Thursday, February 3, 2011

MORE HINTS & TIPS "FYI"

HERE ARE A FEW MORE OF THE HINTS & TIPS FROM YESTERDAY'S LIST:


7.  SNOWBOUND?


LACK A GARAGE? COVER YOUR CAR'S WINDSHIELD & WINDOWS WITH LARGE HEAVY TRASH BAGS.  CUT THEM OPEN AND TAPE THEM TO YOUR WINDOWS, OR IF YOU ARE SHORT ON TIME AND ENERGY JUST PLACE THE BAGS ON THE WINDSHIELD AND TUCK THEM UNDER THE WIPER BLADES. WHEN YOU REMOVE THEM NEXT MORNING--VOILA! CLEAN WINDSHIELD.
     
8.  REALLY?  BABY SHAMPOO?


BABY SHAMPOO CLEANS MORE THAN THE BABY.  BELIEVE IT--OR NOT--TWO TABLESPOONS OF BABY SHAMPOO IN A GALLON OF WATER WILL CLEAN YOUR LAMINATED WOOD FLOORS.  GENTLY SPONGE THE FLOORS WITH A CLEAN MOP, THEN WIPE WITH A SOFT CLOTH.  YOU CAN WRAP A SOFT CLOTH AROUND THE END OF A BROOM TO DO THIS.  OR, YOU COULD LET THE BABY POLISH THE FLOOR--USE YOUR IMAGINATION. :)


9.  PLANT POWER!


PLANTS NEED TO BREATHE--THEIR PORES GET PLUGGED UP FROM DUST AND POLLEN, NOT TO MENTION OTHER INVISIBLE DEBRIS IN THE AIR.  DON AN OLD PAIR OF GLOVES AND RUN THE PLANT LEAVES THROUGH YOUR FINGERS, CLEANING BOTH SIDES OF THE PLANTS AT THE SAME TIME. POWER TO THE PLANTS!


10. MILDEW MADNESS!


THERE IS NOTHING MORE MADDENING THAN WALL AND BATHTUB MILDEW.  DAB BLEACH ONTO THE SPOTS WITH A COTTON-BALL DIPPED IN BLEACH SOLUTION.  IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF MILDEW--SIMPLY FILL THE BATHTUB WITH WATER THROW IN A BOTTLE OF BLEACH AND WASH THE WALLS WITH A SHORT HANDLED MOP.  DON'T FORGET TO RINSE THOROUGHLY.  BE SURE THAT THERE ARE NO LITTLE ONES AROUND, AND WEAR RUBBER GLOVES. DON'T GET MAD AT THE MILDEW--GET EVEN!


11.  RUNNY COLORS?


YOU'VE JUST BOUGHT A NEW BRIGHT RED T-SHIRT. YOU'RE NOT SURE WHETHER THE COLOR WILL RUN, AND YOU ARE ABOUT TO THROW IT IN THE TUB. TO BE SAFE--DON'T WASH IT WITH OTHER GARMENTS.  TEST IT FIRST--IT'S BETTER TO BE CAUTIOUS AND NOT HAVE TO CRY BECAUSE YOUR LAUNDRY HAS TURNED PINK.  


DO THE FOLLOWING: PLACE THE ITEM ON AN OLD TOWEL OR SOME PAPER TOWELS.  DIP A PIECE OF COTTON IN COLD WATER AND WIPE DOWN THE SEAM OF THE SHIRT--IF COLOR COMES OFF ON THE TOWEL--THE GARMENT IS NOT "COLORFAST". WASH IT IN COLD WATER--BY HAND! 


WIPE YOUR BROW AND "COLOR" YOURSELF THANKFUL THAT YOU DIDN'T WASH IT WITH THE REST OF YOUR CLOTHES!


12.  OH! RATS!


IF YOU WANT TO CATCH MICE AND RATS IN ORDER TO GET RID OF THE LITTLE CRITTERS--USE FRUIT AS BAIT.  BELIEVE IT OR NOT--THEY LOVE THE STUFF.  "BON APETIT ."


WELL  THAT'S  ALL  FOR  TODAY.




GOD BLESS!


SEE YOU NEXT TIME!!