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Simplify Doing the Dishes. At my house we hate doing dishes.

Simplify Doing the Dishes

Doing laundry is considered slightly less painful. We have a dishwasher but because we almost never eat out and frequently have to make food from scratch we have LOTS of dishes and the dishwasher can't keep up. We've even seriously considered having two dishwashers. The point of this instructable is how we, very easily, simplified the task of doing dishes in our house. 40 clever uses for household objects. A is for ...aluminium cans To create a simple Chinese lantern, mark two lines around a clean empty can, about 2.5cm from the top and bottom.

40 clever uses for household objects

With a sharp craft knife, make vertical cuts about 1.5cm apart between the lines. Make a cut across the bottom of two adjacent strips to make an opening for a candle. Gently press down on the can to make the strips bend in the middle. Insert a tea-light through the opening, then tuck the cut ends of the opening strips inside the can. And for ... apples If you've been heavy-handed with the salt shaker when cooking a soup or stew, simply drop a few apple (or potato) wedges into the pan. Computer Cable Organizer. Design for Life - Recycled Wine Bottl. 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum.

Design for Life - Recycled Wine Bottl

This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. After searching the world over to find a torch that was affordable and atypical I came to the conclusion that unless I wanted wicker or bamboo, I needed to be a bit more resourceful. Here’s what you’ll need. Empty Wine Bottle (Use any bottle as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel. Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. The Hanger -Erik. 101 New Uses for Everyday Things.

The multitasking hall of fame. 10 New Uses for Lemon “Lemon juice is the strongest food acid in our kitchens, strong enough to make life unbearable for most bacteria,” says Robert Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of What Einstein Told His Cook 2: The Sequel, Further Adventures in Kitchen Science (W.

101 New Uses for Everyday Things

W. Norton, $26). Use Lemon to: How can I de-funkify these towels? How can I de-funkify stinky towels & clothing items?

How can I de-funkify these towels?

I have some items of clothing--primarily jeans, but also some towels--that have a faint odor of B.O. even after washing & bleaching. This is probably because during hot summer months, I sweat a lot, and these items are used a lot and are often damp. I also probably put off washing them longer than I should. Be that as it may.

Is there any kind of washing or treatment I can do that will get rid of this lingering smell? Cheap and effective sanitizer. The key to this system is that the two ingredients are in separate bottles and one sprayed after the other.

Cheap and effective sanitizer

Again, the order does not matter. What also matters is that the hydrogen peroxide is in an opaque bottle and kept in a cool area when not in use. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down in light which is why it is sold in brown bottles. An opaque spray bottle isn't the easiest thing to get, but I found out that the spray tops to my spray bottles fit the hydrogen peroxide bottle perfectly.

How To Cover Up Dings in Wooden Furniture Home Hacks. Speed Cleaning Tips From Professional Cleaners. Paid cleaning help can be a wonderful short-cut to a clean and organized home--if the household budget can stand the cost.

Speed Cleaning Tips From Professional Cleaners

But what do you do if the Prize Patrol bypassed your door this year? Take a speed-cleaning lesson from the pros! Paid cleaning services are masters of the art of speedy, efficient cleaning. Watch professional cleaners at work: they don't waste time, cut corners or dawdle over the job--and they know how to clean fast, clean right. To speed cleaning chores in your organized home, take a tip from their copybook. Schedule Cleaning as A Job Professional cleaners schedule every job, right down to the minute. There's nothing like the feeling of a completely clean home—but you won't get it by cleaning in fits and starts! Dress for Success Professional cleaners dress for the job in comfortable, washable clothing designed for work.

Check out their supportive shoes and kneepads. Clean catch-as-catch can and clothing tends to catch it! Invest In Proper Tools Pick It Up Tote Your Tools.