Household Tips To Make Life Easier

If anybody owns an electric garage door opener, you might have noticed the bulbs burn out faster than you can imagine.
Happened to me a lot.
Then I found out there is such a thing as an electric garage door opener light bulb!
Seriously…it is a light bulb that is not affected by the vibrations caused every time the door opens and shuts.
You can buy the bulbs at any major retail store, but you have to know to look.
They are slightly more expensive, but since I put them in, I haven’t had to change a bulb in over a year - so far - and still going strong.

OK, so it is not earth-shattering, but it annoyed me to no end to have to change those bulbs and wonder if there was a short or something.

Your turn.

Got any other tips that might seem obvious to some, but made your life easier when you found a solution?

Old newspapers don’t smell like old newspapers if you burn them before you store them.

Why would you store burned old newspapers?? :confused:

Conversely, old burnt newspapers don’t get that burnt newspaper smell if you don’t burn them before you store them.

Maybe AskNott is making soap, and needs the burned paper for the potash.
1* Budweiser beer conditions the hair
2* Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3* Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 min
4* Mayonnaise will KILL LICE , it will also condition your hair
5* Elmer’s Glue-paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see
the dead skin and blackheads if any
6* Shiny Hair-use brewed Lipton Tea
7* Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8* Minor burn-Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9* Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10* Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too
11* Bee stings - meat tenderizer
12* Chigger bite - Preparation H
13* Puffy eyes - Preparation H
14* Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of
sutures at most hospitals)Its also the main ingredient in the new
liquid bandages
15* Stinky feet - Jello!!
16* Athletes feet - cornstarch
17* Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vaporub
18* Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent
section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet.
19* Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint, also Kool aid in Dannon
plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won’t
hurt them if they eat it!
20* Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD’s! Wipe off with a
coffee filter paper. Will also stop hiccups.
21* Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray
22* Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can
in your garage for your hubby
23* Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
24* When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch
and watch them slide on
25* Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!
26* Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in
the microwave, pour into an empty film container and mix with
the food color of your choice!
27* Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a
rubber band around a section of the t-shirt and soak
28* Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and 1
cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last
for many years!
29* A Slinky will hold toast and CD’s!
30* To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate
31* Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the
32* To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain,
it will absorb into the towel.
33* Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with peanut butter!
34* Baked on food -fill container with water, get a Bounce paper
softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked
on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2
Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!
35* Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
36* Dirty grout - Listerine
37* Stains on clothes - Colgate
38* Grass stains - Karo Syrup
39* Grease Stains- Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from
the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from
40* Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
41* To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer
aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water.?
42*When you start to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever
wondered which is the freshest, so you “squeeze” for freshness or
softness.? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores
five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Each day has a different color twist tie. They are: Monday Blue –
Tuesday Green --Thursday Red --Friday White Saturday Yellow So if
today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie - not white which
is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by
color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday.
Very easy to remember, and even the one with the plastic clips have
different colors. You learn something new everyday!!! Enjoy fresh
bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are

These are from a friend in Texas. I’ve tried a couple, but can’t vouch for all of them