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Monday, October 25, 2010

Homemaking Tips

Homemaking Tips 1 - What does the term 'homemaking' really mean? Homemaking means to take a house and make it into a home where your family enjoys living and your friends enjoy visiting.
HomemakingTips 2 - To remove stains from pie pans, cookie sheets, and other cookware, soak then in a mix of water and borax.
Homemaking Tips 3 - If your glasses are cloudy, fill them with water and a few drops of ammonia. Let them soak for an hour then rinse them thoroughly with hot water.
Homemaking Tips 4 - Is your silver looking a bit dull? Shine it up by rubbing it with a potato dipped in baking soda.
Homemaking Tips 5 - Don't ever poor cooking grease down the sink! The grease solidifies when it cools and clogs up your drain.
Homemaking Tips 6 - To remove baked on stains from your oven window, rub a paste of baking soda and water over it. Let this sit for 15-20 min. Wipe the window clean with a wet paper towel.
Homemaking Tips 7 - If you spill something on your clothing, wash the fabric in cold water. Hot water causes the stain to set.
Homemaking Tips 8 - Trying to get rid of the weeds growing the cracks of your sidewalk or driveway? Pour some straight vinegar on them.
Homemaking Tips 9 - Sing while you work around the house. This will help keep you and any family members who might be home in good spirits.
Homemaking Tips 10 - Think about decorating your house creatively and making it unique. There are thousands of interesting home decor ideas on the market. Your home should not only be inviting to others but it should be a place that you can be proud of, knowing that you yourself decorated it.
Homemaking Tips 11 - Remember, homemaking isn't about just keeping the house spotless and making great meals for your family to eat. The whole point of homemaking is to love your family by caring for them. That means spending time talking with them and doing activities with them. Sometimes you have to be willing to let the kitchen get a little dirty while spend time with your kids!
Homemaking Tips 12 - Make lists. When you have a lot of things to do and remember you're bound to forget something. Make lists and attach them to the fridge or to a cork board, anywhere that you'll be likely to notice them.
Homemaking Tips 13 - Be creative in how you use your leftover so that your family doesn't feel like they are eating the same thing two nights in a row. For example, take leftover chili and place it on top of some lettuce with corn tortilla chips. Now you've got taco salad.
Homemaking Tips 14 - Try line drying some of your clothes rather than running them through the driers. Over using your drier results in higher electricity bills and tends to wear out clothes faster.
Homemaking Tips 15 - Don't go to the grocery store hungry. You're more likely to buy foods you don't need, probably shouldn't eat, or can't afford. Eat a snack before you go and arrive at the store with a list of everything you need. Stick to your list and don't buy a lot of other things. If you didn't know you needed something until you saw it, you probably don't need it.

Homemaking Tips 16 - "Recycle" those plastic shopping bags from the grocery or discount store by using them to line small wastebaskets in your bedroom or bathroom. You won't need to buy those special wastebasket liners--and you can tie up the bag (and the mess inside it) before tossing it into the trash.

Homemaking Tips 17 - Before deciding to disgard unwanted furniture, take another look at it and make sure that you're not overlooking its hidden potential. Older furniture has the wood quality and craftsmanship that is not easily found in any ordinary furniture store anymore. A layer of paint, new stain treatment, or updated hardware (knobs) can transform your unwanted piece of furniture into something fresh and contemporary.

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