04 January 2010

Neat Little Tips

These are some helpful tips I've found online, in emails and such. Some I've tried and some I want to when the time comes. Maybe some will be helpful to you!

Bed Sheets
After drying sheets, put both of the neatly folded sheets and one of the pillowcases in the other pillow case. The next time you change sheets, you just take out the one pillow case with the sheets and other pillow case inside. No need to look for matches!

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

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 hose. It can be bent or flattened to get into those 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 goes for pants or slacks when wearing panty hose.

Foggy Windshield
Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in your glove box. When the windows fog up, rub with eraser. It works better than a cloth.

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

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 out.

No More Mosquitos
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep them away.

Good-bye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass and fill it to 1/2" with apple cider vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid - mix well. The flies will be drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid Of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home' and can't digest it, so it kills them. It may take a week or so but it works - and you don't have to worry about pets or small children being harmed.

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