Monday, February 8, 2016

Clean Your White Shoes

Finally, a way to get those white shoes clean without washing the life out of them! Cathi sent this tip:

Wipe white shoes with fingernail polish to get rid of scuffs and dirt. The cheap kind at the dollar store works just fine.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Best Pot Roast Ever

Save that last cup of leftover coffee and pour it over the next pot roast you make, after putting vinegar on it. Then add spices of your choice, or just go with salt and pepper. You'll be amazed at the tender, tasty roast. A cheap cut will be so good you won't even want to spend money on a more expensive one

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Keep Milk From Spoiling

If you have trouble keeping milk on hand because it spoils before you can use it, put a pinch of salt in it and shake. You can't taste it and it will keep the milk fresh longer.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

When you drain the tuna

The liquid from canned tuna can be saved in the freezer until you have enough to add to soup or use as the liquid in white sauce. Bits of tuna will be in it and may be enough to flavor the soup, or you can add it to a smaller can of tuna than you usually use for cream of tuna.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stop windshield wipers from squeaking

And help them work better, too. Wipe them (gently!) with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol. This cleans them and keeps them from streaking as well as squeaking.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Time to Clean Out the Freezer

Why? Because there is food in there that you forgot about or really don't want to eat, or don't know what to do with. Challenge: Eat it. Find a way to fix it. If it's past salvaging, don't save it again!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Clear headlights of ice, snow and mud

If you drive in nasty weather, you may have trouble with headlights that get muddy or icy so they don't shine well. Use car wax to coat and polish them. It repels water and keeps them much cleaner for about six weeks.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Easy composting even in the winter

If you garden at all, never throw out water in which you've cooked vegetables, potatoes or pasta. It contains valuable nutrients, so pour it on your garden, even in the winter. Don't put salt in it, though.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Don't turn down a hand-me-down

Never turn down hand-me-downs. If you or your children can't use the item, make something else with the material. Patchwork, potholders and the like, can be made from even small bits of clothing.