Sunday, January 31, 2010

Make Fire starters with Dryer Lint

Products: Leftover Candle Wax, Dryer Lint, Egg Cartons

1) Collect the nubs of candles you can no longer light safely.
2) Collect Dryer Lint
3) Collect Egg Cartons

When you have enough, you can make fire starter --- it is a great project to do with kids.

1) Pack each egg slot with lint from the dryer.
2) In the microwave, melt the leftover candle nubs.
3) Pour the melted wax over the egg slots.
4) Let harden.
5) Cut each egg slot apart.
6) Use one to help you get a fire started in your fireplace or fire pit.

Shoe Box Organizer

Shoebox or Shoe Box is a box used to carry new Shoes.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Use a Prescription Bottle to Store Pennies

A container used to hold a drug available only by a medical prescription.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Make a Tin Can Telephone

After thoroughly cleaning the cans and removing all labels, there are several crafty things you can do with tin cans to occupy and entertain your kids:

Tin Can Telephone (using two tin cans and heavy string)

a) Punch a tiny hole in the bottom of each can with a nail
b) Thread the string though hole and make a knot
c) Pull the tin cans apart until the string is taunt
d) Speak into one can while kid places his ear against the other

Use Tin Can for Lamp Shade

A tin can, tin, steel can, or a can, is an air-tight container for the distribution or storage of goods, composed of thin metal, and requiring cutting or tearing of the metal as the means of opening. Wikipedia®

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Remove Chewing Gum or Candle Wax

1) Gently rub gum or wax with a Ziploc bag filled with ice cubes until the substance hardens.
2) Shatter gum with a blunt object
3) Vacuum up the chips
4) Carefully peel off frozen wax with a plastic spatula.

Use Ziplock Bag as Ice Packs

Ziploc is a brand of reusable, re-sealable zipper storage bags and containers originally developed by Dow Chemical Company, and now produced by S. C. Johnson & Son. Wikipedia® Z

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Use a Diaper as a Heating Pad

Use a disposable diaper's high level of absorbency to your advantage by creating a soft, pliable heating pad.

1.) Moisten a disposable diaper and place it in the microwave on medium-high setting for about 2 minutes.
2.) Check that it's not too hot for comfort.
3.) Apply to your ache.

Drying Grains in Sunlight

An umbrella or parasol (also called a brolly, rainshade, sunshade, gamp or bumbershoot) is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. Wikipedia®

Friday, January 22, 2010

Clean Computer Monitor Screens with Rubbing Alcohol

Dust Removal
1) Mix rubbing alcohol with distilled water in the proportion of 2:1
2) You can 2.5ml of apple cider vinegar per 100ml of the Mix to cleaning it completely.
3) Now take a lint free cloth and moisten the cloth in the mix and use it to clean the Screen
4) Before cleaning the monitor unplug the computer and monitor (avoid an electric shock).
5) Cloth used must be clean and dust free.
6) For best results wipe dry the monitor with another dust free, clean and dry cloth.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mustard Seed can be used to make 3D Picture

If you like to get a different kind of painting for you may try this. This would create a 3D painting. But the steps are relatively easier.

1) Take a cup of Mustard Seed.
2) Divide the Mustard Seed into three or four part.
3) Take different colors and mix it separately to each separate portion of Mustard Seed.
4) You may keep some mustard seed to its original color. Do not apply color to them.
5) Now take a piece of paper. Sketch a picture on it.
6) Apply glue on the picture.
7) Paste the colored Mustard Seeds on different areas of the picture.
8) Allow the picture to dry for some time.

Now your 3D Painting is ready. It will look artistic. This could also give your children a creative joy. You may also use other seeds or pulses along with it to give the painting a different look.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Use a Towel to Exercise

A towel is a piece of absorbent fabric or paper used for drying or wiping. Wikipedia®

Use of an Iron for Relieving Back and Muscle Pain

Back and Muscle Pain
1) Heat your clothes iron, use very low setting!
2) Put the iron in a soft and thick bundled cloth. Heat should penetrate the cloth wrapper
3) Apply the warm cloth wrapped iron to your sore back or other sore muscles (often a friend is needed to apply to the back)
4) Use as tolerated, short duration at first
5) Repeat the process as needed

Monday, January 18, 2010

Use Vinegar to Clean Hardwood Floors

Vinegar is an acidic liquid processed from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid (also called ethanoic acid). Wikipedia®

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Plastic Bottles for Watering Potted Plants

Simplify watering your plants when away from home for a few days with this AltUse for a Plastic Bottle.

1.) Take a plastic bottle and make a small pin hole on the bottom side.
2.) Fill up water.
3.) Leave the water bottle inside the plant pot.
4.) Water will slowly leak out into the mud.
5.) For 3 days your plants will be fresh

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cheapest stain remover ever

Remove a Stain
To remove stain from car and child seats, and kitchen plush chairs, use the cheapest hair shampoo and an old toothbrush.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Use Dental Floss to Cut a Cake

Dental floss is either a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic (Teflon or polyethylene) ribbon used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth. Wikipedia®

Removing Ball point pen mark from body using body lotion

Ball Point Pen Stains on Skin
A ball point pen mark on your hand or any other part of body can be difficult to remove. Even soap does now work on occasion. Body lotion will!

