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Monday, January 28, 2013

Tips You May Already Know But Are Worth Repeating

Welcome to my new followers and subscribers.  I am so glad that you have found my blog and want to stick around.

I keep a file of tips that I reread every once in awhile to keep them at the front of my brain.  If things go to the back of my brain, they are lost for years.  Someday I may write a whole collection of tips for everyone to review.  Maybe.

I believe these tips are worth repeating.  You may read these and say, "I already know that!",  and that is fine but when was the last time you thought about it?  When the time comes that you need a solution, it is right there in the front of your brain ready for use.

Here goes:

To remove the strong garlic odor from hands, rub them on a stainless steel surface, such as the kitchen faucet.  Of course, then you have to clean the faucet.

To remove wax from candlesticks, freeze them for about 20 minutes. The wax will chip right off.

Before you take something apart to fix it, take a digital photo of it so you'll know how it goes back together.  How many times have you smacked yourself on the head when you can't figure it out?

Add a few drops of baby oil to the bath water. Ta-dah! No more grime.  Great idea if you are bathing kids.

Use an automobile snow brush to get at crumbs and dustunder the fridge or other appliances. 
Keep a dripping faucet by from driving you crazy by tying a string around the end of the spout (long enough to reach the drain). Until you can fix the faucet, the water will flow down the string silently.   This could save you a sleepless night.

Keep these tips in mind - they could come in handy.
Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.




  1. More great tips. Thanks especially the string on the tap

  2. nice tips! definitely the dripping can be very annoying