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17TipsToMakeYourLifeEasier
PostedonMay29,2008byAlexJ
Ireceivedthisasanemailandinsteadofsavingtheemail,IdecidedtopostitheresothatI
knowIalwayshavethesegreattipsonmysite.Iplanontryingeverysingleoneofthemtoo.
Iactuallyjusttriedthedryertip(#17)atthebottom,sowellseehowthatoneworksout.Oh
yeah,Iprobablywontbetryingthehairconditioneronmylegsforshavingeithersince,
wellImaguy.AlotofthesetipsarethingsthatIcanactuallyuseonaregularbasistoo.
1.ReheatPizza

Heatupleftoverpizzainanonstickskilletontopofthestove,setheattomedlowandheat
tillwarm.Thiskeepsthecrustcrispy.Nosoggymicropizza.Isawthisonthecooking
channelanditreallyworks.
2.EasyDeviledEggs

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Putcookedeggyolksinaziplockbag.Seal,mashtilltheyareallbrokenup.Addremainder
ofingredients,reseal,keepmashingitupmixingroughly,cutthetipofthebaggy,squeeze
mixtureintoegg.Justthrowbagawaywhendoneeasycleanup.
3.ExpandingFrosting

Whenyoubuyacontainerofcakefrostingfromthestore,whipitwithyourmixerforafew
minutes.Youcandoubleitinsize.Yougettofrostmorecake/cupcakeswiththesame
amount.Youalsoeatlesssugarandcaloriesperserving.
4.ReheatingRefrigeratedBread

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Towarmbiscuits,pancakes,ormuffinsthatwererefrigerated,placetheminamicrowave
withacupofwater.Theincreasedmoisturewillkeepthefoodmoistandhelpitreheatfaster.
5.NewspaperWeedsAway

Startputtinginyourplants,workthenutrientsinyoursoil.Wetnewspapersputlayersaround
theplantsoverlappingasyougocoverwithmulchandforgetaboutweeds.Weedswillget
throughsomegardeningplastictheywillnotgetthroughwetnewspapers.
6.PickingUpBrokenGlass

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UseawetcottonballorQtiptopickupthesmallshardsofglassyoucantseeeasily.
7.NoMoreMosquitoes

Placeadryersheetinyourpocket.Itwillkeepthemosquitoesaway.
8.SquirrelAway!

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Tokeepsquirrelsfromeatingyourplantssprinkleyourplantswithcayennepepper.The
cayennepepperdoesnthurttheplantandthesquirrelswontcomenearit.
Update:Iveheardfromseveralpeoplethatusingcayennepeppercanbedangeroustomany
animals,especiallyiftheygetitintheireyes.Ivereadrecommendationsofdilutingthe
pepperinsoapywaterandsprayingitonleavestomakeitsafer.
9.FlexibleVacuum

Togetsomethingoutofaheatregisterorunderthefridgeaddanemptypapertowelrollor
emptygiftwraprolltoyourvacuum.Itcanbebentorflattenedtogetinnarrowopenings.
10.ReducingStaticCling

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Pinasmallsafetypintotheseamofyourslipandyouwillnothaveaclingyskirtordress.
Samethingworkswithslacksthatclingwhenwearingpantyhose.Placepininseamof
slacksandtada!staticisgone.
11.UnstickyMeasuringCups

Beforeyoupourstickysubstancesintoameasuringcup,fillwithhotwater.Dumpoutthehot
water,butdontdrycup.Next,addyouringredient,suchaspeanutbutter,andwatchhow
easilyitcomesrightout.
12.FoggyWindshield?

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Hatefoggywindshields?Buyachalkboarderaserandkeepitinthegloveboxofyourcar.
Whenthewindowsfog,rubwiththeeraser!Worksbetterthanacloth!
13.ReopeningEnvelopes

Ifyousealanenvelopeandthenrealizeyouforgottoincludesomethinginside,justplace
yoursealedenvelopeinthefreezerforanhourortwo.Voila!Itunsealseasily.
14.SmootherLegsWithConditioner

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Useyourhairconditionertoshaveyourlegs.Itsalotcheaperthanshavingcreamand
leavesyourlegsreallysmooth.Itsalsoagreatwaytouseuptheconditioneryouboughtbut
didntlikewhenyoutrieditinyourhair
15.GoodbyeFruitFlies

Togetridofpeskyfruitflies,takeasmallglassfillit1/2withAppleCiderVinegarand2
dropsofdishwashingliquid,mixwell.Youwillfindthosefliesdrawntothecupandgone
forever!
16.GetRidofAnts

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Putsmallpilesofcornmealwhereyouseeants.Theyeatit,takeithome,cantdigestitso
itkillsthem.Itmaytakeaweekorso,especiallyifitrains,butitworks&youdonthave
theworryaboutpetsorsmallchildrenbeingharmed!
17.InfoAboutClothesDryers

Theheatingunitwentoutonmydryer!Thegentlemanthatfixesthingsaroundthehousefor
ustoldusthathewantedtoshowussomethingandhewentovertothedryerandpulledout
thelintfilter.Itwasclean.(Ialwayscleanthelintfromthefilteraftereveryloadclothes.)He
toldusthathewantedtoshowussomethinghetookthefilterovertothesink,ranhotwater
overit.ThelintfilterismadeofameshmaterialImsureyouknowwhatyourdryerslint
filterlookslike.
WELLthehotwaterjustsatontopofthemesh!Itdidntgothroughitatall!Hetoldusthat
dryersheetscauseafilmoverthatmeshthatswhatburnsouttheheatingunit.Youcant
SEEthefilm,butitsthere.Itswhatisinthedryersheetstomakeyourclothessoftand
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staticfreethatnicefragrancetoo,youknowhowtheycanfeelwaxywhenyoutakethem
outofthebox,wellthisstuffbuildsuponyourclothesandonyourlintscreenThisisalso
whatcausesdryerunitstocatchfire&potentiallyburnyourhousedownwithit!Hesaidthe
bestwaytokeepyourdryerworkingforaverylongtime(&tokeepyourelectricbilllower)is
totakethatfilterout&washitwithhotsoapywater&anoldtoothbrush(orotherbrush)at
leasteverysixmonths.Hesaidthatmakesthelifeofthedryeratleasttwiceaslong!
Howaboutthat!?!Learnsomethingneweveryday!Icertainlydidntknowdryersheetswould
dothat.So,IthoughtIdshare!
Note:Iwenttomydryer&testedmyscreenbyrunningwateronit.Thewaterranthrougha
littlebitbutmostlycollectedallthewaterinthemeshscreen.Iwasheditwithwarmsoapy
water&anylonbrush&Ihaditdonein30seconds.ThenwhenIrinseditthewaterranright
thruthescreen!Therewasntanypuddlingatall!Thatrepairmanknewwhathewastalking
about!
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299THOUGHTSON17TIPSTOMAKEYOURLIFEEASIER

JanelleV.
onMay29,2008at9:20amsaid:

ThoseareREALLYGREATcomments!Imdefinitelygoingtotrytheonewiththe
dryer.Also,recently,Ihadbeenhavingasquirrelproblemwheretheywerefinding
somereallycreativewaystogetintomybirdfeeder,soImadeamixtureoutof
cayennepepper(apepperspray,essentially)butitonlyworkedforashortperiodof
timebeforethesquirrelscamebackinfullforceandactuallyatemybirdfeeder!You
wouldnthappentoknowofanyspecialtypesofbirdfeedersthatsquirrelscantget
into,wouldyou?Thanksagainfortheadvice

Mallory
onMay29,2008at10:45amsaid:
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Iveneverseenafeederthatasquirrelcantaccess.Ioncetriedhangingacoconut
inthemiddleofawashingline.Thesquirreltightropewalkedthesinglestrandabout
8m,bitthruthewireanddraggedthecoconutoffwhileIwatchedfromthewindow.

David
onMay29,2008at11:11amsaid:

Wow,ItriedthedryertipandIwascompletelyamazedtoseethewaterpoolingon
mymeshlinttrap!Soap,atoothbrushand45secondslateritranthroughthescreen
withnoproblems:).Mydryerthanksyou!

AlexJuel
onMay29,2008at12:09pmsaid:

Well,ImgladIcouldhelp!Ijustcouldntkeepthesetipsalltomyself.Thedryerone
workedformetoo,bytheway.Idonthavetodrymyclothes3timesinarow
anymore.

Diane
onMay29,2008at12:26pmsaid:

Greatsite!Iveheardofseveralofthehints,andhaveusedtheconditionertoshave
legshintformanyyears(andloveit),btw.
Cantwaittotrythedryerhint.Thanks!

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Drusilla
onMay29,2008at12:38pmsaid:

Dontbothertryingtofindafeederthesquirrelscantgetinto.Fillthefeedersyou
havewithsafflowerseeds,notmixedseed.Thesquirrelsdontlikesafflowerseeds
andtheywontgonearthefeeder.Aguyinagardensupplystoretoldmymotherthis
yearsago,andIveneverhadasquirrelnearthebirdfeederssince.(Andyes,the
birdslovethesafflowerseed.Theymustjusttastefunnytomammals,or
something.)

DeeBee
onMay29,2008at12:58pmsaid:

thankyousomuch!
Thedryertipalonejustcompletelymademydad.
Asasinglemom,IneedtosavemoneywhereeverIcan
Thanksagain.

InsomniacRed
onMay29,2008at1:25pmsaid:

Tip3doesNOTWORK.Itriedthisandyouendupwithabigstickymessandnot
morefrosting.YoubreakdownthefrostingDONOTTRYTHIS.

Diane
onMay29,2008at2:50pmsaid:
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Idoeggsinacupinthemicrowavedoingtheminabagiswasteful!
Iverecommendedfriendsplantchiliswhentheyplanttheirflowerbulbstokeepthe
squirrelsoff.

Angelo
onMay29,2008at3:29pmsaid:

thisisthetypeofpagethatmakestheInternetgreat.Stumbleuponhassomany
picturesandvideos,butpageslikethisarewhytextisisstilltotallyrelevant!
Thanksfortakingthetimetouploadthatemail!!!

Jessie
onMay29,2008at3:52pmsaid:

ThebestsquirrelprooffeederIvefoundisthis:
http://www.yankeeflipper.com
Mywholefamilyhasthem.Notonlydoesitkeepthemfromgettingthebirdseed,its
prettyentertaining!Justwatchsomeoftheyoutubevideos!

Kimber
onMay29,2008at3:58pmsaid:

Thecayennepepperthingworksuntilyougettheonesquirrelwithatasteforhot
food.Itriedthisandallthesquirrelsavoidedthebirdfoodexceptonewhocrawled
insidethefeederandhadafeast.
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anteeter
onMay29,2008at4:35pmsaid:

Wow!Cornmealtogetridofants!Igottatrythat!Nothinggetsridofants.Those
littleblackonesthatbite!MrsWashingtonscornmealisgonnaputandendtothat!!
WAhoo!!

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SEO
onMay29,2008at6:23pmsaid:

theWebpageisinteresting.ImasecondyearteacherinSingapore,SEAandfind
websitessuchasyoursatremendoushelp.Thanks.

Bryan
onMay29,2008at6:47pmsaid:

DryersheetsaretoxicformanypeopleMostcommercialdryersheetsare
impregnatedwithallsortsoftoxicchemicalsincludingBenzylAcetate,Benzyl
Alcohol,ChloroformandLinaloolnoneofwhicharegoodfortheenvironmentor
you.Someofthesecompoundsareknowncarcinogens.
theyalsocantriggerasthmaattacks.Dontusethemlearnaboutalternativesonmy
siteorelsewhere.

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junathen
onMay30,2008at9:41amsaid:

Myfavoritealternativetodryersheetsisvinegarintherinsecycleofthewasher.
CheapwhitevinegarinanoldDowneyball=nomorestaticcling,blacksholdcolor
longer,anditdoesntsmelllikevinegar.Brilliant!

