I Never Thought Of That XII....Helpful Hints...How to Dry Out Cell Phone

Handy tips

  1. Oops, dropped your cellphone, smart phone, digital camera, etc in water. Here's a solution I just got from the Internet. Remove the battery, and drop both the device and battery in an air tight container full of rice, seal, and let remain for a few hours, upon removal the device should be as good as new.
  2. Oh no, you forgot to wash that favorite hand washable, sweater, etc, and it's the night, or morning before you want to wear it, not to worry, here's a solution. After washing the sweater, or whatever, place the garment between two towels, (preferably of the same shade as the garment), roll, or simply walk around on the towels. For extra security, you might want to use a third towel after removing from the two. Then hang or lay flat to dry, and in the morning or if you do it the morning of it should be ready to wear when you need it.
  3. From the Nate Berkus show, I heard this one. Remember in one of my other installments of this series, I gave a solution for removing those deodorant stains from the item that you are wearing. Well this one sounds good too. Anyway the suggestion is to use a used dryer sheet, and vigorously rub the stain, removing it instantly. I'm going to try that one. By the way this is pertaining to when you put on that dark shirt, or dress and your deodorant is not completely dry and comes off on your item.
  4. This is one that most of us will need at one time or another. This suggestion is how to remove water rings from wood. Using non gel toothpaste, and a damp cloth, gently massage the mark until it disappears. Then wipe away the residue with a clean cloth, it should be good as new.
  5. Here's a good one especially for the winter. Got a stuffy nose interrupting your sleep, and using a decongestant is the only thing you can think to do, but you know it will keep you awake. Instead, reach for a hot digestible liquid, such as soup or herbal tea. Sipping the warm or hot fluid instantly breaks up sinus congestion, and you are able to sleep through the night. My suggestion is to use a relaxing herbal tea like chamomile.
  6. Love garlic, but hate garlic breath, a relatively new study out says that simply drinking milk prior to or even with a meal in which garlic is eaten, will block the compounds that cause garlic breath. Must try this one.

Stay Tuned

Another one down, More to come, stay tuned.

© 2011 Alfreta Sailor

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Bail Up ! 5 years ago

Wish I had known of tip #1 when I last jumped in the pool with my pedometer. Bet it would have worked. Interesting solutions fastfreta, keep them coming.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Bail Up, it seems I'm always a day late and a dollar short where my tips are concerned, with you. LOL! Thanks for reading, see you later.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Another good one Freta, that first one seems strange, have you tried it? As for the garlic, I eat so much of it, it probably comes out of my pores. I always figured it's garlic, it could be something much worse :-D Peace!! Tom


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Nope Tom, I haven't, I just saw it on TV, but if it ever happens to me I will. I'd like to hear from someone that has tried it. See you on the next go 'round.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great tips Freta! I used to do the sweater in the towel one all the time but had forgotten about it. Really like the first tip and will be sure to remember that one. Thanks so much!


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DTR0005 5 years ago from Midwest

Ms. Fastfreta, have you tried the used dryer sheet on sweat stains? That does sound too good to be true - rest assured I will put it to the test later today. I really enjoyed this - very useful.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Susan, I've also tried the sweater trick, and I can say it really does work.

Oh no DTR0005 I've never tried it on sweat stains, it sounds like it would work, I'll have to try it. What I was alluding to was when you put on a dark item and you run the item over your underarm before your deodorant is dry. I guess I'll have to clarify that one. Thanks for making me aware of the mistake.

Thank you both for stopping and leaving a comment, please come again.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

That is a great hub especially the first tip.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Hello, hello, I like that one too, I hope I never have to use it. See you soon.


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Veronica Allen 5 years ago from Georgia

Very good tips fastfreta. I will have to try the milk for garlic breath....I love garlic!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks again Veronica. I'll have to try that one myself. Thanks for the visit, I'll see you later.


Wooded 5 years ago

I hope I never need to try Tip 1 either - I've lost several phones to liquid already and now I am SO careful - but it's good to know and I WILL remember it! Thanks!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Wooded for weighing in on this hub. Although I've never lost a cell phone to liquid, I know it can happen to anyone at any time, and I too will remember this tip. Thanks for stopping, see you later.


 5 years ago

Great information, Fastfreta. I have sent this on to some friends. I've never dropped my electronic items in water (knock on wood) but one relative of mine does it regularly. Thanks for all the tips.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you, ???? for stopping and for recommending this article to friends. I hope they can use some of the suggestions, also I hope you've checked out the other articles in the series.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Good tips from you, my fiend. Thanks for share with us. I give my vote to you. Take care.

Blessing and hugs,


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you so much prasetio30, for the vote and comment.


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

This one is getting bookmarked. I needed each and every one of your tips. Voted up, marked useful and shared. Thanks for sharing fastfreta!


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Pam, these are some of my favorites too, because all of these, except the cell phone one, I've used or needed at one time or another.

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