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101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home

 101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home
***REPOSTERS NOTE Thank you to Glamumous for compiling this excellent post. Thank You to everyone who shared their tips. Some of these tips are so ingenious and common sense. I have definitely picked up a few ideas that I will use. I hope the same holds true for you.***

101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home

I love to discover tips which make housework easier! From time-saving tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things, the Internet provides a wealth of information and advice.

In this post I’ve collected 101 visual tips from all over the web to help you save time and money in every room of your home.

The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!Via Food52.com
Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallowsVia Storage and Glee
Far cheaper than having coloured keys specially cut!Via The Chive
Install a regular coat rack low down the wall to store shoes safely of the floorVia Destination Unknown
Repurpose a cereal canister as a trash can for the carVia BHG.com
Deodorize sponges in the microwave. Soak in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice and put on fill power for one minute. Use tongs to remove as it will be hot!Via Shine
Use a magnetic strip to store bobby pins on inside of a cupboard.Via Superwoman
…Or store them in an empty Tic-Tac dispenser!Via One Frugal Chick
Clean cat litter trays quickly by lining with a garbage bag.Via DIY Tip of the Day
Use a Post-It note when drilling to catch the dustVia Lifehacker
Organize jewellery on a corkboard for easy viewing when deciding how to accessorize an outfitVia  Dee Gater
Repurpose an old picture frame as a serving trayVia Camp Granma
Boil orange peel and cloves to get rid of unpleasant smells in the kitchen.Via Heart of a Country Home
“File” clothes vertically in drawers so you can see your clothes at a glance.Via Chasing Cheerios
Fill an old box with skewers to make an all-purpose knife blockVia The Daily What
Hang onions in cut-up tights or old stockings to make them last for months!Via BuzzFeed
Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.Via A Journey to a Dream
Use a paper plate to prevent splatters when using an electric whisk.Via Cooking Club
Store cupcake and muffin cases in a mason jarVia Table for Two
Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.Via Bobbenblog Lite
Cover paint trays with aluminium foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze.Via OurHumbleAbowed
Place a layer of waxed paper on top of kitchen cupboards to prevent grease and dust from settling. Switch out every few months to keep them clean.Via In This Crazy Life
Flip a toaster on its side to make grill cheeseVia YesEmails
Easily draw out a splinter for easy removal by applying a paste of baking soda and water.Via Wikihow
Create a thrifty organiser for wrapping paper using cup hooks and painted dowel rods. This technique is also ideal for storing rolls of foil, kitchen roll and greaseproof paper on the inside of pantry doors.Via Woman’s Day
Water  straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.Via Instructables
Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven – it will help keep them upright.Via Better Recipes
Hang a bundle of chalk in the closet to keep everything fresh and dry. The chalk absorbs excess moisture –  a thrifty alternative to an electric dehumidifier!Via Martha Stewart
To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.Via My Fridge Food
Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.Via Delighted Momma
Tie a sprig of eucalyptus to your shower head. The steam will help infuse your bathroom with an invigorating fragrance.Via Apartment Therapy
Use bread tags to label power cords.Via Apartment Therapy
Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.Via Real Simple
WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!Via Real Simple
Use a tension rod and shower hooks to store saucepans inside a cupboard.Via DIY Home Sweet Home
Make a simple laundry bag using an old pillowcase and an embroidery hoop.Via Martha Stewart
Use a lint roller to clean the bottom of your handbagVia Real Simple
To get rid of the musty smell on old towels, wash using 1 cup of white vinegar on a hot cycle, then repeat with 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of sodaVia Pinterest Upload
Use a fork to press garlic when there isn’t a garlic crusher available.Via Real Simple
When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.Via Somewhat Simple
Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I’ve been doing it for years!)Via eHow
To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.Via Discount Queens
Use hairspray on the end of your sewing thread to help it slide through the eye of your needle.Via Real Simple
Sprinkle salt in the spaces between patio slabs and at the bottom of walls to get rid of pesky weeds(but be careful NOT to get salt near plants you want to keep as salt will kill them!)Via One Good Thing
Re-purpose an old CD spindle to make a pretty small cake/biscuit holder.Via All4Women
Clean patio stones with a solution of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water in  a spray bottle. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off (soiled areas may require a little scrubbing). Also helps get rid of weeds too!Via Thrift Culture Now
