June 13, 2019
In Tuesday's issue I featured a few ways to use baby powder in your beauty routine.
I had a reader, Lynda, write in and I wanted to share her comment. Thanks, Lynda, for writing in and sharing:
I liked your hint today about baby powder as being helpful. You should mention that the powder being used should be CORNSTARCH baby powder. Not only is it more effective, but it is also safer than traditional baby powder, which was made from talcum. Talcum has a really bad rep for being a carcinogen - because talcum is "related" to asbestos.
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Hint 1: Be 67% more secure with one easy move
Make your home safer in two seconds by simply doing one thing that 23% of us don't do on a regular basis...LOCK YOUR DOORS!
Two-thirds of the time when a break-in occurs, the thief walks
right in because the door has been kept unlocked.
Protect your sliding glass door by simply adding a broom handle in the tracks. This is a simple DIY project you can do on you own, or you can do what I did...measure the door and head over to Home Depot, Menards, Lowe's or any other handy man store and ask for them to cut you a piece of pipe to the measurement you took.
Whichever route you decide to take, simply place the broom stick, or pipe in the tracks which will prevent the door from sliding open.
Side note: I had them cut my pipe a little shorter the my measurement, so I could still leave the door cracked to get a little bit of a breeze without comprising my safety.
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Hint 2: Un-scratch Your Plates With Baking Soda
A slip of the knife here, an overzealous fork there, and suddenly, you’ve got a stack of unsightly scratched plates in your kitchen. Fortunately, it’s easy to make your plates look brand new again with some baking soda.
Simply make a paste of baking soda and water, rub it into the scratches, and in no time, your dishes will look as good as new.
Organize, Protect and Use Your Cookware Like Never Before...
'Go Green' Hint: Slay those energy suckers in your home
There are several appliances in your home that are draining power 24-hours a day, even after you have turned them off. In total Americans pay $1 billion a year to power televisions and VCRs that are turned off.
Other stingy appliances eating up your energy include the toaster, coffeemaker, hair dryer, computer, printer, cable box, and cell phone charger.