Monday, July 14, 2008

Tidbit Tuesday!

Well another Tuesday is upon us I have few juicy tidbits for you today. I hope you might find one that works for you.

For all those out there that have a above ground pool. With everything going up these days, it is hard to buy chemicals for the pool. I was told by a professional pool man that you could use baking soda to keep the ph level up in the pool. It works, and it only cost about $0.25 to $0.45 a box.

The best and cheapest way to get rid of weeds growing in the cracks of sidewalks is white vinegar. On a nice bright sunny day just squirt the vinegar all over the weed and into the sidewalk crack. The hot sun will take care of the rest. It's not only cheap but environmently friendly. And it's safe enough to have the kids do this job... I put it in a squirt bottle and have my son do this.

Sprinkle old coffee grounds around places you don’t want ants, or on the ant piles themselves. The little buggers will move on or stay away. Used grounds are also said to repel snails and slugs.

To clean those filthy artificial flowers, just pour some salt into a paper bag and add your flowers. Shake very well .The salt will absorb all the dirtydebris and leave your artificial flowers clean and new!

If your scissors get dull, just layer about 7 pieces of foil and cut through them a few times, and the scissors are sharp once again!

Be sure and stop over @ Melinda Zook to see what great tidbits she has today as well.

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Melinda Zook said...

Love these tidbits! I am definitely doing the vinegar one and scissors are pathetic.

MamaFlo said...

Outstanding ideas. I think knowing these little things make a woman feel empowered (seriously).