Uses for Plastic Tablecloths
we had a halloween party one year and i covered our couches with the cheap plastic table clothes from the dollar store. they worked perfectly to prevent anyone from spilling on the couches and all i had to do was roll them up and toss them when it was over...
Ive used Spray and Wash spray on my sons clothes. I also recommend trying Dawn dish detergent. Ive found that Desitin is hard to get out of fabric and carpet. My son squeezed a tube of it onto the carpet one day. I scraped off what I could and used the Dawn...
Buying Bar Keeper's Friend?
I bought mine at Bed Bath Beyond and used a 20% off coupon on it.
Store Appliances in Pillowcases
This is such a good idea! So much better than fighting with the plastic bags that Ive been trying to fit the appliances in! Plus if it does get dusty, you can throw them in the wash! Im going to switch everything to pillow cases right now!
Finding Someone to Repair a Musical Bear?
Does the bear still have the makers tag on it? If you can locate the company they may be able to give you a solution to it or send you a replacement. My niece had a talking doll that stopped talking and the company that made it replaced it for free.
Recliner Lever Extender?
After my grandmother got stuck in her recliner and had to climb over the arm to get out of it, her physical therapist told her to use her vacuum hose extender. He placed this over the lever. Very similar to the PVC pipe idea.
Small Balances Left on Pre-paid Credit Cards?
Just wanted to let everyone know that I tried the PayPal way and it wouldnt let me do it. Some of the cards were not accepted by PayPal and to have more than 2 cards listed they wanted me to pay for that. I tried to use them in a store but the stores view them...
Keeping Track of My Mileage?
If you go to http://office.microsoft.com and type in mileage log in the search area, a couple of different templates come up that are free to download -as long as you have Excel on your computer.
Cleaning Delicate China Flowers
A clean makeup brush can be used as well to clean delicate china. Its soft and they come in different sizes!
How much flour is a "cup"?
Here is a great site that can convert almost anything... http://www.onlineconversion.com/cooking.htm
You can also go to www.pollen.com for allergy alerts...
Star Themed Wedding Decorations?
Planning a Bachelorette Party?
Heres some links to get ideas... http://snipurl.com/uc2w http://weddinglinklady.blogspot.com/2006/03/showers-bachelorette-party-web-sites.html
I knew someone that sharpened their scissors on the rough ceramic edge on the bottom of a coffee mug.
Search Websites Using Google
This is great! I never knew you could do this! Thanks!!
1920's Themed Wedding?
You should be able to find a lot of ideas from here... http://www.askginka.com/themes/1920theme.htm
Cloth to Use as Padding for Bras?
You could also use shoulder pads...I knew someone who use to pad their bra with them...
Using Garden Fence to Organize My Craft Desk
This is a great idea!! I love how you have your ribbon hanging above it!!
Free Countdown Timer for Email?
I like the ones this site has... www.lilypie.com
Putting Stubborn Lids on Tupperware
Another tip if the hot water doesnt work, is on a sunny day put the lid on the floor in your car. When your car heats up itll soften the lid. I had some tupperware lids that wouldnt fit no matter what I did (including the hot water), I decided to take them...
Use a Tally Counter When Grocery Shopping
I use one of the old plastic grocery counters. It unfortunately only counts up to $20 but I still use it. I just round up the change portion of the price and when I get to the $20 mark I write it down and keep going. Its a great feeling when Im at the register...
Fire Theme Wedding?
Try this link for ideas! http://www.askginka.com/themes/firefightertheme.htm
Fire Theme Wedding?
stumbled onto these websites... http://gardenandhearth.com/WeddingonaBudget/Firefighter.htm http://gardenandhearth.com/WeddingonaBudget/FirefighterWedding.htm
Fire Theme Wedding?
another post on here... http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf130639.tip.html
Making Birth Announcements?
Found this link for the candy wrappers... http://desktoppub.about.com/od/candywrappers/l/bl_cwbaby.htm
Poll: Do you shred credit card offers?
Here is a link on how to opt-out of these offers. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/prescreen.htm
Shred Credit Card Offers
Heres a link on how to Opt Out http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/prescreen.htm
Dry Erase Tile
I love this idea!!
Renaissance Themed Wedding?
