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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Helpful house hold tips

For a hard to clean microwave
Put a bowl of water in the mircowave for a couple of minutes... until the window gets nice and steamy. Remove the bowl and you'll find that all the bits of who knows what will come off with a quick wipe of a washcloth.
(I tried this one and worked fabulous)
For a clean wooden cuttingboard
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon of water
Mix together
scrub and wash clean with warm water.
Got gas?
add a pinch of baking soda to baked beans or chili as they are cooking and it will significally reduce their gas producing properties.
Homemade air freshener
fill a saucepan half full of...
water, cinnamon sticks, orange peels and some cloves
add water as it evaporates.
(my mom always does this and the house smells good)

1 comment:

Julie Avery said...

To keep the microwave clean you can purchase a cover for your food. Its plastic and super cheap. You can usually find it for $1 or $2 at CVS or Rite Aid. I love mine and it keeps my microwave sparkling! *I love the bowl of water idea* thanks :)