Microwave Deodorizer: Place a microwave safe bowl filled halfway to the top with water with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, or a cut-up lemon, in the microwave. Cook on high for 40 to 60 seconds.
Burned Popcorn? Place 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract in a bowl and heatfor 30 seconds. Keep door closed for 10 to 12 hours. Remove bowl and wipe inside of microwave.
Deodorize Shoes: Stuff newspaper in shoes – the paper absorbs odor and perspiration – also keeps shoe shape.
Foggy Mirror: A blow-dryer will clear it!
Can’t Find Important Papers? Try placing important letters, papers and paperwork in large, resealable plastic bags, and then tack the bags on a bulletin board or refrigerator. You’ll be able to see what’s inside the bags, and you’ll have easy access to your papers.
Better Closet Storage Store out-of-season things on the top shelves of closets. These shelves are usually too high to use for everyday clothes, but can easily keep different season, or holiday clothes and decorations in a safe, yet accessible spot.
–From the pages of the Farmers’ Almanac.