Heloise Hints

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June 2013 Archives

Saving Money on Summer Energy Bills

posted by sballou

To help keep your kitchen cooler during the summer, use your microwave more, and turn on your dishwasher, only when in full. Here’s another energy-saving hint. If you cook food in glass or ceramic baking dishes, you can turn the […]

Make Bagel Chips

posted by sballou

If you have leftover bagels after a Sunday brunch, don’t throw them out. Instead, make bagel chips, a crunchy treat your kids will devour. Here’s how. 1. Cut the bagels into 1/8th-inch or thin slices 2. Put them on a […]

Nut-Crunch Appetizer

posted by sballou

Keep a couple of varieties of nuts in your freezer in a zip bag. If you have unexpected company drop by, you can make a crunchy nibble in a hurry. Here’s how. 1. Add olive oil or butter into a […]

Preventing Microwave Messes

posted by sballou

When you put milk and cereal or creamy mixtures into the microwave, it always seems to bubble over and create a big gloppy mess. Here’s how to avoid it. * Buy cheap paper plates when they are on sale. * […]

Toothbrushes in the Kitchen?

posted by sballou

Toothbrushes aren’t just for use on your teeth! Buy several extra toothbrushes when they are on sale. Store in the kitchen drawers. Here’s how you can use them. * Use toothbrushes for removing bits of leftover food on food-processor blades, […]

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Don't Over Pack Your Suitcase!
It always seems so difficult to fit everything you want to take into your luggage, but here are some Heloise Hints to help you make more efficient use of the space and that means you can take (and bring home) more: 1. Place the heaviest items on the bottom of suitcase, meaning when the bag is pic

posted 8:00:16am Sep. 01, 2014 | read full post »

Sticky, Gummy Video Game or Cell Phone Equipment
Your children’s must-have tech devices do get a messy workout with all those dirty, sticky fingers. So here’s the quickest way to get off the gunk: TO CLEAN: The best way for children to clean a cell phone is by using an alcohol based wet wipe, but not on the screen. This at least will remove

posted 8:00:40am Aug. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Stinky Lunchboxes? Double Yuck!
If your children take lunches to school, the lunchbox or bag will inevitably get dirty and smelly. Here’s how to remove the bad odors: TO CLEAN: Lightly wet a paper towel with a bit of household vinegar or sprinkle some odor-neutralizing baking soda on it. Place inside the lunch bag or box over

posted 8:00:18am Aug. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Filthy Children's Backpacks! Yuck!
Your kids’ backpacks will end up being disgusting during the school year. Everything it seems will be crammed inside and left like it’s a portable garbage bag. Use these hints to try to keep it clean: 1. To get rid of the dirt that you see on the backpack, brush off with a dry brush or vacuum

posted 8:00:14am Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Frantic Morning Rush?
Getting everybody ready for school in the morning can be such a crazy and stressful time. Here are several hints to make it calmer, so hopefully it goes a little more orderly: 1. Before bedtime, make sure your children gather all their school papers and put them into their backpacks, so they won

posted 8:00:43am Aug. 26, 2014 | read full post »


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