I am sure there are hundreds of blogs out there that are full of household hints. I follow Pinterest and it’s full of pretty much any household hint you could possibly think of. Sometimes you do things a certain way for so long, you forget that no one else does it that way. You may not even realize that “your way” is something others might be interested in.
Last week I showed a few friends how I capture those tiny little fruit gnats that appear when you have apples or other fruits sitting on your counter top. I just pour a little bit of vinegar in a shallow white bowl (for some reason white works better), add a couple drops of dish detergent, and the gnats will jump in and drown! Gruesome, I know, but they are so annoying.
I have hardwood floors in my house as well as a cat, so these dusting shoes are a dream come true! Just slip them on, slide around, and pick up the dust, cat hair, etc. And you know that one-size-fits-most label? It’s true for these foot coverings. Mine are lime green so I can find them easily when I need them. If you have grandkids, your floor-dusting days are over, because they love to slip and slide and actually help! You may want to buy a couple of pair to avoid arguments! Oh… and you are allowed to drag your feet!
Using the same general concept, I also dry my freshly mopped floors with…… a bath towel! Just throw it on the wet floor, place each foot on opposite ends of the towel, and wipe your floors dry without even bending over! Slide around awhile…. I am pretty sure its good exercise.
The Queen of Household Hints-Heloise shares some cool hints:
Body Heat Coolers
• Place a piece of silverware on the back of your neck for a quick cool down.
• Rest your wrist on a cold glass of iced water and feel the chill.
• Wipe your feet with an alcohol wipe to cool off your whole body.
Do you have a better or easier way to do something? I’d like to hear about it.