October 13, 2010

Tip(s) O the Day

I recently ran across these frugal household tips and thought they were worthy of passing along:

* A Must for Dust: Use a fabric softener sheet to dust the front of the t.v.

* Sharpen Your Scissors: Cut through sand paper a few times (I've also heard tin foil, but the sound gives me the shivers!)

* No More Foggy Mirrors: Clean the bathroom mirror with canned shaving cream

*Hard Water Buildup? Pour distilled white vinegar in a plastic bag and tie the bag to the shower head or kitchen faucet so that the head is completely submerged. Soak over night.

*Clean as a Whistle Shower Curtain Liner: Wash with 1/2 cup ammonia to 1 quart water

*Stain-less Plastic Containers: Spray your plastic containers with cooking spray before filling with tomato sauce to avoid red stains

*The Price is Right: To remove sticky price tags from dishes or glasses, spray with WD-40. Your husband will be so impressed!

*Carpet Stains Be Gone: 1 Tbs. vinegar with 1 Tbs. cornstarch. Work into area with a soft cloth and let dry for 48 hours. Then vacuum it right up!

*Stainless Steel Appliances: use good old fashioned Pledge to get those finger prints off. For more details, check this out.

*Stainless Steel Utensils: Place flatware in a pan and cover with seltzer water or club soda. Let set for a few minutes then let it shine like new again!

*Freeze the Vine: Put leftover wine into ice cube trays and freeze to be used later in recipes

*Eye Know! Put an apple in with your bag of potatoes to keep them from sprouting

What's your favorite household tip?


Tracey said...

Two words...


I wonder how much school will get done today?? I'm gonna be busy trying all this cool stuff.

Many thanks!

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

I'm always game for tip trading!

Eager to try out the carpet stain remedy - our current house is a rental that has carpet in the dining room.

WHY would anyone think it a good idea to have carpet in a dining room, I ask??? :)

Have a great day!

Carpool Queen said...

Umm, don't worry about cleaning the shower curtain liner and replacing it when your mother-in-law comes to visit?

Works for me :)

Alisa said...

These are so fun!

Mich said...

Who would have thunk it? Thanks for sharing.

Bethany said...

I really want to try the apple with the potatoes - I have never heard of that. Thanks for sharing!!

Kellie said...

Well that was quite interesting! I'll have to try some of those. lol