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I just saw these on Facebook.

-Crocheted reusable Swifter pads.

-Pant hanger recipe book holder.

Who knew?

Add your own if you find any.

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dialing my Mom & saying, 'Mum, my floor has stuff that looks similar to mud--' (i'll hear, 'click'.....)
& my Mom arrives, Lysol, gloves, bucket/too many cleansers to name,)-- & she cleans..... she cleans-- she washes not yet-worn items~~
God, luv that Mom--

so, my trick is to dial my Mom--
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This thing.
It's cute!

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Old 02-19-2019, 03:29 AM
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despite my Mom, wash!!!! always wash, rinse--
food poising--nope-- don't give that, & by God, don't get that, as well--
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Love those swiffer covers, but I don't have the patience to knit.

When I clean my Keurig with vinegar, I always re-use the vinegar. Sometimes my vanity sink drain starts running slow, so I put some baking soda down it and add the leftover hot vinegar. It does that gurgling thing and clears it out.

Endust! I was buying stainless spray cleaner and stainless wipes to clean my stainless appliances, but they just didn't work very well. The wipes dried out before I used all of them. I tried Pledge, but it's just too smeary. Endust works great, and is much cheaper too. Spray it on a lint free cloth and wipe with the grain of the stainless.

Fridge filters, buy them from Amazon! I was paying about $60 at Lowes for one filter. I now buy them for about $6-7 a piece.
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Fridge filters, buy them from Amazon! I was paying about $60 at Lowes for one filter. I now buy them for about $6-7 a piece.
Fridges have filters????

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oh yeah. fridges have filters for ice/water dispensers.
ours - a GE - has a 'chip' under the fiilter label.

no chippie, no icee - get chippie, no monii left!

same filter as previous model (no chip) but 3x the cost.
no 'generics' can replicate the chip....
such a deal!

so I cut the chip out from under the label of the original filter and taped it to new generic ones.

our municipal water was always excellent, then they built a new plant and it now has 'a taste' - so I put a 'whole kitchen' filter on the line (in the basement) and tied the ice maker to that; eliminates the fridge filter altogether.
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one my least fav chores is peeling potatoes.
so I wash/cut/boil them
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use a ricer - this is a CuisiPro - very sturdy, 3 disks
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scrape off the skins and finish mash with mixer.
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oh yeah. fridges have filters for ice/water dispensers.
ours - a GE - has a 'chip' under the fiilter label.

no chippie, no icee - get chippie, no monii left!

same filter as previous model (no chip) but 3x the cost.
no 'generics' can replicate the chip....
such a deal!

so I cut the chip out from under the label of the original filter and taped it to new generic ones.

our municipal water was always excellent, then they built a new plant and it now has 'a taste' - so I put a 'whole kitchen' filter on the line (in the basement) and tied the ice maker to that; eliminates the fridge filter altogether.
Kudos to you for finding a work-around, and 20 rotten tomatoes to GE for trying to gouge the consumer by adding that chip. That reminds me of the stupid printers that won't work when one cartridge is out of ink...grrr .

QSis, I should have said "water filter."
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Thanks for the Swiffer cover idea. I found 1 with loops to better catch dog and kitty hair, plus the ones that can be used on a wet jet. I've been using the disposable wet cloths, but they are getting really expensive. I could buy a wet jet and some of the kitchen cotton yarn I noticed in the craft catalog and make up a whole bunch of reusable cloths. Also, I could stop having to drag the vacuum around with the loopy ones.



I do crochet and these look really simple and fast to make, especially compared to some things I've made.
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Cookie decorating hacks with kitchen or household items.
The first are using the design in the bottoms of a drinking glass.
The second is using a whisk dipped in food colouring.
The honeycombs were made using bubble wrap.
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It's from Yummy Sam.
Lid and spoon rest.
$8.99@ Amazon.
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It's from Yummy Sam.
Lid and spoon rest.
$8.99@ Amazon.
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Lid and spoon rest.
$8.99@ Amazon.
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Just put that in my amazon cart. Will be good when I use my Instant Pot on the table. DD & I are short so we put it on the table to saute' and a spoon rest that we can stand the lid on will be nice.
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It IS cute!! Looks like a drumstick!! Where did you get it? Sort of like a
bouquet garni.
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It IS cute!! Looks like a drumstick!! Where did you get it? Sort of like a
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It's available on Amazon.
Saw the ad for it on Facebook because I liked and follow some cooking links and groups.
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I found it there. They also have some in other shapes & sizes!!
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I have a plastic one like that. But now, I use my performance blender for getting rid of stringy matter in peeled boiled sweet potatoes!!
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I just discovered Finish Powerball dishwasher tabs. I was amazed at how much better they work in my dishwasher than liquid Cascade. My glasses no longer have water spots and look crystal clean. I have a corning ware skillet that has had baked on brown stuff forever. It came out almost perfectly white.

One other thing I just love is some stainless sink drain strainers from Amazon, Fensbao brand ??? or something like that, two for about $7. They are heavier than the little cheap mesh things that I've been using. Bonus...my well-behaved cats can't fish them out of the sink and run off with them.
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