Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Misc Tidbits

Below are just a few of the tidbits I've collected from the piles of magazines I attempt to read on a regular basis.  I think most of these ideas came from Parenting Magazine or Real Simple.  I thought they were worth writing down, so that makes me think they're worth sharing, also.  Happy end-of-Wednesday! (I will be heading to bed after I hit "Publish Post.")

* Use raw spaghetti strands to light hard-to-reach candles.
* Cover your snow shovel with nonstick cooking spray so the snow slides off easily.
* Hang Christmas lights vertically on the tree instead of wrapping them around and around.  (Supposedly you can't tell the difference.)
* Apply a thin layer of nail polish to the bottom rim of a shaving-cream can to prevent rings from forming on the tub ledge.
* Wipe a damp sponge over upholstery to remove pet hair and lint.
* (This is more for the moms.)  Instead of throwing away broken crayons, place the pieces into fun baking molds and put them in the oven at 300 degrees for about ten minutes (or until they're melted completely).  The result is  a really cool-shaped crayon that's all different colors.

* To loosen your microwave's splatters and stains in a flash, heat a bowl of water and lemon juice on high for 5 minutes.  Then wipe the oven clean with a solution made from 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon baking soda. 
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  1. Great tips, Kara! Thanks for sharing. In grade school some of the other kids had cool crayon melts like that, and I wanted one so badly - now i know how to make them so my kiddies will have the cool melty crayons. Ha!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I do that too...take the best info from mags and write it down somewhere and then just pass the mags onto someone else.