Friday, February 15, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever ideas: WD40 for cleaning crayon off TV screensVia:
Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).

Disclaimer: I cannot vouch for the long term effects of using WD-40 on your computer screen. Use your own judgment and common sense, and, by all means, keep your toddler away from your computer! BUT, it does work,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

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.
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 an d 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! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever idea: how to fold a fitted sheetVia:
For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever ideas: bowl as iPhone sound amplifierVia:
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever ideas: gift wrap storage on cupboard ceilingVia:
Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever idea: use shower caps to hold shoes when packingVia:
A tip for holiday packing. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Rainbow Sand

1 c sand or table salt
2 t powdered tempera paint
Plastic zip bag

1.       Pour sand or table salt and powdered tempera paint into plastic zip bag and shake for 30 seconds or until the color is evenly blended. 
2.       Repeat the above step several times to create different colors of Rainbow sand
3.       Store leftover sand in plastic zip bags or in an airtight container
 Tip:  Draw a picture or outline a picture in a coloring book using white school glue.  Sprinkle different colors of rainbow sand over the picture to create 3-D paintings.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever idea: muffin pan craft storageVia:
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever idea: bread tags as cable labelsVia:
Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever idea: cook cupcakes in ice cream conesVia:
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat. Definitely doing this!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever idea: use a tension rod to hang spray bottlesVia:
Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

To avoid tangles when you travel, slip your necklace through a drinking straw.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

Clever idea: use upside-down muffic pan to make cookie bowlsVia:
Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila – you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream. Click here for recipe.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Random Helpful Hints

armpit stain remover. will come in very handy for the hubby