August 04, 2010

Cool Tips + Tricks

I found some cool tips and tricks on MSN, so I thought I'd share.

Put tea bags scented with jasmine, mint or vanilla into dresser
drawers to give your clothes a fresh hint of fragrance.

Place crumpled newspaper in wet shoes to help them
preserve their shape and speed up drying.

Sew small pieces of velcro between buttons
to keep your blouse from gaping open.

Use ice cube trays to store jewelry. Stack trays in a
drawer for a multi-tiered alternative jewelry box.

Rub a pencil on both sides of a stuck zipper.
Graphite is an excellent dry lubricant.

Insert dryer sheets in shoes to combat odor. You can also
toss them in hampers, closets and diaper bags.

Run a threaded needle through a dryer sheet before you
begin sewing to prevent thread from tangling.

Rub the long side of a wire hanger over
clothes to reduce static cling.

Spray starch on canvas or nylon sneakers
before wearing them to repel dirt.

An emery board can remove small stains from suede. Gently
rub the file a few times across to buff away blemishes.

Ever have a hard time ironing between the buttons of your shirt? Use a
straightening iron. It works on collar creases and minor wrinkles too.

Baby powder prevents sweat stains on white shirts. Sprinkle a
little powder on the underarms and collar before ironing.

Protect nice shoes when travling by
slipping them into a pair of socks.

Clear nail polish will keep a loose
eyeglass screw in place.

If the screw's already gone missing, replace it
with an earring for a temporary fix.

Use baby wipes to get deodorant
off of your clothes.

Drop a few capfuls of white vinegar in during the
rinse cycle to keep wool sweaters fluffy.

Swiffer sheets do wonders
to clean leather shoes.

Coat your shoelaces where you loop and knot them with
lip balm to keep them from coming undone.

Don't say I never taught you anything.


MommaKiss said...

the earring in the eye glasses is going to be a life saver! jeez, why didn't i think of that?

MommyLovesStilettos said...

A cup full of vinegar will also cure a stinky washing machine :) Our front loader stopped working last week mid cycle and was full of water/towels. It sat for FIVE days until a repair man could come out to fix it and I really thought it was ruined. It smelled NASTY. He suggested a cup full of vinegar on a hot cycle and it took the stink out of the washer and the towels. Amazing! :)

Unknown said...

stopping by from SITS, great tips thanks.


TLF said...

Awesome tips! ;)

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I love these tips. I am will going to use the ice cube try. Pure genius. The dryer sheets is another good one. I've been known to throw a dryer sheet under the seat of my car to keep the car smelling fresh...

Love these. Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Salti said...

Wow, those are some awesome tricks! Thanks for the post... I'll be referring to it A LOT!

Olivia Carter said...

Wow! That's some handy info. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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Kristina P. said...

I use a tackle box for my earrings. It works well!

Salt said...

I love that velcro tip. It probably could have helped me in a couple of past work wardrobe malfunctions. Why do these things happen to me?

Stacy said...

Hmmmm interesting tidbits!

Sharlene T. said...

Love the ice cube tray for jewelry idea... and, I just happen to have some extras looking for a nice homey drawer... thanks for all your hard work and sharing... when you get a break, come visit...

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Gringation Cancun said...

I hate sweat stains! I'm gonna buy me some baby powder :)

Shelley said...

What do you do if your white shirts already have sweat stains? My hubbys undershirts stain and then they smell even after washing them! Gross, I know.

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

All such good and no brianer things!

McGriddle Pants said...

GREAT TIPS! :) THanks for sharing!

I also stick dryer sheets in my luggage and my tent when in storage. Helps keeps musty smells out!

Macey said...

Wow!! How informative, Mz. Hotpants!! :)
I never knew most of those.

Ed said...

I had heard a couple of these, but most are new. I'll definitely try some.

Do you have anything for removing a large amount of blood from carpet???

Melanie said...

Stopping by from SITS...Great tips you've got there, I love it! Another one, put a mini marshmallow inthe bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent drips :).

Ronnica said...

Wow, those are some helpful hints! I like the ice-cube tray for a jewelry organizer idea!

Trixie and Tess said...

I use Bounce sheets everywhere! I love to toss one under my car seat and make it smell fresh. I'm going home tonight and spraying my Chucks with some starch. Good tip. My mom does the ice cube thing with her jewelry...great idea! LOve all the tips and tricks!


Tracie said...

Quite a few of those were new to me. Thanks!

Desiree Lynn said...

I'm bookmarking this page for future references to its awesomeness. Thank you.