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Useful Tips For The Kitchen And Home

Updated on November 7, 2010

CLEVER IDEAS WORTH KNOWING

Take your bananas apart when you get them home from the store.  If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.


 






 To keep away an invasion of ants, sprinkle cornmeal around the trail they use around your home.  They can not digest and track it back to their nests.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

 Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... ta da! .... static is gone

 

Have little ones coloring on the walls? Tape the back side of wrapping paper, paper bags or butcher paper at their level. Gives them a canvas for their artwork, and spares your walls.

 

Trying to eat more greens , but find boiling them leaves a bitter after taste? Add a small pinch of sugar to the cooking water.

 

Opened candles are great for scenting your auto. Just make sure they don't roll under your feet when driving.

 

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

To get something out of a heater coils or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

 

To prevent leaks and odors, place your food scraps into containers before disposing. Use empty margarine bowls, bread wrappers, coffee cans, condiment containers or sandwhich bags.

Squirrel Away! To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

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    • vrajavala profile image

      vrajavala 6 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      good advice.

    • sid_candid profile image

      sid_candid 6 years ago

      Great hub with lots of useful information.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      vrahavla, thanks...I appreciate you taking time to read it.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Sid_candid,

      hope you found something you can use, thanks for stopping by.

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      Fullerman5000 6 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Clever ideas. My neice is starting to color on the walls. Will have to use the wrapping paper idea. Thanks

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      2tewdream 6 years ago

      I also learened from Monkeys that if you peel a bannana from the bottom it's a whole lot easier than from the stem. Just pinch the bottom and it peels right open.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Fullerman5000,

      Thanks for reading, and that idea worked well with my own children.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      2tewdream,

      That's too funny....I had a mental picture of you sitting before the monkeys and taking insructions!

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      vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

      I see a few intresting tips I may have to try out. Thanks for sharing.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      vietnamvet68

      You are welcome, I hope you have success with the ones you try.

      thanks for taking the time to read my hub and to comment.

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      sweetgirl 6 years ago from irbid

      Useful tips

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      fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

      Very useful suggestions and the hub reads very pleasantly.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Thank you Fetty....

      I appreciate you saying so.

      It's good to have you here.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Thank you sweetgirl.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      The bumps on the pepper I had never heard of, great tip. Also I liked the idea of using a paper towel roll in combination with the vacuum, smart tip. Voted up and useful.

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      onegoodwoman 5 years ago from A small southern town

      Phil Plasma,

      thanks again.........

      The pepper bumps made life easier for me.

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