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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Things To Ponder On A Saturday!


Saturday's always seem to be a good day to do a little thinking and maybe a little experimenting around the house.

We can experiment by moving things in and out of our rooms, try a new recipe, or a new home remedy for a problem we might have in our home.

I have a  Great Idea board over on Pinterest where I keep things I would like to try because they just seem like a great idea to me.

One particular idea that I did recently was make my own Febreze. I used my first bottle, and just made my second bottle. Love it!!

Each morning I get up, pull the sheets back, open the windows, (when the weather allows), and spray my bedding. A quick spritz in the closet , then I make my way through the rest of the house!!

I have a 32 oz. spray bottle that I use, so I add 1/8 cup of fabric softener, then I dissolve 1/8 cup baking soda in hot water. Pour in the bottle after it dissolves, add softener, and fill up with water. Voila!! Your own personal fragrance of Febreze for pennies on the dollar. I like that!!

I always am looking for ways to be more green, and use what I have. I thought this was a great idea for my kiddos snack foods. I know they would love to go to the pantry, and shake out a handful to snack on! No cost remedy! These would be good to take in the car for trips also!

I love, love this idea. Take a black and white picture of each home you live in, and number them, add  the address, and you have framed a memory. Brilliant idea, and what a fun keepsake as the years pass, it will be fun to remember when….!

Use your lint brush to remove dust from your lampshades. I have been doing this for years, but just in case you don’t, it truly does work!! Try it you will like it!

I came late to the computer game so you all might already know this quick way to clean between the keys on your keyboard. It is so logical this is an idea where I said, “ Why didn’t I think of that?!”

Here is another idea that I have done before that really does work…..

Drop a denture cleaner tablet in a vase to clean out residue!

I have also used dishwasher rinse agent to get rid of scale inside of vases, that works really well also.

I don’t wear rubber gloves very often. I know I should, and for all you younger ladies, take care of your hands, and wear gloves!

 I regret not doing this when I had young, pretty hands. Sorry I just had to share a little wisdom from someone who has learned it the hard way with old looking hands!  

However I do wear garden gloves so this is the perfect idea! 
Place a cotton ball at the end of each finger tip, and you won’t make a hole from your sharp fingernails. I told you! Brillant!!

Spring is right around the corner, and we will all be planting pretty flowers in our pots so wear the glove with cotton balls, and add these to your pots…….

This will allow drainage, but the soil will stay in the post and not drain out the hole!! Another, why didn’t I think of that idea!!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday doing whatever you feel like doing!!!

Enjoy the Process,” Of:

Trying a few new tricks around the house!