Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tip #8

Whenever you buy a new piece of clothing with buttons on it, dab some clear nail polish in the middle on the front and back of the button. This will prevent the thread on the button from coming loose.

Note: I also want to thank you guys for being members of my blog!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tip #7

The location of your fridge makes a difference. If it's near your stove or if it gets direct sunlight from a window it would have to work harder to keep the food inside cold. And the harder it works, the higher your electric bill will be...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tip #6

Did you know that baking soda is also great for putting out fires? If you're prone to bad luck, keep a box nearby.

An off topic note: I will probably start updating this only every Sunday to make it a weekly thing. Things have gotten a little extra busy at home lately.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tip #5

Baking soda is a favorite among misers like myself. One use (out of roughly 12 456) for the stuff is that you can get pesticides out of fruits and vegetables better by using it rather than just water alone. Sprinkle it in the water. Then soak and rise your fruits and vegetables.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tip #4

There are many tips for deodorizing running shoes. I think it's easier to just keep them fresh by getting to the root of the problem: your feet. So, before putting shoes on, sprinkle baby powder (with cornstarch) on your feet, but especially the soles. They'll stay dry and pleasant-smelling. And so will your shoes!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tip #3

Your washing machine serves you well, load after load. Several times per year you should trade places with it and give it a thorough cleaning; otherwise your machine won't work as efficiently. And the grime deposits will wear out your clothes as well as your washer. Double yuck!

For a quick wash: run a cycle with hot water and 1/2-2 cups of bleach.

For a more thorough wash: do what I just mentioned and once the cycle is finished, take out all the removable parts (lint filter, bleach dispenser) and put them in a bucket with some detergent and hot water. Once they have soaked for 30 minutes it's time to scrub them with a rag. For the inside of the washer, use a soft rag and any all-purpose, non-scratching cleanser. Also, use an old toothbrush to scrub hard to read spots.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tip #2

After you put gas in your car, make sure to tighten the gas cap as much as you can. Otherwise, small amounts of gas will actually evaporate.