Category Archives: Household Tips

Plant Tip

Fall is upon us so I figured this tip could save you some troubles or surprises come spring. Store flower bulbs over the winter in discarded nylon stockings or similar mesh bags. Hang the bulb-filled stockings in a dry place … Continue reading

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Plant Tip

I had mentioned before how much worms in a worm farm love banana peels and how it is like candy to them. Well if you do not have a vermicomposting system in place with worms, here is another way to … Continue reading

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Cleaning Tip

When I am working on my vehicles it is inevitable that some oil or grease is going to get on the floor. Here are ways to remove oil stains on your driveway. For fresh stains, sprinkle kitty litter, grind in … Continue reading

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Painting Tip

After cleaning your paint brush, a few drops of oil worked into the bristles will leave the brush soft and ready to use. I mainly do this with brushes I have used with an oil based stain or paint and … Continue reading

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Food Tip

I saw these tips the other day relating to popcorn and figured it was worth passing on to make everyone’s home movie night that much better. For a better pop, place popcorn kernels in cold water for five minutes before … Continue reading

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Food Tip

Cottage cheese will keep twice as long if you store the carton upside down. I find this little trick also works with the squeezable Mayo containers as well.

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Pest Control Tip

Pests or Cutworms in the garden? Plant marigold seeds in a border around the garden. This makes a pleasant area and keeps most harmful insects away from your vegetables.

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