Sunday, May 24, 2015

Laundry Myths #7


This was a bit lengthy so I decided to do it in 5 posts.
(I found this on Today.com and found it worth sharing.)


7. Myth: You wear your jeans, you wash your jeans.
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Reality: CEO and president of Levi Straus and Co., Chip Bergh, announced last year that he rarely washes his jeans. And if that's good enough for the head of a denim company, well, that's good enough for us. "It's time to rethink autopilot behaviors like washing your jeans after every wear because in many cases, it's simply not necessary," Bergh says in a news release announcing that the company's efforts have saved 1 billion liters of water to date. According to Levi's release, U.S. consumers typically wear their jeans twice before washing them. In the United Kingdom and France, they wear them 2.5 times, and in China, it takes a typical four wears before washing. So, Americans, it's time to let your denim get a bit dirty. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Laundry Myths #5 and #6


http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.pngThis was a bit lengthy so I decided to do it in 5 posts.
(I found this on Today.com and found it worth sharing.)


5. The myth: Yellow pit stains are just gonna happen. And it's the detergent's fault!
The reality: Kerr says one way to prevent the ugly underarm stains is to change your deodorant. "Those stains are caused more by the aluminum in commercial antiperspirants than by the actual sweat," she says. "One way to keep them from happening is to switch to an aluminum-free product. In terms of treating the stains when they happen, OxiClean — or any similarly oxygenated bleach or enzymatic-based stain remover — is great." Pre-soak serious stains in solution before you wash them to maximize effectiveness.
6. Myth: There is no hope for those stinky gym clothes. Deal.
Reality: "Odor-causing microbes, like bacteria or mildew, build up on damp clothes and feed on soils like oil from sweat," Ooka says. To try to tamper the bad smell, air-dry the clothes before packing them away if they can't be washed immediately. Otherwise, an odor-sealing plastic bag can be your best friend.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Laundry Myths #3 and #4



This was a bit lengthy so I decided to do it in 5 posts.
(I found this on Today.com and found it worth sharing.)


3. Myth: When you spill red wine on your white shirt, race to the sink and start rubbing.
Reality: Rubbing isn't going to save that blouse. Instead, grab some salt and toss it on the stain as soon as possible. "The salt will pull the wine up out of the fabric," Kerr says.
http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png"Other great ways to treat red wine stains are to dab at it with club soda (the sodium in club soda will help to remove the stain) or with white wine. Weird but true!"
4. Myth: Bad stain? Throw it straight in that washing machine.
Reality: "For stubborn soil and stains (like food, grass and blood), pre-treating the stain before washing is the key," says Ooka. Just apply a small amount of detergent directly on the stain and gently rub before washing as usual.

A Message from God



Many times I've received a 'please read and pass it on' but have been afraid to because of virus.  When I read this one I simply had to pass it on in a safe way and what better way than through Facebook.  Please read and think about what your reading.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that
whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I LOVE THE OPENING SENTENCE .

"With what is going on in the world these days Heaven could end up a
ghost town ?

My name is God. You hardly have time for me. I love you and will
always bless you.

I am always with you. I need you to spend 30 seconds of your time with Me
 today.

Don't pray, just praise. Today I want this message to go across the
world before midnight.

Why are prayers getting smaller, but bars and clubs are expanding?

Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity, but very difficult to engage
with God?"


Thank you, God

God has been very good to me, He has given me a wonderful family,
great friends, great health for the most of my life and so much more!

THANK YOU GOD!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Laundry Myths #2



This was a bit lengthy so I decided to do it in 5 posts.
(I found this on Today.com and found it worth sharing.)



2. Myth: Fill the entire cup with detergent for extra-clean clothes.
http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.pngReality: "You should almost never fill the detergent cap," Kerr says. "Over-detergenting is a thing that almost everyone does — people think that more soap equals more clean, when actually the opposite is true. Using too much detergent means that your clothes won't be fully rinsed of the soap, which can be irritating to skin." She recommends two tablespoons to a quarter cup of detergent for a normal-sized load of laundry.
Akemi Ooka, green chef and formulator at Method laundry detergent, says there's no industry standard when it comes to the proper amount of detergent you need. "That said, too much soap can lead to dinginess from residue that doesn't wash off in the rinse cycle, so it's best to start out following the product's usage instructions rather than adding extra detergent," she says. To get more bang for your buck, try a concentrated detergent that will work just as hard to remove stains with a lot less liquid.
**Note: Be aware that many HE machines are larger and can carry more clothes than standard washers, so the detergent-to-load ratio may vary.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I Didn't Know That - Laundry Myths #1

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1. Myth: There's one correct order, so stick to it.
Reality: It's true that order is important when washing clothes, says Jolie Kerr, author of "My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag ... And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha," but what really matters is that you use the proper order for your particular machine. The old school water, soap, clothes rule once applied to top-loading washers, but is outdated because the detergent we use today isn't as troublesome. The modern order for top-loaders is usually clothes, water, soap. "Front-loaders, including high-efficiency (HE) machines, have a dispenser for laundry detergent. The thing that's important with these machines is to use the right amount and kind of detergent," Kerr says. "In the case of HE machines, make sure the detergent you're using is HE compatible."

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Glass Covers


Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer
and prevent flies from dropping in.
GOOD ONE
Just in time for Summer!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chopping Onions



To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions,
wipe the chopping board with white vinegar
(which won't affect the taste of the onions).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jar Opening



Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily:
place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass.
The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chopping Board


To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt
and rub with half a lemon.
Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Good Egg, Bad Egg


To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water.
Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clear Ice



Water straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen.
To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly
and use this to fill your ice cube trays.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stuffed Peppers



Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven
- it will help keep them upright.

This is a really smart idea!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Potato Budding


To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.

This one I'm not so sure of.  I feel you would have to keep changing the apple so it doesn't rot and cause the potatoes to do the same.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Boiled Eggs



Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs
to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.