Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tips Tuesday

Yes, I know it is actually Wednesday. It has taken a couple of days to recover from the Easter holiday. Later today I will post some Easter pics and an actual Wednesday post.

1. If you are going to plant anything in a pot this spring, place a coffee filter in the bottom first. Then put your potting soil on top. This will keep the soil from leaking out but will allow excess water to drain.

2. When needing to remove hard water stains from a shower head you can use a baggie and vinegar. I use a quart-size freezer bag and fill it about halfway with vinegar. Pull it up over the shower head making sure that the whole thing can be immersed. Wrap a rubber band around the neck a couple of times to hold it in place. After about an hour you can remove the bag and rinse. You may need to use a toothbrush to remove and pieces holding on.

3. Place fabric dryer sheets under your car seats to keep it smelling fresh.

4. When you are taking medication (capsules), there are 2 different ways to get it to go down without a hitch. If the capsule is heavy (i.e. - Tylenol, Advil, etc.), fill your mouth with water, toss your head back and swallow. That's how we've always been taught, right? Here's the kicker: If your capsule is light (i.e. - probiotics, herbal supplements), fill your mouth with water, look down (don't lean over), wait a second and then swallow. Since the capsules are light, they float to the top of the water. If you look down (just lower your chin), then the capsules flow down easily. If you throw your head back as with heavy capsules, they tend to get stuck on the back of your throat. This is one of my favorite tips ever!

1 comment:

partialemptynester said...

Yay!! I was so disappointed when I didn't see any tips yesterday, so glad you are back on track (and yes, I've been a day behind all week myself!)...on my way outside with dryer sheets for the cars right now! OMGosh, and the marshmallows in the brown sugar tip totally works, thanks!