I have always loved reading “tips” on how to do things. It can be tips about cleaning, organizing, saving time, saving money, etc. I eat that stuff UP! So I thought I’d share with you some tips I’ve found helpful. This may be a regular post I do on different topics, so if you’re interested, let me know.
- Before you wear a new garment, put a little clear nail polish on the front and back of each button. Buttons will stay on longer when their threads are sealed. (thefunplace.com)
- Place a piece of white chalk in your silver chest or jewel box to absorb moisture and help prevent tarnishing of silverware and jewelry. (thefunplace.com)
- To clean mineral deposits from the inside of your dishwasher, pour in a container of Tang® Drink Mix and run the dishwasher (don't put dishes in the dishwasher for this load). (robbiehaf.com)
- To get rid of ink marks on your clothes, put rubbing alcohol on the stain.
- When cutting brownies or dessert bars, use a plastic knife. This makes cleaner edges. Make sure the brownies are cooled first;-)
- To get dingy white socks white again, try soaking them in a sink of dishwasher detergent (think Cascade, not Dawn). Rinse and wash socks in a regular wash cycle with laundry detergent.
- Wipe down mini-blinds with a damp fabric softener sheet. This eliminates the static that causes dust to stick. The same trick works for TV and monitor screens (not LCD).
- To remove mildew stains in the corner of your shower or bath, soak a cotton ball with household bleach and place in the corners. Remove once stain is gone and rinse.
- Designate days for certain tasks. For example, I fill up my car with gas on Sundays so that I start my week off with a full tank of gas. Wednesdays are my “desk day”. I pay bills, file papers, write notes, etc. If you have designated days to do tasks, you can forget about them the rest of the week.
- While preparing a meal, keep a big bowl on the counter. Put all your chopping, cutting, and peeling discards into it, then make one trip to the garbage instead of 10. (realsimple.com) I saw Rachel Ray do this while she cooks. I started doing this with food scraps, packaging, etc. It really does save time!
Have a great weekend!!!