Today is just a few odd and end ideas to pass on. Many are just reminders.
I hope some of them helps someone.
If you get sick - replace your toothbrush!!! If you don't have another - boil yours.
You just continue to spread bacteria and virus if you use the same one after being ill
REMEMBER to WASH your drier lint filter often. You may remove the lint in the trap after each use - but there is still an invisible layer of gunk that needs to be removed. Take out the lint trap and wash well with soapy water and rinse and dry. If could save your drier or your home.
Here is a trick for those of you who feed ear corn to the squirrels (I can't be the only one!)
Some years the growing season is very dry and that makes for very dense cobs on the corn. They are extremely difficult to get on the feeder.
I use my drill and make a hole in the center of the cob - enabling it to slide over the feeder nail better. The hole is a bit smaller that the nail - so it isn't easy for the squirrels to remove!
If you have any tools in your garage that use batteries - you need to bring those batteries in for the winter (if garage is not heated). Extreme cold and batteries do not mix well. I always bring in the rechargeable batteries before extreme cold. Saves you money on having to replace - those rechargeable batteries for tools are expensive!!!
If you have a drippy faucet - try to get it fixed quickly. If you can't get it fixed - CATCH the water!!!
Use the water for watering houseplants, pet bowls, dish water, flushing, etc. Do NOT just pour it down the drain. DID YOU KNOW - one drip per second = 2,700 gallons of water a year!!!!!!!! That is crazy.
So catch those drips and use them! Better yet - get it fixed.
Don't ever THROW away old baking soda!!!!!! It still has tons of uses.
Deodorant, toothpaste, cleansing powder, w/vinegar to clean drains & toilets, deodorizer in litter boxes or trash cans, antacid, deodorizer for frig or freezer....................
So many uses - so NEVER throw it away.
Once I replace the box in the frig - I put it in the drain with vinegar to clean drains. Never wasted.
Make sure you rotate your pantry preps. Use the oldest first. No one wants to have things go to waste.
Just remember that those dates are at the discretion of the manufacturer - not mandatory. They are "best if used by" dates which means optimal flavor - NOT EXPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!!
The manufacturers are hoping you will throw things away and buy more - there is a method to the madness. The government does not require these dates (except on baby formula). Many countries have no dates.
To avoid any questions, just ROTATE stock. Use your oldest stock first!
Keep your pantries organized and neat - it ,makes it easier to not overlook things.
Hope these reminds someone - so we aren't wasteful.
WASTE NOT - WANT NOT