1. Clean your couch with baking soda—Baking soda can help remove any lingering smells and break up any stains on the fabric.
First, brush off the surface of the couch, then
sprinkle baking soda on the area you want to
clean. Just let it sit for about 20 minutes, then
vacuum it up using the brush attachment.
2. Clean up dust, dirt and crumbs using tape and/or a lint roller—Use a strong adhesive tape or a lint roller to pick up dust, dirt and crumbs pretty much anywhere around the house—lamp shades, drawers, fabrics—anything!
3. Clean a burnt pan with vinegar, water & baking soda—Fill the pan with water and then add a cup of white vinegar. Bring it to a boil, take it off the stove and then add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Let it sit for a few seconds so it can cool and then wipe the mixture out of the pan!
Or—place a used dryer sheet in the burnt pan, add
water, and let it set for a while. Scrub with the
dryer sheet and wash as usual.
4. Use your vacuum attachments!—Use vacuum attachments to dust and clean the blinds, vents, cabinets and pretty much anything else you notice is dusty as you make your way through the house. This is great for a quick clean before guests come over. Grab those attachments and they’ll get the work done in a hurry!
5. Speed up the clothes-drying process—In a hurry and put your clothes in the dryer a little late? Throw a dry towel in there and it’ll help soak up some of the excess moisture! And if you’re worried about towel fuzz, just turn your clothing inside out while it dries.
Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right while women’s shirts have the buttons on the left. We know that, right? Well, read on.
Because when buttons first appeared in the 17th century, they were seen only on garments of the wealthy. At that time, it was the custom for rich men to dress themselves and for women to be dressed by servants.
Having women’s shirts button from the left thus made things easier for the mostly right-handed servants who dressed them. Having men’s shirts button from the right made sense not only because most men dressed themselves, but also because a sword drawn from the left hip with the right hand would be less likely to become caught in the shirt.
Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country. Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica. This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert. The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches. Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.
People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze your heart stops for a milli-second.
The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Blue-eyed people tend to have the highest tolerance of alcohol.
Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced.
Togetherness: “The state of being close to another person or other people... the sense of togetherness was strong and excluded neighbors.”
Togetherness! Bah, hum bug! I mean, aah, how nice?
I remember 55 years ago saying “I do”, and vowing —”For better or worse, but never for lunch.” Occasionally, maybe.
For years it worked. He worked at a restaurant, so no brown bagging. I wouldn’t have minded fixing a lunch, just not sharing one at the same time every day. And then the “Big R” happened, so guess what? “He’s home.” Me: “Good morning, Dear. Why haven’t you left for work?” Him: “Dear, remember, I retired.” Oh yeah, the Big R! And now for lunch; blast.
But, not to worry. He loves to golf. In the beginning of retirement, he golfed from three to five days per week. What a great solution. Since then, it has waned some. It has been down to a couple of times a week. And, now! No days per week. Why in the world can’t hubby go out and golf. There isn’t anyone else out there. I understand bars and restaurants, but golfing? Please, please open them up first (meaning fast)!
Associated with the word “Togetherness” are kinship, community, closeness, sharing, harmony, understanding, affinity, friendship, accord, unity, communication. (I didn’t realize there were so many). I agreed with all of the above up to a point. The point lasted the first 14 days, and even into the next couple of days, and then the waning began. We in the past protected ourselves against “familiarity breeds contempt” by selecting a hobby—his, golf; mine, sitting around doing nothing.
Isn’t it amazing? Just as you are contemplating throwing in the towel in defeat, along comes an amazing event. Golf courses are open! Prayer works—I’m convinced. At first, a snag! Golf carts weren’t permitted. WHAT! Solution? More prayer. Carts are now a go! Lunches are back to solo! Happy hubby; totally happy wife.