Tips & Tricks

I don't know about you all, but I am always interested in things that can make my life alot better. Especially those  things that are in-expensive and easy to do, not to mention money savers.  So I decided to pass along some tips and tricks that I have learned and taken note of.  A few I have even tried myself, others I have yet to try.  After reading this post, you may be inspired to try a few yourself.  If so don't forget to leave a comment and tell me which one you would like to try and how they worked.  Hope you save some money and time in the process.

- Clear nail polish to seal envelopes- (I always hate licking envelopes, especially in church, it doesn't taste very good, this is a nice alternative) Clear polish also will seal buttons on new garment so they will stay on
- Constarch to loosen knots in Jewlry-heard it works
-Add vinegar to dish water - (a few tbsps)vinegar cuts grease and leaves dishes sparkling
-Toothpaste for scratched DVD's- (this one I have tried and I will use again.  It has to be paste not gel)
-Olive Oil for jammed zipper- this should come in handy!
-Disinfect sponge by putting in Microwave- put in microwave for short time and wash througly (make sure there's no metal.
-Vegetable Oil on Plastic dishes to Prevent stains- to prevent tomato stains rub inside w/ veg. oil before using.
-Marshmallow in an ice-cream cone to stop the drips- You'll love this one if you have kids
-Milk on the legs to Shave- let me know how this works. Saves money!
- Blood Stains- use hydrogen peroxide. My mom taught me this one ladies.
-Carpet Stains- rub w/ baby wipes. known to be miracle workers for stains on carpet.
-Vinegar & Water removes salt stains from shoes
-Whitten old sink-
pour half cup on salt then scrub w/ lemon.  Let it stand then rinse.
-Crayon on walls- remove w/WD40. Spray and wipe gently w/ paper towl or clean cloth.  If mark is stubborn, sprinkle on baking soda and rub in circular motion. Rinse residue w/sponge soaked in soapy water & blot dry.
-Hair dryer for crayon on walls- heat crayon mark w/ hairdryer and wipe away.  For red stains wet cloth w/ bleach and wipe.
-To Clean Metal soak in coke- coke can clean lots of things, you'd be surprise how strong it is.
-Remove rust from chrome- wipe it with aluminum foil dipped in coke. Also use aluminum foil to polish
-Use Tange drink mix to clean dishwasher- pour inTange and wash w/o dishes. It removes build up.
-Rubbing Alcohol for ink stains- (must be done before washing)
- Baby powder in Kitty Litter- keeps it from stinking, those of you with cats.
-Olive oil on a squeaky hinge
-Clear Nail Polish to Stop a Run in your panty hose-
dab some at beginning and end of run to prevent from spreading.
-To Clear away Microwave splatter- place sponge in water in microwave.  Cook high for 2min, then let sit w/o opening microwave for 5 min .  Then the mess is ready to be wiped off w/o scrubbing. This will come in handy
-Remove stickers and glue- to remove from furniture, glass and plastic, rub off w/ vegetable oil
- Perfect window cleaner- In a gallon jug combine 1/2 bottle rubbing alcohol, 2tbsp Prell Shampoo, fill to top w/ water.  The rubbing alcohol prevents streaks and the shampoo cuts dirt. Money Saver!
-Paint on carpet- to clean wipe w/ windex
- Clear clogs in sink- pour vinegar and baking soda down the drain (remember the volcano science project!)
-Olive oil to remove make-up- especially eye makeup. Money Saver. It even works on waterproof mascara(for more uses of olive oil check out my former post on olive oil, you'll be surprised)
-Add 1/2 cup Lemon Juice to Whitten whites- I tried this one. Add directly to Laundry water. Also add baking soda to colors to brighten colors
- When wick in candle burns out or breaks off- place candle container in a pot of water and place on stove on low heat.
-Place olive oil in bath water- for smooth moisturized skin.  I do this for my kids. I like to do this after shaving(check out my older post on olive oil uses)
-Rid ants-ground cinnamon, also ground pepper will do. sprinkle either on the area they travel
-Dryer sheets for wasp and bees- they hate dryer sheets
-Mosquito & Tick repellant- use have vanilla and half water (has to be pure vanilla.

Hope you found something that you can use. Let me know how it works for you! Don't forget to say hello in my shout mix box located on the right hand side


Sarah Ann said...

Ahh! I think I'm going to print this out! This is so useful!

Just Me said...

so good! Thanks!! I am using vinegar tomorrow in my dishwasher!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

That list is great! I think I might try out some of those...

Have a wonderful day!

Shanice said...

I am definitely going to try some of these! I am always looking for stuff like this, home remedies and such, that will help me save money. Thanks for posting this!

Charris said...

Great! Let me know how it turns out

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