Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Life Hacks from the Back of my {Generic} Cereal Box

I go through phases where cereal is an integral part of my diet {as in sometimes I'll eat it 2+ times per day}. My recent go-to cereal has been Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. When Ryan came home with TWO boxes of the generic version of cereal, I kinda sorta may have thrown a mini fit. {He knows better than to mess with my brands...I don't care if it's 2 for $5.} As hard as it is for me to admit, his generic cereal was actually really good...I've already had to open the second box!

I was about to throw away the empty box when I noticed these "Household Tips" on the back panel. It's amazing what you can learn from a little box of cereal {including the lesson that I shouldn't question the husband's grocery shopping skills!}.

  • Fresh lemon will remove onion scent from your hands.
  • To keep ants out of the house, find where the ants are entering and sprinkle a barrier of cinnamon or ground pepper. The spices are too hot for the ants to cross.
  • Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
  • To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
  • The freshness of eggs can be tested by placing them in a large bowl of cold water. If they float, don't use them.
  • For a clogged shower head, try boiling it in 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 quart water for 15 minutes.
  • Don't throw away leftover wine. {What?!!?  Who has leftover wine?!!?} Freeze it into ice cubes for future use in casseroles or sauces.
  • If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dish gloves. The non-slip grip makes opening jars easy.
  • Use egg whites to remove gum from clothing. Brush egg white onto gum with a toothbrush. Let sit for 15 minutes and then launder as usual.
  • Baby wipes are miracle-workers on stains. From motor oil to blood, they remove almost anything!

Life hacks, Household tips

What are your secret life hacks?