Friday, September 22, 2006

These are very helpful hints.

Bed Sheets
 After drying your sheets, put both sheets and one pillowcase in the other pillow case. Fold neatly in a square. Next time you change  sheets, you just take the one pillow case and all the sheets and pillow case are inside. No need to look for matches. Takes up less storage room too.

Clean your glass shower
     To clean the glass in your shower easily, apply lemon juice to the glass with a sponge. Then, take newspaper and wipe the lemon juice off the glass. It will be clean and sparkle with no scrubbing! 

Reheat Pizza
     Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy.  No soggy micro pizza. According to the cooking channel, it really  works. 

Easy Deviled Eggs
     Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it  up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into  egg.Just throw bag away when done easy clean up. 

Expanding Frosting
     When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it  with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get  to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories per serving. 

Reheating refrigerated bread
     To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated,  place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture  will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster. 

Newspaper Weeds-Away
     Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go, cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some  gardening plastic, they will not get through wet newspapers. 

Broken Glass
     Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of  glass - the fibers catch ones you can't see!   


Easier thank you's
     When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mother sends the thank you's, they're all addressed! 

     If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike.
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Flexible vacuum
     To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum.  It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings. 

Reducing Static Cling
     Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling  when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and -- voila --  static is gone. 

Measuring Cups
     Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. 

Foggy Windshield?
     Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser!  Works better than a cloth!

Reopening envelope
     If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.

     Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair... 


Get Rid of Ants
     Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it "home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, esp. if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed! 

Take baby powder to the beach
     Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When you're ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the sand will slide right off your skin


robinngabster said...

Good tips!   I will use them.

mikev009 said...

Very cool.  I'll need to save this.  ~ Mike

lisa41076 said...

Hmmmmmmmmm interesting :) Hugs to you Lisa

queenb8261 said...

Good tips. I have been having a lot of trouble with little ants in the yard (thankfully not the house) so I will definitely have to try the cornmeal.  Thanks for sharing. Barb  

lv2trnscrb said...

I've seen most of these before; definitely very helpful tips. The best one was the sheet one


redpoppy007 said...

I do my sheets like this and it is a big time saver..that is a great tip about the newspapers in the flower bed..yeah weeds are growing thru the plastic.

radar446 said...

I can deal with everything but the reheating of pizza.  I think it is much better cold.  In fact, that was my dinner tonight.


lifes2odd said...

That last one -- instead of having sand covering the car I'll have baby powder covering everything! LOL!! Great tips! I love stuff like this, always looking for new ideas to make things easier. Martha :-)

hunybea4him said...

I'll have to try the one with the plants and newspaper.. I'v needed to remulch all summer but havnt had the effort to do it.. so maybe this spring.

I have also found for a glass shower, keep a squegie in there and after each shower use it.. helps cuts on cleaning but I also use shaving cream to clean the glass (usally while I am taking a shower LOL) and it works great. But make sure you rinse well.

Much Love,

xxroxymamaxx said...

hey these are some great tips.  I especially can use the one about the lemon on the shower doors and the baby powder at the beach!  Never heard those.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  HUgs and GBU, Shelly

mtrib2 said...

Those are some helpful hints.     I have an ant problem and have used ant poison traps which are suppose to kill the queen.     It has taken a long time but I can see them gone now.     I also heard that Malto Meal does the similar thing as cornmeal but it is said to work by expanding inside the ant causing them to burst.      mark

ally123130585918 said...

Some really good tips there Barbara especially the one for the shower door ~ Ally

fasttrack58 said...

These are great! Thanks!
Linda :)

nana0014 said...

These are great suggestions. I'm gonna borrow them to post in my journal for others to read. I hope you don't mind. Really helpful stuff that I'm gonna try and never knew. Thank you for teaching me something new.
Take care, Chrissie