CLEVER IDEAS WORTH KNOWING! (PART 2 OF 2)

CLEVER IDEAS WORTH KNOWING!  (PART 2 OF 2)

Weed Control: Start putting 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.

 Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the squirrels won’t come near it.

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, such as peanut butter, 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!

Re opening envelopes: 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.

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!

Info about clothes dryer lint filters: The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to   the dryer   and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint   from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to   show us something; he took   the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter   is made of a mesh material. I’m sure you know what your dryer’s lint   filter looks like.  Well…. the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all!  He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that’s what burns out the heating unit. You can’t SEE the film, but it’s there. It’s what is in the dryer r sheets to make your clothes soft and static free…that nice fragrance too. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box … ell this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep  your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your  electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!? I learn something new every day! I certainly didn’t know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I’d share!

 Note:  I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The   water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I   washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it… the water ran right thru the screen! There wasn’t any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!

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