Sunday, January 22, 2012
Tips for the Home #2
Here are some more tips for you.......
Wash dryer filter: The heating unit went out on my dryer. The repairman showed us the lint filter. It was clean. (I clean it after every load). He took filter to the sink, ran hot water over it, hot water just sat on top; didn't go through at all! He said dryer sheets cause a film you can't see over the mesh causing units to burn out. It's the waxy feeling stuff in the dryer sheets that keeps clothing static free. It builds up on the lint screen and could cause dryer to burn your house down! And the best way to keep it working for a long time (and keep electric bill down) is to wash filter with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush at least every 6 months. Also makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long!
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip to eliminate static cling. It works! Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... Ta DA! ... Static is gone.
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water when cooking. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient (peanut butter, for example) and watch how easily it comes right out.
De-fog your windshield: 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!
Re-opening envelopes: 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 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.
Goodbye 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 dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
Get Rid of Ants with cornmeal. 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!