Posted by Janelle at Jun 25, 2012 6:00 am
A few weeks ago, while I was on vacation in California visiting family, my mother (who is all about household tips, tricks, and shortcuts) shared a few new “tips” she’d come across. Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve used many times with great success.
To keep your plastic containers from getting stained from tomato based foods, rub the inside with vegetable oil before placing the food in the container.
Ant Repellant: To keep ants out of the house, find where the ants are entering the house and sprinkle a “barrier” of cinnamon or any type of ground pepper to block their way. The spices are too hot for the ants to cross
Removing Ink Stains: The best way to get out ink stains is to put rubbing alcohol on the stain – it disappears! This needs to be done BEFORE washing.
Smelly Cooking Hands: Simply rub your hands over a stainless steel utensil under running water. This works especially well for the odor of garlic, onions or fish.
This past trip my mom told me that the best way to clean and disinfect countertops was to use Vodka in a spray bottle. Though I find this particular tip interesting, I think I’ll stick to my 409. However, I did come across this funny graphic that I sent to my mother. LOL.
So, what about you? Do you have any nifty household tips or tricks that you use? Any good ones you can share with us?