May 02, 2019
Getting on your hands and knees to clean your baseboards is anything but enjoyable. The good news? You can keep them clean and keep your house smelling fresh with one clever trick:
Attach a dryer sheet to your Swiffer in place of a microfiber cloth and pick up all that unwanted dust while lending a sweet scent to your home.
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Hint 1: Grate Cold Butter submitted by Lindsey
A fellow reader wrote in and submitted this hint, so I haven’t tried this little trick just yet, but I love the idea!
Your stick of butter has to be close to frozen for it to work, and you must work fast to keep it from melting, but the grated butter is perfect for adding to flour before baking biscuits, scones, muffins, etc.. It also makes the butter melt much faster, so if your butter is too cold to spread, consider grating it first and then topping toast, veggies, or a baked potato!
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Hint 2: Miracle Cleaner for Cookie Sheets
I actually have a few cookie sheets that look just gross! They seem to rust and get grimy really fast. I just cover them with foil before doing any actual baking.
Time for a cleaning? I think so. Not only does this cookie sheet miracle cleaner only require two ingredients, but there’s also no scrubbing required! Just let it sit and do its job while you tackle other things.
After sprinkling the spot with baking soda; spraying with hydrogen peroxide; then another layer of baking soda… I left it sitting there like that while we went to breakfast. When we got home I rubbed a little of the cleaner off and was actually quite astonished to see MOST of the gunk came right off!
Minimal rubbing with my fingers (you could use a scrubbie too
) was required.
'Go Green' Hint: Do Your Own Painting
If you have some walls to paint, skip the professional and DIY the job to save. You can also have a painting party if there are lots of rooms to paint.
There are plenty of tutorials about how to properly paint, or go to a local paint store for advice.