Useful Household Tips

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Useful Household Tips

Postby mid_nite_poet » 27 Mar 10, 11:42 am

Useful household tips

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them
connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much
longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for
eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for
cooking.


Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of
Spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream; then beat them.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
Of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of
garlic.


Reheat Pizza
Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick 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 food channel and it really works.



Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal; mash till they are all broken
up Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing
thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy; squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw
bag away when done - easy clean up.


Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them
in
A microwave next to a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the
food
Moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper weeds away
Start putting torn newspaper in your plants, work the nutrients in your
soil. Wet newspapers,
Put layers around the plants, overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and
forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will
not get through wet newspapers.


Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you
can't see easily.



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 ... Ta DA! ... Static is gone.



Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot
water.
Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient (peanut
butter, honey, etc.) 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. Viola! It
unseals easily.


Conditioner
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
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!
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby mugley » 27 Mar 10, 11:49 am

thx!!!!
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby Ice Queen » 27 Mar 10, 12:38 pm

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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby Dennisq » 27 Mar 10, 12:49 pm

Good stuff mnp! :thumb:

Conditioner
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.


Now why didn't I think of that!

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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby cerina » 01 Apr 10, 5:21 pm

It really works, Dennis. That is what I have used for years. :mrgreen:


There are some really good tips there, MNP. :thumb:


Another tip for picking up small shards of glass ... use a slice of bread.
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby Dennisq » 01 Apr 10, 8:32 pm

cerina wrote:It really works, Dennis. That is what I have used for years. :mrgreen:


Damn! And all this time I've been waxing!

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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby cerina » 01 Apr 10, 9:04 pm

Waxing does last longer but it is a hell of a lot more painful. :?


In fact, you might change your mind if you read this ... http://www.bitoffun.com/forums/stupid-stupid-does-f34/hair-removal-101-t5398.html?hilit=waxing :lmao: :lmao:
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby Dennisq » 01 Apr 10, 9:30 pm

Thanks for the tip cerina. That was hilarious! :lmao:

I think I'm gonna try one of these ...

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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby cerina » 03 Apr 10, 3:34 pm

You can't beat a gentle caress. :mrgreen:
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby mr wiseguy » 06 Apr 10, 12:58 pm

cerina wrote:

Another tip for picking up small shards of glass ... use a slice of bread.

then send said husband to work with sandwiches :roll:
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby mugley » 06 Apr 10, 1:00 pm

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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby cerina » 06 Apr 10, 1:04 pm

That's a great idea. :mrgreen:
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby mr wiseguy » 06 Apr 10, 1:21 pm

:assbeat: i should of said partner lol i think ive had that done to me lol but by which one nobody knows :lmao:
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby mid_nite_poet » 06 Apr 10, 2:06 pm

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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby Angie G » 14 May 10, 7:46 pm

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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby breeze » 19 Jul 11, 12:34 pm

Ants Problem
Ants hate cucumbers. Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.

To get pure and clean ice
Boil water first before freezing.

To make the mirror shine
Clean with alcohol.

To remove chewing gum from clothes
Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.

To whiten white clothes
Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes.

To give a shine to hair
Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair.

To avoid tears while cutting onions
Chew gum.

To remove ink from clothes
Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash.

To get rid of mice or rats
Sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby cerina » 20 Jul 11, 7:44 pm

Some useful tips there, breeze.

I clean my mirrors and glass using a proprietory glass cleaner and newspaper. :mrgreen:


With regard to the ants, most remedies like that will just move them somewhere else. Unless you kill the queen, they will come back.
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby mugley » 23 Jun 12, 10:28 am

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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby cerina » 30 Jun 12, 7:23 pm

Some really good ideas there. :thumb:
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby cerina » 28 Aug 12, 3:31 pm

Seat warmer? :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: I've only just got a car with heating after 5 years without any. :lmao:
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby breeze » 08 Jan 13, 1:55 am

:thumb: very interesting, thanks. :D
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Re: Useful Household Tips

Postby anderson02 » 23 Feb 13, 2:53 am

I must appreciate you for sharing such nice stuff here, Actually all the tips are very nice but I think "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!" so thanks for sharing all these tips.
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