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I use old holey socks for dust rags. Slipping one on my hand (or one on the other as well), actually makes dusting faster, since the sock isn't hard to maneuver around things.
Me and Matt have two large baskets by the front door that our 'goes to work' crap goes in, that can be poked into the hall closet if company shows up.
I kept the 120 use laundry dispenser, and refill it with the 64 use detergent.
I have some nice shirts that i turn inside out, wash them on cold permanent press using the Woolite Dark detergent, and air dry. This is why i have some shirt that are 5 years old and still look brand new.
I hang my shirts inside out on the hangers. This way, when i put the shirt on, there isn't any 'shoulder dents' from the hangers.
My hanging clothes are organized by color.
I have Post-It pads in every room, because it never fails that i though of a grocery list itemat the opposite end of the house where the list was.
I put a small bowl of water in the microwave, and 'cook' for 5 minutes. This steams any splatters and takes one swipe to wipe off.
I line all baking pans with foil, so that the pan isn't a pain to clean when i bake something in it.
I never put the burners on the highest setting. The second or third highest setting is enough to get water to boil for pasta without overexposing the pans to too much heat.
A apple gets thrown into the potato bin. This keeps the potatoes from sprouting.
Freezing an onion before chopping makes it easier for the eyes to tolerate.
An empty soda can box makes a good trash can for the car, since, when it's filled, you can pitch the whole thing.
Mix up 1/4 cup of olive oil, and 1/4 cup sugar. Scrub your hands at the sink with this mixture, and it works just as well to exfoliate and soften, cheaper than buying that jar of One Minute Miracle.
A zig-zag part in the hair works better at diguising roots than a straight part.
Use baking soda for a foot deodorant instead of the spray (smelly) kind.
Armor All looks nice to clean the interior of the car with, but putting it on the top of the dashboard makes a nasty glare when driving. Use furniture polish spray on that part to get the clean gleam, without the glare.
White vinegar is great to add to a washer load of bathtowels.
When taking Fido on a trip, it's easier to measure his food out in Ziploc bags with the right portions, than to take a big container. Then all you have to do for each feeding is just dump the Ziploc bag out in his bowl.
Some people have first aid kits for their home and car for people, but you should also have one for your pets. www.purina.com
has a list of things that should be included.