To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.Via Off the Wheaten Path
Use scrap paper to help hang an arrangement of picture frames easily. Cut templates for each frame,marking nail locations on the paper, then tack to the wall until you find the ideal arrangement. Then simply nail through the marks on the paper!Via Centsational Girl
Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations made by furniture on your carpets.Via North Carolina Charm
Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large muffin cases.Via This Old House
Place a length of masking tape along the edge of a spirit level and mark the location of nail holes for your picture frame. Then simply transfer the level to the wall to ensure you hang your pictures straight.Via The Family Handyman
Use a toothpick to prevent tape ends from sticking back to the rollVia Real Simple
To easily peel potatoes, boil with the skins on them immerse in cold water for 5 seconds. Then twist the potatoes between your hands and the skin will peel right off!Via All That’s Interesting
To decorate a chocolate beautifully, lay a piece of lace over the cake and sprinkle icing sugar over the top.Via Painted by Cakes
Use toilet paper rolls to easily organise power cordsVia Clipper Girl’s Saving Spot
To stop the annoying sound of a dripping tap, tie a piece of string around the faucet which is long enough to reach down to the sink.Via Re-Nest
To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.Via U-Create Crafts
A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!Via Obrienkr18 (Uploaded to Pinterest)
Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.Via Martha Stewart
To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar (which won’t affect the taste of the onions)Via Pinterest Upload
Use ketchup to remove the tarnish from copper pans. Slather  the pan with ketchup and leave for 30 minutes for the acid to break down the tarnish, then rinse clean and buff with a soft cloth.Via Pinterest Upload
Re-purpose an unwanted Slinky to create a pretty bird feederVia Re-Nest
Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and accessVia Storage and Glee
Place a few drops of essential oil on the cardboard tube of a toilet roll to make your bathroom smell wonderfulVia Ekwetzel
Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.Via Stockpiling Moms
Use baby powder to easily remove sand from your skinVia I Heart Nap Time
Take a bunch of bananas apart to prevent them from ripening too quicklyImage via Keepon
Store cut lettuce in mason jars and refrigerate to make it last much longerVia Salad in a Jar
Organise scarves by tying around trouser hangers to store in your wardrobe
Via Squidoo
Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping inVia Modern Day Proverbs Wife
Line salad drawers with newspaper to absorb bad odours in the fridgeVia Babble
Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridgeVia In This Crazy Life
Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry.Via Joseph the Butler
Use egg boxes to store delicate Christmas tree decorationsVia Gifts that say Wow
Cut the top off a screw-top bottle and use to seal open bags.Via Very Pinteresting
This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!Via Babble
Tape a laundry bag to the inside of your tumble dryer door for easy drying of sports shoesVia Good Ideas for You
Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken lightbulbVia Pinterest upload
Use a magazine holder to store rolls in the kitchenVia Recreate Design Company
Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal – the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.Via Budget101
They look pretty too – a great tip for parties!Via Daily Pix
Slot the stick of an ice lolly through a cupcake case to prevent drips on little fingers.Via Good Ideas for You
Store laundry dispensers in the drawer of your washing machine so you won’t forget where it isVia Glamumous
Trouser hangers make great frugal cooking book holders!Via Simply Frugal
Use an empty toilet roll to store hair accessories for easy accessVia Good Ideas for You
Place a wooden spoon over a pan to stop the water from boiling overVia The Life of a Not So Ordinary Housewife
Another great use for used drinks cans!Via Buzzfeed
Just don’t press down too hard or you will squash the bread!Via TheChive
Pin document wallets inside your pantry door to store recipes and takeaway leafletsVia MawMawOfTwo
Towel hangers on the inside of a pantry door make great storage for awkward saucepan lids!Via Squidoo
A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!Via Buzzfeed
Use a rubber band to rescue a stripped screwVia Re Create Design
Store matches in a mason jar and add a disc of sandpaper to the lid on which to strike them.Via The Burlap Bag
A ball of aluminium foil makes a great glassware scrubber!Via Budget 101
Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger to prevent dresses from slipping off.Via Re Create Design
Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.Via Babble
For even more storage in the kitchen, cut up a shoe holder to hang inside a cupboard door.Via Mrs Polly Rogers
Lost the back to your favourite earring? Use a pencil eraser instead!Via Good Ideas for You
Use a tension rod to store spray bottles in your undersink cabinetVia Blue Velvet Chair