Here are some links I found... http://weddinglinklady.blogspot.com/2006/03/wedding-customs-traditions.html this link has medieval and renaissance mixed together... http://weddinglinklady.blogspot.com/2006/03/theme-wedding-medieval.html http://www.askginka.com...
Exchange Student Programs for France?
have you spoken to a teacher or counsler at school? i would think they would have the information you are looking for and a way to set it up for you...
Mexican Wedding Reception Decorations?
Here is a website that might be able to help you... Good luck! http://www.askginka.com/nationality/mexican.htm
Uses for CD Jewel Cases?
I donated my used cd cases to the library to save them money in replacing their beat up ones. They are saving me money by not having to buy books, movies or music so I figure it was an even trade!
Mold on a Bath Mat?
I use Tilex Mold & Mildew spray. I think it is also used for soap scum too. I spray my bath mat down let it set for a bit then rinse. Every day I hang it to dry. I usually do it every 2 weeks to keep up with it.
Uses for Oven Mitts?
Wear an oven mitt to change a light bulb that is still hot.
Makeup Stain on Wedding Dress?
Your best bet is to bring it to a dry cleaner or even call them. They will be able to tell you how to fix it...
Groceries for a Gift
I second this idea. I like to buy a supermarket giftcard for new home owners...that first food order is always a tough one!
Disposable Cameras for Auto Accidents
This is an excellent idea. Just make sure to change the camera every year or so. The heat and cold can damage the film or in the extreme cases the heat can melt it.
Free Wedding Invitations?
If you plan on buying a boxed set of do it yourself invites. Make sure you check prices at stores like Target and Walmart to the craft stores. I bought a box from Target and it was $10 cheaper than the craft store. And it was the same extact item.
Dawn Original Reviews
I recently used Dawn to remove greasy little finger print stains on my couch cushion. I just soaped up a paper towel with the Dawn and rubbed the marks. They are all gone after one application!! My parents also used Dawn to remove grease stains in their driveway...
Tips for Applying Makeup
Use a fat makeup brush to apply pressed powder or loose powder. I feel like it gives me better coverage than the little pad that comes with it.
Mapquest Directions and Map Pages
I like to use http://www.mapsonus.com or AAA has an online map creator that you can use if you are a member.
Reusing a Mylar Balloon?
If you cant refill it you can use it to wrap a gift.
Shredded Paper for Gift Baskets
If you have a strip shredder you can go an extra step and curl the paper. You can curl the paper just like you do to ribbon with the edge of a scissor. I used the edge of a ruler to this instead of scissors so I wouldnt cut the paper or myself!
Storing Banners and Small Posters
dont forget about using the tubes that wrapping paper comes on...these work great for anything as you can always cut it down to the size you need!
Groomsmen Gifts Ideas?
For my wedding we gave the groomsmen a small over night bag to hold toiletries and included black socks for the wedding day to wear with their tuxes. They absolutely loved the bags and were happy they didnt have to remember to buy socks!!
I love this site and if you join her mailing list there are coupons in the newsletter that she doesnt put on the website. www.wow-coupons.com
I do this as well but use Shutterfly to send them. That way if the person wants a copy of a certain picture they can order it at their leisure. Its made things easier in the fact I dont have to run out and make dozens of copies of photos that might be looked...
Bathtub Crud Buildup?
I used the Mr. Clean Eraser on some of the spots in my tub. The previous owner took the decals up and there were brown spots where they were. They are not completely gone but they have lightened.
You can also use ice cube trays for small items...
Saving the Fingers When Hammering
Combs work too! :)
Cleaning Spray Paint Off a Driveway?
A wire brush and some soap might work. We used this on regular paint and it all came out. It took a little while but it did come out. Of course then we had a spot of cement that was cleaner than the rest!
Ive used a large soft makeup brush to dust some of my older dolls off. I dont use anything with it, just a gentle brushing. It gets in all the little crevises and takes no time to do.
Organizing Photos In Acid Free Boxes?
Separating is half the battle! Personally I would sort by date now that the separating is done. Most of the photo boxes come with some kind of index card/separator, so use those to mark what event or date it is. If you run out, which I have, regular large index...
Reusing Light Bulb Packges
You can use them in envelopes when mailing out pictures. No more bent photos!