March 27, 2019
I love this tip from a fellow reader, Michele:
Can't get rid of stains on napkins, tablecloths or doilies?
Grandma wouldn't toss them; she'd tea-stain them.
Add four or five black tea bags to a bucket of hot water and let them steep for 10 minutes or so. Remove tea bags, add the cloth (swish it around so it absorbs the water), and let it sit until you reach the desired shade.
You'll get a lovely antique creamy brown, then wash in cold water.
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Hint 1: Say Goodbye to Wrinkles
Ditch the time-consuming iron or handheld steamer to get wrinkles out of a shirt or slacks. Throw a few ice cubes or a wet washcloth in the dryer with your wrinkled clothes.
As the ice melts and the water turns to steam, it will remove the wrinkles. This trick isn’t as effective with heavier clothing but is a miracle for lighter fabrics.
The best part is that you don’t have to set the dryer for longer than 10 minutes for it to work.
Hint 2: Turn on your slow cooker to clean it
Slow cookers are notoriously hard to clean.
However, there’s an easy way to get them spotless: remove the food from your slow cooker, fill it with soapy water, and turn the machine on low for an hour to get off any hard-to-clean messes. When you’re done, let the slow cooker cool and use baking soda on a clean sponge to get rid of any remaining residue.
I like to keep my dish sponges, and cleaning sponges separate. So, since the hint suggests to use baking soda I would recommend not using the same sponge you clean you glasses and plates with. I love these Silicone Sponges for small quick cleaning jobs.
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'Go Green' Hint: Turn off the tap
It’s an all-too-common habit to leave the tap running while washing your face, brushing your teeth, doing the dishes, and so on.
Sure, the tap might get a little soapy if you turn it off while lathering your hands, but think of it like turning off a light when it’s not being used—it’s simple, brings no inconvenience, and saves a lot of resources in the long run.
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