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Tip of the Day Archive

Monday January 18

Feeling sad? Eat some oatmeal, cereal, salmon, milk, dark chocolate or bananas. These are proven to be mood boosting foods!

Friday January 15

If your clothes don’t smell as fresh as they used to, it might be time to rinse your washing machine. Add some detergent and run a full wash without any clothing.

Thursday January 14

If your rings leave a green stain on your fingers, paint the inside of the ring with clear nail polish.

Wednesday January 13

Use the shortcut ‘Ctrl + Shift + T’ to reopen a browser tab you accidentally closed.

Tuesday January 12

Buying a used car? When you first start it up, make sure that the check engine light goes on for a second. A lot of people rip out the bulb so you don’t know that the car needs repairs.

Monday January 11

Pre-heat your oven faster by turning on high broil before switching over to bake. Thanks to Melody for today’s tip! She says “I use this when I want to cook a frozen pizza, but don’t want to wait 15 minutes for the oven to heat up. It heats up to 425 in under 5 minutes.”

Friday January 8

Trying to lose some weight? Try this. Have some green tea in the early evening. It will increase your metabolism and help you burn calories while sleeping. Just don’t drink green tea too close to bedtime because it contains some caffeine and may make it difficult to fall asleep.

Thursday January 7

Dealing with a stubborn sticker? Instead of picking and scraping away at it, grab some oil! Olive oil will remove sticker glue from most surfaces. Soak a rag in oil, let sit on the surface for 5-10 minutes, and wipe off. It also helps to heat it up with a hair dyer.

Wednesday January 6

Salt stains on your shoes? Wipe them with a cloth dipped in a solution of 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup water.

Tuesday January 5

When baking with yeast, mark the outside of the bowl with a dry erase marker to make it easier to tell how much your dough has risen.

Monday January 4

If your car gets stuck in the snow, take out your floor mats and place them under the tires to help get traction.

Friday January 1

Here’s a simple hangover remedy: Eat some honey. Honey provides your body with the sodium, potassium, and fructose it needs to break down the alcohol and recover.


There’s plenty more where that came from! Check out the full Tip of the Day Archive below!

Tips from December 2020

Thursday December 31 When opening a bottle of champagne, keep the wire cage on! The cage helps you control the cork so it doesn’t...
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Tips from November 2020

Monday November 30th When making online purchases, use your credit card rather than a debit card. If a debit card is compromised, the thief...
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Tips from October 2020

Friday October 30th Want a discount on something online? Put the item in your basket and leave it there for a day or two....
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Tips from September 2020

Wednesday September 30th Clean dirty screen doors or window screens with a lint roller! Tuesday September 29th Got squirrels invading your birdfeeder? Use a...
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Tips from August 2020

Monday August 31st If your clothes smell bad because you let your wet laundry sit in the wash for too long… dry them before...
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Tips from July 2020

Friday July 31st Freeze your lemons and limes. Cut them up, put them in a freezer bag, and you’ll have wedges that are good...
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Tips from June 2020

Tuesday June 30th Fill your tank in the morning to get more gas. Gasoline expands when it’s warmer outside, so by getting gas when...
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Tips from May 2020

Friday May 29th Clothes that are dried outside smell better because of the sunlight breaks down odor causing compounds. Thursday May 28th Keep your...
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Tips from April 2020

Thursday April 30th In most instances, the amount of time a yellow light stays corresponds with the first digit of the speed limit. If...
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Tips from March 2020

Tuesday March 31st Unsalted sunflower seeds are a great snack to help lower your cholesterol. Monday March 30th Zoom has a “Touch Up My...
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Tips from February 2020

Friday February 28th Throw those little silica gel packets in your jewelry box to absorb excess moisture and keep any silver from tarnishing. You...
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Tips from January 2020

Friday January 31st If you’re planning to get someone a gift, but don’t know what to get them, tell them you got them something...
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