Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tips and Tricks!

Who doesn't love a little tip or a trick to make your day go a little smoother? Well,I have compiled 10 of my favorites for you. Hope you can use one or all of them to solve your problems!

1) Smelly hands from an onion or garlic?

Rub your hands on your stainless steel faucet or over a stainless steel spoon. Rinse with warm water.

2) Rust spots on your hand held can opener?

Use an old toothbrush dipped in apple-cider vinegar to scrub away the rust. Rinse off vinegar and dry (a hairdryer makes this super fast!)

3) Do you have left over rubbery shelf liner?

There are actually numerous uses!
*Place under a rug for a non-slip surface.
*Cut a small sqaure and leave in the untensil drawer to help open those pesky tight lids on your jars.
*Tape a piece to the back of a photo or painting to keep it in place on the wall- the texture grips the wall and doesn't harm it.

4) Stuck zipper?

Rub it with a bar of dry soap

5) Tired of mosquitoes bitting you??

Rub yourself down with a dryer sheet or place one in your pocket while sitting outside to avoid being bit!

6) To remove old wax from a glass candleholder

Put the candleholder in the freezer for a few hours, take out and turn upside down, the wax should fall out! (I have done this numerous times and have saved many of my crystal pieces!)

7) Blood stains on clothes?

Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogenperoxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time!

8) Streaks on your windows?

Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks. Or hire a housekeeper to do the dirty work for you!!! :)

9) 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 even on greenery and plants too!

10) Burnt on food in 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. Rub lightly with a scrub brush and dry!

Since I love reading up on and testing out new ticks and tips, I will start posting more on a regular basis. Enjoy and see you soon!

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