A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned -
Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

I came across a Reader's Digest book - Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things at the library this week. It has some great ideas to use regular items you might already have at home for repairs, cleaning, organizing and herbal remedies.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Organizing Clothes

If you're having problems fitting everything in your closet, slip a shower ring over the hook of a sturdy hanger and hook a second hanger through it. You could also put several shower rings on a hanger to hold scarves.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Laundry Symbols

If you're confused by the laundering symbol labels on your clothes, print out a chart and keep it by the washing machine.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Child's Bracelet With Phone Number

If you have young children who may wander off when you are out, make them a bracelet with beads showing your telephone number. As soon as they are old enough have them repeat your phone number when you are in the car so that they learn it quickly.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cleaning a Steam Iron

Sediment/calcium can build up in your steam iron and it's wise to clean it periodically. One tip I found is:

Use a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and boiled water
Pour into the tank
Let the iron steam until dry
Rinse with water, shaking through holes

Note: I have also used a wooden toothpick to get rid of the scale build up in the holes, but be careful not to break it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Rubber Glove Uses

Don't discard old rubber gloves. There are plenty of uses. One is to lay it on top of a stiff jar lid or put the glove on. It will grip the lid and make it easier for you to open.