Over the years, I've been collecting useful tips & tricks and storing them in my brain. Disclaimer: This storage system may not be the most reliable so I'm sure a lot of great ideas have leaked out. I also can't take credit for these ideas - they're a compilation of my own ideas & things I've learned from the internet, friends & family. Check it out!
- Use coconut oil as as eye cream
- Rinsing your face with salt water gets rid of pimples (works for me!)
- Baking soda & water make a great face scrub
- A rolling pin makes a great foot massager! (Don't forget to wash it before making bread.)
- Gargling with mouth wash really helps a sore throat
- Put Vicks in your Scentsy burner to help clear your stuffed up nose
- Stick a Swiffer cloth to discrete areas, like under the couch, where dust tends to collect. Apparently, these will help draw in dust bunnies & keep your home cleaner!
- Freeze balloons filled with water instead of dumping a bag of ice into your cooler - you can reuse the balloons!
- Apparently, feeding your plants the leftover cold tea in the bottom of your mug is great for them!
- A ball of tin foil makes a great bbq grill scrubber
- Use one of those cheap pop-up laundry hampers as a garbage bag holder. You can get them at the dollar store and they're useful for yard work or camping.
- Apparently putting plastic wrap on the "knob" of your bunch of bananas keeps them fresh longer
- Have too much yogurt? Freeze it in an ice cube tray & throw it in your blender for smoothies
- Don't have an air popcorn popper? Put a bit of oil in a pop & throw in your kernels on low heat. Don't forget the lid & swish the kernels around often to keep them from burning. (THIS is what people did before microwaves!)
- Freeze your chicken breast in a Ziplock bag with marinade in it. The meat will marinade while it's thawing.
- For easy meals, boil bone-in chicken breasts for 30-40 mins (or until fully cooked), shred the chicken, and freeze it in a Ziplock. When the chicken thaws it will be really juicy and delicious. I even add blanched veggies to the chicken & sauce - then there's a full meal in a bag & all you have to do is thaw & stir-fry it.
- When you're barbecuing, add an easy veggie side dish to the grill. Wrap frozen string beans & carrots in tinfoil with a bit of Thai sauce added, put it on the grill & cook for about 20 mins. Delicious!
What are your best tips & tricks?