Especially for tips related with personal care…

Check with your doctor before using any tip that could have any effect on your health!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Storing extra basil

To store a large amount of basil, chop all the leaves and place 2 tbsp in each cavity of ice cube trays. Fill all trays with water, freeze and transfer the cubes to zipped plastic bags. When you need the herb, place the portion in a strainer until melted and use it as usual.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Curling rug corner

To undo a curled rug corner, fold it in the opposite direction of the curl, press down with a warm iron for a few minutes, unfold and place a heavy object on the area for a couple hours. The heat and weight will make the corner to go back to the original shape.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Leak-free bottles

To prevent liquids from leaking when being transported, remove the lid of the bottle and wrap a small piece of plastic wrap over its opening. Close the bottle and carry it with more confidence.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Dryer sheets substitute

Soak a clean washcloth in liquid fabric softener and let it dry. Next time you do laundry, toss the washcloth in the dryer and let the steam do its job. The results are fresh scent garments and a lot of savings, since you can reuse the same washcloth for up to 30 loads.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cleaning blinds easily

Soak a cloth with rubbing alcohol (or white vinegar) and wrap it around a silicone spatula, tying with rubber bands. The kitchen tool can easily access hard-to-reach areas, working between the slats, cleaning and disinfecting the blinds.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Slamming door

To prevent a door from slamming shut and disturbing the area, tie a light piece of string to both sides of the doorknob, keeping it running around the door’s edge. This will provide friction to slow the door when it meets the frame.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Revive a flower arrangement

Submerge the stems in a vase of hot water until the blossoms revive, then place the flowers back in a vase of fresh and cool water. Use this tip only on flowers that have already wilted (on new blossoms will have a contrary result).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Menstrual cramps relief

To alleviate cramps during the week of your period, add some oregano to your meals (about 2 tsp per day). The herb has compounds that relax uterine muscles, preventing them from contracting and cramping.