Sometimes I forget and wear my newer white leather walking shoes to mow the yard. I always felt like my shoes were "ruined", but today, I wiped them down with several sheets of a generic brand of "diaper wipes" - and that worked perfectly!
Have you been thinking about exercising during your lunch break or incorporating exercise into your work commute, but have been worried about not being able to shower afterwards? Hand sanitizer works great to take away the stinkies. It kills bacteria, and body odor is caused by bacteria. Just rub a bit of hand sanitizer into those stinky zones (like your armpits, NOT sensitive areas :P ) and it's like an instant shower! So no more excuses! Get out there and exercise!!
Line your drip pans with aluminum foil to keep them clean. (Make sure to open up the hole in the right rear pan for the exhaust from the oven.) If a pot overflows, wait until it has cooled for several hours then just replace the foil. Much easier than replacing the entire drip pan! Great idea for dorm kitchens, apartments, shared living spaces, etc.
Cut a lemon as you would to put in a drink or a meal and use the skin to put down your garbage dispol make sure you grade the lemon peel before hand and let the dispol run with hot water for about a min it makes ours smell yummy
If the mirror of your bathroom is spotted with dirt, I have a secret to make it shine. Before washing your towels, pass on the mirror by adding a few drops of water on the mirror before. Magic! No detergent, no wipes, just "de l'huile de coude" (expression in French). A step for the planet!
When cleaning your kitchen sink area, don't forget to clean your hand soap, dish soap and/or lotion bottles too. They can carry germs and putting them back on a clean sink kind of defeats the purpose. I use a bathroom antibacterial foam cleaner, spray them, rinse, then dry and germ free! :) I also throw my sponges in the dishwasher with every load.
Pouring from my olive oil bottle can cause drips to flow down the side of the bottle, making a mess. I solved this problem by setting the bottle on a folded square of paper towel, pulling the towel up around the sides of the bottle (as if you were wrapping a bottle of wine) and securing the paper towel around the bottle with a rubber band. The towel catches any drips that may occur. Change the towel every few months. Clean bottle and hands! :-)
Most people roll up their yoga mats after class, but that transfers germs from the underside (floor) to the top side that you stand and lie on--ew! Use this trick to properly fold your yoga mat and keep the top side away from the germy underside.
Look, we all know that it is very embarrassing to talk about, but I am sick and tired of smelling bad... well, the unmentionable! Do not clean yourself with a douche, and when your in the shower, just warm water is fine!!! My doctor told me about this years ago! Q's? Please, ASK!!!!
Place piece(s) of fruit-melon/banana/etc-at the bottom of glass jar. Create a cone out of paper, balance on rim of jar so the opening at the pointy end is just big enough that a fruit fly can get through & does not touch the fruit at bottom of jar. (See more info for rest)
I use the cardboard tube from the inside of paper towels. It gets into the hard to reach corners easily, it's disposable - heck, you were going to throw it out anyway! - and you can just spin it around to wind the cobwebs up on the end of it.
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.
To lose weight, the key is to SWEAT! You can do anything as long as it makes you sweat. 30 Minutes of sweating each day will definately help you lose weight. You can clean. dance. exercise, walk...whatever you enjoy, but sweat it off!!
Using a magic eraser to clean the tub takes a lot of the elbow work out of removing the residue. Magic Erasers are perfect for almost all household scrubbing, but I have found them particularly helpful when trying to get water spot, residue or rust stains removed from the tub/shower.