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March 06, 2019

Hey Everyone!

I'm excited to bring this hint to you today. One of my co-workers brought this trick up to me last week, and I just knew who I was going to share it with...YOU!

These mini ice packs are obviously great for aches and pains, but listen how else Meg is using them.

Meg has two young girls in school, and she bought a handful of these (why not at this price), and each morning when puts a handful of ice cubes in each and sticks them in her girls lunch boxes to keep their food cold. I thought this was awesome, and really thinking 'outside the box'.

Zebra Printed Ice Bag - ONLY 99 CENTS

Hint 1: Clean the Exhaust Fan

If the grille on your bathroom exhaust fan is clogged with dust, try a trick that’s faster and more effective than vacuuming.

Here's how to clean a bathroom fan: Turn on the fan and blast out the dust with “canned air. The fan will blow the dust outside.

This works on the return air grilles of your central heating/cooling system too. Run the system so that the return airflow will carry the dust to the filter. You’ll find canned air at home centers and hardware stores, usually in the electrical supplies aisle.

Caution: The cans contain chemical propellants, not just air. Don’t let children play with them.

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Hint 2: Beat and Shake Area Rugs

Vacuum large area rugs at least once a week.

But also take them outside three or four times a year for a more thorough cleaning and for how to clean dust.

Drape them over a fence or clothesline and beat them with a broom or tennis racket. A good beating removes much more dust than vacuuming.

Take smaller rugs outside to for a vigorous shaking every week.

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'Go Green' Hint: Borrow, don’t buy

Before any big purchase, think: How often will I really use this ladder/leaf blower/wheelbarrow? If the answer is "not a lot," it’s so easy to borrow stuff (especially if you like making “thank you” cookies).

If your social network is lacking in the products you require, there are plenty of websites, like Freecycle, that help people borrow, rent, or just take whatever they might need. This is some next-level human generosity, and it’s a beautiful thing to behold.