Sunday, November 13, 2011

Did you know?!?

Did you know that if you put a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over?

  • You can use coffee filters to clean glass, CD’s/DVD’s, computer monitors and even your iPad.
  • Pour some baking soda into a coffee filter, wrap it up with a rubber band and stick it into smelly athletic shoes to absorb the stench.
  • Use a coffee filter to pour oil into your car engine without messy spillage.
  • In case you run out of dryer sheets and you’re in a pinch, just apply a few drops of fabric softener to a coffee filter, rub the sides together and stick it in the dryer.

  • Stash a few marshmallows in a box of brown sugar or the sugar bowl to prevent the sugar from hardening or clumping.
  • Make ice cream cones less messy by sticking a few marshmallows in the bottom of the cone to prevent the ice cream from leaking out.
  • Eat three or four marshmallows to sooth a sore throat. Greg has actually used this a few times but I’ve always thought it to be quite odd. Come to find out, there’s a scientific reason as to why it works. Apparently, the gelatin is very helpful when it comes to relieving irritation and soothing pain in your throat. And I’m sure it’s a lot more tasty than nasty throat lozenges.

  • You can brighten up your white tennis shoes with a toothbrush (one used for cleaning of course) and some whitening toothpaste. Just scrub and rinse.
  • No caulk on hand? Use a bit of (white) toothpaste. This works really well on small pinholes and white woodwork.
  • Use a spot of toothpaste to remove stains from carpet. Just brush it in the carpet, rinse and the stain will come right out.
  • Remove hairspray residue from your hair straightener or curling iron with a tad of toothpaste and a soft cloth. Since toothpaste is abrasive, you may not want to use this on ceramic models.
  • Overnight blemish cream. It works. Enough said.
  • Toothpaste can soothe pain from minor burns (that don’t involve an open wound). Ithas been said to temporarily relive the pain and actually prevents the wound from opening.
  • Use toothpaste to remove scratches from leather. Just dab some toothpaste on the scratch, wipe it off with a soft cloth then wipe the area with a damp cloth. Be sure not to use whitening toothpaste, as it might bleach the leather.
  • Get rid of the nasty onion smell on your hands by “washing” them with toothpaste.


    Cassie said...

    ohhh i like this!!

    sblind2 said...

    I knew about EVERY one of these - old news Kim.....

    .....bahaha kidding! Great info! =)

    Kim Luke said...

    biatch! lol :)