Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Here are some fun facts that I have recently found in print. Some are amazing.
1. Bananas - bury dried or cut up banana peels a few inches deep around your rose bushes and they will deter aphids.
2. Alka Seltzer - remove burned food from your cookware by filling it with warm water and dissolving 5-6 tablets and let it sit for an hour or so.
3. Aluminum Foil - to keep birds out of your fruit trees, hang twisted strips of aluminum foil with cheap fishing line. I need this to cut down on the bird crap on my deck.
4. Baking Soda - if you soak dried beans in baking soda and water they will be more easily digestible.
5. Beer - get rid of garden slugs by filling a shallow bowl with beer and put it into your soil up to the lip. The slugs get stuck in it...SWEET. You will need to refill the bowl daily.
6. Dryer Sheets - you can repel bees and bugs by tucking dryer sheets in your picnic basket, or under lawn furniture or heck rub it on your bare skin.
7. Honey - My personal favorite - you can help your hangover by putting a few spoonfuls on toast. The fructose speeds up the metabolism of alcohol...YES!!!!!!!
8. Lemon - you can remove soft cheese or other sticky food for your cheese grater by rubbing the pulp of a cut lemon on the grater.
9. Mayonnaise - you can remove bumper stickers by rubbing them with mayonnaise. Let it sit for a few minutes then wipe it off. This also works with tar and tree sap.
10. Milk - if you get ink stains on your clothing, soak it in milk overnight and stain gone.
11. Olive Oil - have a stuck zipper - apply some olive oil to the zipper teeth with a cotton ball.. work the zipper gently.
12. Soda - you can clear a slow drain by pouring a 2 liter bottle of cola down it....wonder what it's doing to my throat???
13. Vinegar - if you have price tags stuck to glasses, dinnerware or cookware - put several coats of vinegar on them and let it soak in for about 5 minutes and wipe them away.
14. Wine Bottles - put them in your tall boots to prevent creasing. I NEED MORE BOOTS!!!!
Hope these were fun!


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