About this post

Most of these tips were found via Pinterest (which by the way is a great resource for discovering tips to help around the home!). Wherever possible, I’ve attributed the image and tip by means of links to the original site or web-page, but if you think I have made a mistake please let me know the original source and I will correct the link.

101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home

I love to discover tips which make housework easier! From time-saving tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things, the Internet provides a wealth of information and advice.

In this post I’ve collected 101 visual tips from all over the web to help you save time and money in every room of your home.

The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!

Via Food52.com

Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows

Via Storage and Glee

Far cheaper than having coloured keys specially cut!

Via The Chive

Install a regular coat rack low down the wall to store shoes safely of the floor

Via Destination Unknown

Repurpose a cereal canister as a trash can for the car

Via BHG.com

Deodorize sponges in the microwave. Soak in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice and put on fill power for one minute. Use tongs to remove as it will be hot!

Via Shine

Use a magnetic strip to store bobby pins on inside of a cupboard.

Via Superwoman

…Or store them in an empty Tic-Tac dispenser!

Via One Frugal Chick

Clean cat litter trays quickly by lining with a garbage bag.

Via DIY Tip of the Day

Use a Post-It note when drilling to catch the dust

Via Lifehacker

Organize jewellery on a corkboard for easy viewing when deciding how to accessorize an outfit

Via  Dee Gater

Repurpose an old picture frame as a serving tray

Via Camp Granma

Boil orange peel and cloves to get rid of unpleasant smells in the kitchen.

Via Heart of a Country Home

“File” clothes vertically in drawers so you can see your clothes at a glance.

Via Chasing Cheerios

Fill an old box with skewers to make an all-purpose knife block

Via The Daily What

Hang onions in cut-up tights or old stockings to make them last for months!

Via BuzzFeed

Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.

Via A Journey to a Dream

Use a paper plate to prevent splatters when using an electric whisk.

Via Cooking Club

Store cupcake and muffin cases in a mason jar

Via Table for Two

Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.

Via Bobbenblog Lite

Cover paint trays with aluminium foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze.

Via OurHumbleAbowed

Place a layer of waxed paper on top of kitchen cupboards to prevent grease and dust from settling. Switch out every few months to keep them clean.

Via In This Crazy Life

Flip a toaster on its side to make grill cheese

Via YesEmails

Easily draw out a splinter for easy removal by applying a paste of baking soda and water.

Via Wikihow

Create a thrifty organiser for wrapping paper using cup hooks and painted dowel rods. This technique is also ideal for storing rolls of foil, kitchen roll and greaseproof paper on the inside of pantry doors.

Via Woman’s Day

Water  straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.

Via Instructables

Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven – it will help keep them upright.

Via Better Recipes

Hang a bundle of chalk in the closet to keep everything fresh and dry. The chalk absorbs excess moisture –  a thrifty alternative to an electric dehumidifier!

Via Martha Stewart

To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.

Via My Fridge Food

Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.

Via Delighted Momma

Tie a sprig of eucalyptus to your shower head. The steam will help infuse your bathroom with an invigorating fragrance.