Angie
onMay30,2008at11:21amsaid:

Thesearesomegreattips!Iwillhavetotrycleaningourlinttrap.Wesometimes
havetorunthedryertwicejusttogetclothesdry!Iwonderifthishassomethingto
dowithit!

mike
onMay30,2008at4:52pmsaid:

greattips.lovethefruitfliestrick,useditforalongtime.justgotdonewiththelint
trapdryerscreenthing.workedlikeacharm
thanksforthehints

Natovr
onMay31,2008at11:49amsaid:

Great!Illdefinitelyusetheminmylifesometimeoranother
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stumbled

Ady
onMay31,2008at12:14pmsaid:

Thosepeskysquirrelscertainlymakeshortworkofsunflowerseedsinmybird
feeder.Thatstheoneswiththeouterhusksremoved.maybeyouhavetosticktothe
wholeones.Illtrythemnexttime

channiebang
onMay31,2008at2:28pmsaid:

youcanalsousedryersheets[oldornew]towipedownallthemetalandstainless
steelinyourhome.likefaucetsandshowerheads.reallygreatforthehardtoreach
nooksandcranniesoffaucets.makesthemsparklebetterthanwindex.

Bonnie
onMay31,2008at3:55pmsaid:

ThefrostingtrickDoeswork.
Ihaveuseditforafewyearsnow.
Italmostdoublesthefrostingyouget.
Itcancausekindofawhippedtexturewithsomefrostings,though.
TokeepitcreamyIsometimesaddatablespoonorsoofmargarine.
ItoocleanedmylintfilterassoonasIread#17andwasamazedthatInever
realizedthatbefore.

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Icantwaittotrysomeoftheseotherstips.
Thankssomuchforsharing.:)

Jessica
onMay31,2008at7:00pmsaid:

Greattips!
Lastyearwebroughtsomefruithomefromthefarmersmarketandafewdayslater
wenoticedafewfruitflies.Thenafewmore.24hourslatertherewasaSWARMof
fruitfliesinmykitchenandittookusmultipletries,timeandmoneytogetthepesks
out.Iamgoingtofileawaytheeasysolutionabove(Isearchedandsearchedthe
internetandneversawthistip!)forthenexttimewegetfruitflies,theywontstanda
chance!

OlavoFlores
onMay31,2008at7:04pmsaid:

NicearticleandgreatblogThisisagreattipsforlife

Chris
onJune1,2008at12:01amsaid:

Hint#7formosquitoes.Alsotryspraying/spritzingListerineonyourclothesorinyour
yardtheywillstayaway.

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Ash
onJune1,2008at12:34pmsaid:

Ady(comment#20)itssafflowerseedssquirrelsdontlike.Theylovesunflower
seeds.Totallydifferentseed.

Maryn
onJune1,2008at7:24pmsaid:

ThesearegreattipsIneededallofem.Especiallytheantoneweusedtohave
tonsoflizardsthatseemedtocontrolantsandotherbugs,butthecathuntedthem
alldown:(Thanks!

Kiki
onJune1,2008at9:56pmsaid:

Aboutthedryersheet
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/bounce.asp

bob
onJune2,2008at10:52pmsaid:

Iwouldntreheatpizzainanonstickskillet.Thecoatingstheyuseonthosepansare
quitetoxic,especiallyifheatingapanwithlittleinit.Inotherwords,youdontwant
tobeheatingoneofthoseskilletsiftheresalargeareaofdryexposedarea.Its
quitedangeroustoyourhealth.
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Usecastiron.Idothiswithpizza(althoughIusuallydoitintheoven)anditworks
great.Castironskilletsarecheapandworkgreatformanythings.FormostthingsI
usemytrustyAllCladskilletitwasquiteexpensive,butwellworthit.

Kate
onJune3,2008at3:23pmsaid:

Anothertipforyourdryerispullthedryeroutandcleanouttheventtube.Youwillbe
amazedatwhatcomesoutofthere.Also,sometimesthetubegetskinkedsobe
carefulwhenyoupushthedryerback.
Myhusbandisahandyman.Ilearnsomethingsfromhim

Betsy
onJune4,2008at9:19amsaid:

Wesolvedthesquirrelinthebirdfeederproblembywrappingthepostofthe
birdfeederwithaluminumsheeting.Itisfarenoughfrombranchesthatthesquirrels
cannotjumptoit.Theyhaveplentyoffoodfromtheseedsthatthebirdsspill.Atfirst
thelookofthealuminumbotheredme,butnowithasjustfadedintothebackdrop,
andwelovefeedingALLthewildlife.

Cassie
onJune4,2008at12:31pmsaid:

Imsooogratefulforthedryertip.Ivebeenhavingtoturniton2or3timesjusttodry
oneloadoflaundry.Thankyouforsharingthis!

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Shauna
onJune8,2008at12:31pmsaid:

Wehadproblemswithsquirrelsgettingtoourbirdfeeder,too(evenhangingupside
downfromtheeavestogetthatthefeederhangingbelow!).Afriendofmine
recommendedpetroleumjellyworkedlikeacharm!Placedonthefence,eaves,
wherever.Theyfiguredoutprettyquicklythattherewasplentyofseedbelowthe
feeders

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ellen
onJune15,2008at6:37amsaid:

WowIjuststumbleduponyougreatstuff!!!

A.PRICKET
onJune22,2008at9:19amsaid:

TOGETRIDOFOFFENSIVESMELLSEGONIONS,GAS,FISHETC.
WALLOWASTAINLESSSTEELSPOONORANYTHINGSTAINLESSAROUND
INYOURSOAPYHANDSAFEWROUNDS,TADASMELLSAREGONE.

LadyBanana
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onJune22,2008at1:25pmsaid:

Greattipsthere

Carrie
onJune22,2008at2:42pmsaid:

Dryer=TRUE!Whowouldvethought????
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/dryer.asp
Bummeraboutthemosquitothing

http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/skeeters.asp

Caryn
onJune22,2008at6:45pmsaid:

Thanksforthetips,especiallytheoneaboutthedryerlint.Illhavetodothatsoon.

Katie
onJune25,2008at10:05amsaid:

Thesearesomereallygreattips!Theonlyonethatconcernedmewasthecayenne
pepperthingtogetridofsqurrels,etc.ThissubstanceisEXTREMELYirritating,and
shouldtheanimalsNOTbeimmediatelydeterred,(whichtheyoftenarent)itcan
causethemserioustroublewhentheygetitontheirpawsandtransferittotheireyes
andnose.IsometimeshaveanissuewithcrittersdiggingupmybulbsinthespringI
usuallyputafewmothballs(literally,3or4afewfeetapart,nottoomanyasthey
arentreallyenvoronmentallyfriendly)towardstheedgesofthegarden,andVOILA!
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Gonzo!Ivewatchedthemfromthewindowtheygetawhifandwonteven
approach!Itsgreat,andmuchmorehumanethenburningtheirlittlefacesoff!Good
luck!

Katie
onJune25,2008at10:06amsaid:

PS:Thedryerthing?TOTALLYTRUE!Heardthisafewyearsagoandsureenough,
ourfilterwasinvisiblycloggedtoo!Everyoneshouldcheck

AK
onJuly11,2008at5:16pmsaid:

AWESOME

Shannon
onSeptember9,2008at8:26amsaid:

First,thankyouforthesegreattips!Asforusinghairconditionerasshavingcream,
perhapsyoucoulduseitonyourfaceifyoushaveyourfacialhair!

Manda
onSeptember14,2008at7:04amsaid:

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Wow,thishassomeveryusefultips!Thanksalot.Iamgettingmyfirsthomeand
thisdefinitelygavememoreconfidence.Greatblog!

Montana
onNovember4,2008at9:40amsaid:

OkhereinCanadatheysellthesesquirrelproofbirdfeedersthatareamazing!
theyrehardmetalsothesquirrelscantbitethrough,butthebestpartisthetrap.
Whenanythingheavierthanabirdtriestoeatfromthefeeder,thelandingdropsand
snapsthedooronthefeedershut.therefore,thereisnoaccesstothefood.
Weboughtoneformygrandmother,whohasabadsquirrelproblem,andsheshadit
foralmostayearwithnotrouble.

NotJustAMom
onNovember4,2008at7:45pmsaid:

Thanksforsharing!Greattips!

AlexJuel
onNovember5,2008at8:29pmsaid:

@Montana,thatsoundslikeagoodidea.Ithinkmygrandparentswouldloveoneof
those.Timetodosomesearching

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AlexJuel
onNovember5,2008at8:32pmsaid:

@NotJustAMom,noprob!Iloveyoursitebytheway.Lotofgreattipstomaking
moneyfromthecomfortsofhome.Imnotamom,sinceImaguyandall,butIcan
stillusetheinfoyoublogabout.

retrothoughts
onNovember12,2008at8:15pmsaid:

conditionerforshavingcreamdoesNOTsavemoney,theybothcostabout$1.5o.If
youuseconditionerforshavingcream,youjustwindupbuyingtwiceasmuch
conditioner,whichisthesameyouwouldhavespentbuyingtheshavingcream.

AlexJuel
onNovember13,2008at9:47amsaid:

Ihaventtriedusingtheconditioneryet,butIwouldntimaginethatIdhavetobuy
twiceasmuchconditioner.Itonlytakesadab.Thatwouldbeformyfacethough,not
legs

TheshavingcreamthatIbuyformyfaceisalsomuchmoreexpensivethan

theconditionerIbuyformyhair.

Seth
onDecember3,2008at9:49pmsaid:

Theselookedsointeresting,Ihadtotryone.Itriedthepizzaontheoventhingandit
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workedperfectly!Thanksforthetricks.
Seth
http://fundad.blogspot.com/

lifemare
onMay30,2009at10:51amsaid:

WhosViola?

AlexJuel
onMay30,2009at9:25pmsaid:

Notawho,butawhat.AViolaisamusicinstrumentwithabeautifulsoundJusta
typo,nowfixed.

Pingback:TGIF8becomingsara.com

andrew
onJanuary10,2010at7:45pmsaid:

poorants:[

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andrew
onJanuary10,2010at7:47pmsaid:

antsdontdeservetokilled
becausetheydonthaveasoul,sotheydontgotoheaven

andrew
onJanuary10,2010at7:48pmsaid:

iwouldonlykillfireantsandkillerantswithcornmeal

andrew
onJanuary10,2010at7:49pmsaid:

ihaveanantfarmofmyown
nofireantsorkillerants

Patti
onApril30,2010at8:31amsaid:

So,Alex
DidyouknowthatthisparticularblogcomesuponStumbleUponinthehomemaking
section?Ithoughtyoudbeamused
Thumbsup!

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AlexJuel
onMay1,2010at8:17amsaid:

Homemaking?Haha,andallbecauseofthisoneblogpost,probablyImnotsure
howIwouldcategorizethisblog,butIthoughitwouldbemorerelevanttothe
internet/technologytopics.Ohwell

Tiles
onJune28,2010at12:49amsaid:

NiceDIYhomeandgardentips,worthsaving.

