Nov 16, 2012

Handy Tips to Have

I LOVE web-surfing and finding useful tips.  Little things that make our lives easier, more natural, cleaner, more organized, yummier, or whatever other use we can think of that makes us happy.  Here are some random ones I found today.

The Secret to Lighter, Fluffier Pancakes

Simply substitute club soda for milk in any pancake recipe to make them lighter and fluffier. Your pancakes will look and taste amazing!

Optimal Refrigerator and Freezer Temperature

To keep food your food lasting as long as possible and to ensure that no bacteria grows and your food does not spoil, maintain a temperature of 40ºF or below in the fridge and between 0 and -10º
F in the freezer. Purchase an inexpensive thermometer to keep tabs on the temperatures.

Clean Your Shower Head Without Removal

To clean your clogged or filthy shower head without removal, you simply pour approx. 1 cup or so of pure white vinegar into a plastic freezer bag and secure it over your shower head with a rubber band
or similar tie. The vinegar should immerse the shower head, if it does not either the bag is too large or there is not enough vinegar in the bag. Leave it there for at least a few hours. Leaving it overnight is even better. By morning it will be clean and your water pressure restored!

Sage as a Mosquito Repellant

Throw a stick of sage or powdered sage into your fire. The sage scented smoke that the fire will emit keeps mosquitoes and other annoying bugs at bay for the entire area.

How To Remove Urine Smell From Carpet Naturally

A good way to remove the smell of urine from carpet naturally -
What you'll need:
1 tbsp liquid dishwashing detergent
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 cups warm water
mixing bowl/bucket
baking soda

Mix the dishwashing liquid, vinegar and water in a bowl or bucket. Dip a sponge into the mixture and press about the area that needs cleaning to saturate the mixture into it. Use a dry towel to press the area afterward to soak up excess moisture. Now sprinkle baking soda thoroughly into and over the area of the carpet you just saturated. Leave it to soak in and sit overnight. Vacuum the spot the next morning and use a damp cloth or sponge to remove any residue you see. For severe or deep buildup you may need to do this more than once.

1 comment:

Jennifer {Life Darling} said...

Love these tips! And I have a vat of white vinegar in my laundry room - I cannot believe I've only "discovered" it's awesomeness this year!