9 Ingenious Uses for White Vinegar

Most of us have vinegar around the house. White vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid, water, and other trace chemicals, which may include flavorings. Although we often use it in the kitchen for baking, canning, cooking; vinegar is not just for use in the kitchen. It can also help with a variety of cleaning tasks since the acid acts as a disinfectant and an odor neutralizer. Even if you are familiar with using it, you may still be surprised at some of these nine … [Read more...]

19 Alternate Uses for Your Dryer Sheets

Did you know that dryer sheets aren't just for softening and reducing static in your clothes, bedding, and towels? I had used dryer sheets for a hundred years but had always tossed them out after one use. Not anymore! I've compiled a list of 19 alternate uses, tips and tricks for your laundry room's dryer sheets. Some are for unused dryer sheets, but many are for used dryer sheets. A great way to reduce, reuse and recycle! Freshen Old Books:  If some of your favourite old books … [Read more...]

A Dozen Awesome Uses for Your Old Egg Cartons

  Most everyone uses eggs.  We boil, scramble and poach them.  We make sandwiches, quiche and omelets.  We use them in cookies, squares, breads, pies and more. Depending on the size of your family, most of us could easily go through a carton or two of eggs a week. But what do we do with all of those left over egg cartons? Whatever you do, don't throw the carton away. It still has a long life and a variety of uses. {The exception being if an egg has cracked in the carton. If that … [Read more...]

20 Clever Uses for Baking Soda!

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate),  helps regulate pH thereby keeping a substance neither too acidic nor too alkaline. When baking soda comes in contact with either an acidic or an alkaline substance, its effect is to neutralize that pH. The ability of baking soda to retard future changes in pH, this is known as buffering. The ability to neutralize, as well as buffer is why it can neutralize acidic odors, like in the cat's box and refrigerator as well as maintain neutral pH. Check out … [Read more...]

15 Clever Uses for Aluminum Foil!

15 Other Uses for Aluminum Foil   1.) Make a Funnel - Curl a section of foil into a cone shape, secure it with tape, and start pouring. 2.) Shine Silver - Line a glass pan with foil, add several spoonfuls of baking soda, fill the pan with boiling water, and drop in tarnished silverware for a quick cleaning. 3.) Keep matches dry - Wrap your matches in aluminum foil to keep them from getting damp or wet on camping trips. 4.) Make a light reflector - Perfect when photographing … [Read more...]