QuiCK TiPS

THESE ARE SOME QUICK DIY TIPS I’VE COME ACROSS AND WILL UPDATE OFTEN…

SHINE SILVER JEWELRY…

MAKE A PASTE OF TWO PARTS WATER TO ONE PART CORNSTARCH AND APPLY TO THE JEWELRY WITH A DAMP CLOTH.  LET THE JEWELRY DRYAND WIPE OFF WITH A CLEAN DAMP CLOTH

LINENS…

STORE LINENS (I.E. TABLECLOTHS) ON A TIERED SKIRT HANGER.  PLACE TISSUE UNDER CLIPS TO AVIOD IMPRINTS.

CRAYON MARKS…

TO ERASE CRAYON MARKS FROM HARDWOOD FLOORS HOLD AN ICE PACK AGAINST THE STAINS UNTIL THEY’RE FROZEN.  SCRAPE OFF THE MARKS WITH A CREDIT CARD (OR SIMILAR) UNTIL THEY’RE GONE.

CHINA CRACKS…

PLACE THE HAIRLINE CRACKED DISH IN A SHALLOW PAN AND COVER IT WITH 2 CUPS OF MILK.  BRING TO A BOIL, THEN SIMMER OVER LOW HEAT FOR 45 MINS.  LET IT COOL.  THE CASEIN IN THE MILK EXPANDS WHEN HEATED AND WILL FILL IN THE CRACKS WHEN COOLED.

AIR FRESHENER…

PLACE A FEW DROPS OF PEPPERMINT OIL (OR ANY OTHER ESSENTIAL OIL) ON THE INSIDE OF THE CARDBOARD ROLL OF YOUR PAER TOWELS OR TOILET PAPER. 

BAKE ORANGE PEELS IN YOUR OVEN FOR A FEW MINS AT 350 DEGREES.  THE CITRUS WILL FRESHEN THE AIR.

KEEP WHITE SHIRTS WHITE…

WASH WHITE SHIRTS IN CASCADE DISH SOAP.

VINEGAR USES…

SPRAY VINEGAR ON THE CRACKS IN YOUR PATIO AND DRIVEWAY TO KILL WEEDS AND KEEP NEW ONES FROM GROWING. 

WAX PAPER USES…

PROTECT DECORATIONS LIKE CANDLES BY WRAPPING THEM IN WAX PAPER.

WRAP THE CORK FROM AN OPEN BOTTLE WITH A BIT OF WAX PAPER BEFORE PUTTING BACK INTO THE BOTTLE TO STORE. 

SHINE SHOES WITH WAX PAPER WHEN POLISH IS NOT AVAILABLE. 

SWIPE A PIECE OF WAX PAPER ALONG THE RODS IN A CLOSET SO HANGERS SLIDE EASIER.

POTATO USES…

USE THE LEFTOVER LIQUID FROM BOILD POTATOES TO DE-TARNISH SILVERWARE.  LET THE SILVERWARE SIT IN THE POTATO WATER FOR 30 MINS.  RINSE UNDER COOL WATER AND DRY WITH A SOFT CLOTH. 

 CUT A POTATO IN HALF AND RUB THE FLESHY SID OVER THE INSIDE OF A WINDSHIELD TO FOG-PROOF WINDOWS.  DO THIS THE NIGHT BEFORE. 

USE A POTATO TO HOLD A FLOWER ARRANGEMENT TOGETHER AND KEEP THE LIVE FLOWERS VIBRANT FOR 5 DAYS LONGER.  CUT A POTATO IN HALFAND PLACE THE FLAT SIDE ON THE BOTTOM OF A VASE.  POKE HOLES IN THE POTATOE WHERE THE FLOWER STEM SHOULD GO. 

USE A POTATOE TO RELIEVE BACK AND NECK PAIN.  PIERCE A POTATO WITH A FORK THEN MICROWAVE FOR 3 MINS OR UNTIL HOT.  THE POTATO WILL HOLD HEAT FOR UP TO 40 MINS.  WRAP THE POTATO IN A DISH TOWL AND ROLL OVER NECK AND BACK TO LOOSEN MUSCLES.

BAR SOAP USES…

STOP MOSQUITO BITES FROM ITCHING BY RUBBING A BAR OF SOAP OVER THE AFFECTED AREA. 

PREVENT CAST-IRON SKILLETS FROM SCORCHING BY SWIPING A DRY BAR OF SOAP ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE PAN BEFORE COOKING OVER AN OPEN FLAME. 

DRIVE NAILS INTO WOOD WITHOUT SPLINTERING BY TWISTING A NAIL OR SCREW INTO A BAR OF SOAP BEFORE HAMMERING IT INTO WOOD. 

DEODORIZE A MUSTY-SMELLING CAR BY PLACING A DRY BAR OF SOAP UNDER THE SEAT. 

HUSH LITTLE BABY…

GENTLE, RHYTHMIC ROCKING OR BOUNCING CALMS A FUSSY BABY.  CARRY THE BABY UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS FOR THE SAME EFFECT WHILE BURNING CALORIES.

WRAP BABY UP IN A TACO BLANKET AND ROCK WHILE TALKING SOFLY TO THEM.  

REFRIDGERATE A PACIFIER.  THE SHOCKING COLD WILL DISTRACT THE BABY AND YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH A TASK LIKE A DIRTY DIAPER.

TUNE A RADIO TO STATIC TO ELIMINATE OVERSTIMULATION FROM OTHER NOISES.  RUNNING A VACUUM CLEANER OR RUNNING AN AIR PURIFIER DOES THE SAME TRICK TO PUT A FUSSY BABY TO SLEEP.


2 Responses to “QuiCK TiPS”

  1. sit on a large exercise ball with your baby and bounce. It works wonders, and your legs too I’m sure. 🙂 little baby J will love it

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