Sami
onJune16,2011at7:40amsaid:

Greattips!Ivebeendoingacoupleofthemalready.Definitelygoingtobetrying
sharingthedryerone.Andthenewspaperasaweedrepellenttoo.Thanksforsharing

AppliancePartsSanFrancisco
onJuly30,2011at3:34amsaid:

cooltipsforeverydayhomemaking

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HomeTheaterInstallers
onSeptember1,2011at1:37amsaid:

Lotsofgreattips..butthisoneusingconditionertoshaveyourlegsisoneIhave
usedforyears!Excellent!

kduperron
onJanuary22,2012at5:39pmsaid:

thanksforthetipsbutjusttonotethatthesquirrelsdontleavethecayennealonebut
agonizeafterbeingexposedanddon\tcomebackaftertheagony

Kristin
onJanuary24,2012at8:32amsaid:

Awesometipsthanksforsharing.AsforthedryeroneIdontusedryersheets
anymore.Ireadaboutthisonanotherblog,triedit,andlikedit!Itworksevenbetter
thandryersheetsnomorestaticinmyhusbandsworkshirts!
Takeyourfavoriteliquidfabricsoftenerandsoakanoldhandtowelorflourcloth
completelywithit.Wringitoutandletitdrycompletely,thenthrowitinwithyour
nextload.Thismegafabricsoftenersheetshouldbegoodforatleast40loadsof
laundryWHATAGREATIDEA!!
Foundhere:http://amynewnostalgia.blogspot.com/2011/12/26tipsandtricksto
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Barbara
onJanuary24,2012at5:55pmsaid:

Liquidfabricsoftenerdoesthesamethingasdryersheets.Usealittlevinegarinthe
rinsecycleforfreshsoftclotheswithnowaxyresidueandnoperfumysmell.Ive
heardyoucanputacoupleofballsofaluminumfoilinthedryertoeliminatestatic
clingbutIdontreallyhaveaproblemwiththatsoIhaventtrieditmyself.

Fairone
onJanuary26,2012at5:21pmsaid:

Ifyouaregoingtotakethetimetogetoutyourmixeranyway,whywouldntyoujust
whipupreallygreatfrosting?Cannedfrostingissodisgusting,Icantunderstand
whyanybodyeverusesthatstuff.Ittakesjustacoupleofminutestomakethereal
deal!

AlexJuel
onJanuary26,2012at8:08pmsaid:

Interestingtip,thanksBarbara

AlexJuel
onJanuary26,2012at8:09pmsaid:

ThatsanawesometipKristin.Probablybetterfortheenvironmenttoo,sinceyou
donthavetothrowawayanymoredryersheets.
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AlexJuel
onJanuary26,2012at8:11pmsaid:

Goodtoknowkduperron.Idefinitelywontbeusingcayenneifitshurtingthosepoor
littleguys.

Mary
onJanuary28,2012at8:41amsaid:

Ourdryersheetisover20yearsold,nevercleaneditoff,anditdidntpoolupatall!
Thewaterranrightthrough

Dani
onJanuary28,2012at10:42amsaid:

Imsurprisednottoseemyfavoritehouseholdtiponhere
Itsalittleknownfactthatantswontcrosscinammon.Sprinkleitacrossanywindow
ordoorwaywheretheycomeinandyouwillhavenomoreants.Dontbelieveme?
Testitout.Ifyoualreadyhavealineofants,sprinkleacircleofcinammonaround
themandseewhathappens.Theonlydownsideisthatyouthenhaveastripof
brownpowdertodealwith,butitsasmallpricetopay,Ithink.

Dani
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onJanuary28,2012at10:48amsaid:

Also,myfavoritesquirrelprooffeederisoneIsawinArizonaafewyearsagoithas
amotorinit,sowhenasquirreljumpsontotherail,ittriggersthepowerfulrotating
motionandsendsthesquirrelflying.Itsnotstrongenoughtohurtthelittleguys,but
itsureisfunny.

AlexJuel
onJanuary28,2012at3:12pmsaid:

ThatsinterestingDani.Iveheardthatantswontcrossachalklineeither.AndId
lovetoseethatsquirrelprooffeederinaction

Jess
onJanuary31,2012at6:20pmsaid:

Someofthesearetrueandwillworkmostwillnot.

kim
onFebruary1,2012at12:52pmsaid:

TheoilsusedindryersheetsANDfabricsoftenerbuildup,notonlyonthelinttrap,
butotherpartsofthedryeraswell.Ihadtroublewithmynewishdryergettingthe
clothesdry,andcalledtherepairman.Hetookoffthefrontpanelandusedhis
screwdrivertoscrapeofftheoil/lintcombothatwascoatingthemotorfan.Hesaid
hesaysthatonalmosteverycall.Saidtousefabricsoftenerinthewasherbutnever
inthedryer,andstayawayfromthedryersheets.JustanFYI.

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kim
onFebruary1,2012at12:52pmsaid:

*sees

Eve
onFebruary2,2012at12:28amsaid:

Antslovecornmeal,butitdoesntkillthem,itsjustfood.NowmixsomeBoraxin
thereandyoullhavesomething.
Andabetterwaytoreheatpizzais1minuteinamicrowave,thentransfertoa
toasteroventocrispupthecrust.
Also,trybreathinginthatcayennepowderyourself,kindaburnsright?Soyeah,itwill
deterasquirrel,butifyourpetsnortsitupyourehurtingthemtoo.Theonlytruly
effectivesquirreldeterrentIveeverfoundishuntinghounds,andtheyonlyworkat
groundlevel.

Everett
onFebruary5,2012at4:57pmsaid:

ThesquirrelprooffeedersthatMontanamentionedaresoldatLowes.Theywork
perfectly.Everyyearwewatchtheyoungsquirrelstrytobeatit,buttheysoonlearn
thattheydontgetafreemealhere.

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AndiS
onFebruary5,2012at9:26pmsaid:

ThedryerventisoneImgoingtotryrightaway!OursusessomuchelectricityandI
neverthoughttotrycleaningthefilter.Thereareabunchofothergreatonesonhere
too!

Cheryl
onFebruary6,2012at12:37pmsaid:

Anothergoodtipforglassisifyougetitinyourhandorwhatever,Applyasmall
amountofwhiteglueandletitdry(worksforsplintersofwoodandirontoo)whendry
peelsplinteroff!

Jamie
onFebruary6,2012at5:41pmsaid:

Usingleftoverconditionerforshavingworksgreat!Beendoingthatforyears!

Cassie
onFebruary11,2012at2:30pmsaid:

ConditionerforshavingworksforsurebutIalsojustusebodywash(thegelkind)
towashandshaveatthesametime2for1anddoesntwasteextrasoap.

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Cathy
onFebruary12,2012at9:47pmsaid:

Lastsummerwetrappedandrelocated(toastatepark)18squirrelsinourbackyard.
Weliveintown.Tome,thesearenotcutelittleguystheyaredestructive,disease
bearingtreerats.

DiannRobertson
onFebruary17,2012at7:22amsaid:

Anytipsfordailyheadache?

Wanda
onFebruary17,2012at8:59amsaid:

Thedryersheettipisgreat.Ihadheardthisyearsago.Itdoesmakeyourdryerlast
longer.Ihaveneverusedtheminmydryer.Mydryeris31yearsold.ItisaKnemore.
Itcamewithoursinglewidetrailorweboughtin1981.Wehaveonlyhadtoreplace
theheatingelementonceortwice.Myhusbandcleansthebackofthedryeroncea
year!
Dryersheetsaregoodforstickinginyourcartoelimatesmells!

Maris
onFebruary18,2012at7:01amsaid:

Greattips.Itotallyagreeaboutthedryersheets.Idontusethematallwithtowelsor
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thingslikethatbecausetheresiduethatdryersheetspreventstowelsfromdrying
thingslikedisheswell.

Christine
onFebruary19,2012at11:52amsaid:

Trythecayennepepperforants.Theywontcrossit.Itworksespeciallywellacross
theopeningofoutsidedoorsyoucansetathinlinedowninthegroovesofthebase
oftheframe.Peopleandpetswonttrackitinsidebutantswilnotcross.Alsoworks
atwindows.Whentheantsgoawayrunyourvacuumhoseacrossandvoila!noants
andnomess.

susanbellnc
onFebruary19,2012at1:53pmsaid:

Heresanothertipaboutantsforyou.WeusedtoliveinGeorgiaandhadaproblem
withfireantbedsintheyard.Iwouldsprinkleabitofgritsaroundandontopofthe
antbed.Theantstakethegritsintothebed,theyeatthem,whentheydrinkwater
thegritsexpandandkillthem.Didnttakelongatallfortheantbedstobasically
disappear.Itworkedgreat.

MaMaKat
onMarch1,2012at8:41amsaid:

Ikeepaseparatefeederforthesquirrels.Theyrelazy.Whygooverthereforfood
whenIcangetitoverhere?Squirrelfoodisnottooexpensive,andIlovewatching
theiranticsintheyard.GuessIjustfeedeverything.Mycatsgotelltheneighbors
catsthatIfeedgoodoverhere,too.Ialsohaveacoupleofpossumsthateattheleft
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overscrapsfromthecatsplates.Agoatandasheepoverthefence,also.Nothing
goestowastearoundhere.

Debbie
onMarch1,2012at2:41pmsaid:

Tothosethatarecomplainingabouthavingtoturnyourdryeron2to3timestodry
clothes.Itisthelintbuiltupinyourlenttubeandventnotthelentfilterinyour
dryerasthewifeofafiremanthisisamajorfirehazzardandonlytakesafew
minutestocleanoutandyouwillbebacktorunningitonlyonetime!!

Emma
onMarch4,2012at3:02pmsaid:

anotherwaytogetridofantsistousethesugarthatcomesinthelittlepinkpacksat
diners.itwasoriginallymadeasantkiller,butwasfoundtobeadelightfulzero
caloriesugarsubstituteaswell.justputsomeoutandtheyswarmitanddie.alittle
messybutbetterthanhavingantsallaround.

Sherri
onMarch5,2012at11:04amsaid:

MaMaKat,Becareful,myparentsalwaysfedthebirds,squirrels,chipmunksetc..
anddiscoveredtotheirhorrorthattheywerealsofeedingafamilyofratsthatmoved
infortheyummyvittles!!Nowtheyonlyfeedalittleatatime,(thesquirrelscometo
thebackdoorforfoodnow!)andcleanupanythingnoteatenbeforedusk.

Juel,Thanksforawesometips!!

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Christina
onMarch7,2012at3:42amsaid:

Greattips!FYIapieceofbreadworksFANTASTIConthoselilshardsofglassyou
cantseeortheonesyoujustcantseemtopickupwiththedustpan.Sticksrightto
it

Beverly@TheBuzz
onMarch8,2012at4:07pmsaid:

Despitetryingseveraltimes,Ivenothadsuccesswiththenewspaperkeeping
weedsatbayorusingconditionertoshavemylegs.Thetipaboutfruitfliesisspot
on!Workseverytime.

Brandie
onMarch11,2012at5:45pmsaid:

Whenplantingflowerbulbswehavefoundthatthrowingoutbloodmealandburyingit
withthebulbsisagreatdeterantforsquirrelsanddeernothowsureitwilllast
thoughsofarithasbeen2yrs,IcanonlyimaginethateventuallyIllhavetodoit
again,butsofarsogood!

Dr.Science
onMarch13,2012at8:47amsaid:
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Thereasonthewaterpoolsonthedryerscreenisduetopropertyofwatercalled
surfacetension.Itsoneofthepropertiesthatallowsplantstosuckwaterallthe
waytothetippytopandwaterbeadstoform.Soapbreaksdownthesurfacetension,
givingtheillusionofacleanscreen.

Genevieve
onMarch14,2012at1:06pmsaid:

Dryerballsworkgettoo,theydrytheclothesfasterandtheykeepstaticaway
withoutanychemicalandyoudidnthavetokeepbuyingthem.Howeverifyouover
dryyourclothestheymaystillhavesomestatic.Ihave4inmydryer,youcanget
thematargetormakeyourownwoolones.Ihaventboughtdryersheetsinafew
years.

HolliHuling
onMarch15,2012at9:42pmsaid:

ShavingwithhairconditionerIbeendoingsincemyhusbandwaslaidoff!Much
cheeperandsofter

TiffanyCordero
onMarch23,2012at8:24amsaid:

IveknowabouttheDryertrickanditsagoodie..Everyoneneedstoknowthis
ThanksforagreatlistofTricks!

