Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday

I was going to take this week off since my brain can't seem to come up with any worthwhile hints, but then my sister emailed me this. I thought some of these were really good ideas.
Enjoy and head on over to Shannon's for some more great ideas.

Hints to try

Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove,
set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy.
No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it
really works.

Easy Deviled Eggs

Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all
broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up
mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into
egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting

When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it
with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You
get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories per serving.

Broken Glass

Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of
glass- the fibers catch ones you can't see!

No More Mosquitoes

Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes

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.


If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture
inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. if the bike is
stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof
who owns the bike.

Foggy Windshield?

Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the
glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser!
Works better than a cloth!

Reopening envelope

If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include
something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for
an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.


Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper
than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a
great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when
you tried it in your hair...

Goodbye Fruit Flies

To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2"
with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing li quid, mix
well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of Ants

Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it
"home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or
so, esp. if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about
pets or small children being harmed!


kel said...

Cool ideas, I especially want to try the pizza one because I hate soggy reheated pizza....and leftoever pizza is what is on the menu for great timing.

Tracy said...

Thanks for all the tips Cherl!

We like RainX for our windshields as keeps them fog free and works better than windshield wipers in the rain!

Anonymous said...

I love the deviled egg in a ziplock suggestion. I'm definately going to use that trick! :)

Jennifer said...

Great ideas !!

Krissy said...

Those are great! I love the cotton ball idea and the fruit flies. I keep meaning to do that with our kids' bikes, too.

Barbara H. said...

Great ideas! I love the reheated pizza one -- that's one I've never seen before, and I hate soggy crusts, so that sounds especially good!

Tape turned sticky side out works for little things like glass slivers, too, especially the wider packaging tape.

Larae said...

Great ideas..and wow so many of them. I've already seen two of these tips on other people's posts, great minds must think alike ;) Thanks for sharing all of them! I can't wait to try them out. =)

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Mom2fur said...

I have a better idea for squirrels. Feed them peanuts and they'll leave everything else alone. At least, the ones around here do. They're like pets to us, LOL!