Odd Tips. I can’t sleep. I might as well do something. What? I know! I will find odd tips and have conversations with them. ..
Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
Raise you hand if you plan to try this tip. Yep, I thought so.
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures, mix warm water and Dawn dish washing liquid. Pour it all over the steps. The steps won’t refreeze and they are not slippery.
Call me a skeptic, call me a worry wart, call me someone who has fallen on her fanny one to many times but I am wondering why the soap won’t make the steps slippery. I am also wondering why it has to be Dawn dishing wash soap, to work.
To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for a few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The wax will fall out.
Good to know there is an alternative to breaking them with hot water.
Crayon marks on walls? Grab damp rag, dipp it in baking soda and scrub.
Come on, we all know WD-40 works 300 times better than baking soda, when it comes to crayon or maker removal. My mom says baking soda is a great body scrub so use it for a body scrub instead. I don’t think WD-40, 300 uses includes “body scrub.”
Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each pad into halves. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me forever! In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get ‘sharpened” this way!
I have never even considered buying SOS pads, I was just pretending. I was using my imagination about the scissors too.
Blood stains on clothes? Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood.
Please privately send, all suggestions as to where I should hide the body.
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks.
Righty tighty, lefty loosey; sing the ABC when I alphabetize. I’m just not going here.
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely “light” scent.
Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will smell freshly washed for weeks to come.
Unless you like smelling like fabric softener, my cotton ball tip is better but really I suggest washing as needed.
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning.
The only way to know if this really works, is to put one candle in the freezer; leave one candle out of the freezer and then hope someone remembers which candle is which..but they won’t and you will still be left in the dark.
Removing burnt on food from your skillet, is simply when you add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Just bring the pan to a boil, let sit until cool and wipe clean.
Everyone knows this, it does not deserve even “tip” status. Its Odd that I’m even mentioning it. Oh well.
Spray your Tupperware with non-stick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces…no more stains.
Oh for heaven’s sake, if it bothers you if your Tupperware is stained, pitch it. More than likely you can’t find its cover anyway.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting it in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
Do you mind celery that tastes like an aluminum can? Oh wait, I forgot the good news! The celery will last for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.
This is true. Sugar like butter makes most everything better.
Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
Yeah right! Like most of us have left over wine. Please.
Get rid of the itch from mosquito bites by applying soap to the area for instant relief.
Cole swears this does not work.
Does your toilet need scrubbing, jewelry need polishing, thermos got a case of the smells, vase grody, drain clogged? Take three Alka-Seltzers and polish, shake, or soak. In the case of the clogged drain follow with a shot (1 cup) of white vinegar and call me in the morning.
Oh Dear. When the Alka-Seltzer commercial sang… Pop. Pop. FIzz. Fizz. Oh what a relief it is…were they really talking about my kitchen drain?
Caution this post was not proofed. So if you are tipped by my over abundance of, semicolon, whimsical capitalization, misspelled words, misplaced comma’s and run on and on sentences. I’m sorry. Really.
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Useful Bonus tip: Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies in the pan the marshmallow won’t stick to your fingers.