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Forum: Home Tips 09-19-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,028
Posted By bongobro
Cool Stops food from sticking...and chairs from squeaking!

That can of non-stick cooking spray doubles as a convenient spray lubricant, too. I recently purchased an old wooden swivel office chair at a fundraising yard sale. Fantastic shape, good shape for...
Forum: Health & Safety Tips 12-28-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,456
Posted By bongobro
Lightbulb Pill Boxes Relieve More than Headaches!

Mrs. 'bro (my wife) came up with this one. She got tired of losing the backs of her tiny pierced earrings...until somebody gave us a handful of those seven-day pill boxes. She now puts those small...
Forum: Hobbies Tips 12-18-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,734
Posted By bongobro
Cool Real Men and Women Cook Quiche...without a Mess!

If you're making custard or any kind of custard-based pie (quiche, pumpkin, etc.), pour the filling into the unbaked pie shell after putting the shell on your oven rack. (To reduce additional...
Forum: Home Tips 12-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,028
Posted By bongobro
Lightbulb ...BUT there's an important exception to my last post!

My younger daughter brought this to my attention recently when she asked Mrs. 'bro and me to get her some towels for her and her family.

She asked for white towels for all her family--but...
Forum: Home Tips 12-01-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,028
Posted By bongobro
Cool A Paler Shade of White

Ever wonder why hospitals, hotels and other institutions prefer white towels? Several reasons come to mind:

1) They're easier to keep clean; if need be, you can use hot water and bleach to remove...
Forum: Hobbies Tips 10-15-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,369
Posted By bongobro
Exclamation Be Sharp--Guard Your Fabric Scissors!

For best results in cutting fabric, the scissors you use should cut fabric and nothing but fabric. Using your fabric scissors to cut paper even once will dull the edge, resulting in slower, uneven...
Forum: Home Tips 08-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,950
Posted By bongobro
Wink Sorting things out...

Sorting laundry is more than just making sure you don't accidentally wash a red sock in a load of hot-water-only whites.

Washing delicate items (like silky blouses and skirts) with...
Forum: Home Tips 08-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,950
Posted By bongobro
Lightbulb "Cross your heart, yeah..."

When washing bras, panty hose, or other dainty items, it is best to wash them in a mesh laundry bag to keep them from tangling. At the very least, be sure to close the hooks to keep the straps from...
Forum: Health & Safety Tips 08-16-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,034
Posted By bongobro
Exclamation Traveling light in more ways than one!

Never leave anything in your car that you can't afford to lose. Even with cargo covers and hidden spaces, nothing is truly safe even in a locked vehicle.
Forum: Hobbies Tips 08-16-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,139
Posted By bongobro
Cool Sneaky way to introduce whole wheat flour into home baking

To improve the fiber and nutrition of homemade biscuits, breads, pancakes, etc., try sneaking whole wheat flour into your recipe. You can replace up to half the amount of enriched white flour called...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 08-04-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,164
Posted By bongobro
Angry All aluminum cans are not alike!

Strange as it sounds, some recycling companies now require customers to separate beer and soda cans from other aluminum cans. According to the recycling center I use most often, soda and beer cans...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 08-04-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,164
Posted By bongobro
Cool Another thing to do with excess plastic bags

If you take your dog walking in a public place, take along a couple of plastic bags to dispose of what comes naturally. Just slip the bag over your hand and pick up Fido's fertilizer. Turn the bag...
Forum: Hobbies Tips 05-27-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,581
Posted By bongobro
Exclamation Keep that "grill" shining!

Be sure to give the grill grate a good brushing (with a Scotch-Brite type of nylon brush) to clean old grease and burnt-on food before you grill. Wire brushes can break off and leave little bits of...
Forum: Hobbies Tips 05-27-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,007
Posted By bongobro
Lightbulb Another thing a tuna pouch just can't do!

In an earlier post, I recommended using a tuna can or cat food can to measuring the amount of water your lawn receives.

These handy little cans can also help you clear out little circular areas...
Forum: Hobbies Tips 05-27-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,620
Posted By bongobro
Exclamation And it works as well in the opposite direction, too!

In most areas, this ALSO applies to oncoming emergency vehicles on undivided four-lane highways. I found this out the hard way several months ago when a fire-department vehicle was coming toward me...
Forum: Hobbies Tips 05-27-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,139
Posted By bongobro
Cool Seasoned fries at home

While at least one restaurant is known for its seasoned french fries, you can get the same at results at home! Just use your favorite seasoning and sprinkle them on the fries as you take them out of...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 03-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,713
Posted By bongobro
Exclamation That's oil, folks!

There's one kind of #2 plastic bottle that no recycler will take: The ones that previously held motor oil. The oil makes the plastic unrecyclable (and provides a hazmat hazard no recycler needs--or...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 03-30-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,713
Posted By bongobro
Lightbulb Recycle, recycle, recycle (some extra tips)

Many supermarkets have plastic recycling bins at the front of the store...one chain in the St. Louis area recycles not only their plastic bags, but also plastic wrappers from newspapers, bread bags,...
Forum: Health & Safety Tips 03-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,859
Posted By bongobro
Exclamation A Weather Radio: Cheap Insurance

As a lifelong resident of the Midwest -- a/k/a "Tornado Alley" -- I've learned tornadoes can come at any time of day, any day of the year. (Some of St. Louis' worst twisters came in January 1967 and...
Forum: Health & Safety Tips 03-30-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,616
Posted By bongobro
Talking It's about "time!"

No matter what toothpaste you use, it won't do you any good if you don't brush long enough. Most brands recommend brushing "for at least one minute" for best results. Some electric toothbrushes have...
Forum: Health & Safety Tips 03-30-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,456
Posted By bongobro
Lightbulb The shampoo switcheroo!

If your favorite shampoo isn't working like it used to, try switching shampoos. Ingredients in Shampoo A may build up in your hair over time, and washing your hair with Shampoo B will wash out the...
Forum: Shopping Tips 03-07-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,651
Posted By bongobro
Lightbulb Be pushy with your purchases...use your calculator!

As someone who sees the cash register from both sides of the keyboard, few things irritate me more than someone who buys too many items, then has to return them because he or she overspent. While...
Forum: Shopping Tips 01-21-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,264
Posted By bongobro
Exclamation If it looks too good to be true...

In my previous post, I told you how some stores are cracking down on misredeemed coupons. Another form of misredemption that gives store managers gray hair (or worse!) is counterfeit coupons.

Many...
Forum: Shopping Tips 01-21-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,651
Posted By bongobro
Exclamation Time may NOT be on your side with reduced-priced items

If you buy items from reduced-price displays, closeout stores or bakery thrift shops, be SURE you check the "best before" date on the package. If you can use the item in the time left on the package,...
Forum: Money Tips 01-21-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,712
Posted By bongobro
Lightbulb Consolidating errands AND keeping your engine healthy, too

It sounds counterproductive, but make the first stop on your trip at the store or business furthest from your home. This will allow the engine to warm up properly and reduce short-trip side effects...
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