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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 7:24 am
I'll start with an embarrassing one:

I use hair conditioner as shaving cream. I started many years ago when I moved to Israel and brought along shaving razors but hadn't gotten around to buying shaving cream. I remembered reading that conditioner could be used and have been using that ever since embarrassed
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amother




Seagreen


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 7:40 am
I put eggshells and yolks back in the carton. I keep ripping it smaller. I use plastic bags for flouring, egging, and breading.

Both I learned from my mother-in-law.
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SmileNow




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 7:48 am
Baking soda. Great for throw up. It cuts the smell, soaks up the liquid, and makes amuch easier cleanup. It also automatically sticks to the mess, so I can find any missed spots by sprinkling, both before the cleanup, and after.
It really helps cut down on my horrible gag reflex. Pale
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amother




Olive


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 8:05 am
amother [ Seagreen ] wrote:
I put eggshells and yolks back in the carton. I keep ripping it smaller. I use plastic bags for flouring, egging, and breading.

Both I learned from my mother-in-law.


I understand using plastic bags for flouring, egging and breading.

But what do you mean by putting eggshells and yolks back in the carton? To do what with? Please explain. Thanx!
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amother




Seagreen


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 8:06 am
amother [ Olive ] wrote:
I understand using plastic bags for flouring, egging and breading.

But what do you mean by putting eggshells and yolks back in the carton? To do what with? Please explain. Thanx!


To throw out. It doesn't leak on the counters or the floor.
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LovesHashem




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 8:06 am
Cutting fruit (plums, peaches, nectarines etc) down the middle and ripping it apart and eating both halves separately.
Instead of biting into it the whole fruit and getting all gooey and sticky.
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amother




Black


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 8:20 am
gingertop wrote:
I'll start with an embarrassing one:

I use hair conditioner as shaving cream. I started many years ago when I moved to Israel and brought along shaving razors but hadn't gotten around to buying shaving cream. I remembered reading that conditioner could be used and have been using that ever since embarrassed


Not embarrassing! Sometimes I use conditioner, and it makes my legs feel so soft.
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gingertop




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 8:24 am
amother [ Seagreen ] wrote:
I use plastic bags for flouring, egging, and breading.



I use plastic bags on top of the chicken when using the mallet to pound it. The mallet doesn't get tiny pieces of chicken in its grid so cleanup is easier and the pounding goes faster because it's not sticky.
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rowo




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 8:31 am
SmileNow wrote:
Baking soda. Great for throw up. It cuts the smell, soaks up the liquid, and makes amuch easier cleanup. It also automatically sticks to the mess, so I can find any missed spots by sprinkling, both before the cleanup, and after.
It really helps cut down on my horrible gag reflex. Pale


Yes! Great for toddler accidents on carpet or fabric covered furniture as well!
I buy the huge bag from costco and use it very liberally. Once it’s all dry just vacuum it up and there’s no smell.
(It can effect some fabrics though so test first, out of many uses it once left a mark on the carpet)

It’s great for so many other things as well.
A cup in the bath can help kids unwind and calm down.
Good to add some in the washing machine.
Leave a cupful in the freezer to prevent the freezer smell.
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amother




Chocolate


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 8:50 am
I rub essential oils into my air conditioner vents
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amother




Apricot


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 9:11 am
Store brown sugar in a container with a half a slice of bread. Bread never gets moldy and brown sugar gets and stays soft.
Cut open a shopping bag to spread on the counter when peeling a lot of fruits/veggies. Easy cleanup.
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amother




Natural


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 9:26 am
When DD wets the bed I soak her bedsheets in water and vinegar before putting it into the washing machine. Gets rid of the smell and doesn't transfer smell onto other clothes in the wash.

I use sunflower oil to remove my eye makeup because I'm too cheap to buy something in the drugstore. It gets the job done!

I put babies' clothes on inside out so that the tags and seams don't irritate their sensitive skin.

I rub used teabags on sore eyes.

Not really a lifehack but a tip for others - I used to have a lazy cleaning lady so I replaced her with a robot vacuum (like this one) and it changed my life. It glides under beds and sofas where she couldn't be bothered to clean. It even speaks English! When it's finished, it goes 'home' by itself. Best invention ever. I just pick up what I can from the floor, put it running and go for a nap. Wake up, do a quick whizz around with floor cleaner and I'm done.
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amother




Azure


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 9:27 am
A regular hair band wrapped around the pump part of a pump soap will keep you (or your kid) from pushing down all the way and getting too much.

I don't tear my egg cartons, because if a regular twelve pack stays clean, when it's empty it's a mancala board.
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amother




Copper


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 9:30 am
amother [ Chocolate ] wrote:
I rub essential oils into my air conditioner vents


I have central ac so I sprinkle it on the filter in the main unit.
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little neshamala




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 9:32 am
amother [ Chocolate ] wrote:
I rub essential oils into my air conditioner vents


I love this!!
How much of a scent does it give your house and how often do you need to do it?
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amother




Chocolate


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 9:33 am
amother [ Copper ] wrote:
I have central ac so I sprinkle it on the filter in the main unit.


Hey I also have central! I'm gonna try that instead! Thanks!
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yo'ma




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 9:38 am
amother [ Apricot ] wrote:
Cut open a shopping bag to spread on the counter when peeling a lot of fruits/veggies. Easy cleanup.

I have this.

Anybody watch Hack My Life on Trutv on YouTube?
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dankbar




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 9:40 am
toothpaste or butter on a bruise on forehead it shouldnt pop out

vinegar or salt in wash
machine colors shouldnt run
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BadTichelDay




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 10:55 am
Three great uses for toothpaste, the white kind, not gel. I do all 3.

Rubbing it on itchy mosquito bites - when it dries, the itching stops.

Dabbing it on pimples, it dries them out over night.

Using it to close and conceal unused nail or screw holes or other small defects in (interior) walls. If the hole is too big, I fill it with damp compressed paper first and then smear on the toothpaste smoothly. Might have to be repeated a few times because it shrinks when it dries. After drying, it can be painted colors other than white to blend into the rest of the wall, if needed.
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amother




Black


Post  Sun, Jul 07 2019, 10:58 am
A spoonful of peanut butter cures hiccups!
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