Via Apartment Therapy

Use bread tags to label power cords.

Via Apartment Therapy

Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.

Via Real Simple

WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!

Via Real Simple

Use a tension rod and shower hooks to store saucepans inside a cupboard.

Via DIY Home Sweet Home

Make a simple laundry bag using an old pillowcase and an embroidery hoop.

Via Martha Stewart

Use a lint roller to clean the bottom of your handbag

Via Real Simple

To get rid of the musty smell on old towels, wash using 1 cup of white vinegar on a hot cycle, then repeat with 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda

Via Pinterest Upload

Use a fork to press garlic when there isn’t a garlic crusher available.

Via Real Simple

When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.

Via Somewhat Simple

Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I’ve been doing it for years!)

Via eHow

To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.

Via Discount Queens

Use hairspray on the end of your sewing thread to help it slide through the eye of your needle.

Via Real Simple

Sprinkle salt in the spaces between patio slabs and at the bottom of walls to get rid of pesky weeds(but be careful NOT to get salt near plants you want to keep as salt will kill them!)

Via One Good Thing

Re-purpose an old CD spindle to make a pretty small cake/biscuit holder.

Via All4Women

Clean patio stones with a solution of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water in  a spray bottle. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off (soiled areas may require a little scrubbing). Also helps get rid of weeds too!

Via Thrift Culture Now

To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.

Via Off the Wheaten Path

Use scrap paper to help hang an arrangement of picture frames easily. Cut templates for each frame,marking nail locations on the paper, then tack to the wall until you find the ideal arrangement. Then simply nail through the marks on the paper!

Via Centsational Girl

Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations made by furniture on your carpets.

Via North Carolina Charm

Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large muffin cases.

Via This Old House

Place a length of masking tape along the edge of a spirit level and mark the location of nail holes for your picture frame. Then simply transfer the level to the wall to ensure you hang your pictures straight.

Via The Family Handyman

Use a toothpick to prevent tape ends from sticking back to the roll

Via Real Simple

To easily peel potatoes, boil with the skins on them immerse in cold water for 5 seconds. Then twist the potatoes between your hands and the skin will peel right off!

Via All That’s Interesting

To decorate a chocolate beautifully, lay a piece of lace over the cake and sprinkle icing sugar over the top.

Via Painted by Cakes

Use toilet paper rolls to easily organise power cords

Via Clipper Girl’s Saving Spot

To stop the annoying sound of a dripping tap, tie a piece of string around the faucet which is long enough to reach down to the sink.

Via Re-Nest

To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.

Via U-Create Crafts

A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!

Via Obrienkr18 (Uploaded to Pinterest)

Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.

Via Martha Stewart

To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar (which won’t affect the taste of the onions)

Via Pinterest Upload

Use ketchup to remove the tarnish from copper pans. Slather  the pan with ketchup and leave for 30 minutes for the acid to break down the tarnish, then rinse clean and buff with a soft cloth.

Via Pinterest Upload

Re-purpose an unwanted Slinky to create a pretty bird feeder

Via Re-Nest

Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access

Via Storage and Glee

Place a few drops of essential oil on the cardboard tube of a toilet roll to make your bathroom smell wonderful

Via Ekwetzel

Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.

Via Stockpiling Moms

Use baby powder to easily remove sand from your skin

Via I Heart Nap Time

Take a bunch of bananas apart to prevent them from ripening too quickly

Image via Keepon

Store cut lettuce in mason jars and refrigerate to make it last much longer

Via Salad in a Jar

Organise scarves by tying around trouser hangers to store in your wardrobe
Via Squidoo
Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in

Via Modern Day Proverbs Wife

Line salad drawers with newspaper to absorb bad odours in the fridge

Via Babble

Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge

Via In This Crazy Life

Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry.

Via Joseph the Butler

Use egg boxes to store delicate Christmas tree decorations

Via Gifts that say Wow

Cut the top off a screw-top bottle and use to seal open bags.

