Here are tips and ideas to help you save time and money:
--Polish or clean your stainless steel sink with
vegetable oil on a paper towel. Rinse with hot soapy water. Rinse again.
--Want to keep your gray hair looking good and feeling
good too? Use a moisturizing shampoo and a conditioner each time you
wash your hair. Other tips for gray hair: Set your hair with rollers to
give it a smooth,
controlled look. Use shine spray or serum to restore luster. If you have
yellowing, counteract it by using a purple shampoo or conditioner (try
L’Oreal Nature’s Therapy color confidence blonde brightening shampoo.)
To help eliminate smoke and pollution included in discoloration of gray
hair, give it a monthly rinse with lemon water. Mix the juice of one
lemon for every two cups of water. All of the above will save you money
if you do it yourself, not to mention that you will look fabulous.
--What to do with old medicines? Check the expiration
dates on your over-the-counter remedies. You don’t have to pitch
every-thing that is past the dates. Most of them will still be okay for
another 12 months, but if your aspirin smells like vinegar, pitch it
right now. Call your doctor or pharmacist for help with dated
medications or the ones that have no expiration dates. It’s a good idea
to jot down the dates of any purchase of medication of any kind. Keep a
small notebook in your medicine cabinet.
--Your candles will burn down slower and cast longer if
you freeze them first. Just pop them into some sort of plastic bag (I
use bread bags) and leave them in a day or so.
--The freezer works for onions too. Before you cut into
one just wrap it and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes or so. When
you take it out and cut it, no tears should appear.
--To prevent biscuits from getting too brown on the
bottom, use a heavy, but shiny pan. It works.
I hope that some of these tips will help you a little
bit. My thought for the month is: Don’t forget to spray your pets with a
spray bottle that is half water and half vinegar. Fleas and ticks will
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