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
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!
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?!
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!
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! :-)
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.
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.) :-)
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!
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!)
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.
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!