Via Very Pinteresting

This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!

Via Babble

Tape a laundry bag to the inside of your tumble dryer door for easy drying of sports shoes

Via Good Ideas for You

Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken lightbulb

Via Pinterest upload

Use a magazine holder to store rolls in the kitchen

Via Recreate Design Company

Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal – the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.

Via Budget101

They look pretty too – a great tip for parties!

Via Daily Pix

Slot the stick of an ice lolly through a cupcake case to prevent drips on little fingers.

Via Good Ideas for You

Store laundry dispensers in the drawer of your washing machine so you won’t forget where it is

Via Glamumous

Trouser hangers make great frugal cooking book holders!

Via Simply Frugal

Use an empty toilet roll to store hair accessories for easy access

Via Good Ideas for You

Place a wooden spoon over a pan to stop the water from boiling over

Via The Life of a Not So Ordinary Housewife

Another great use for used drinks cans!

Via Buzzfeed

Just don’t press down too hard or you will squash the bread!

Via TheChive

Pin document wallets inside your pantry door to store recipes and takeaway leaflets

Via MawMawOfTwo

Towel hangers on the inside of a pantry door make great storage for awkward saucepan lids!

Via Squidoo

A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!

Via Buzzfeed

Use a rubber band to rescue a stripped screw

Via Re Create Design

Store matches in a mason jar and add a disc of sandpaper to the lid on which to strike them.

Via The Burlap Bag

A ball of aluminium foil makes a great glassware scrubber!

Via Budget 101

Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger to prevent dresses from slipping off.

Via Re Create Design

Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.

Via Babble

For even more storage in the kitchen, cut up a shoe holder to hang inside a cupboard door.

Via Mrs Polly Rogers

Lost the back to your favourite earring? Use a pencil eraser instead!

Via Good Ideas for You

Use a tension rod to store spray bottles in your undersink cabinet

Via Blue Velvet Chair

About this post

Most of these tips were found via Pinterest (which by the way is a great resource for discovering tips to help around the home!). Wherever possible, I’ve attributed the image and tip by means of links to the original site or web-page, but if you think I have made a mistake please let me know the original source and I will correct the link.

50 Handy DIY Money/Time Saving – Health and Home Tips

There are tons more DIY uses for common household items. When ever you find them remember to share them with your friends! They too gnash their teeth in frustration over the problems these tips solve! Save money, make your home a safer environment and save time as you already own most of the items used in these tips. Who doesn’t love WIN WINS like these, I know I do.

SO INFORMATIVE!!!!! – We each probably know a few of these tips but not all.We are all more cost conscious and looking for natural alternatives so our families can live  more wholesome, chemical free lives. Here are a few ways to have both, when you know how, it easy to do it yourself. Below are great uses of common household items that will make our homes and health more chemical free and our wallets a little fatter. Enjoy!

1) Toothpaste: Buff a CD/DVD
Apply toothpaste to a cotton ball and wipe the disc. Wash with water afterwards and you’ve got a brand new disc!

2) Cornstarch: Untangle Knots
Sprinkling cornstarch into tough knots, such as shoe laces helps loosen them.

3) Walnut: Buff Dings out of Wood Furniture
Get rid of unsightly scratches and dings on wood furniture by rubbing a walnut on the areas. The blemishes will vanish quickly and your furniture and wallet will be saved.

4) Club Soda: Make Your Breads Fluffier
When baking, where recipes call for water, add club soda instead to make pancakes, waffles and any other breads fluffier.

5) Salt: Keep Windows Frost Free
Pour a cup of salt into a liter of water. Sponge the liquid on to the inside of window to prevent frost from forming during the winter months.

6) Rubbing Alcohol: Remove Permanent Marker
Dab the surface that has the permanent marker on it with a cloth or cotton ball covered in rubbing alcohol to make it disappear quickly.

7) Chap stick: Stops Bleeding When Nicked Shaving
Cut yourself shaving? Just swipe some chap stick over the cut to stop that constant bleeding. No more tissue squares!