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Amy
onMarch23,2012at8:24pmsaid:

Tennisballsstandinforexpensivedryerballs.Vinegargetsridofthedetergent
residueandisagreatrinseaid/fabricsoftener.Especiallygoodforfamiliesthathave
allergiesclothesjustsmellclean,notperfumeyandtherearefewerpotential
allergensremainingonclothes.Highlyrecommendforfamilieswitheczemaor
allergicdermatitisworksgreatforus.

Lorie
onMarch27,2012at8:56amsaid:

Youmayalsowanttoremoveyourdryerfromthebacksidelintfilterandcleanthat
every3months.Theoutsidelintfilterwillcausemoredamagethentheinsidelint
filter.

Sarah
onMarch28,2012at11:36pmsaid:

ToaddtotheshavewithconditionercommentUsebabyoil!!!Ihavebeenusingit
foratleast6yearsanditsgreat!Itdoesntwashoffintheshower,leavesmylegs
smoothsoftandconditioned,andisveryinexpensive.IuseonebigbottleofTarget
brandevery6months.Plus,itdoesntirritatemysensitiveunderarmskin.

Joli
onMarch29,2012at12:21pmsaid:
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OurdryerwastakingALLdaytodryclothes.Wecleanedthefilterandstillhadthe
problem.Afriendsaiditwastheheatelementforsure.Beforecallingarepairman
wecleanedtheventfrominsidethedryer(wishIhadthepapertowelrollorwrapping
papertubetipbeforedoingthis)thenIthoughtofcheckingtheventfromthe
outsidetoseeiftherewasanythingwecouldcleanthere.Weclimbedontheroofto
removetheventoutletcapandremovednojokealmosthalfaplasticgrocerysac
fullofsoggylintclumpsthathadbeencollecting.Outofa12squareboxonlyabout
twoinchesofairflowwascomingoutthroughthebulkyblockage.Makesureyou
haveyourdryerrunningifyoutestyourssothatyoucanmeasuretheair.Never
knewtodothisbefore.Dryerrunsfinenownorepairneeded.

Leah
onMarch29,2012at8:18pmsaid:

BTWifusingconditionertoshaveyourlegs,beverycarefulintheshower.itmakes
thetubVERYslippery!!

queeney63
onMarch31,2012at11:19amsaid:

Thecayennepepperworksforants.itdoesntkillthembuttheydostayawayfrom
it.Sprinkleitaroundyourwindowsanddoorwaysoranyplaceelseyoudontwant
ants(oranyotherinsectforthatmatter.)>Anotherinsectrepellentisdiatomaceous
earth.Theinsectsstayawayfromit,butiftheydocrawlthroughittheydiefrom
dehydration.

jessi
onApril5,2012at10:09amsaid:
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Ihaveacoupletipsthatmightinterestyou.dryersheetshaveavarietyofgreat
usesotherthanjustmakingyourclothessmellnice&staticfreeIusethemto
removecakedongrease&foodfrompots&pans.fillpotwithwarmwater&throw
asheetin&letsitovernight&itshouldloosenupallthatgrime.Ialsousethemto
tamedownmyhaironthosebadhairdaysyouknowhowsometimes,especiallyin
winter,yourhairgetssuperstaticky??Brushyourhair&runadryersheetoveryour
lockstotamedownthoseflyaways.Italsoworksforstaticelectricityonyour
clothingrunasheetoveryourlegs,skirt,pants,etcitwillhelpyourclothesnot
sticktoyou.IalsohaveacoupleusesfortoothpasteIuseregular,notgel,toclean
myjewelery..justtakealittlebitonabrush&gentlycleanyourrings,diamonds,
necklacesitmakesthemsparkle.IalsouseitwhenIgetamosquitobitethatreally
itchesforalittlerelief..justdabalittlerightonthebite.IhopeyoufindthishelpfulI
havetonsoftipsthatIuseeveryday.Ihadtofrugalitupafterhaving6kids

Whitney
onApril5,2012at12:20pmsaid:

NewspapersdontworkforweedsItriedthatlastyear.Butmosteverythingelse
seemstowork.Ihavebeenusingconditionertoshavemylegsforyears!!

Stephanie
onApril9,2012at3:24pmsaid:

Anothertrickforantsisgroundclove.thishoweverdoesnotkilltheantsbutthey
willnotgonearit.Iplaceitaroundallthebaseboardsinmyhome.Itisverypotent
andIdontusuallyhavetoreapplyitveryoften.Youcantestitforyourself.findan
antwhetheritbeinyourhomeoroutsideandsurrounditwithgroundcloves.itwill
gocrazytryingtogetoutbutwillnotwalkoverthecloves.

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ErinKoza
onApril17,2012at6:53pmsaid:

Usewooldryerballsnochemicalsandreducesdryingtime

Linda
onApril27,2012at4:08amsaid:

Iagreewiththecommentaboutfeedingbirds,squirrels,etc.MuchasIlovethebirds,
squirrelsarequitedestructiveandthefooldoesattractroofrats,reg.ratsandfield
mice.JustnotworthitInowsticktohummingbirdfeedersandverysmallamts.of
birdseedthatcanbeconsumedquicklywithnoleftoversatnightforvarments.

Linda
onApril27,2012at4:11amsaid:

Anothertipforgettingridoftinyfliesthathangaroundhouseplants:fillaspraybottle
withrubbingalchoholandspraythesoilaroundtheplantwontharmtheplant,but
killsoffthepeskyflie.

Julianne
onMay2,2012at5:34amsaid:

Brilliant!Thanksforthegreattips.

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Katybeth
onMay2,2012at9:46amsaid:

Thesetipsaregreat.WereallyenjoydeviledeggsIcantwaittogivethisatry.
Thanks!

Kat
onMay3,2012at6:09amsaid:

Ifstirringapitcheroftea(orwhatever?)putthepitcherinthesink.Youcanstiraway
withoutpain!(Myarmwontgoupasfarasitusedtoduetosurgery,andthishas
reallyhelpedme!)

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WillSEO
onMay10,2012at4:09amsaid:

Lovethefoggywindshieldidea#12,nevercouldgetabettersolutionthanacloth,so
nowIknow!Greatpin!

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SurgeryCostsInformations

Melly
onMay20,2012at4:59amsaid:
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Iboughttwoofthoseballswithnubsonthemformydryeranddonotusethedryer
sheetsanymore.Cheaperandlaborsaving
Melly

Anon
onMay24,2012at10:07amsaid:

youcanusedryersheetsalongyourbaseboards.itactsasadustrepeland
keepsthemcleanerlonger.=o)

Patty
onMay24,2012at5:59pmsaid:

Greattips!!!TheonlyoneIhadtriedbeforeanddidntcarefor,isshavingyourlegs
withhairconditioner.Itcloggedmyrazorterribly,sonowIuseshampootoshave
with.Worksperfectly!!Thanksfortheinfo!

Sophia
onMay24,2012at8:24pmsaid:

OMGthisisawesome#17blewmeaway,weboughtahouselastyearandarestill
usingtehdryerthatcamewithit,ifthesefolksdidnotknowthatIcanonlyimagine
notadropwouldgothroughthemeshinmyhouse,nowonderIamalwayscursing
atthisdryer,wellnotdoingitsdryingjob!thankyouforsharing!

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Rose::FineCraftGuild.com
onMay24,2012at11:58pmsaid:

wow.thesearegreattips!!thankyou.iamgoingtousethem!

HannahJWolf
onMay25,2012at12:41amsaid:

Findmeandfriendmeonfacebook.Ialwaysposttipslikethese.Didyouknowyou
canusesyruptounclogatoilet.Justpouritalldownthereanditworksperfectly.

Kelly
onMay25,2012at1:10pmsaid:

Mydadhasbeenabletocreatebirdfeedersthatthesquirrelscantgetinto.His
feedershangfromtallmetalpolewithahookontheendlikeyouwouldusefor
outdoorhangingbaskets.Hemadeanoblongmetalcylinder(thinkveggietincanbut
abouttwiceaslongandabitwider)anddrilledaholeintheclosedendofthecanbig
enoughtofitonthepole.Mountitonthepolehighenoughthatsquirrelscantjumpon
topofitwithopenendofcantowardtheground.Squirrelscantclimbupthepoleand
cantjumphighenoughtogetabovethecan/cylinder.Nomoresquirrelsinthebird
feeder.

MonikaOtt
onMay25,2012at3:27pmsaid:

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FYIdryersheetsaremadeofanimalfat.ThereisnowayIwoulduseitonmyormy
kidsclothes.Canyouimaginegetabunchofanimalfatandputitalloveryour
clothes.Discusting.

Linda
onMay25,2012at4:15pmsaid:

Nowthiswasworthreading.Iamgratefulforthedryertip.Iwillwashmyfilterfrom
nowon.IwillalsotrykeepingadryersheetwithmethisMemorialDayweekendto
keepoffanymosquitoes.GREATtips!Thanks.

marie
onMay25,2012at6:05pmsaid:

Tocommentonsquirrelsandcayennepepper,thepoorsquirrelsthattouchitand
thenrubtheireyescanactuallygoblind.Itsverydangerousanddefinitelyshouldnot
beused.Youshouldtakeitdownsincethisisgettingsharedsomuch!

ElleC
onMay25,2012at7:59pmsaid:

Dryersheetsalsomakefabricslessabsorbentandshouldntbeusedwithtowelsand
sheetsasitcoatsthefabric.Ifyouthinkyourtowelsarentdryingyouverywell,
washthemafewtimesinhotwaterandnodryersheets.Youwillbeamazed.

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MonikaO
onMay26,2012at9:45amsaid:

IagreewithMarie.Iwouldgoovereachadviceandconsideritagain.

Candace
onMay26,2012at2:17pmsaid:

IwassurprisedthatIvealreadyknewandusedmanyofthesetricksbefore,but
somearetotallynew!Mymostcommonlyusedisthefruitflytrap..ifyoudonthave
applecidervinegar,wineworkswelltoo.Ivealsobeenusingconditionerasshaving
cream..andIdontfindthatIgothroughmoreofit.Infact,Istilltendtofinisha
bottleofshampoobeforetheconditionerrunsout,evenusingitasdoubleduty.
Illbetryingthelinttraponeoncemyloadoflaundryisdone.

Lessy
onMay26,2012at9:39pmsaid:

StupidQuestionaboutthedryertip:doesthetrayneedtobedriedbeforeputtingit
backandhowdidyoudryit?Thankssomuch!Greattips!

Pat
onMay27,2012at11:42amsaid:

Ilovetip#3...itmadethefrostingsofluffy...IfeelalittleguiltywhenIuse
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preparedfrostingknowingImgettingintosomereallyunhealthystuff,but
nevertheless,ifIuseit,beatingitabitmakesitfantastic!!!

Kelley
onMay28,2012at11:33pmsaid:

Greattips,thoughIdidalreadyknowtheoneaboutthedryer.Icanalsovouchforthe
tipaboutthefruitflies,myfamilyhasbeendoingthatoneforyears!
Anotherthingaboutfabricsoftener:didyouknowthatyourtowelswillabsorbmore
waterifyouDONTusefabricsoftener.Also,fabricsoftenergradualbreaksdownthe
rubberbackingontheundersideofbathmats,soifyouwantthemtolastlonger,
avoidwashinganddryingyourrubberbackedmatswithfabricsoftener.

Ashley
onMay29,2012at2:33pmsaid:

Imnotsureifanyonesaidthisyet,butatipforcleaningyourmicrowave
1.Dampenapapertowel
2.Putitinthemicrowaveforaminuteorso
3.Themoisturefromthepapertowelloosensallthegrossnessonthewallsofthe
microwavemakingiteasiertoclean!(akanoscrubbing)

Kelly
onMay29,2012at11:33pmsaid:

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itdoesthetrick.Also,keepsthelightsbrighterwithlesswattage.