1)Simply rub body lotion on the mark. Keep rubbing straight and forth till the mark lightens

2)The mark will completely vanish after a bit of rubbing.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How to create a tire liner with an old innertube

If you have a flat tire on your bicycle (a punctured inner tube), instead of throwing the inner tube out you may use it with your new inner tube.

1) After you remove the punctured inner tube to replace it with a new inner tube, cut the valve stem off the old one and trim along the bead of the tube.

2) Wrap the old tube around the new tube. This will make the new tube more durable and resistant to puncture.

Use a Golf Ball in your Garden

A golf ball is a ball designed to be used in the game of golf. Wikipedia®

Monday, January 11, 2010

Use Candle to Prevent Drafts in Home

Prevent Household Drafts-Keeping Warm
Would you like your house to be a little less breezy and much less dusty?

1) Take a white candle and rub it around windowsills, door frames, etc.

2) Much less messy, and much easier, a white candle can fill in cracks and holes just as well as caulking.

This technique is easy enough for anyone to do and you'll quickly notice how much warmer, and how much less dusty, your home has become.

Fix a Shoe lace with a Candle

A candle is an object of light, and sometimes a source of heat, consisting of a solid block of fuel (commonly wax) and an embedded wick. Wikipedia®

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Teakettle or Hot Water Kettle as attractive way to display potted plants

Teakettle or Hot Water Kettle as attractive way to display potted plants
Coffee Pot or Hot Water Kettle

Make use of a cracked Coffee Pot or Hot Water Kettle as a plant pot, with a attractive look.

Steps to follow:

1) Take the cracked Coffee Pot or Hot Water Kettle
2) Required Supplies: waterproof glue and paint (optional).
3) Apply the glue to avoid leak of water and paint it if needed.
4) Fill the cup with mixture of mud and manure.
5) Select a small growth plant.
6) Plant it in the Coffee Pot or Hot Water Kettle.
7) The attractive plant pot is ready.
8) Use it to decorate the house

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Use Tennis Balls On Canes & Walking Sticks

Put a new spring in your step and save the bottoms of your canes or walking sticks with used or new tennis balls. Simply cut a circle big enough for the bottom of your cane or stick into the tennis ball. Make sure you only cut it into one side of the ball. Slip the end of your cane or stick into the tennis ball and you've got a swell way to put in the miles!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Keep Small Items together in Cooler

A breathable bag used to transport market items - fresh fruit and veggies, dried grains, etc.

Using Sandwich Bags to Ship Items by Mail

To pad items being shipped in the mail, all you need are zippered sandwich bags!
* Get a box of plastic sandwich bags, the kind that can be zipped
* Zip almost the whole length of a bag, leaving a small unzipped space at one end
* Put your lips to the slightly open part of the bag and blow air into it until it expands as much as possible
* Quickly zip the sandwich bag shut the rest of the way
* Continue doing this until you have enough plastic, air-filled bags to cushion your item for shipping!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Use Lemon Juice to help Fight a Cold

The reproductive tissue surrounds the seed of the angiosperm lemon tree. The lemon is used for culinary and nonculinary purposes throughout the world. Wikipedia®

Onions Unblock Running Or Blocked nose

Blocked/Running nose
1) In the evening, before going to bed, take a yellow onion, peal the outside brownish skin.

2) Cut the onion in half. Reserve one half for the next day.

3) Cut the half onion in small dices and assemble them in a plate.

4) Place the plate by your bed before going to sleep (the closer to your face, the better).

Next morning your nose should be much better.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Use a Rubber Band to Open stuck jar lid

Open stuck jar lid
Wrap a rubber band around the jar just below a difficult lid that won't open. Grip the rubber band for better traction, making it easier to open the lid.

Use a Rubber Band to Seal a Potato Chip Bag

A rubber band (in some regions known as a binder, elastic band, lackey band, laggy band, lacka band or gumband) is a short length of rubber and latex formed in the shape of a loop. Wikipedia®

Monday, January 4, 2010

Use cassette cases to scrape snow off car windows

Snow Scraper
Split the cassette case in half and use the inner edge to scrape snow and ice off car windows.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Use Vegetable Oil to Clean Paint Brushes

To clean a paint brush, you do not have to use the toxic cleaners in the market place.

1) Place sufficient quantity of vegetable oil in a cup to submerge the brush.

2) Dip the paint brush in the cup and clean with hands. The paint should be removed immediately

3) Vegetable oil will also work to remove oil based paint from your hands -- a green alternative to turpentine

Create Jewelry Storage from Picture Frame

A picture frame is a container added to a picture to enhance it, make it easier to display or protect. Wikipedia®

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Use olive oil to Remove Labels

Remove Labels
Sometimes picture frames have price stickers stuck on the glass part of the frame so firmly that even when you remove the sticker, the gummy adhesive is still there & leaves a film on your frame that provides an unclear image of your photograph. Rub a bit of oil onto a cotton ball & rub on the adhesive -- removes it & leaves the glass shiny.

Organize your Cosmetics with a 6-Pack Drink Holder

A device or package used to hold a plastic or glass beverage container.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Help Pet Diabetes

Use Fenugreek Seeds to help Pet Diabetes
To treat diabetes in small pets like hamsters, just feed about 5 Fenugreek Seeds a day, your pet will love it and feel a lot better.

Use Zip lock Bag to Keep Luggage Wrinkle Free

Ziploc is a brand of reusable, re-sealable zipper storage bags and containers originally developed by Dow Chemical Company, and now produced by S. C. Johnson & Son. Wikipedia®