document that you can download and print at home. In this post, I shared two printable reference charts that were chock full of useful kitchen measurements and conversions. Post these handy printables somewhere in your kitchen for easy reference!

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#7 – 17 Dollar Store Organizing Ideas You Need To Try

We would all like to be more organized, but all those bins, bags, and organizers can be expensive! So it’s no wonder that there was plenty of interest in this post, where I shared 17 different organizing tips using stuff you can get at your local dollar store. When it comes to organizing, a few dollars and some creative thinking can go a long way! :-)

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#6 – “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” – Part Seven

Posts in my “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” series get a consistently high number of clicks from my newsletter subscribers, which makes me very happy! These are some of my favorite posts to write, because I get the chance to share those miscellaneous tips that don’t necessarily “fit” anywhere else. The 7th installment in the series featured several great ideas, including how to keep track of those pesky bobby pins, and a quick way to clean up spilled nail polish.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#5 – 30 Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide You’ll Want To Know About

Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most versatile cleaners you can buy, and it’s also one of the cheapest! In this post, I shared 30 different ways you can use hydrogen peroxide to whiten, brighten, clean, and sanitize everything in your house. (Well, almost everything.) :-)

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#4 – “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” – Part Six

The 6th installment of the “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” series was a popular one as well. In this installment, I shared a clever battery hack that can help you out in a pinch, a tip for turning a jug of water into a lantern, and advice on keeping lemons fresh for weeks!

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#3 – 12 Ways That WD40 Is The Ultimate Problem Solver

Remember the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the one who thought that Windex was the solution to all of life’s problems? Well it turns out that WD40 is the new Windex, because there’s so much you can do with it! In this post I shared 12 of my favorite ways to use WD40 (along with the story of how I once used it to save my daughter’s hair!)

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#2 – Stop Throwing Your Money Away On These 20 Things

A lot of you thought this list was as interesting as I did! It highlights the day-to-day “little things” we spend money on that can really add up to BIG money-wasters! From “eating out” to “late fees”, this list is a good reminder of the things we tend to get too relaxed about.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

#1 – 15 Brilliant Uses For Aluminum Foil That Will Save You Time

Aluminum foil has so many practical applications it’s really in a category of its own! I loved this post because it really does have some surprisingly brilliant uses that will have you slapping your forehead and running to try them!

I hope you enjoy browsing through some of our best posts of 2017. If you’re new around here, Welcome! We hope you’ll decide to stick around. If you’re one of our old friends, thanks again for your support and I hope you enjoy doing a little reminiscing with us today!

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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Jill’s 30 years of homemaking experience, make her the trusted source for practical household solutions.

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  • Hi Jillee. Thank you for sharing all of your good ideas that make our lives so much easier. I live in Canada, 1 hour in the middle of Montreal and Ottawa Around here, we are about 80% French. Have you ever thought of having your posts in French? It could reach out to a lot of people that could benefit from your talent. Lucie

  • Your blog was my go to for Christmas gifts this year. Several dear friends got homemade laundry detergent, felted wool dryer balls and homemade hot chocolate! Thanks for such great ideas!! I look forward to seeing what you share in the coming year. Thank you!

  • Dear Jillee, Thank you for all the wonderful tips that are given. They are most useful, the only thing is here in the United Kingdom things have different but good old Google sorts it out. So here’s wishing you all the best for 2018 and keep those wonderful tips coming.. HAPPY NEW YEAR X

  • Hi Jillee! I love your posts: they are so informative and helpful and must take up a lot of your time, which I very much appreciate I only have one small question…as I’m in the UK, I can’t find rubbing alcohol! Do you know of an equivalent that I can look for instead? It’s a main ingredient for a lot of your household remedies! Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!! xx

  • I love everything I’ve ever read in your blog and it’s all come in handy. I made your recipe for he laundry soap. It’s amazing and has saved me so much money. Thanks for your wonderful blog!

  • Thanks for all the help & tips!! Love your blog! Any chance you could share your Ranch Dressing recipe again? I can’t seem to find it again.
    Thanks for your time.
    Looking forward to 2018 posts, I love it when I see you have sent something new.
    Here’s wishing you the best New Year!!

  • I need to know your best solution for cleaning costume jewelry, silver, cubic zirconia and such. I know I have seen this before but cannot remember where. Thanks and Love your posts.

  • Thank you Jillee, your blog has changed my life! I started following a couple of years ago when a web search brought me to your post on homemade laundry detergent, which is the only kind I have used since & love it. I’ve enjoyed the benefits of so many of your ideas and recipes for homemade solutions, and the post on Atrac-tain skin cream is a real life-saver for me! I’m looking forward to a whole new year of fun & useful posts from you and your terrific team. Many thanks and happy New Year to you all.

  • Thanks Jillee! You, your posts, your team, and your enthusiasm are phenomenal! Recently, I signed up for your newsletter and I am so glad I did! Please continue to use your gift and showcase your talent because you are truly a “Godsend”! I look forward to reading your newsletter and blog because you are so down-to-earth, practical, exciting, and knowledgeable. Happy Holidays!

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