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 for 3 to 4 months!
Thursday July 30th
Use shaving cream to polish chrome and stainless-steel fixtures without harsh chemicals.
Wednesday July 29th
Leave a sheet of aluminum foil at the bottom of your oven to catch drips. Replace as needed for a much easier clean!
Tuesday July 28th
Flip pineapples upside down for 30 minutes before cutting it up. This allows an even distribution of the sugars and juices.
Monday July 27th
Prevent ice cream cones from dripping by placing a mini marshmallow inside the bottom of the cone.
Friday July 24th
Let your chicken hang out a room temperature before putting it on the grill. If the chicken is too cold, the meat will tighten and end up tough and may stay cold and raw near the bone even after the rest of it is cooked.
Thursday July 23rd
You can use dish soap to help unclog your toilet. Pour a generous amount of dish soap into your clogged toilet and let it sit for 15 minutes. Flush it out with one gallon hot water.
Wednesday July 22nd
Use a sturdy water glass to help peel a mango. Cut the mango into halves, then place the edge of the cut mango, where the skin meets the flesh, against the rim of the glass. With a little pressure, push the mango down the side of the glass. The skin peels away from the fruit in one piece, and the mango slides right into the glass. Here’s a video tutorial!
Tuesday July 21st
Keep ants, spiders, or mice away by soaking cotton balls in peppermint essential oil and placing them in problem areas around your home.
Monday July 20th
Drink a cup of coffee right before a 20-minute nap. That’s how long it takes the caffeine to kick in, so it’ll help wake you up right when you need it.
Friday July 17th
Don’t dilute bleach in hot water. It will make the chemicals break down more quickly and be less effective. It is okay to use hot water and bleach when doing laundry as the chemicals are confined within the washing machine.
Thursday July 16th
Mosquitoes are weak flyers, so set up a fan on your porch to help keep them away from you.
Wednesday July 15th
You can eat the stickers on fruits! The stickers and the adhesive are non-toxic.
Tuesday July 14th
If you walk across your lawn and notice you have left footprints behind, that means the lawn is thirsty! Grab the sprinkler! This is known as the “footprint test.”
Monday July 13th
You can use leftover sunscreen for up to three years, unless the expiration date says otherwise.
Friday July 10th
Save your grass and put the kiddie pool on the patio with foam pads underneath!
Thursday July 9th
Help keep your house cool with house plants! They help to absorb warm air and release oxygen and cooler moisture into the air, which helps to lower the temperature of the space around it.
Wednesday July 8th
During the warm summer months, keep the door to the laundry room closed to avoid adding heat and humidity to the house.
Tuesday July 7th
If you start to feel overheated, run your wrist under a cold tap or place an ice cube on the side of your neck. Since the blood vessels around your pulse points are close to the surface of your skin, the cold will bring your body temp down much quicker.
Monday July 6th
Need to cool your drink quickly? Wrap your warm drink around a wet paper towel and place it in the freezer. It should be cool in about 2 minutes!
Thursday July 2nd
If you see dark spots on a melon, this is where sugar is seeping out and indicates a sweet melon.
Wednesday July 1st
Eating cucumbers can help freshen your breath AND your dog’s breath! The phytochemicals work to kill off odor-producing bacteria in the mouth.