One trait I learned, honestly, was problem solving. Between my mom and my dad, anything could be fixed and every problem could be solved.
Recently, my friend was complaining about his windows fogging up no matter what his defroster was set on, I explained there is an easy fix to that: put an old sock filled with kitty litter on your dash.
That got me thinking… We all have a little bit of information to share that others may not know. Im going to take this as an opportunity to share life hacks that have helped me and some I have learned from my friends.
•obviously, sock of rice for fog
•Vinegar can clean anything! I run it through my coffee makers, put a cup of it in my clothes, and sporadically spray it on my carpet before I leave.
•Old toilet paper rolls as extension cord holders…
•A straw makes a quick strawberry hull
•Unused teabags in shoes 👞
•freeze onions for 10 min before you cut them and that dampens the scent. When you’re done cutting them, rinse your hands with lemon juice. 🍋
•Put a paste of baking soda and water over a splinter and after 15 minutes or so it will pop right out!
•Also, a penny on a bee sting!
•Put your toaster on its side to make cheesy bread if you don’t have a fancy shmancy microwave like the one Mikey got for Ri 🙂
•Rubbing alcohol gets permanent marker off of stuff! I occasionally write notes for myself with sharpies 🙂 occasionally, meaning: constantly.
•Marshmallows for sore throats… not sure how or why, but it works!
•Hiccups: let a teaspoon of salt dissolve in your mouth, or drink a glass of water with a butter knife in it to monitor the consistency and duration of your intake.
•Lipbalm on paper cuts gets rid of that sting!
Baby oil hacks:
- Makeup remover
- Remove stickers and sticky film left behind from stickers or price tags
- Bandaids too 🙂
- Gets gum out of hair
- Zipper unjamer
- Stainless steel polish
- Keep mosquitoes away (dryer sheets do too)
- Remove jewelry (and stain left by not so real jewelry)
- Remove mildew on shower curtains
Hacks shared by friends 🙂
Jason puts his coffee pot beside his bed to expedite his consumption of the heavenly beverage called coffee ☕️ (Jessica did before, too) 😂
If Blaine loans something to someone, he takes their picture holding it so he remembers who has it. Super smart!!! If Blaine would have borrowed my sunglasses, I would have this picture to remind me.
Jessica just started keeping a list of when she did things last… when she replaces household items, things like changing the fire alarm batteries or washing her windows (stuff you only do like once or twice a year) Organization!!
Chelsea is a night person and hates mornings, so she gets everything ready the night before so she can literally wake up, go to the bathroom, get dressed, get the kid dressed, and walk out the door.
She also writes herself notes on my phone of important things I need to remember. Because, lets face it, “if I don’t write it somewhere I’ll forget it.” Honesty is the best policy! I am the same way. I think that means we are spatial learners? I’ve always assumed that.
She’s a teacher and she switches classrooms at work, so she has a bin in every classroom where she puts the papers and supplies she needs for the day so she doesn’t have to sift through her paperwork in her bag at every transition. Organization at its finest!
My friend, Lindee, seems to always have something clever. She is giving credit to alcohol consumption. I, too, feel more intelligent when I consume alcohol. It makes the interpersonal communication with the general public more appealing. 🤪
If you have some hacks not mentioned, please comment them and share your knowledge!
#lifehacks #momhacks #fog #spatialintelligence #thrifty