Long Hill Garden Club of Trumbull, Connecticut

Helpful Hints - Page 4



• Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
• Dirty grout - Listerine
• Stains on clothes - Colgate toothpaste
• Grass stains - Karo Syrup
• Grease Stains - Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!
• Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
• To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox , or 2 Bayer aspirin , or just use 7-up instead of water.
• When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you 'squeeze' for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.
They are:
Monday = Blue,
Tuesday = Green,
Thursday = Red
Friday = White
Saturday = Yellow.
So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.
•Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.
•Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing them together again with a rubber band.
•Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
•Add baby powder to your beach bag, as it gets sand off your skin easily,
•Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases.
•Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling. Or any of your long flower arranging items.
•A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant. Think flower arranging items that fit in a drinking cup
•Install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles, just hook the spray handle over the bar.
o before pouring into the plant pots.