Friday, December 12, 2008

Frugal Household tips

  • A button sewn to the corner of the dish cloth comes in handy to scrape sticky particles from the dishes.
  • To clean bottles, jars, or cruets thoroughly, place egg shells and warm soapy water in them and shake well. They will come clean
  • For a lint-less dustcloth, soak the cloth in hot soap suds with a few drops of turpentine for several hours. Wring out and let dry. These dustcloths give furniture a brilliant polish and hold dust. Repeat this process every two weeks.
  • A common clothespin, split in half makes 2 ideal and economical pan scrapers which do not rust or scratch enamelware or precious aluminum.
  • Paint the steps of your stepladder and sprinkle clean sand on the paint before it dries, it will give the steps a non-skid surface.
  • Save those slivers of toilet soap that are usually thrown away, save them until you have a handful. Soak them in water until they are soft then squeeze them together forming a large bar shaped mass. Let harden and you have an extra bar of bath soap in colors too.
  • Add a few drops of vinegar to glue that has thickened up, this will soften the glue.
  • To remove mildew from clothing, soak in buttermilk over night and wash as usual.
  • To remove mildew, 1/2 cup vinegar, douse the item up and down and mildew will disappear.
  • Try using shampoo to pretreat grease stains on shirt collars and pillow cases, etc., before putting them in the washer.
Bonnet tip to Tipnut


Lib said...

thanks for these Great tips!
Still praying here!
Have a good day!

Tater Mama said...

Thanks for your tip today! :)

Angelena said...

Lib- Thanks for the prayers.

Tater Mama- your welcome, I hope it helps!

Sharon said...

These are really great tips. . .things I'd never heard of.

God Bless

Tatersmama said...

Thanks for the tips... and I'm still prayin' for you!

Geri said...

Wow, love your tips. There's alot of good ones that I've never heard of and will surely use. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

i love that button tip! ya know what i have been using- lol- the little plastic thingie that comes on packages of rolls etc. not the twisty tie but the square plastic. what we will do to clean our dishes!! ~smile~

Elizabeth said...

Great tips!

The links are going up today on Project Home Economics. Come and visit.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Thank you for sharing all the great tips.


Julieann said...

Anglenea--ice cubes and salt with some lemon work well too in substitute for egg shells. Awesome tips!!!


Anonymous said...

I really like the button on the dish cloth. As I am knitting dish cloths as gifts this year and will now add buttons to them. Thank you for this post. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Great tips, I love the button on the dish cloth, great idea.

Sorry to hear bear is still missing.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love Tipnut and have a link to the site on my blog as well.

Great tips.

Gill in Canada