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Keeeping cloths smelling good
When hanging coats in the closet, put a fabric softener sheet in the pocket. Your coat will smell god and so will the closet.
You can use the sheets multiple times, keep a covered plastic container on the floor and place the sheets in there when you wear the garment.
Iron stains In The Bathroom
Make a paste of Cream of Tarter and water, rub into stains, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse, stains will be gone
Microwavw Egg Cookers
Both of the products listed below are made by Jole and I bought on Amazon. They are great.
Boily Boil and egg in the microwave.
Omelet Pot Makes omelets or poached eggs in the microwave.
Highly recommend both products, good for home or the office.
Live Christmas Tree
Put a few drops of cinnamon (or your favourite seasonal smell) essential oil in the water pan for your tree. Gives you a great holiday smell.
Next spring put dryer sheets amongst your plants they will repel bugs.
I follow Rachel's suggestion to wash all herbs wrap in paper towel and I store in a tupperware container. They last twice as long as leaving in the store bought container.
When you need to wash a large amount of dill pickles for canning, line to bottom of the washing machine with a large towel place pickles in and cover with another towel. Run through a low gentle cycle on cold, the pickles will all be clean and ready for canning.
I love cucumber in cream sauce, came up with the following recipe. Mix one part balsamic vinegar to two part greek yogurt and 2 parts fat free sour cream, add dill weed and toss with thinly sliced cucumber. Chill for about 1 hour.
Cleaning handbags and purses
Just found a new use for the colorless shoe buffers, the can be used to spruce up leather and faux leather handbags and purses.