8) Apple Juice: Removes Dandruff
Don’t ask how it works, but it does! Instead of buying a special shampoo, just wash your hair in apple juice to rid your scalp of pesky dandruff.

9) Aspirin: Get Rid of Armpit Stains on T-Shirts
Grind up an aspirin tablet or two, then make a paste out of it using water, lemon or vinegar. Spread the paste on the stained area and let sit for an hour before washing.

10) Olive Oil: Make Pets’ Coat Shinier
Add a bit of olive oil to your pet’s food to give them a healthier, shinier coat of fur.

11) Newspapers: Clean Windows and Mirrors
Instead of using a spray and a streaky cloth, use only newspaper to clean off your mirrors and windows for a streak-free finish.

12) Baking Soda: Remove Bugs from Windshield
Mix baking soda with warm water to make a paste. Spread the paste over your windshield for fifteen minutes. Then wipe or spray off with a hose.

13) Bleach: Extend Life of Flowers in Vase
Add a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent the build-up of the slime caused by bacteria. It works just like chlorine in a swimming pool.

14) Kitchen Dish Soap: Flea-Killing Dog Shampoo
Kitchen dish soap (not dish detergent) can double as dog shampoo for its flea killing abilities.

15) Coke: Remove Blood Stains from Clothing
Soak the stain in coke until the stain is dissolved, then wash the clothing as usual. Wash before the coke dries, though.

16) Honey: Remove Blemish Overnight
Have a blemish you need to get rid of by tomorrow? Put a dab of honey on the blemish and cover it up (it’s best to use a Band-Aid) and the honey’s natural antibacterial properties will clean out the bacteria by the morning.

17) Wax Paper: Clean Can Opener Gears
Run a few small strips of wax paper through the can opener to clean out of the bits and pieces that have built up in the gears throughout the year. The wax will also rub off on the gears to protect for future use as well.

18) WD-40: Remove Crayons from Walls
Use the lubricant and a cloth to remove stubborn crayon marks from the walls just by spraying the wall and wiping with a cloth.

19) Chalk: Keep Ants and Slugs Out of the House
Ants and Slugs Won’t Touch Chalk. So, simply draw a line in front of your doorway where you are having problems with these pesky critters and they won’t cross it, meaning they won’t be able to get into your house.

20) Vinegar: Kills Weeds and Helps Flowers Grow
Vinegar is a magic wonder when it comes to gardening. It not only kills weeds but they help flowers grow as well. Douse vinegar all around your garden to prevent weeds from popping up and to help your flowers to grow healthy and strong.

21) Mayonnaise: Remove Bumper Sticker
Spread mayonnaise on the bumper sticker and let sit for at least thirty minutes. Then, rub the sticker off with a towel, leaving a clean bumper!

22) Tin Foil Ball: Replace Dryer Sheets Permanently
Instead of using a dryer sheet ball up one or a few sheets of tin foil and toss it in the dryer. It removes the static electricity from your clothes and one can last up to a year.

23) Banana Peel: Polish Leather Shoes
Use the inside of a banana peel to give shoes a professional and natural shine that will last for quite some time.

24) Mouthwash: Cure Athlete’s Foot
Pour mouthwash on cotton balls and then swab your feet. The alcohol will disinfect the bacteria completely if you continue this for a week or so.

25) Baking Soda: Clean BBQ Grill
Mix a cup of baking soda with half a cup water to make a paste. Dip your brush into the paste and scrub the grill. The caked on pieces and black residue will come off much quicker and using baking soda is much safer and cheaper than using cleaning chemicals.

26) Coffee Grounds: Fertilizer
Coffee is full of nutrients and vitamins that are very beneficial to soil. That’s why some people include it in compost piles. If you want to get the most out of your coffee, pour the grounds on areas where you want more grass or flowers.

27) Olive Oil: Shaving Cream
The smoothness of the oil can replace the need for shaving cream, and it also provides great moisture.

