Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Common Household Items Used For New Uses = Money Saved!

I saw this on Facebook and had to share! Think of all the money you could save if you stopped purchasing items meant to specifically do some of these things and just used the ones you had at home? I highlighted in green a few of my favorites


1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish (hum... this could save me a ton of frustration painging toddlers nails!)3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any. (Elmer's glue is something you can always pick up for $1.00 or less, facepeal not so much!) 6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water. (hello do you know how much mom's spend on sunburn relief in a year?) 8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too (okay i'm seriously worried about putting WD-40 on my skin but I'm going to research to see if it's safe... for those of you also worried try Wintergreen Essential Oil). 11 Bee stings - meat tenderizer12. Chigger bite - Preparation H13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)15. Stinky feet - Jello !16. Athletes feet - cornstarch17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)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! (Kool Aid packet = .40 cents on a bad day, finger paints are about $1.00 each). 20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper (Okay wow trying this on the kid's DVDs I am guessing you shouldn't use chunky...). 21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar ! (I have always used Olive Oil on my little dandruff girl. We'll try this!) 26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to 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 soak28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and 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 toothpaste31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt. (I have been using this for years it works! Also works on pet urine, and probably toddler accidents as well.) 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 - Listerine37. Stains on clothes - Colgate toothpaste (TRYING!!! Stain remover is way way more expensive than Colgate since you can get it for free quite often with a $1.00 coupon and a trip to the dollar general.) 38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!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 go 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 = RedFriday = WhiteSaturday = 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. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones 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 shopping.

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