Saturday, July 20, 2013

Handy Hints


Hint 1: 

Mouthwash fights germs in your mouth, so why not in the 
Rest of the bathroom? Pour 1/4 cup alcohol-based mouthwash 
(the cheap, generic kind) into your toilet and let sit for 
A half-hour. Swish around with a brush, then flush. It will 
Sanitize and deodorize the bowl.


Hint 2: 

Put baking soda in a salt shaker and keep near your shoes. 
Before putting the shoes away, freshen them up by sprinkling 
Baking soda in them. This is especially effective for 
Sneakers and running shoes.



Hint 1: A sore throat can be a minor but annoying ailment, 
Don't you agree? Here is an old fashioned sore throat 

- One tablespoon honey, any kind
- One tablespoon vinegar, preferable apple-cider vinegar
- Eight ounces hot water

Mix all ingredients in a mug and sip slowly, but don't let 
It get cold. Use as often as needed.


Hint 2: This book has man anti-itch remedies that can be made 
Right in your own kitchen. Here is one:

Add two teaspoons olive oil to a large glass of milk for a 
Soothing bath oil. (Please be careful you don't slip in bath)

Hint 1: 

Freshen the air each time you go to the bathroom, with this 
Handy trick. When you get out a new roll of toilet paper, 
Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the card-
Board tube of the toilet paper. This will release the scent 
Of the oil each time the paper is used. You can purchase 
Essential oils online and from many grocery stores or specialty 


Hint 2: 

Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven. It's actually a common realtor trick. 

Vinegar for Fresh Smelling Laundry
My husband is a runner and his clothes get really smelly. 
They were making all the laundry have an odor. I used several 
Different brands of detergent, but his clothes still had an 
Odor. I finally started adding one cup of household white 
Vinegar to each load of clothes. No more odor! All the 
Clothes come out smelling great and no more sweaty smell 
To my husband's sports clothes
Hint 1: Peel garlic with ease

To make peeling garlic easier, especially if you need a lot, 
Put the individual cloves in a bowl and cover with very hot 
Tap water. Give the mixture a few stires with a whisk, and in 
A couple of minutes, the skins will soften and loosen. This 
Will make them a cinch to slip off.


Hint 2:

Whether you're feeding a crowd or just your family and don't 
Want bacon that is curled, try this:

Place strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated400 degree oven until crisps, about 15-20 minutes. Two bonuses: No need to turn the strips and the cleanup is a breeze.

Spray Pans With "No Stick" Spray in Dishwasher
When spraying your baking and frying pans with no stick 
Spray, open your dishwasher door and place the item on it. 
Spray your cooking pans as desired and simply close the 
Dishwasher door. No oily mess to clean off the counters 
And items on your counter in the general area and especially 
Not on the floors making an extreme slipping hazard. 

Close the door and easily clean it all up the next time 
You run your dishwasher through the cycles leaving a shiny 
Clean inside door and no residue to clean while trying to 
Prepare your food saving time, energy and money by not 
Having to purchase as much cleaning supplies. Simple and 
Easy, try it and guaranteed you will use this trick often, 
I know I do! 

Hint 1: I stopped buying plastic wrap because I use to get so frustrated when it would stick to itself. I can't wait to buy some, and try this trick.

Store the box in the freezer, the cold temperature will make it less sticky.

This is a great trick if it really works!


Hint 2: Spray less cleaner

Spraying less glass cleaner on a window or mirror will make 
Cleaning up faster. Too much spray causes you to work more and is the a big reason for streaks on glass and mirrors. 

Spray directly on to your paper towel or cloth, much more 
Efficient and faster.

If you use liquid Tide to paint designs on your wall, they will dry clear and only show up under blacklight.�€ 

“Substitute Coca-Cola for water in brownie recipes. The brownies come out yummy and so moist.�€ 

“Here in Louisiana we have insects called love bugs because they fly while mating. We have trillions of them in the air at a time. When they splatter on your hood and windshield, they are almost impossible to get off.  Unless you remove them immediately, they pit the paint and chrome.  However, if you wet down your car and then rub the dead insects with a wet sheet of Bounce, the love bugs come off.�€ 

“Spray Pam Cooking Spray to fix a squeaking car door or hard-to-turn can opener. Wipe off the excess oil with a dry cloth.�€ 

“Clean soap scum and hard-water stains from shower doors and walls by mixing one teaspoon of Downy Fabric Softener in a gallon of water. Use to solution to wipe down the shower doors with a sponge.�€ 

“Filling a vase of cut flowers with 7-Up or Sprite instead of water makes the flowers last longer and look better.�€ 

“To remove the stinger and provide immediate relief from a bee sting, simply apply a liberal coat of Preparation H to the area.�€ 

Safe and Effective Mosquito Repellent
A safe mosquito repellant is 2 ounces of water and 
2 ounces of pure vanilla extract. Put in a spray bottle. 
They "hate" the smell. Make sure you use pure vanilla 
Extract and not imitation vanilla extract. 

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