28) Dryer Sheets: Gets Rid of Static Electricity
Use dryer sheets to remove static electricity from things such as clothing, TV screens or your own hair. Tame fly away strands by running a dryer sheet over them.

29) Freezer: Freeze Candles to Make Them Last Longer
Put candles in the freezer for at least 2 hours before using. Once you burn them, the wax will melt at a much slower pace, making them last much longer!

30) Two glasses of water: Cure Headache
Water is the cure to most common headaches. To make the headache go away quickly, drink two cups of water very quickly.

31) Lemons: Deodorize Garbage Disposal
Toss whole slices of lemon into the garbage disposal then run it. The acidity of the lemon will rid your sink of all odors and leave a fresh scent that usually lasts for a few months.

32) Alka Seltzer: Remove Burnt-On Grease and Food Stains
When letting your pots and pans soak, throw in one or two Alka Seltzer tablets and the caked on residue from cooking will come off easily when you scrub/wash.

33) Apple Cider Vinegar: Relieve Diarrhea
Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into eight ounces of water to soothe your stomach. The taste may not be the greatest, but the antibacterial properties of the vinegar will end the unpleasantness of the bowel problems.

34) Toothpaste: Remove Scratches from Glass
Apply toothpaste to scratch, then rub with a cloth until the scratch is gone. Make sure the glass is clean beforehand.

35) Cheerios: Relieve Pain from Poison Ivy, Chickenpox and Sunburns
Pound one to four cups of Cheerios into a powder and add to your bath to soothe your skin while you soak. You may not feel relief while in the tub, but you will soon after.

36) Buttons: Sort Earrings
Organize your earrings and prevent them from becoming entangled by using spare buttons as holders for each pair.

37) Corn Oil: Prevent Hairballs for Pets
Add a few drops of corn oil to your pets’ food to prevent hairballs from forming. The thick oil helps the fur pass through the animal’s system much quicker and easily.

38) Whipped Cream: Remove Gum from Hair
There are many remedies for removing gum from hair, but this is a lesser known one. Give it a try rather than peanut butter the next time you’re in need.

39) Coke: Remove Oil Stains from the Driveway
Oil stains are very difficult to remove pavement, but one method guaranteed to work is Coke. The highly acidic drink will eat away at the oil until clean.

40) Brown Sugar: Facial Scrub
A scrub is good to do about once a month to remove dead skin and bacteria built up in pores and remove excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar does just as well as expensive products and will definitely result in a clearer and smoother complexion.

41) Dryer Sheet: Lint Brush
You already know that dryer sheets remove lint in the dryer. Well, it can do the same thing out of the dryer, too. When you’re in a fix, use a dryer sheet. It works just as well as a lint brush, and if you like the scent, it’s an added bonus.

42) Newspaper: Deodorize food containers and Food Drawers in the Refrigerator
For that stinky Tupperware or smelly refrigerator drawer that is too much to deal with, toss in a sheet of newspaper overnight before you deal with it. The paper will absorb the smell greatly reducing it or eliminating it completely.

43) Olive Oil: Unstick a Zipper
The oil will help the zipper slide more easily, fixing the problem!

44) Salt: Cool Something Quickly
You know that feeling when you’re having a BBQ and someone asks for a drink and you realize that no one has put them in the cooler? There’s nothing worse than a warm drink on a hot day. Chill a drink quickly, by adding salt and water to your ice. The drinks will be cold in a matter of minutes; saving your party and making you look smart all at once.

45) Scotch Tape: Prevent Wall from Chipping When Nailing
The wall can leave unsightly chips when hammering in a nail. Prevent this by simply placing a piece of scotch tape over the area you’re going to nail. The wall will be held tighter, preventing chips from occurring.

46) Alka Seltzer: Soothe Insect Bites
Dissolve two tablets into a glass of water. Then use a cloth or cotton ball to apply it to the affected area. The red will go down and most importantly, the itchiness will vanish usually in fifteen minutes.

