How many of these did YOU know about?
Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them
Neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
For icy door steps in freezing temp eratures: get warm water and put
Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't
To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for
A few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The
Wax will fall out.
Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped
In baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt
BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of
Scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of ! Having to throw
Away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would
Be much more economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely!
In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get 'sharpened'' this way!
Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen
Peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works
Every time! (Now, where to put the body?) LOL
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal
For inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks.
Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows
On a sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely
Light scent in each room when the light is turned on.
Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will
Smell freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3
Hours prior to burning.
To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the
Flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt
And leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, ! Simply add a drop or
Two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to
A boil on stove top.
Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring
In tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will Keep for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's' natural sweetness
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half , and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.
Ants, ants, ants everywhere .. Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So, get your chalk out
and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put
the scotch tape over the splinter, and then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and
Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer........ Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait
twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and efferve scent action clean vitreous China
Clean a vase.
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water And drop in two Alka Seltzer
Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
Unclog a drain.
Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White
Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, and then run the hot water.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I know it's been awhile since I've posted, sorry for the neglect. But FYI I'm doing a lot better it's just been crazy busy around here. Lots of changes happening, new family moving in, one moving out :-( so there's lots of emotions flying around. I've just been trying to keep my mind focused on the kids and basic running of the home but a lot of things are up in the air. I am having some fun though. It's March break and I'm going to be taking the kids to our local library where they'll have a jugging show for the kids, some of the other libraries had some events happening for kids this week too but I was late in getting the free tickets, bummer! So if you have kids you should check out the libraries in your area and see what they're doing for the kids this week. I also found out some of the malls are hosting events as well so you might want to check that out too if you want to get your kids out and do something fun with them. I believe they might charge a small fee but it would be worth it and great for your kids school portfolios. Well here's some pictures of all the snow we just got a few days ago. It was crazy, we thought we were getting warmer weather and then comes in this snow storm that lasted all night and day and just kept piling up. So on Sunday we all went outside to shovel our driveway and sidewalk while the kids all played in the snow and built snow mountains. Some of the kids even buried each other in the snow... lots of fun. I also got to enjoy some kid fun yesterday as I took the teens out to a near by park and made snow forts and had a snow fight, it was quite exciting so say the least, something I haven't done in years. It's great to pretend to be a kid again and run through the snow and fall down and make snow angels and have snow fights...good times, good times!