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To make fresh cut flowers last a VERY long time, do what florists do:store them in the fridge overnight!! Nobody looks at them while asleep, just pull the vase out in the morning!
If you have a drawer that sticks, just rub the track with a bar of soap! I use my small pieces that are close to the end,,
sticky doors or drawers?
If you have a sticky door or drawer, simply use that little leftover piece of bar soap!
Pull drawwer open, rub bar across top and bottom of drawerglide, it will slide with ease!
easy-peel boiled eggs
When boiling eggs, add baking soda to the water and you will always have easy-peel shells!! The baking soda changes the Ph of the water, causing a chemical reaction in the egg, making the shells slide off easier!!
lighten your hair
Rinsing your hair in lemon juice wil lighten teh hair,, makes it squeaky clean too!!
When things get dull by eating soup or cereal all the time, I switch to coffee mugs or cups. I can take them out on the deck, or just at the table. Easier to handle.
Saving $$ with a crockpot
I have been cooking whole meals in my crockpot for 31 years:same crockpot too! It only costs a few cents a day to run one, instead of using an oven or microwave! Banked the saved $ and renovated my home's whole interior!