Thursday, February 23, 2017
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
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
Monday, February 20, 2017
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
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
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
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).