Suzi
onMay30,2012at8:01amsaid:

http://www.nixalite.com/twirlasquirrel.aspx?gclid=CL78g7SUqLACFWaFQAod1UdIZg
IboughtoneoftheseinabirdstoreinCa.Muchentertainment,andIleftitoutall
winter,stillrunningsmoothly!<3it!

Mary
onMay30,2012at1:18pmsaid:

Asfaraskeepingsquirrelsoutofafeeder,onetipIlearnedfrommygrandfather(an
avidbirdwatcher)istoputgreaseonthepole,orhanger,orwhereverthesquirrelhas
towalk/climbinordertoreachthefeeder.Mygrandfatherisanoldrancher,sohe
usestractorgrease,butImsureanyenginegreasewouldwork.

DIYLover
onMay31,2012at7:13pmsaid:

Simplybrilliant.Greattips!

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Kate
onJune3,2012at6:00amsaid:

#3seemskindofsilly.Makingfrostingfromscratchisincrediblyeasyandmuch
cheaperthanthecannedfrosting(whichIdontcareforthetasteofanyways).If
youregoingtogetamixingbowldirtyanywaysjustmakethefrosting!!

Jasmine
onJune4,2012at11:00pmsaid:

Togetridofyourheadachefastjustrubthetopofyourheadforlikeaminuteor2
thenitgoesawayinlessthen5minutes.itworksforme,itwillworkforyou..idk
aboutmigrainesthoughbutit`sworthatry.

Lacey
onJune6,2012at9:53pmsaid:

Iusetheconditionerforshavingtrickallthetime.ItmakesmylegssofterandIsave
atonofmoneybynotbuyingshavingcream.

mrsdonut
onJune7,2012at1:46pmsaid:

forthesquirrelswefoundtheYankeeFlipperbirdfeedertobehilariousaswellas
effective,thoughitsabitpricey.Forthosewholiketofeedsquirrelspeanuts,please
buyroastedbutnotsaltedones.Rawpeanutsaretoxictosquirrels,atleastthatis
whatIfoundinanarticleforbirds,animalsandgardens.

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MrsOgg
onJune8,2012at11:49pmsaid:

BuyingcornmealasapIwantedtomakepolentaanywaysandgettingridofourants
willbeabonus!

Brittany
onJune12,2012at7:17pmsaid:

Atipfortakingcareofstaticclingwhetheraskirtorpantsifyourewearingpanty
hoseortrousersocksjustsmoothalittleofyourfavoritelotionoveryoursocks/hose
andyouwillbestatisfreealdayPLUSyourfavoritescentstayswithyouallday
Cleaningyourdryerventalontwithkeepingyourlinttrapcleanalotofhousefiresare
causedbythereardryerventgettingclogged.Iuseourshopvacuumeverynowand
thenandjustcleanouttheventwiththeshopvacanvoila!
Deodorizerandeasywayfordeodoringyourhouseisbakingsoda,puttingsome
bakingsodainabowlandputtinginthedifferentroomsinyourhousecanhelp
absorbunwantedodors(justliketheboxofbakingsodainthefridgedoes!)ANDin
therightcontaineryoucaneasilyhideyourdeodorizerunderthecouchinacute
containeronabookshelf,etc.

MonicaL
onJune14,2012at9:34amsaid:

#10ismyprompicturefrom6yearsago!Mymompostedabunchofphotoson
Flickr.Itscrazyhowanythingyoupostontheinternetisfairandlegalgame.Imnot
maditwasjustfunnytobereadingarandomarticleIfoundonPinterest,scrolling
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through,andbam!Theresmypicture!

Amy
onJune14,2012at2:42pmsaid:

IveusedconditionerforshavingformanyyearsandIloveit!Icantuseshavegels
astheyirritatemyskin,eventheonesmadeforsensitiveskin.Ibuylargebottlesof
cheapyummyscentedconditionerandtheylastforalongtime.

Tonya
onJune14,2012at9:47pmsaid:

Usewooldryerballsinsteadofsheets.Thewoolballscutsdryingtimeinhalfand
reducesstatic.Use6foraverylargeloadandlessforsmallones.Youcanfindthem
atmanynaturalstores.

Judi
onJune16,2012at9:14amsaid:

I,toohavebeenusingconditionerforshavingformanyyears.Ilikeitbetterthan
shavegelandhavesavedalotof$.Iputmyinaplasticsqueezebottle(intendedfor
candymaking,etc.)purchasedatcraftstores.

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fg
onJune17,2012at8:15pmsaid:

Ijustputmydryerfilterinmydiswashersoeasy

AINSCAS
onJune18,2012at7:03amsaid:

Ifyouhaveafruitflyproblemthatsreallybadandthecidervinegardoesnthelp,an
exterminatortoldmethisonce:ifyouredoingeverythingrightandrinsingyourfruit
assoonasyoubringithomeandnotleavingfruit/wine/juiceoutforlongperiodsof
timeandSTILLhavefruitflies,itsprobablyyourdrain.Theflyeggsfromtheskinof
thefruityourerinsingcanlandandsurviveinthedraintrap.Cleanyourdrainwith
somethingtokilltheeggs(vinegar,bakingsodaandHOTwaterworksokay,butyou
couldalsodoitwithalittlebleachorothercleaningproduct).Ittookcareofour
problemaftersomepersistance.

Maryann
onJune19,2012at1:15pmsaid:

anothergreattipfordryersheets,iputoneinbetweenmylinenstacksandclothesin
cupboardsanddrawers,keepsclothessmellingfreshandstopsanybadcloset
smells

Justreplaceevery68weeks!

Nancy
onJune19,2012at7:47pmsaid:

Mydryerinstallertoldmenottousedryersheetsatall!Thedryercamewitha
sampleandhesaidthrowitaway.LookslikeIshouldhavekeptitformypocketto
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keepawaymosquitos!!

Brenda
onJune20,2012at9:00pmsaid:

thefruitflythingreallyworks.Itdidntsmellverygoodatfirstbutafteritdifusedin
theairyoucouldntsmellitandnomorefruitflies.SOEXCITED.

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kim
onJune23,2012at9:55amsaid:

ijustpulledmyfilteroutofthedryer.Yep,thewaterdidnotgothrough!!!!!!thankyou
somuchforpostingthis!

nicole
onJune23,2012at11:01pmsaid:

Dryersheetsaretoxic.Soarethesyntheticfragrancesinthem.Justdontusethem
andyouwonthavetoworryaboutthemeshscreen.

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GrabScentsFlamelessCandles
onJune25,2012at12:31pmsaid:

Thanksforthetips!Onmywaytowashoffmylintscreen!!

Lisa
onJune27,2012at10:28amsaid:

BecarefulwashingthelintscreenIdidthisaswellworkdegreatforashort
whileThehotsoapywatermadethescreencomeloosefromtheplasticframe
hadtoreplaceitwhichcost$30.

MissPennyPincher
onJune27,2012at10:43amsaid:

Irememberthisarticlefromawhilebackandcheckedmydryerfilteranditistrue!
Thanksforextendingthelifeofmydryer!Havetoldmanypeopletoosince!

Lexie
onJune27,2012at3:51pmsaid:

Anothergoodtrickyoucandowithuseddryersheetsisforwhenyouaccidentally
getdeodorantonyourshirt.Rubthedryersheet,andthedeodorantisgone.Andthey
stillsmellgoodtoo,sothescentrubsoff.Mymotherhasalwayskeptuseddryer
sheetsinabasketinthebathroom(:
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Lexie
onJune27,2012at3:52pmsaid:

*rubthedeodorantstainwiththedryersheetthatis.

Lexie
onJune27,2012at3:52pmsaid:

*rubthedeodorantstainwiththedryersheetthatis.Igotdistractedlol

CharlotteBoyettCompo
onJune28,2012at12:42pmsaid:

Whencleaningthedryerlintfromyourbasket,dontforgetthegrateONthedryer
door.Youwillneedtorunyourhandupunderitbutyouwillgetamajorsurprisewhen
youdo.Thedryersheetswillhaveadheredabiglayeroflintonthemetalofthedoor.

CherylBlaum
onJune28,2012at7:43pmsaid:

Ivebeenreadingaboutdryersheetsandhavefoundoutthattheycontainupto7
carcinogenicchemicals.Yes,theysmellnice,butifyourebreathingchemicalsAND
havingthemrubagainstyourskinallday,everyday,thinkabouthowmanyyourskin
isabsorbingandgettingintoyourcells.IvealsoheardtheyarebannedinEurope
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becausetheyaresodangerous.Youwoulddowelltoinvestinagoodpairofdryer
ballstoreduceyourstaticelectricityanddecreaseyourdryingtime.Norwexmakea
greatpair.Iveusedmineforover2yearsandreducedmydryingtimeandhelpedmy
familybesafer!

Diane
onJune29,2012at6:41amsaid:

Ihavebeenusinghairconditionertoshavemylegsforawhilenow.Itreallyworks!
Anditmakesyourlegsverysoft.GreatnothavingtoworryifItookshavingcream!:)

kat
onJuly1,2012at5:30pmsaid:

Ihavetopostregardingthesquirrelissuewegotalittletiredoffeedingthe
squirrels,andthenhavingthemliterallychewapartthebirdfeeder.Iwastoldtotake
bearinggrease,andliterallygreasethepolewehavebeenentertainedforhours,
watchingthemtrytoproblemsolvehowtoclimbthepoleandtheyquitesimply
cantandotheranimalloversiamNOTshortchangingthesquirrelstheyget
corn,peanuts,andsuet

Frances
onJuly1,2012at6:17pmsaid:

Tokeepanimalsoutofpotplantscleanyourhairfromyourbrushandputinpot
plants.Alsosprayplantsthatattractslugswithdilutedurine

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Suzann
onJuly2,2012at7:04pmsaid:

anotherantremedyistomixequalpartsof15MuelTeamBoraxandpowderedsugar.
Sprinkleitalongthebackofyourcountertopsandonyourcountersatnight.Also
placesomeinacontainerlidinyourcabinetswhereyouseeantsmarching.Thiswill
ridtheminabout2days.Thisisthesecondyearithasworkedforus.

Mike
onJuly3,2012at4:12pmsaid:

MyLGSteamdryerrecommendsnotusingdryersheetsatallbecauseitcoatsthe
sensorsandshortensthelifeofthedryeroverallitalsorecommendscleaningthe
lintscreenevery3monthswithsoapandwater.Nomoredryersheetsinourhouse
Ihavegonebacktothestandardliquidfabricsoftner.

Hermsmeyer
onJuly5,2012at10:54amsaid:

Forheadaches,rublavenderandwintergreenoilonyourneckandbreathedeeplyfor
30seconds.Thetensionheadacheshouldgoawayimmediately.muchbetterthan
Advil.IbuyapremixedoilfromDoterracalledpasttensebutyoucanmixyour
own.Magic!

Melissa
onJuly6,2012at12:20amsaid:
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Justboughtanewdryer..thankstothisposting,irefusetobuydryersheets

ann
onJuly6,2012at6:36pmsaid:

Weputatoyslinkythroughthebirdfeederpole.Thesquirrelstryandclimbthepole
andcomerightdown.Kindoffunnytowatch.

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Ashley
onJuly8,2012at8:19pmsaid:

Conditionerworksgreatforshavinglegs,butonethingthatItriedthatworksjustas
greatislotion.YouknowallthoseChristmasbasketsyougetfromgiftexchanges
thathaveallthatbodysoapandlotionthatdoesntalwayssmellterrificenoughto
useeveryday?Welltheresyouruseforit!!!Ihaventboughtshavingcreamin
YEARS!

