I love coming across these kinds of tips. I always wonder if they work (don’t sue me if they don’t), and I wonder even more how someone figured this stuff out. I mean, who thought to add salt to laundry? I can barely remember to add detergent.
Use them in good health, and pass em on if they work.
1. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily. The list didn’t say anything about hot dogs and potato chips, which is what I am most worried about getting sand on when I’m at the beach.
2. Chalk will remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub the stain with chalk, then toss in the wash as normal. I assume that means toss the clothes in the wash as normal, unless it’s normal for you to throw chalk into your wash…
3. Glue bath toy openings to prevent mold from getting inside and you from having to clean them. Anything that saves me having to clean something sounds good to me.
4. Make carved pumkins last longer. Spray a mixture of bleach and water on the inside of your fresh pumpkin daily or coat the inside with petroleum jelly to keep mold and dehydration at bay. Thanksgiving AND Christmas centerpiece – DONE!
5. Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture. It used to be difficult to spot Miracle Whip fans, but they’re obviously the ones with water stained furniture.
6. Keep clothes looking vibrant. Add a tablespoon of salt to the load. Salt also contains the power to remove bloodstains. Vibrant AND blood free?! It’s like a laundry miracle!
7. Vick’s Vapo-Rub wards off mosquitoes. Apply small dabs to your skin and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching. With that odor, mosquitoes might not be the only ones to steer clear…
8. Easy eggs. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard boiling eggs and the shell will come right off. It’s like tequila, but for eggs.
9. Feel the burn. Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns. I wish this list was more specific…are we talking regular paste, gel, Total, mint flavor, the bubblegum flavor the dentist gives to kids?
10. Vinegar heals bruises. Soak a cotton ball in vinegar and apply to bruise for one hour. Forget the bruise, now I’ve got a muscle cramp from holding this cotton ball on my arm for an hour.
I appreciated reading these tips because I’m always looking for low-cost ways to make life a little easier and more comfortable for my family. And make me look way smarter than I am.
Angi Harben is the Director of Communications for Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, will always be a California Girl at heart, and has a 14-year-old son who is way too smart for her to keep up with.