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Great Household Tips


Bed Sheets


After drying my sheets, put both sheets and one pillowcase in the other
pillow case. Fold neatly in a square. Next time you change sheets, you
just take the one pillow case and all the sheets and pillow case are
inside. No need to look for matches.


Reheat Pizza


Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick 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 cooking channel and it really


Reheating refrigerated bread


To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place
them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will
keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.


Broken Glass


Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass – the
fibers catch ones you can’t see!


Easier thank you’s


When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for
the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have
everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mother sends the
thank you’s, they’re all addressed!


Proof it’s your Kids Bike


If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside
the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and
later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the


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 — voila — static
is gone.


Measuring Cups


Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot
water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry the cup. Next, add your
ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right


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. Voila! It unseals easily.




Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s a lot 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…


Good-bye 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 dishwashing 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,
esp. if it rains, but it works & you don’t have the worry about pets or
small children being harmed!


Take baby powder to the beach


Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When you’re ready
to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the
sand will slide right off your skin.

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