This week I have been doing little things that just saves me some time or money or just makes life a little easier. I do them all the time, but got to thinking - maybe some might be new to others!
Odds and ends - can just make life a little easier.
My dining room chairs are covered with a fabric that has the texture somewhat like corduroy. Coogie loves to lay on them. See where I am going? Fur sticks like a magnet. They are hard to clean - it takes forever to vacuum it off. I came up with a solution that works for me. I had a set of cotton dinner napkins that I don't really use - so they became chair seat covers. Easily removeable and washable. It is most often just me here - so no one sees and besides the chairs are under the table - so not seen.
I like Extra chewing gum. I have purchased several of the big packs that come in a plastic box for quite some time. I have kept the boxes (they look somewhat like a cassette tape box). Well when I chipped out the bottom of my favorite candle to keep for melts - I stuck the pieces in one of the cases. I keep this one in the bathroom in the cabinet. The cases would be great for carrying wipes in your handbag or extra face masks. Could make a little sewing kit to carry. You could just keep all kinds of things in them.
I don't drink coffee - but I keep coffee machine filters on hand. You can get a huge package at the Dollar stores for almost nothing. They are good for many things. I use for a splatter guard in the microwave. I flatten one out and cover the food. Keeps the microwave clean. Use to hold small snacks for kids. I have placed in my mesh sieve and used to filter out particles in liquid.
I have placed in the bottom of clay pots to keep the dirt from coming out the bottom hole - yet still provide drainage. So many uses!
Emptied out the last detergent from a large bottle of dish soap this week. Kept the squirt lid and soaked and cleaned. I love using them on my bottles of water/drink (when working outside). Keeps bugs out of your drink and you can just get a squirt/drink. They are fun for kids to make bottles into squirt 'guns', You can turn any small top bottle into a squirt bottle. Again there are many uses.
If you have ever gotten a tub of ice that takes a while to use - you may have noticed that ice crystals for on top of the ice cream. ICK. I always cover the top of the ice cream with a piece of plastic wrap - it fits snuggly and is a barrier. Put you lid back on - and your ice cream stays nice and ice crystal free.
Here is an idea that I use now - in the past I may have thought it dorky!!! LOL. I did not purchase prescription sunglasses the last time I got new glasses as they are just so darned expensive. I do have those little clip on things and they are OK. One day back a while ago - I was looking at the clearance area at Kroger and they had sunglasses for $1. YEP. Well I went through them and found 3 pair that weren't scratched or anything. I now just slip them on OVER my glasses. Unless you're right up in my face - you can't tell I have on 2 pair of glasses. Best part is they work!!!!! Surprisingly they fit well.
This pair needs a good cleaning! LOL Kind of fashionable looking! I keep a pair in the car and one in the house and have another put back in storage.
When freezing ground meat - whether using zip type baggies or vacuum seal bags - make sure your chunk of ground meat is flattened. If you flatten it before freezing - it makes it easily stackable and saves freezer space. It will also thaw in no time at all.
Well there you have Thursday's tips from me to you. Maybe you will find one or two that will work for you.
Thanks for following along!