There are always problems popping up in houses everywhere, that we wish we had a quick fix or solution to. The following is your quick solutions for today.
THE SECRET TO EFFORTLESS IRONING
I personally have never met someone who loves to iron. And it can be particularly frustrating when you iron and wrinkles come back. If you have washed your clothes or linens and want to iron them while they are still damp, but need to run to pick up your kids or do an errand, here’s what you need to do. Put the wet clothes or linens in a plastic bag, tie it closed and place it in the fridge. The cool, dry air will keep mildew from forming and will keep the fabric damp and fresh smelling until you are ready to iron.
ALL IN ONE HOUSEHOLD CLEANER
To keep from having so much clutter under your kitchen sink in the way of cleaners, and to save a little money, try this nontoxic alternative. In a empty spray bottle, combine three parts vinegar, one part water and 1/2 cup salt. Use in place of your usual cleaners. The diluted acetic acid combined with the antibacterial properties of salt will remove stains, grease and mildew.
A GREAT WAY TO STORE KIDS AWARDS
As a mother, I know we cherish and keep any award that our children receive. Stuffing them in drawers though, can cause them to tear and crease. Instead of doing this, roll awards together and slide inside an empty paper towel tube. Then label the outside with your child’s name and the year. The cardboard tube protects paper from damage, and the narrow rolls are easy to store in small places.
REMOVE TIRE GUNK EASILY
We all know how hard it can be to get off those splatters on the edges of your car’s wheel wells. This is because the mixture is a mix of rubber fragments from your tires, asphalt and tar. To easily get these marks off, rub the marks with a cloth dipped in mayonnaise. Let this sit for 5 minutes and rinse. The mayo’s oils will soften the stains, while the acid from the vinegar in mayo dissolves any remaining dirt.
BRIGHTEN DINGY SNEAKERS
If you are a mother, or wear sneakers a lot yourself, you know how quickly white edges on a sneaker can become yellowed or stained. Don’t go buy new shoes though, get an old toothbrush and a tube of non-gel whitening toothpaste and scrub the rubber trim. Then wipe off with a damp cloth. The toothpaste’s abrasive agents remove stains while brightening.
I hope these tips will continue to help make your everyday life a little easier!