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The Proper Way To Wash Your Hands

Don’t rinse and run! Here’s the proper way to wash your hands to avoid the spread of germs. Wet hands. Soap up (any soap will do), and lather for 20 seconds. Be sure to scrub fingertips, backs of hands, wrists, between fingers, and under fingernails. Rinse, and towel dry.

Remove Gravy Stains

Spilled gravy on your favorite shirt or holiday tablecloth? Here’s how to get it out: blot up as much of the liquid as possible (don’t rub!). Then mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide with 1/4 cup liquid dish soap. Work the mixture into the stain, then let it soak for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water

Cleaner Fireplace Clean Up

Prevent ash from spreading through the air when cleaning out a fireplace by using a water-filled spray bottle. Lightly mist the ashes before you shovel them.

Utilize the Handy Hole in the Almanac

Have you ever noticed the small hole in the upper left corner of the Farmers’ Almanac? It actually has a very handy use. Thread a piece of string or twine through it to secure your copy and hang it where it’s most convenient: in the outhouse, garage, workbench, garden shed, or pantry. Prevents someone from

Muffin Tin Hack

Use a muffin tin to serve up the condiments at your next cookout. Place mustard, ketchup, relish, mayo, pickles, onions—whatever fixings you’re serving— in each of the muffin compartments. Makes serving and clean up super easy!

Repurpose An Old Golf Bag

Is an old or unused golf bag taking up space in your garage? They can be a real treasure to a gardener. Long-handled tools can be carried in the club compartment and smaller ones in the side pocket.

Mess-Free Easter Egg Dyeing

To make dyeing Easter eggs easier and mess-free, use a wire whisk to hold the hardboiled egg while you dip it in the dye. Just separate the wires to gently release the egg and let dry.

Thrifty Sponge Tip

To save money, cut your sponges and scrubbers in half when you first buy them. They’ll still do a great job and you’ll have double the cleaning tools!

Tough, Natural Cleaner

Need a tough scrubber for tough stains and spills? Sprinkle salt over the dirty area then scrub with a damp sponge. Works like a charm on soap scum and caked-on globs of toothpaste. Plus, no toxic chemicals!

DIY Toilet Cleaner

Guests coming over and you don’t have a lot of time to clean? This easy, homemade toilet cleaner can help: Drop in two effervescent antacid tablets, such as Alka-Seltzer, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush!