At my house we hate doing 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. Simplify Doing the Dishes
40 clever uses for household objects | Environment | The Guardia 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. W. Norton, $26). Use Lemon to:
How can I de-funkify stinky towels & clothing items? 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? How can I de-funkify these towels?
Cheap and effective sanitizer The key to this system is that the two ingredients are in separate bottles and one sprayed after the other. 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. With a quick swap, I now had a hydrogen peroxide sprayer.
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Paid cleaning help can be a wonderful short-cut to a clean and organized home--if the household budget can stand the cost. But what do you do if the Prize Patrol bypassed your door this year? Take a speed-cleaning lesson from the pros! Speed Cleaning Tips From Professional Cleaners