LIFE "HACKS" TO SAVE YOU TIME
We are going to try a new, regular feature called "hacks". "Hacks" in its current usage, it means "Life Hacks" - a strategy or technique to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way. We will include a few "hacks", often accompanied by a photograph, to make your daily life easier.
Remove Candle Wax From Furniture Using Ice Cubes - If you ever spill candle wax on a piece of furniture, don't risk ruining its finish by trying to scrape it off. Instead, fill a plastic bag with ice cubes, place it over the wax, and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the wax has sufficiently cooled and hardened, you can pick it up easily without ruining your furniture's finish or fabric.
Kitchen Sink and Tub Tips - Hack for your kitchen sink holding water or your tub won't drain after another at home haircut, there's an easy solution to those plumbing woes that doesn't involve a trip to the store. "Coffee grounds can be mixed with dish soap and boiling water to unclog drains," says Alex Azoury, founder and CEO of Home Grounds. Azoury recommends mixing the grounds with soap and adding the mixture into your drain, following it up with a lengthy pour of boiling water, the combination of which will break up whatever's clogging your pipes.
Killing Pests - Cigars are pure-leaf tobacco. Break up a cigar into thirds or quarters, crumble it up and place into ash trays or jar caps. Place them at different spots around the house. Most pests (even scorpions) are drawn to these and will gorge themselves and die!
Bubble Gum - Place wads of juicy bubble gum on your back retaining walls. The smell of the sweet fructose will draw the pests and they will be drawn to the back of your property and become stuck, just like fly paper!
Killing Germs - UVC light wands are all the rage now. Just hold it on and scan for ten seconds and you're good. Anywhere from $20 to $80 online or in hardware stores.
Ends of Roll Tape - Use paper clips to easily find the end of the tape roll.
Scorpion Prevention - Most of our garage floors have concrete blocks with a groove usually going down the middle. My handyman laid grout into the center groove of the concrete for about six inches where the garage door touches the floor. This seals off the center groove so that scorpions cannot enter when the garage door is closed.
Gas Cap Location - In almost every car built since 2010, there is an arrow on your gar gauge to show which side of the car has the gas filling location. You probably know this for the car you drive, but if you rent, this could be valuable.
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