47) Lemon: Whitens Whites
Add about half a cup of lemon juice to your load of whites to makes them extra white. You can use lemon juice with bleach or detergent, so don’t worry about mixing chemicals with the acidic lemon.

48) Banana Peel: Whiten Teeth
This may sound a little odd, but rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth twice a day for two weeks and you will receive the same effect from a teeth-whitening kit. Plus, you’ll save yourself money and the hassle of using chemicals.

49) Hair Dryer: Free Photos Stuck on Pages
If you have a photo stuck on a page that you can’t get free, try using a blow dryer on the back of the page. It will loosen the photo from the page and the adhesive holding it there.

50) Banana Peel: Heal Most Skin Problems
Bananas are the magical fruit, because they heal many common problems on the skin. By rubbing the peel on your skin, you can heal bruises and cuts and eliminate rashes, itching and warts. Basically if you have a common skin problem, it can be cured by this fruit.

So many Great Tips that I was not aware of  – when I find more, I will pass them along too – Please do the same.

WD40 – 2000 Uses – Gods Gift to Women! Sorry Guys you just got 1 UP’D.

2000 different uses,  seriously, who knew  – link below.

A friend sent me the following e-mail that lists 40 uses. Before I pass anything on I check it out. The WD40 website lists 2000 uses. What amazed me are the number that solve some of the more stubborn house and laundry problems.

I stole hubby’s new can from the garage ( it’s kinds empty now OOP’s …..)

The patio door isn’t sticking. The grand-baby’s crayon marks are really gone now. The gum grandpa let her have no longer adorns my favorite Chenille scarf. The glass shower doors slide smoothly and the glass is shiny clean.  I look forward to not having to wash water spot residue for some time to come and the ceramic tile in front of the fireplace and the fireplace widow look awesome. Did bit of the laminate floor too…..looks really good.

Next time he wants to pick up the 3 pack, I’ll put it in the cart for him.

I am sold! Why did nobody ever tell me about this stuff! And you can buy it by the gallon!

Okay Spring, I am ready for you now!

Downside – It kinda stinks but with the windows open it clears out. I can handle that.

Here is that e-mail I received and the links…………… Thanks Louis.

didn’t know WD-40 could be used for all of this…pretty neat

I had a neighbor who had bought a new van. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that some vandal had spray painted red all around the sides of this white van.
I went over and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to work out what to do, probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.

Another neighbor came out and told him to get some WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm the paint that was on the van.
I’m impressed!  WD-40 – how did someone work out it would do that?

‘Water Displacement No.40’ The product began from a search for rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians
at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘water displacement’ compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation,
thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

Ken East (one of the original batch mixers for many years) says  It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower screen. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass. It’s a miracle! Then try it on your cooker top …. Kazamm! It’s now shinier than it’s ever been. You’ll be amazed.

Here are some other uses:

1. Protects silver from tarnishing.

2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.

3. Cleans and lubricates guitar 20 strings.

4. Gives floors that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.

5. Keeps flies off cows.

6. Restores and cleans blackboards.

7. Removes lipstick stains.

8. Loosens stubborn zips.

9. Untangles jewellery chains.

10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

11.. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.

12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidising.

13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.

14. Keeps glass shower screens free of water spots.

15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.

16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.

17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.

18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub
nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

19. Dead insects will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!

20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a 20 shine for a super fast slide..

21. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.

22. Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash.
Presto! The lipstick is gone!

23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.

24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.

26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.

27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.

28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.

29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.

30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

31. Removes splattered grease on stove.

32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.

33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

35. Removes all traces of duct tape.

36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.

37. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants
that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some counties .

38. Use it for gnat bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.

39. Spray your garden pots around the sides it stops slugs/snails eating ur plants

40. Removes chewing gum from anything.

P. S. The basic ingredient is petroleum distillates.

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2000 Uses Link