Let’s talk about some things that you can do with plain
You can clean your deck of dirty looking playing cards
by putting them in a plastic bag with a half cup of flour. Seal the bag
tightly and shake vigorously for a minute. Remove the cards and shuffle
the deck a few times over the sink to clear off the flour.
If you have a plastic container that closes a little too
tightly for your taste, dip the container edge in flour to prevent
To spot-clean white canvas, leather, fake leather and
even vinyl or curtains, rub some flour into the dirty areas and brush
Save your money and make your own craft glue for the
kids or yourself. Mix 3 parts water with 1 part flour and bring to a
boil, stirring until it becomes a paste. Store it in the refrigerator.
You can save even more money by making clay for the
kids. Knead together 1 cup water, 3 cups flour and 1 teaspoon vegetable
oil. Add any food color you choose and mix it well, then moisten it
lightly. Wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator.
Let’s look at the canister right next to the flour. You
know, the one that says sugar. You don’t really need that sugar if you
read ingredients on labels. I watch sugar intake, since my husband was
diagnosed with diabetes. I got my eyes opened up wide. There is sugar in
frozen breakfast foods, salad dressings, canned soup, crackers, stuffing
mixes, most bread, English muffins, mayonnaise, tomato sauces, and milk.
So, if your diet isn’t working, you might just check how
many grams of sugar are in your food that you are eating. Even small
portions contain sugar.
Happy and safe Labor Day to all.
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