Brandi
onJuly8,2012at10:43pmsaid:

Theymakebirdfeedersthatareantisquirrel.Wehaveoneatmyhouse.Ithasa
prettydesignedgrateoverthefeederthatpullsdownwiththeweightofasquirrel.
Thenthesquirrelscantaccessthefeeder.Birdsarelightenoughthattheydont
moveit.ImnotsurewheretofinditbutGoogleit!

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Dawn
onJuly9,2012at6:40amsaid:

Dryersheetshavetoxicchemicalsthatalsobuilduponyourclothes/laundryandare
theabsorbedintoyourskinsinceclothesareconstantlyincontactwithourskin.

ElizaJane
onJuly9,2012at6:51amsaid:

Thislistisfantastic.Thankyouforsharing!

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Virginia
onJuly9,2012at4:08pmsaid:

Youcanalsousebabyoiltoshaveyourlegs.Waituntilyougetoutoftheshower,
puttoweloverthetoiletseatandpropyourfeetonthereandapplybabyoiltowet
legs,thenshaveandwipeoffexcessandyouhavesomethingverygoodforyour
skintoo!

Lois
onJuly9,2012at5:13pmsaid:

Thedryersheetscausingfiresistrue!Myhusbandisawelderandallofthemenare
instructedtoneverusedryersheetswiththeirworkclotheslaundry.Whensparkshit
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theclothesthewholethingcanignite,withyourhusbandinit!

Marci
onJuly12,2012at5:13pmsaid:

Squirrelsalsodontlikebabypowderifyouplantbulbsandtossinsomebaby
powdertheymaytryanddigupone,butwillleavetherestalone,orjustsprinkleover
top.AlsoRaccoonsdontlikeiteither!

LaurieJo
onJuly12,2012at7:14pmsaid:

Ihavehadmydryerfor26years!Yes,thatisa2anda6!Ihaveraised5boyswho
allplayed3sportsinmiddleschoolandhighschool.Thataddeduptoalotof
laundry.Theheatingelementwentoutoncemorethan12yearsago.Sincethattime
IhaveNEVERusedadryersheet.NowIdorecognizethatthisdryermaynotbethe
mostenergyefficientapplianceanymorebutIhavenotreplacedbecauseIrecently
gotaclotheslineanddontuseitthatmuchanymore.

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AaronB.Brown
onJuly13,2012at10:37pmsaid:

ApparentlythesquirrelswhereIlivelikehotfood,Icoveredmytomatoeswith
cayennepeppertryingtostopthemfromeatingthem,itdidntwork.

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AaronB.Brown
onJuly13,2012at10:41pmsaid:

ThebestthingIknowforgettingridoffruitflies,isaflutedglasswithalittlewinein
thebottom.Thefruitfliesaredrawntothesmelloffermentingfruit,ofcourse,which
iswhatwinereallyis,andthenthealcoholovercomesthemwhentheylandonthe
rimandtheyfallin.Easyandnothingworksbetter.

Kit
onJuly14,2012at12:09pmsaid:

Togoalongwithyourdryertip,make34foilballs,aboutthesizeofabaseball,
compactedasdenselyasyoucan.Usetheminthedryerinsteadofdryersheets.
Towelscomeoutfluffy,nostaticandnobuildupinthedryerorontheclothes.This
isalsogoodforthosewhoareallergictodryersheets.Wehavebeendoingthisfor
severalmonthsanditsworkinggreat!

Hannah
onJuly16,2012at3:39pmsaid:

Thesearegreattips!!

TinaWatson
onJuly17,2012at1:41amsaid:

#4.Youcanwrapbreadinanapkin/papertowel,anddropafewdropsofwateron
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itthenmicrowave1520seconds.SoftWarmbread!Iusetodotheglassof
water,butitworksnowherenearasvoodasthepapertowel!
#6.Thequickestwaytocleanupsliversofglass,isapieceoffreshbread.Ifyou
donthaveanylookat#4!
#18.Tocleanfaucets,usetheinexpensiveshavingcream!Sprayiton,wipeitoff
shineslikebrandnewmoney!Theexpensiveoneshaveconditionersthatleavea
film.Theydontreallyclean.
#19..Usewaxedpaperonthefaucetsaftercleaningtopreventwaterspots!
#20..Useanewdryersheettogetridofthebrownbakedongreaseonyourglass
bakingdishes!
Hopeyoufindtheseuseful!!!

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JW
onJuly18,2012at5:53pmsaid:

Regardingthenonstickingmeasuringcupsandspoons,abiteasierthanhotwateris
puttingoliveoilinitfirstanddumpitout.Idoitwithhoneyandpeanutbutter,andit
doesntstickandbeatsheatingupwater!

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Cynthia
onJuly20,2012at3:07amsaid:

ThesereallyarejustCOMMONSENSE.Nothingspectacularhere.

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Crystal
onJuly20,2012at8:04pmsaid:

Ihavetriedthesafetypinthingforstaticclinginsomeofmyblouses,anditDID
NOTwork.

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Gonzo
onJuly21,2012at2:55pmsaid:

Combine#5,#9and#17:takeadryersheetandstuffitintotheendofafinished
papertowel(ortoiletpaper)roll.Thensmokesomeweedinapipethatyoucancover
up,andexhalethroughtheroll.Thesmokesmellslikecleanclothes!Theneighbors
willcontinuetothinkyoureanormalperson!Globalwarmingissolved!

Janine(AlternativeHousewife)
onJuly22,2012at3:59amsaid:

Becausethisarticlementionsthemtwice,canIaddthatdryersheetsaredisgusting?
NowondertheyrepelbugsTheyarecompletelytoxicANDmadefromanimalby
products.Justavoidthemaltogether!Youcanfindnaturalalternatives.

Anne
onJuly22,2012at2:50pmsaid:

Ifyouwashyourlintscreen,pleasemakesurethatitisABSOLUTELYDRYbefore
replacingitinyourdryer.Waterandelectricitydontmixandanymoisturecannot
escapeandmaycauselinttomatupinsidethedryer.
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Shawn
onJuly22,2012at7:27pmsaid:

YAAAAAHHHH!!!!WTF?!?!?!Whatkindofeffinplantisthis?!?!?!?
Squirrel

C.Elliott
onJuly23,2012at7:54pmsaid:

IhaventuseddryersheetsordownyoranythingelseinYEARS,andIcant
rememberwhyIeverdid.Mylaundryisfine,itsonelessthingtobotherabout,andit
savesmoney.Seldomifeverhavestaticcling,mightspraygarmentlightlywithhair
sprayifthateverhappens.

Casey
onJuly26,2012at1:02pmsaid:

Also,ifyoupullyourdryeroutabitmore,goodchanceitwilldryfaster.Mysister
yankedmineout(itlookednormalbefore)anditnowdriesinthesameamountof
timeittakestowashaload20minuteslessthanbefore

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LailaMae
onJuly31,2012at4:50amsaid:

Doesanyonehaveanytipsonhowtokeepneighborhoodcatsoutofmyflower
beds??Theyhaveliterallyturnedoneplanterintoalitterboxandnothingwillgrow
therenow.Ineedtokeepthemoutofflowerbedsandoffoffrontporch.Thanks!

Kit
onJuly31,2012at6:18amsaid:

@LailaMae,Therewasasuggestionaboveaboutbabypowderdeterringsquirrels
andraccoons,maybeitwouldworkoncats??Theresalsospraysyoucangetfrom
thepetstoretokeepthemaway.Anotheroptionwouldberocksorlargechunkbark
inflowerbedsinsteadofmulchIfitshardtodig,theywontgothere.

Kaitlyn
onAugust5,2012at7:23pmsaid:

Asforthedryersheets.Checkoutwooldryerballs.Theydontcoatyourclothes(or
yourlinttrap)likedryersheetsdoandcouldpreventtheproblemsthatweretalked
about

me
onAugust6,2012at8:45pmsaid:

killtheSquirels!!!whatapaininthe@#@!!!!!

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Margaret
onAugust10,2012at9:17pmsaid:

Someonewrotethattip#3doesntwork.Well,Idothisanditworkswonderfully,
makesmore,itslighterandfluffierandtastesgreat!

Kristin
onAugust11,2012at9:09amsaid:

Mysonlovesthetipaboutreheatingpizzainaskillet.Evenwhenwebringhome
freshpizza,healwaysasksmetomakeitcrispyonthestoveforhim.Thanksfor
thegreattips!!

FailWhore
onAugust11,2012at11:44amsaid:

FAIL!!!

FailWhore
onAugust11,2012at11:48amsaid:

WhotheFUKusesdryersheets?Yeah,IwantmykidsmellinglikevWhiteTrash
Thereisnotenoughankkillerinananttraptoharmtheballsofakidorsmallpet.A
smalldogcouldeatacaseandstillfeeldine.FAIL.
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FailWhore
onAugust11,2012at11:51amsaid:

FUKingfryingpanforpizza?Anyoneheardofthegreatinventioncalleda
TosterbOven???Thinkhowpizzaiscooedatthepizzeria.

FailWhore
onAugust11,2012at11:54amsaid:

KititisntgeneralababyPowder,itstalcumpowderthatisnotinmostbaby
powdersasitcausesasthma.Youcanstillfindit,andalineofitwillkillantsasit
penetratedtheirskin,butIdontbelieveitdoessheetforsquirls.

FailWhore
onAugust11,2012at12:00pmsaid:

17thingstowasteyourtimereadingand,ifyourestupidenough,actuallytrying.Ive
alreadywastedtoomuchtimereplying.WTFindeed

Comeonfolks...
onAugust13,2012at9:39amsaid:

Ifyouhavesquirrelsandbirds,itisbecausethereissomethingnaturalinthe
enviromenttheycanfeedon.Quitfeedingthem!Iftheybelongnaturallythere,they
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willstay.Iftheyarenotnaturaltothehabitat,youaredoingthemadisservice.
Rememberwhenyouplantcertainthings,likeanoakorcertainflowers,youwillbring
themtoyou.Ifyoudontlikesquirrels,moveawayfromtheirhome.

Johna
onAugust15,2012at9:09amsaid:

WOW.Thatsallicansayaboutfailwhore,Ihopeshedoesnthave
anykids

bwsf
onAugust16,2012at7:53pmsaid:

Ivenevergottentheenvelopethingtowork.Andmyskinistoosensitivetoshave
withhairconditioner,butIknowpeoplewhoswearbyit.Tryingsomeoftheother
stufftoo.AnddearestFailWhore,whybothercommentingifyoudonthaveanything
constructivetosay?

ukmum
onAugust20,2012at7:02amsaid:

IstumbleduponthisfrompinterestandItriedNo17..Ialsocleanthelintoffafter
everydryerloadsowasinterestedtoseeifthewaterwouldcollect..itdid.I
washeditandcompletelydrieditbeforeputtingitback.Manythanksforthisuseful
tip.

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MarilynKennedy
onAugust21,2012at10:07pmsaid:

Hopetoenjoymoreinthefutureofthesetipsthanks

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Antigg
onAugust24,2012at10:57pmsaid:

Sawthelinttrapadviceonpinterestabitago,andactuallytrieditthismorningand
wowwie!Also,gotanothertip(fromafirefighter/mom),takethetopoffofyourfront
loaddryer(unplugfirst)andvacuumoutthelintanddustandwhileyoureinthe
laundryroom,trydeepcleaningthatwashingmachine

Olivia
onAugust26,2012at11:44pmsaid:

Dryertip=win!!THANKYOU

Faith
onAugust27,2012at7:35amsaid:

Lovethetips!!
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flobev
onAugust30,2012at3:26pmsaid:

Thanksforthetips.Giveanythingatryifithelpspreventlifeslittleannoyances!If
youwanttogetridofantswithoutkillingthemandjustgetthemtomove
house..talcumpowder!Antshatethechalkbitsofitandwillavoidit.Sobrilliantif
youfindthemmovingintoyourplantpotsorfrogmarchingtowardsyourhouse.Only
downside,youllneedtoreapplyafterrain!Alsomozziesdontlikelavenderor
vanilla.Soaquicksquirtofeitherbeforeheadingoutside.Agooddeterantbelieve
meitworks.Mozziesseemeasalargebanquetonlegssooutiwhiptheole
lavenderoilandthelittlebleedersleavemealoneBrilliant!

