Here are some tips to make life a little easier!
Sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under
the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.
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 temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn
dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze.
Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in
baking soda. Comes off with little effort.
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, take a pair of scissors and cut
each pad into halves. 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?
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 lightbulb 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 and linen.
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours prior
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
Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in
tomato based sauces and there won't be
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep
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.
Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in
casseroles and sauces.
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, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters
painlessly and easily.
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 effervescent 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 tablets.
Polish jewelry. 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,
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, then run the hot water.
Make Life a Little Easier