Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Household Tips

I love multipurpose items, especially when they help out with weird situations around the house because sometimes the strangest tips are the most fun. Here is a list of some helpful and some weird hints.

  • Take bananas apart to keep them from ripening so quickly.
  • Use a wet paper towel to pick up small bits of broken glass - this works especially well with broken light bulbs.
  • Use a clean chalkboard eraser to de-fog the inside of your car windows.
  • To keep away ants put out piles of corn meal. The ants will take it home, but they cannot digest it. Plus, it's completely safe to have around food since it's non-toxic.
  • Rinse out and scrub the lint screen on your dryer with a nylon brush. The gunk from dryer sheets can build up and cause fires or wear out your dryer faster.
  • To unseal an envelope, throw it in the freezer for a few hours.
  • If your sink drain smells, pour in some baking soda followed by some vinegar.
  • If your kitchen smells (maybe from a dinner disaster) put half a lemon on a pie plate in a 200 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • WD-40 will remove pine sap from your hands.
  • If you drop a cell phone, MP3 player, or other electronic in water towel dry it, remove the battery if you can, and drop it in a container of rice for a week. The rice should draw out any moisture.