More House - Hold Tips

#1
More House - Hold Tips

After drying my sheets, I 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 the other pillow case inside.


No need to look for matches.



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.






Easy Deviled Eggs



Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal


The bag and 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 the mixture


Into the egg.



Then simply 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 fewer 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


Start by putting in your plants.


Work your normal nutrients into


Your soil.


Wet newspapers, put layers around


The plants overlapping as you go,


Cover with mulch and forget about



Weeds.



Weeds WILL get through some


Gardening plastics. 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!



No More Mosquitoes


Observation (Dolcena)


Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.


It will keep the mosquitoes away.



Squirrel Away!



To keep squirrels from eating


Your plants sprinkle your plants


With cayenne pepper.


The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt


The plant and the squirrels won't


Come near it.


To keep them from eating all of


Your bird seed, add red pepper


Flakes to the seed.


The birds aren't bothered by it,


But the squirrels hate it!



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


Gets ready to write out the


Thank you notes, they're all


Addressed!



 
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New Bike



If you purchase a new bike


For your child, place his/her


Picture inside the handle bar


Before placing the grips on.


If the bike is ever stolen and


Later recovered,


You can remove the grip and


There is your proof who actually owns the bike.



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.


The same thing works with slacks


That cling when wearing panty hose.


Place the 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 up,


Rub with the eraser! It works


Better than a cloth!



Conditioner


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 that you bought


But didn't like when you tried it


In your hair...



Good-bye Fruit Flies





To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take


A small glass and fill it to ½" with


Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops


Of dishwashing liquid - mix well.


You will find those flies 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" & can't digest


it... so it kills them.


It may take a week or so (especially if it rains) but


it works...


and you don't have the worry about pets or small


children being harmed!



Sand Gone



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.


The sand will slide right off your skin.
 

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#3
Dusty - Very valuable hints and THANKS for starting this additional Hints thread.

One procedure that many people have forgotten about over the years is how to remove kids chewing gum from draperies, carpets, furniture, automobile upholstery and clothing.

It is as simple as going to your pantry and getting out that jar of peanut butter. Just apply a covering of peanut butter to the chewing gum stuck to most any fabric. The oils in the peanut butter react with the bonding agent in the chewing gum and causes that agent to break down, thus releasing the hold that the gum has on the fabric. 30 minutes of sitting time is usually enough. Take a warm, wet cloth (NOT paper towel) and clean up the area. Both the peanut butter and the chewing gum will come out as one. :)
 
#4
Dusty - Very valuable hints and THANKS for starting this additional Hints thread.

One procedure that many people have forgotten about over the years is how to remove kids chewing gum from draperies, carpets, furniture, automobile upholstery and clothing.

It is as simple as going to your pantry and getting out that jar of peanut butter. Just apply a covering of peanut butter to the chewing gum stuck to most any fabric. The oils in the peanut butter react with the bonding agent in the chewing gum and causes that agent to break down, thus releasing the hold that the gum has on the fabric. 30 minutes of sitting time is usually enough. Take a warm, wet cloth (NOT paper towel) and clean up the area. Both the peanut butter and the chewing gum will come out as one. :)

Good one Pastor Gary... these all al so helpful. I usually copy then and then can refer to them when needed. Anything to make life easier. I read all the uses for peanut butter somewhere and remember that if you have scuff marks on the floor to put some peanut butter and it removes them. Not just a yummy food but useful as well.
 
#5
My little table lamp (the kind with the bendable neck) kept falling off the table where I read. Or I'd be reaching for an Atomic Fireball and knock it off.

Last night I screamed ENOUGH!!!

I unscrewed the base and drilled two holes in it. I screwed the entire lamp to my wall.

I was surprised how nice it looked there! Like a poseable light coming out of the wall. Now I never have to worry about it falling off again!:D
 

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#6
Sometimes the most effective remedies for annoying problems are the spur of the moment fixes that come to us all in a flash of brilliance...

"Now Why Didn't I Think Of That Before?..." is the usual thought.

I remember a military study many years ago where the Department of Defense did an internal study on reducing the amount of paperwork that was being generated by their various divisions and offices. They went through approximately 2.2 million dollars in costs for the study and received a report that was over 11,000 triplicate pages in length and weighed over 30 pounds. The eleven year old daughter of one of the Major Generals in charge of the committee that ordered the report was visiting her dad in the Pentagon on the afternoon that the report was delivered to the committee office. She asked what it was about and was told that it was a report on how to reduce Pentagon paperwork and to streamline efficiency. She looked at her dad, the Major General, and looked at the report. With all of her might, she picked it up off the table and threw it out the 3rd floor window. She said to dad - "There, now there isn't any paperwork, it was streamlined as it fell to the ground and and now we can go home for dinner."

Her dad, just shook his head and immediately ordered all departments to stop making un-necsessary copies of everything.
 
#9
Mmmmmm...deviled eggs.


Here's one!

I didn't have any bread crumbs while I was making chicken breasts. But I did have some Cheez-Its. I stuck them in a blender, added some onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, parsley flakes, seasoning salt, and paprika. I crushed them up in the blender until it was a fine powder, and then used them like bread crumbs.

Zowie!!! It was delicious!