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July 14, 2004
Centipedes in the Bathtub
Help, I have centipedes in my bath tub and would like to know how to get rid of them. All help will be appreciated. Nan in Northwest Iowa
Sizing Down a Costume for a Child
When you are sizing down a costume for a child, have them try on the costume for fitting inside out and with the shoes (if any) they will be wearing with the costume. After they have the costume on (still inside out) mark where the seams for the intake will be.
Use Wallboard Joint Compound as a Dimensional Paste in Crafting
Here's a way for crafters to save money. I use wallboard joint compound as a dimensional paste in crafting. You can buy it at hardware or home improvement stores. At Lowe's I bought a 3 lb. container for $2.
Save Money Using a Wood Burning Stove
We bought a wood-burning stove second-hand, and got free wood from timber offcuts chucked out by truss-roofing builders.
Store Breakables in Liquor Boxes
My family used to run a restaurant/bar and we got TONS of beer boxes. By using the boxes with the dividers inside (used to keep the glass bottles from breaking) to store Christmas ornaments we had a thrifty yet extremely practical way to protect glass ornaments and other breakables!
Using a Drink Mixer to Make Baby Food
Making your own baby food is super easy, not to mention thrifty, and nutritious, too! I found a handheld drink mixer left over from my husband's "powershake" days.
Longer Lasting Razors
The cost of getting blades for my husband's razor was getting exorbitant until I remembered a tip I read. After each use, store the razor head upside down in about 1/2 inch of alcohol, just enough to cover the razor edge thoroughly.
No Moths Without Using Mothballs
I'm going to put a dresser up in the attic to store clothes and I'm just wondering if anyone has ideas/tips on how to keep the moths away without using moth balls because I heard they do damage to clothing plus the smell is so overpowering.
Watching the Scanner
When checking out at the grocery store, make sure to pay attention to the scan price of each item. I have caught plenty of overpriced items simply because the store did not change them to the proper price in the computer system.
Removing Super Glue from a Wood Table
Would anyone know any tips on how to remove super glue (used for fake nails) can be removed from a wood table, without sanding down the whole thing. Thanks, Samantha R
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