Friday, August 13, 2010

More of my favorite tips

Okay I know I recently did a similar post but sometimes you just have tips you have to share!!

My mother in law recently taught me that if you have something really baked on a pan (especially a crock pot) you can let it soak overnight with a dryer sheet in the water. And guess what it comes off like magic!!

I also heard a long time ago that if you have a stubborn zipper all you have to do is rub pencil over the zipper and it will fix it right up. Well I finally had a chance to test out this theory on a new pair of jeans and yep you guess it the trick worked like a charm.

 

Do you have any favorite tips you want to share?

17 comments:

  1. I never knew this!!! Great tips! :)

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  2. I don't have any cool tips like that, but I'll keep these tips in mind! =]

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  3. Loved your previous tip on washing the laundry detergent cap in with the clothes! I have also heard the tip about wiping you razor blades dry after use due to rusting/dulling of the blade.

    I have some beauty tips... I have always heard not to use the same shampoo/conditioner when you run out but instead swap out your two favs... this will help with build up. I have always done this b/c I have to wash my hair pretty much everyday.

    I have also heard not to wash out your shampoo all the way and then apply conditioner as this will help remove all the conditioner and not leave any residue.

    One I am trying out right now is a weekly clay mask.

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  4. Wow, I will keep the dryer sheet tip in mind!

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  5. I love these helpful tips. I'm not sure if this is a tip or not but I hate the smell of bacon in my house so I now plug my electric griddle in outside on my back patio and cook up a ton of it all at once and then freeze it in a ziploc bag. Then when someone wants bacon for breakfast or I need it for a recipe I just pop a couple of pieces in the microwave. And in about 30 seconds we have hot, smell-free bacon.

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  6. I've never heard of that pencil trick!!! That is soo cool!

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  7. I have a disgusting pot soaking in my sink right now, I am totally going to throw a fabric softner sheet in it! Thanks for the awesome tip. I just wanted to let you know I've recently updated my blog and added your blog button to it, I would love it if you would do the same with mine! I also have a giveaway going on right now if you're interested.
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  8. Interesting! I don't really have any tips. Just spit. Spit works for some stuff.

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  9. Seriously! Seriously? The dryer sheet? Okay, I'll test you on this one :)

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  10. I haven't ever heard that about dryer sheets! Brilliant.

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  11. I have never heard of the pencil thing. Where on the zipper do you rub the pencil?

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  12. OMG! Thanks for those tips! I definitely have to try the dryer sheet one!!! I know I say it every time I leave a comment but I seriously ADORE your blog!

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  14. Great tips Lacie, I'll have to try the dryer sheet one. I've never heard of it.
    Always just good stuff when I come to visit your blog.


    Hugs,
    Wendy

    ps - love the flowers your sister made, they're gorgeous!!!

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  15. I LoVE handy dandy tips!! I really need to start a book so I can store them properly though. I hate to admit it, but I always have crusty baking pans, ugh... dryer sheets ~ here I come!!
    Thanks!

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  16. Really? Wow, I'll definitely keep these in mind. Thanks so much for the tips. My suitcase zipper frustrates me to no end when it gets stuck, but I'll keep a pencil nearby when I travel. Or I could just buy new luggage, but this sounds way cheaper :p

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  17. I love when you do these posts! although, I don't know If we have dryer sheets here in Aust (correct me if I'm wrong Aussies!) either that or I'm just not domesticated enough to know about them!

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