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Put a Dryer Sheet in your Pocket, and other Zany Savers

May 18th, 2008 at 01:27 pm

Tips from the Tehachapi Loop May 2008

Mosquito 'Spray' - Put a dryer sheet in your pocket to keep mosquitos away.

Static Cling 'Spray' - Pin a safety pin to the seam of a dress or pants to banish static cling.

Envelope Sleuth - Open a sealed envelope without a tear by freezing for an hour or two.

Ant Trap - Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants for them to take back to the colony. It is indigestible to ants and they die. Great to try where you have dogs or kids who might otherwise touch pesticides.

Pizza Nerds - Reheat pizza slices in a non stick skillet on the stovetop. Keeps the crust crispy! Bye bye microwave.

Yesterday's Weed Killer - Place layers of overlapped wet newspaper under mulch around new outdoor plants. Weeds are not able to grow through.

Cake Queen - Whip storebought ready frosting to double the volume! Less calories, less sugar per serving.

3 Responses to “Put a Dryer Sheet in your Pocket, and other Zany Savers”

  1. Maismom Says:

    Love the "Static Cling 'Spray'" tip. Thanks!!

  2. honeichild Says:

    Great tips! Thanks

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Ivouch for the newspaper under mulch. It will also add humus to the soil. Don't expect miracles, though. In my climate the newspaper almost entirely integrates into the soil within a year, even when I lay it several sections thick. But so does 40% of the wood chip mulch.

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