(excuseanyspelling

mistakes!)

Dryertip
onAugust30,2012at11:27pmsaid:

Hereisanothertip.Dryersheetsareunnessacary.Staticisaresultofoverdrying
yourcolthes.Youcandryyourclothesfasterandsaferwithdryerballs.

Kit
onAugust31,2012at9:13amsaid:

Icommentedonacommentbeforesoprobablyveryfewpeoplesawthis
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Youcanmakeyourowndryerballsoutofaluminumfoil.Tearofflongenoughsheets
tosquishintoaboutabaseballsizeball.Keep3orfourinyourdryerandyourclothes
(andtowels!)willbefluffy.
Theballswillcontinuetocompactandsmoothoutastheytumble.Themoredense
theybecome,thelouderinthedryeryoucanmakenewoneseverysooftenbut
wevebeenusingthesameonesforalmostayear.

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Kate
onSeptember19,2012at9:22amsaid:

Lovethese!!

Ruth
onSeptember20,2012at6:20amsaid:

Onequestion:whyisthereapictureofaboyinthedryer?????
Thathasnothingtodowiththetipbeinggivenanditsliketheworstthingakidcould
do!Anyideaswhysuchapicturewouldhaveeverbeenconsideredforthispost??

Ocean'sEdge
onSeptember21,2012at8:25amsaid:

Thecayennepepperthing.ifthesquirrelsgetitontheirpawsitcangetintotheir
eyes,anditllburnandthesquirrelscanactuallyclawtheirowneyesoutblind
themselvestryingtorubawaytheirritationPLEASEdonotdothis.
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Lissy
onSeptember21,2012at8:59amsaid:

TriedthenewspapertokeepweedsawayasIhavereaditinafewplaces.Itdoes
notworkwellatall.Ithelpssome,butinmybook,notenoughtowarranttheextra
work.Youwillstillbepullingweedsanyway.

Anita
onSeptember22,2012at3:02amsaid:

Iputsomecornmealoutfortheantsatmydaughtershouse.Iwentbackthenext
day&sawveryfewants,IthinktheycarrythemealbacktotheQueen&asthetip
saidthatantscantdigestmealsoguessitkillstheQueen,too.Thatdoeswork!I
willtrythewetnewspaper.Soundsinteresting.Greattips.Thanks.

janet
onSeptember25,2012at5:22pmsaid:

canyoupleaseremovethetrollandspamposts?Theonemakingcommentsabout
leavingantifreezeoutforpets,shameonthisjerk!!!!!!Also,thetipaboutusing
cayenepepper,thiscanhurtANYanimal,DONOTUSETHIS!!

Benson
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onOctober5,2012at2:53pmsaid:

Thelintscreenoneisallaboutsurfacetension.Ifyouwetthescreen,thewaterwill
slipthroughthewetscreen,thedryscreenallowsthewatertosticktoit.Still,itcant
hurttogivethescreenalittlescrubsometimes.

Erika
onOctober7,2012at12:23amsaid:

IalwaysusedGrits(uncooked)forantproblems.theyeatitdry,butthenwhenthey
drinkwateritexpandssomuch(morethan10xitssize)itbasicallyexplodesthe
littleguyskindaharshnowthatithinkaboutit:S

Rhonni
onOctober7,2012at8:56amsaid:

Iveusedtheconditionerforshavingforyears.ItdoesnttakemuchandIgetthe
cheapkind(lessthan$1).Itischeaper,worksbetter,andsoftenstheskinasyou
shave.IhadafewbottlesIdidntlikeformyhair,soIstartedusingittoshaveand
haveusediteversince.

Bobbie
onOctober8,2012at11:08amsaid:

Ilovetheideafortheants,butImoutofcornmealdoyouthinkmasaflourwould
work?Itsjustgroundcorntreatedwithlime,probablyafinertexturethancornmeal,
butImgivingitagothismorningwellseewhathappens!Iftheyrestillthereina
weekIgobuysomeplainoldcornmeal.
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Andasfortheconditioner/shavingcreammostplaceshave.99storeswhereyou
cangeteitherjustgothereandgetthebiggestbottle.Theshavingcreamfoams
up,though,sosizemightbedeceptivethere.

carol
onOctober9,2012at6:24pmsaid:

myfatherinlawwasanappliancerepairman/withEdison.hetoldmeyearsago
nevertousedryersheets.ilistened.mydryershavealwaysoutlivedmywashers

jennifer
onOctober15,2012at8:37pmsaid:

Regardingthecayennepepper.Youreallyshouldntneedevidencethatithurts
animalswhenitcanbepainfulforhumans

Rose
onOctober21,2012at8:07pmsaid:

Inreferencetothecayennepepper.Squirrelshaveasenseofsmellthatisoffthe
charts,aswithallanimals.Theydontgetcloseenoughtoittohurtthere
nose/feet/eyes.Humansaretheonlyanimalsthatdothat.Ifyouregoingtopost
anopinionpleasemakeitaneducatedone.Smh

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Jenny
onOctober25,2012at7:20amsaid:

Aboutthelastone,withthedryersheets.Itsbesttousedryerballs.Theydryyour
clothesabout1020minutesfasterandyoudonthavetoworryaboutthebuildup.
Anyfabricsoftenerhasanimalfatinitanditjustcollectsonyourclothesandonyour
machines.Thedryerballswillsaveyoumuchmoremoneybecausetheylastfor
years.

Patty
onOctober27,2012at5:23amsaid:

Thesergoodtipsthanksforsharingthem.

I'mwithposter235
onOctober30,2012at10:27pmsaid:

Postingathepicturekidindryerruinedmyvisithere(verypoorjudgement)Ihope
youwillreconsiderusingamoresuitableimage.

purchasedhere
onNovember8,2012at5:44pmsaid:

GreetingsfromColorado!ImboredtodeathatworksoIdecidedtobrowseyourblog
onmyiphoneduringlunchbreak.Ilovetheinfoyouprovidehereandcantwaitto
takealookwhenIgethome.
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Imshockedathowquickyourblogloadedonmyphone..ImnotevenusingWIFI,
just3G.
.Anyways,fantasticsite!

Scott
onNovember9,2012at10:32amsaid:

Thepizzaideaisprettygood..butIhaveonebetterGetaGeorgeForemanstyle
grillandgrillthecoldpizzaonitThecheesedoesntsticktothegrilllikeyouwould
thinkitwouldanditisamazingtasting!!

Melanie
onNovember10,2012at1:47pmsaid:

Ihavebeenusingchalkandbakingsodaforyearstostopants!Itstrue,antswillnot
crossachalkline.Ivespenthourswatchingthemroutinelygoaroundachalkline
drawninfrontofmydoor.Also,Ikeepbakingsodaforanumberofneedsinmy
homeandIsprinkleitoveranthills.Theycarryitbackdowntoeatandthenextday
theyareallGONE!Easyandcheaperthancornmeal,althoughImaytrycornmeal
nextyear.

Gailete
onNovember12,2012at6:33pmsaid:

Ihavebeenusingthecidervinegaranddishsoaproutinelynowsinceourgrocery
storeinsistsonsendinganewbatchofflieshomewiththebananaseveryweek.
Whentheyarereallybad,Iusetwooreventhreeglassesofthestuff.Itneeds
changedatleastonceaweek.
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christine
onNovember28,2012at10:00amsaid:

Ilovetheideaofusingachalkboarderasertodefogthecarwindows,musttry.Im
withthosewhodontusefabricsoftener,butIliveinahumidplacesostaticisrarely
aproblem.Asfaraspeoplebeingoffendedorbotheredbysomeoftheimages,Iwill
tellyouthisfromarecenthomeworkassignmentitcanberidiculouslydifficultto
findcreativecommonslicensedimagesthatallowforfreeusewithoutattribution.
Sometimesyoujusthavetomakedowiththebestyoucanfind!

sarah
onDecember2,2012at12:13amsaid:

Pleasedontusethecayennepeppertreatmenttodiscourageanimalsfromyour
garbageoryardiftheygetitintheireyes,whichhappenssometimes,theywill
scratchtheireyesout!Youdontwanttoharmthem,youjustwantthemtostay
awaysomakeyourplaceasunappealingtothemaspossible.Onetrickforthe
gardenIveheardworkswelliswhenplantingbulbs,putinhumanhairinthehole.
Squirrelsapparentlydontlikethewaywesmell.Myhairdressertoldmethispeople
comeinandaskherforhairallthetime!Worthatryandnoonegetshurt.

Emily
onDecember8,2012at6:09pmsaid:

Thereisnoreasontokillantswithcornmealifyouneedthemoutofyourhouse
sprinkleblackpepperneartheirentrypoint/targetpoints.Theyhatethesmelland
theywillleaveontheirown.
Youcanusesmelltogetridofmiceaswelljustputpeppermintoiloncottonballs
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aroundyourhouseandtheywillmoveoutontheirown.Ihavedonethesebothand
theybothwork.

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Jennifer
onDecember19,2012at1:14amsaid:

Massageyourlargetoeand/oryourthumbwhenmigrainescome.Therearenerve
endingsinthemthatneedtoberelaxed.Ourdaughterhadsevereones.Medicines
wouldnothelp.Thedeeptissuemassagewith(nonscentedlotion)relaxedherand
thepaindissipatedafterabouta30minutetohourmassage.
Also,weinspecthomesandtheoutsidedryerventsthatgoupwardsarevery
dangerousatcollectingthelintandthiscancausefires.TheyNEEDtobecleaned
frequently.Thankyouforallthetips!SomearenewandIwillusethem!

JohnWhittamore
onDecember21,2012at1:10pmsaid:

Awaytogetridoffireantsisapackageofgrits.Sugarandstarcharebasicallythe
samecompoundsbutstarchestakelongertobreakdown.(Yourbodyturnsstarch
intosugar.Thatiswhybreadsarefattening.)

MaryAnnCoyle
onDecember28,2012at1:51pmsaid:

Itotallybelievethedryerone.Idontusedryersheetsandmydryerhasoutlasted
mywasherbymanyyears!!!
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Orionstahr
onJanuary1,2013at11:16pmsaid:

Squrrialsareconsideredarodentandareverydestrucive.Tryhavingaorchardand
actuallybeingabletopickanyproduce.Screwthecayanne.Pickupsomesquirrel
poisonandprotectyourcrops.Theymultiplyeachyearanddestroygardens.Stop
feedingthem,theywillmoveon,theywerementtoliveofftheland,notyourtreats.

