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Invaluable Advice

Take 2 minutes and read through this; you will be amazed at what you can learn!

Bed Sheets

After drying sheets, put both sheets and one pillowcase in the other pillow case. Fold neatly in a square. Next time you change sheets, you just take the one pillow case and all the sheets and pillow case are 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. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

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.

Broken Glass

Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass – the fibers catch ones you can’t see!

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 sends the thank you’s, they’re all addressed!

Name Tag

If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who 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. It can be bent or flattened to get in 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 works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place 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, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Reopening Envelope

If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.


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 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 fill it 1/2 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, esp. if it rains, but it works & you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

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 and the sand will slide right off your skin.



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  1. April 9, 2008    

    Some of those ideas are great! Thanks!

  2. Carrots Carrots
    April 10, 2008    

    I will definitely try the ants one.

    Another I heard of is polly-filla mixed with oatmeal to take care of rats. It apparantly give you nice little rat statues 😀

  3. April 11, 2008    

    Now see I use the baby powder to kill the ants. I sprinkle a little bit around the window sill where they obviously didn’t seal it well when they replaced all the windows and no ants. Not sure what it is but they don’t like crossing it either or something.

    Anywhoo, I tagged you for a meme since I’m nice like that. :)

  4. April 14, 2008    

    I’ve also heard that bread is a really good tool to pick up broken glass. It acts as a “sponge” to pick up all the tiny shards! I’ve never heard of baby powder to unstick sand at the beach, but that’s such a good tip!

  5. krishnaswamy krishnaswamy
    April 17, 2008    

    Very practical and useful tips. It will be great to follow them

  6. April 17, 2008    

    What outstanding, commonsense suggestions. Hope I remember them when I need them.

  7. April 21, 2008    

    Good stuff!

    Also discovered that if you accidentally put too much salt in your pot, place a slice of dry bread on top of the food. It absorbs all the extra salt and makes your mishap edible again.

    Comes in handy when you are student cooking for the first time :)

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