paper towels - replace - with cloth dish towels paper napkins - replace - with cloth napkins brown paper bags - replace - with lunch tins & totes junk mail - replace - by getting off those mailing lists
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1.Remove perspiration stains - Add four tablespoons of salt to one quart of hot water and sponge the fabric with the solution until stains fade. 2.Brighten colors - Wash colored curtains or washable fiber rugs in a saltwater solution to brighten the colors. Brighten faded rugs & carpets by rubbing them briskly with a cloth that has been dipped in a strong saltwater solution & wrung out. (Con't) 432
3.Clean a gunky iron bottom - Sprinkle a little salt on a piece of paper & run the hot iron over it to remove rough, sticky spots.
I have four kids (three in school) and a husband...need I say more?! To help control the many papers (permission slips, fliers, calendars, etc.) that arrive on my kitchen counter daily, I keep a slim, free standing file folder box/holder on the counter next to the phone. Found this one at Target for $4! Each member of the family has a clearly labeled file and the kids put their own important papers that they might need later in the file all by themselves. Every night, I go through the files.
Less papers are lost and the kids are being trained on organization! Mom is a little less crazy, too! An added bonus is that Dad doesn't have to ask where this bill or that paper went...I probably put it in his file for him, but at least we know where to find it! One step closer to sanity!
I still splurge on pizza & pepperoni is my favorite. I take the pepperoni & set it on a paper towel on a plate. I cover it with another paper towel & microwave for a few seconds. The heat cooks the a lot of the fat out of the pepperoni & the paper towel absorbs it.
Bonus is that the pepperoni gets a little crispy - oh YUM!
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