• Sinks - To keep sink drains free flowing, cover the drain opening with baking soda and pour vinegar over the soda.

  • Salt Shakers - A small amount of rice or barley in salt shakers will prevent lumping on damp days.

  • Cupcakes - To frost cupcakes quickly, dip them upside down into the bowl of frosting and then twirl them slightly.

  • Olive Oil - For olive oil that isn't, put four large un-stuffed olives in a cup of regular salad oil. Refrigerate in a tightly covered jar about a week before using. It tastes like the real thing!

  • Coffee Filters -
    1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

    2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

    3. Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.

    4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

    5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

    6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

    7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

    8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

    9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

    10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent The soil from going through the drainage holes.

    11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

    12. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc. on them. Soaks out all the grease.

    13. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."


  • Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away. (I prefer to soak the lime in Gin and rub it on my tongue first).

  • To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stove top.

  • Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.

  • Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

  • When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.

  • Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.

  • Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much more economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely! In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get 'sharpened'' this way!