Friday May 29th
Clothes that are dried outside smell better because of the sunlight breaks down odor causing compounds.
Thursday May 28th
Keep your unused avocado fresh after you open it by placing it in a small container with an inch or two of water. It will keep it hydrated and slow it from turning brown.
Wednesday May 27th
Rinse your rice before cooking it. Use a colander and run cool water through it until the water is no longer cloudy. Your rice won’t clump up and will be super fluffy!
Tuesday May 26th
Set your ceiling fans to spin counter-clockwise in the summer. This helps to pull up the cool air near the floor.
Friday May 22nd
Use your vacuum cleaner’s soft-brush attachment to clean your refrigerator coils and the area around the fridge. This will help it run more efficiently!
Thursday May 21st
Press and roll all your citrus fruits before slicing or juicing them. This will loosen the pulp so all the juice comes out easier and is more potent.
Wednesday May 20th
Where to spray perfume: insider your wrist, behind your ears, the back of your knees, the base of your throat, and inside your elbow. These locations are pulse points and radiate heat which will maximize the scent of your spray all day!
Tuesday May 19th
Tech Tuesday: Hit the SPACE bar to scroll down a web page. Hit SPACE + SHIFT to scroll back up
Monday May 18th
Out of vegetable oil? Use applesauce as a baking substitute!
Friday May 13th
Keep you home brighter and use less electricity by making sure your light bulbs are clean! Turn off and gently wipe down cooled off light bulbs to remove dust and dirt.
Thursday May 12th
A study has found that most people that sleep on their right side fall asleep faster than if they slept on their left side.
Wednesday May 13th
Instead of peeling garlic cloves one by one, add a handful to a Mason jar, screw the lid on, and give it a good shake. The skins will fall right off, leaving you with ready-to-use garlic!
Tuesday May 12th
Give your eyes a break with Facebook’s new Dark Mode which is now available on your desktop. Under the settings menu, click on Switch to New Facebook.
Monday May 11th
It’s important to ventilate the area you’re cleaning, especially if it’s a small, enclosed space. Open any windows and run a fan if you can!
Friday May 8th
Used coffee grounds can be used as fertilizer! Rinse your used coffee grounds and then work them into the soil around your plants. Remember not to use fresh coffee grounds because they are acidic.
Thursday May 7th
Read faster by chewing gum. Chewing gum occupies your vocal cords and helps keep your brain from pronouncing the words you read.
Wednesday May 6th
Want a desk plant that’s difficult to kill? Try one of these: Pothos (aka Devil’s Ivy), Lucky Bamboo, Heartleaf Philodendron, Arrowhead Plant, or the Snake Plant.
Tuesday May 5th
You can check your mailbox digitally. USPS offers a free service called “Informed Delivery” that will show you scanned images of everything that’s coming to your mailbox that day.
Monday May 4th
Don’t disinfect your fruits and vegetables with chemical cleaning products. That’s toxic! Food Science experts say that all it takes is washing them in cold water.
Friday May 1st
Never wash knives in the dishwasher. The high temps can warp and damage the metal. AND Dishwasher detergent is very abrasive and the banging around that happens during a wash cycle will take the sharp edge right off your knife. Plus, it’s just not safe for the person unloading the dishwasher!