Sunday, May 2, 2010

Don't ever lose your tweezers again

Here's a great tip I have incorporated in my bathroom: If you don't ever want to lose your tweezers in the bathroom junk drawer, take a magnet and stick it inside the medicine cabinet. You can stick the tweezers on the magnet. I've done the same with fingernail clippers.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cost saving for the laundry

Awhile back I posted a recipe for laundry detergent. Here is a great article on saving money with your laundry. The article has a similar recipe for detergent using bar soap instead of fels naptha. Even if you don't make your own detergent this article points out you probably don't need to add as much detergent to your wash for it to be effective.

P.S. I've looked for washing soda at several stores with no luck. An internet search pulled up the washing soda selling for a little over $3.00 on the Ace Hardware website. Amazon had the same product for $9.00.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Throw away scrubbie

The big mesh plastic bags of oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and onions are great to save for later. They make great little scrubby dishcloths when you have a really messy pot or messy job to do. Just cut a large square from the bag and use it to scrub pots filled with day old mac and cheese or oatmeal. I used some the other day to clean the underside of the rubber garbage disposal thing (if you haven't cleaned that before, it is very gross and slimey) When you are done just throw it away. Then your regular sponge doesn't get so yucky.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hooded Towels Part 2

Here are some cute hooded towels I made for a baby gift. I found these cute prints at Kohl's. I bought two bath towels and one coordinating hand towel to make the two hooded towels.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Travel Tip

Here's a great tip which I have adopted. When traveling take along a pop up hamper. They fold flat and don't take up room in the suitcase, but will help keep the hotel room tidy and all the dirty clothes in one place.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Snip and snap containers

I bought this little set of magnetic containers on clearance several months ago for my sewing and office dittys. I thought it was kind of handy for small items like safety pins and buttons. You could do something similar with those handy little plastic baby food containers and some magnets on a metal board. It might not be as cute but it would be great in the garage for screws, nails, bolts, washers, etc. We have a metal tool bench so I wouldn't even need the metal board to hang them up.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

School artwork displayed

My sister made this board for hanging up artwork or school work. She painted a MDF board black, applied the vinyl letters and used screws to attach the big clips. This way you don't have to have a million magnets on your refrigerator with artwork all over. You can also rotate the projects and as new ones come in the old ones can be thrown away or saved in a box.