Hugo
onJanuary2,2013at2:05pmsaid:

Ihavesomethingtoaddaboutthisdryermeshtip.
Icanseehoweveryonewillbeamazedandinaweofhowthewaterdoesbuildupon
themeshwhenyoutryit.BUThaveyouthoughtofthisYourdryerisnotpushing
WATERthroughit,itspushingAIRthrough.Ifyoudidntknowairmoleculesare
smallerthanthatofwateryetaloneadropofwater.Thisconceptisveryverysimilar
towhatyoufindinBREATHABLEwaterproofjacketsandpants.Thesame
conceptsapplieshere>thewatercantgetthroughbuttheairCAN.Iamnotsaying
cleaningitwonthelp.Trustmeidoitaftereveryload!Alliamsayingisthatjust
becauseyouseewaterbuildingupdoesntmeanitsnotlettingairthrough.Cheers
andhappynewyear!

tara
onJanuary8,2013at1:39pmsaid:

yankeecandlesellsabirdfeederthatissquirrelproof

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Kim
onJanuary19,2013at12:45amsaid:

UsingconditionerasareplacementforshavingcreamisactuallyamajorNONOif
youhaveproblemswithrazorbumpthealcoholthatisinyourconditionerisan
irritant.IhavesensitiveskinsoIlearnedthisfrommydermatologist

KellyO
onJanuary22,2013at2:57pmsaid:

Thebestwaytokeepthepeskyweedsandcrabgrassoutofyourflowerbedisto
sprayGrassBGone,itsatHomeDepotanditkillscrabgrassin3daysandtheydont
return.Ilovethatstuffiuseeverywhereoutside.Itwonthurtyourflowerseitherjust
makesureitsthegrassbgoneandNOTtheweedbgone.Goodluck

Jessica
onJanuary26,2013at6:14pmsaid:

Forthepersonaskingaboutkeepingsquirrelsoutofyourbirdfeeder,whatmydad
didwastakesomeflashing(theshinystuffcontractorsuseonyourhouse)andputit
aroundthepostthatthebirdfeederwasattachedto.Itwastooslipperyforthe
squirrelstoclimbandtheycantgetatthefeedersnow.

Sornick
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onJanuary27,2013at11:48amsaid:

IlladdoneresourcethatIfoundrecentlyandthoughtitwouldbequitehelpful.I
noticedI(andmyhusband)spentwaytoolongdoingresearchasweredidourhome
appliancesandsomeelectronics.Cameacrosshttp://www.evolguide.comandwas
quitepromisingforacoupleofthingswebough(yes,abreakmakertoo)!

KimGeoffroy
onJanuary28,2013at6:04amsaid:

Lovedallthehints.Willputthesetogooduse.Anotherthoughtonthedeviledeggs.
Ifyouhavetotravelsomewhereandaretobringthedeviledeggs,doasyousaid
withtheyolkpartinabaggie,allmixedupalsoputthewhitehalvesinabaggieand
fillwithwater.Thishelpsprotectthemduringtravelandtheydontbreak.Oncethere,
pullout,snipcorneroffbagwithegginsides,andvoila!noeggyclingwraptomess
with.

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jrachelle
onFebruary6,2013at2:23pmsaid:

YourtipsareAwesome.Thankyou.IvepinnedtheminPinterestandhopeothers
findthemusefulalso.Ihavearequestthough.Pleaseconsiderreplacingthepicture
ofthekidinthedryer.Kidscrawlingindryersisjustnotagoodimageforanyoneto
see.Thanksforyourpost.

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Suz
onFebruary8,2013at5:06amsaid:

inforeallygreatthanksnowifsomeonecanjusttellmehowtokeepthefreerange
chickensoutofjustpartsofthegardenthatwouldbegreatIlovethegirlsreallyIdo
butdontwantthemineverything

Jayne
onFebruary9,2013at6:57amsaid:

AVONSkinsosoftalsokeepsMosquitosaway,smellsgreat,withoutalltheharsh
chemicals.

Paula
onFebruary22,2013at5:09amsaid:

Thankyou!Thesearealotofgreattipsandsomeofthemmightbereallyhelpfull.

GraceFr
onFebruary23,2013at9:51pmsaid:

Vinegarworksgreatasafabricsoftenerinsteadofusingdryersheets.Youputitin
withtheclothesinthewashingmachine.

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EileenB.
onFebruary28,2013at9:47amsaid:

Pleaseavoidputtinggrease,vaseline,etconthebirdfeederpolestodetersquirrels.
Ifbirdsgetitonthemselves,theycannotpreenandwilldie.Iusesquirrelbafflerson
allmyfeeder.Theycanbeexpensive,sowithalittleingenuity,Imakemyown.
Ihaveuseddryerballsforyearsinmydryerandthisyearpurchasedthewasher
balls.NomorelaundrydetergentandIuseonlycoldwater.Youonlysetthewasher
ballsinthesuneverythreemonthstoregenerate.

Claudia
onMarch2,2013at8:48pmsaid:

Wehavetriedthecornmealtogetridofauntsinsideand.outsideofthehome&it
workedgreat!Wewereamazed!!!

Waj
onMarch3,2013at1:27amsaid:

FoggywindscreenUsethecarairconditioningasitremovesthemoisture100%of
it.HavethetemperaturesetmidtohighwithACon.Itcouldntbeanysimpler
ANDIfyoudonothaveairconditioning,youshouldnotbeontheroadriskingyour
andotherslives

lolo
onMarch5,2013at9:28amsaid:
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Interestingfacts.Neverknewthedryerone!

MirandaPaegelow
onMarch14,2013at4:01pmsaid:

greatideas!someoftheseiprobablywouldnthavethoughtofmyself.aboutthe
squirrelsandthecayennepepperthough,itseemsthatalotofsquirrelsareimmune
toit,sotospeak!weoncehadproblemswithsquirrelsgettingintoourbirdfeeders
andsoweputcayennepepperwiththeseedanditdidntwork,somydadgrew
habeneros(whichare1,000timeshotterthanhalepenos),dehydratedthemand
groundthemuptoputinthefeeders.hotpepppershavenoeffectonbirdssincethey
havenosalivaandcanttastewhattheyeat.

don
onMarch14,2013at7:29pmsaid:

funnyhowtheytellyoutousedryersheetsforeverthingbutwhattheywere
designedforwilleventuallycaustyoumoney.funnyhowthingswork

Sandra
onMarch17,2013at3:23pmsaid:

ImnewonherebutIveseenseveralmeansoftalc.Talcisrelatedtoasbestos,soI
wouldadvisestayingawayfromit.

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Shirley
onMarch17,2013at5:23pmsaid:

Thankyoufortakingthetimetoletusallknowyourtips!!
Iamsureeveryonecanuseacoupleormoredaily!!Thx

MorroccoMethod
onMarch22,2013at1:18pmsaid:

Toaddtoshavingwithconditioner:Ifyoustartshavingyourlegsonhairretardation
datesyoullfindyourhairbecomingeasiertomanage,andeventuallyyoullcutWAY
downonhowoftenyouhavetoshave.Checkout:
https://www.morroccomethod.com/lunarhairchart

Addie
onMarch29,2013at10:28pmsaid:

LOVEit!!

Dalelynn
onMarch31,2013at11:50amsaid:

Addingtothecayennepeppertip.Imixcayennepepper,dishsoapandaneggwhite
inaspraybottleandsprayallmyflowersandvegetablesanditkeepsalltheanimals
away.Whichcomesinhandywhenyouliveinanareawithahighpopulationof
wildlife(deer,rabbit,raccoon,squirrel,etc)
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StephanieLopez
onApril9,2013at11:19pmsaid:

ThatlastdryertipisVERYreal.Mylaundryroomrecentlycaughtonfire&burned
twoofmyrooms.Thankgodwewerehome&wereabletocontainitbeforeitspread
further.Cleaningyourscreenisveryimportantbutifyoustickyourhandinthat
compartmentfurther,youwillpulloutsomuchmorelint.Itsimportanttocleanthat
outtoo(notwithsoap&warer)orelseitcancausethelinttoheatup&sparkafire.

CarolynMotley
onApril13,2013at9:50pmsaid:

Ilovetheoneaboutdryersheetsformosquitos.Iliveinabigapartmentbuildingnext
totheriver.Imgoingtotelleverybodyaboutthis.Thanks!

Brandy
onApril16,2013at7:54pmsaid:

Dryersheetinyourpocketformosquitos..notsureaboutthatbutIknowtheyDO
keepawayyellowbees.Mysondidntbelievemesoheputoneinhisbackpocket
andwenttofindabee.Hesquatteddownwiththisthingdanglingfromhisshorts
pocketandpeekedoverhisshoulder.Heranintotellmethebeecurleduponitself
thecloserhegot.Thatwasthelasttimemysoncameinthehousecryingoverbees
beingaroundtheswingset!

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kefayanasser
onMay12,2013at1:15amsaid:

veryniceandbeneficialThankyou

LindaDeal
onJune21,2013at11:25amsaid:

YouhavealotofoptionsforsharingbutnotPINTEREST!Ikeepeverythingon
pinterest.PleaseaddaPinterestorPinItButtontotheblogsite.Thankssomuch!

MaryPrice
onJune25,2013at2:12pmsaid:

Regardingtheboiledeggs,cutaoutthecorneroftheplasticbaggieandyoucan
squeezeoutthemixtureontotheeggwhites(nosowastefulafterall).

Myra
onJuly30,2013at8:53pmsaid:

Regardingsquirrelsgettingintoabirdfeeder,iffeasible,greasethepolethatholds
thefeederwithvaseline.Thatworkedforafriendofmine.

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clair
onOctober8,2013at1:06pmsaid:

WhenIwasathighschool,andlater,working,oohaboutathousandyearsagowe
learnedtoputhandlotiononourhandsANDLegssothatourpantihosewerent
staticeither.Wewouldalsoapplylotiontoourhandsandbeforeitwasallabsorbed,
wepattedourslipstokeepthemnonstatic.

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LaundryQueen
onJanuary22,2014at5:43amsaid:

WOW.Ineverknewthisaboutthedryervent!Iwillhavetowashminenow!Thanks
forsharing!

RosemaryArmesto
onApril11,2014at3:53amsaid:

Thankyousomuchforthedryertip!!!Allthepostsweregreatbut,thedryertipimho,
wastheBEST.Thanksforsharing.

Gailete
onApril22,2014at11:23pmsaid:

IhaveanLGcombowasher/dryer.Ihaventusedfabricsoftenerofanysortfor
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almost10years.Ihangmydelicatestodry,buteverythingelsethatgoesthroughthe
dryercomeoutsoftandfluffyandnochemicalsandNOstatic.
MyMILgavemesomepantiesthatshehadbought.Shewasheseveryclothingitem
whenitcomesinthehouseevenwhilebrandnew.Theyreekedoffabricsoftener.
Afterwashingthematleast8itemsnowandhangingthemtodryeachtime,theystill
smellofherfabricsoftener.Tomethismeanswaytoomuchisbeingusedwhether
asaliquidoradyersheet.GladIdontusethemsoIsavemoneyonfabricsoftener
andweuselesswaterwithourmachines.theywereexpensive,butinthelongrun
veryworthit!!!.Weareonawellbutitstilltakeselectricitytopumpthewater.

TrulyAnnoyed
onMay29,2014at11:06pmsaid:

Ivereadallthetipsandthecomments.OhhowIwisheveryonereadthecomments
BEFOREcommentingthemselves.Thesamearguments,tips,suggestions,advice,
questions,criticismandcommentsoverandover.ImgladIdontownablog!Idpull
myhairout!!Youdsaveyourselffromlookinglikeanidiotifyoudjustread!!!

AlexJ
onJune4,2014at9:18amsaid:

Aww,TrulyAnnoyed,Ithinkitsgreatthatpeoplestillwanttosharetheirthoughts
witheveryoneonthispost.Thecommentsarelongandnoteveryonehasthetimeto
readthroughallofthem.Igetit.

NunyaBusiness
onNovember8,2015at5:42amsaid:
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Seemstometheamountoftimeitwouldtaketomakethedeviledeggfillingsmooth
wouldtotallynegatethetimeittakestowashabowl.Also,seemslikeitsjustas
easytomakeabatchoffrostingaswhipupcommercial,butthenIhatethetasteof
thestoreboughtfrostinganyhow.

MARYMOORE
onFebruary24,2016at12:12amsaid:

ILOVETHISSITE!!!IEVENPOSTEDTHESETIPSONMYFACEBOOKPAGE!!!
THANKYOUSOMUCH!!!
MARY

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