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Huge vase w/ a teeny tiny opening? Can't get a sponge in there much less your hand? But it is so big a test tube brush won't cut it? Fill with warm water, drop a denture tablet in, swish around & let the fizzy clean the inside of your vase. Let sit then swish & empty. Easy, non toxic, & handy.
OK, this is one I haven't tried yet, but I find it intriguing. I'm thinking of getting a standing desk, so I stand at my computer instead of sitting. I worry that my feet would get too tired but I think it would be good for me not to be sitting so much.
Maybe you've made the move to using smaller sized plates and bowls to help cut portion size, but you don't like the look of a smaller-sized plate in front of you. Make your place setting appear more glamorous as well as LARGER, by using full size plate as a charger, or a salad plate under your smaller bowls.
I was sitting too much. I've tied moving for 2 minutes to each time I have to refill my water glass. I put 8 Ws down a note pad. Each time I finish a glass, I cross off a W and next to it I put the activity I do before I sit down with the next glass. That activity must last at least 2 minutes. If it lasts more than 2 minutes, I record that extra time, also. I enter all of that in my fitness tracker favorites as "Home Circuit" and give it calorie burn = to walking or strength training.
Bounce Fabric Sheets have a smell that repels ants. I always keep a packet in in my suitcase for vacations and lay it in cupboards, and drawers in any kitchen vacation time share unit that we stay in. They run away from it!
In the warm summer months just before finishing up in the shower, turn the water from hot to cold gradually. You would be amazed at how cold you may get the water to be and it feels great after the hot water. It also helps to cool down the bathroom from that sticky humid feeling after a shower. Standing under the cold water is good for my neck and shoulders according to my chiropractor after the hot shower.
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