I hate winter. I do not ski, board, toboggan or skate. My feet are always cold and I get depressed with the dark gloomy days and grey overcast skies.
I do love to read. And by reading I have come across some interesting articles mostly about Frugal Living.By always being short of money makes me embrace anything that is a cheaper way of doing things and avoiding waste.
Vinegar is a magic liquid.
For the office:
Your computer, printer, fax machine, and other home office gear will work better if you keep them clean and dust-free. Before you start cleaning, make sure that all your equipment is shut off. Now mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a bucket. Dampen a clean cloth in the solution — never use a spray bottle; you don’t want to get liquid on the circuits inside — then squeeze it out as hard as you can, and start wiping. Keep a few cotton swabs on hand for getting to the buildups in tight spaces (like around the keys of your keyboard).
Don’t forget the phone and the mouth piece of your cell for a wipe with vinegar.
A person with smelly feet willbenegit from soaking feet in vinegar and water then carefully dry them. It the shoes or boots smell, cut a potato in half and put half in each shoe/boot. It will leave the smelling like new just over night.
I use it for everything from cleaning the kitchens, the windows, the wall, and the fridge. A good link for this is http://www.rd.com/home/150-household-uses-for-vinegar
I use it to clean my fridge. Far more effective that baking soda. Once I clean the fridge I organize.
One wonderful trick I have learned is to keep crisp for 2 weeks of more. Frost free fridges suck the moisture out of produce. Even in a plastic bag.
So after I have water and spun my lettuce, I store it in a large jar in the fridge. I snap the bottom off because metal knives make lettuce go brown. Pop on the lid and safe crisp storage
Read more: http://www.rd.com/home/150-household-uses-for-vinegar/#ixzz2xPw8PLbk
Another neat trick, is salads. I loves salads, but the limp little puddles in a plastic container does not do it for me.
I get a sealer with lid, put salad dressing in the bottom, then add lettuce, cauliflower, cucumber,tomato, cold boiled egg, nuts. Put the top on and leave in the fridge.
When you want your lunch or dinner, turn upside down a couple of times to distribute the dressing and a lovely fresh cheap salads. The stay cooler than their plastic counter parts and you are more likely to be taken home.
And if yo run lout of glasses this summer, the jars make excellent sturdy drinking glasses.
I will try top get busy with my blog again.
I will talk to you about a lasagna garden