|STORAGE SAVINGS TIPS
||Mini Sized Storage
|Canned Savings...Food For Thought!
Do you still through away cans and
containers like their going out of style? Well they are! Manufacturers are
trying to eliminate these types of packaging. The makers consider them valuable, why
don't you? These storage receptacles are the perfect solution for tons of
uses. Save different plastic lids from coffee cans or potato chip "Pringles"
type containers and seal other containers. Remove labels with mechanic's hand
cleaner, or a good soaking and the prudent use of a hobby knife. Find a storage site
in your home and stack the cleaned and dried items, one inside the other. When
ready to use, a simple coat of colorful wrapping paper, shelf liner, or wall paper placed
around the container will make them look like attractive high priced specialty
items. Use smaller containers inside larger boxes. Match your household color
scheme or use them naked as art deco items. Coffee cans are the perfect size for
giving a big batch of cookies. Be sure to wrap outside the can with gift wrap to
make it look attractive. If you're worried about coffee aroma, place a plastic
storage bag inside the can first and fold the bag inside out of the top of the can.
Place the plastic lid over the bag/can and voila' You're done!
|ENTERTAINMENT SAVINGS TIPS
& Guides (~$17.33/mo 4/mo+4/yr)
Video Catalogs: Rental Guides
ever been tempted to purchase a movie that you saw in a video catalog? GET
REAL! You'll watch it once, then it will sit for years taking-up
valuable shelf space. Instead order video catalogs and use them as video rental
guides! Many video catalogs have a synopsis, photos and ratings to help you
choose. Circle the films you want to watch and take the guide to the video rental
store the next time you go. Instead of searching boxes for hours, you have a set of
pre-designated choices. EVEN BETTER: Use the guide to make
your pre-designated choices. Join or form a neighborhood video club. Everyone
in your circle of friends makes a list of the movies that they have in their own private
collection. When you borrow a tape you must loan a tape. You each have two weeks to
return the tapes and you hold each other's tapes as hostage. You can send post card
reminders, just like the rental stores. It costs nothing, and you avoid
wallet-buster late fees! No friends? Try your public library, many larger libraries
now have videotape collections with many interesting titles. Search the internet for video
companies and order their free catalog or TO ORDER VIDEO CATALOGS:
CLICK HERE: FREESHOP
- FREE CATALOGS CLICK HERE: CATALOGLINK
- THOUSANDS OF CATALOGS
|HOBBY SAVINGS TIPS
||Pan & Boiler /
Cookie Cutter & Barrier (~$1.25/mo)
|Coffee Can Pan
cans can be cut-down to make all kinds of items. As a cut-rate camping pot they
serve well for boiling hot water or heating pre-packaged camping foods such as military
MRE's. Spray the outside of the can, if looks are important. Use the cut off
rim as a large cookie cutter or a barrier for cooking eggs in a circular pattern. Cutting
the cans is very dangerous. Use tin snips if at all possible, or you can use a
utility knife, but I do not recommend this unless you know what you are doing. Start
the cut with a nail punch. Cut away from your body parts, while the can rests
securely on a protected non-slip surface. Make a scissors-like cutting action with
the knife until the entire can is cut. Use a new blade, but this destroys them after
one can. Next bend the cut rim into itself with pliers, making a flat crimp along
the inside edge. This will eliminate the sharp and dangerous edges left by your
cutting. For making candles and other projects these cans are perfect as double boiling
pots. Fill a large coffee can a third full with water. Next float a smaller
coffee can inside the larger. Put the wax to be melted into this smaller can.
Heat the water to just about boiling to safely melt the wax for making candles.
|HOUSEHOLD SAVINGS TIPS
|Picture These Savings!
$3.99 plus tax for frame hangers, I figured there's got to be another way! There is!
In a pinch you can use the pop-top from an aluminum soda can. Picture frames
that are under about two pounds will hold-up nicely. Remove the pop-top by turning
slightly and applying steady pressure until the top pops off. Small wood screws or
tiny nails with larger heads will fit nicely, just attach the pop-top to the top middle of
the frame and hang the picture as usual.
|HOLIDAY SAVINGS TIPS
|Under Cover Disinfectant
odors. The human body excretes all kinds of surprises and some of them don't smell so
good. The most advertised problem is underarm body odor which is caused by smell bacteria.
Underarm deodorant can be effective in masking smells and preventing excessive
wetness, unfortunately it can also ruin clothing and clog pores, perpetuating worse odor
problems. After trying many solutions, the best I found was to attack the problem at
the source. The best household defense against bacteria is common chlorine bleach.
Scientists use household bleach to kill the deadly Ebola virus, one of the deadly
bugs known to man. A variety of water and bleach solutions are possible to disinfect
sinks, sponges, dish rags, clothing, children's toys, bathtubs, garbage cans, wood patios,
and a variety of other items. It cleans, deodorizes and removes stains, but it's also
extremely dangerous. Mix full strength household bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite)
with water or a water and liquid soap solution. (Never mix bleach with any chemicals
containing ammonia, it produces a deadly chlorine gas!) After washing underarms with soap
& water, I soak a wash cloth and use a 1/32 ratio of bleach to water for cleaning,
then I air dry. This is a strong ratio for most people so I'd start with the 1/133
ratio recommended for hand cleaning disinfectant. If you see a rash or experience any
discomfort, cleanse the area and discontinue use. For cleaning other items, a 1/16
ratio is recommended for sinks and sponges with a 5 minute soak. A ration of 1/64
with a 10 minute soak is recommended for cleaning plastic toys. Regarding ratios:
The smaller number always represents bleach diluted with the higher number, which is
always water. Therefore a 1/16 ratio equals 1/4 cup bleach to 1 quart (4 cups)
water. A smaller yield of the same ratio would be 1 tablespoon bleach to 1
cup of water. A 1/32 ratio would be 1 tablespoon bleach to 2 cups water. A
1/64 ratio would be 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 quart water.
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