This morning, I found that my SIX year old daughter had drawn something (with blue pen) on the back seat of my husband’s new
wife. I mean truck. She’s six. It’s been ugly around here today.
I have been looking up ways to get pen off of upholstery. I came across all kinds of cool things you can use everyday items for! Some of these I knew and have used, and some I have not! Great ideas, I am anxious to try them.
- Sanitize chopping block (I’ve done this!)
- Keep fruit from browning (Do this all the time!)
- Use in vases or jars to decorate (love this! cute for centerpieces)
- whiten fingernails (really? Gonna try it.)
- Shave- closer shave than shaving cream (I’m going to try it!)
- makeup remover (works great!)
- moisturize cuticles (yes it does!)
- dust furniture/polish- can also use mineral oil (tried it, looks great!)
- squeaky hinges (or WD-40?)
- Dust blinds (might try this one day)
- Remove static (yes!)
- Clean pet hair (No pets here-)
- Freshen smelly shoes (I have boys- definitely noted.)
Alka Seltzer or Coke
Use this to clean your toilet. It may seem like a strange solution, but let it sit in the toilet for a little bit and then it’ll help get your toilet back to clean and sparkling!
These can be used as snack holders or appetizer trays. This is especially useful for your kids in the car if they tend to make messes (which all kids do).
Pant hangers can be used to keep your recipe book open (hanging on cabinet). It may look a bit silly, but when you’re juggling spices, measuring cups, and other cooking materials, this will definitely come in handy.
White bread removes grease fingerprints from walls. Just press (and rub, if needed) on the grease stains and they should come out. Do this as soon as possible so the grease doesn’t set it.
These soaked in water and frozen can be used as ice packs. They’re reusable and they leave a drippy mess as they thaw out.
Colored rubber bands
Use these to wrap presents instead of ribbon to give modern look. They’re actually a lot easier to use than ribbon an still look great.
Use a hair dryer to de-wrinkle tablecloths or curtains. It may take a little time, but it’s a lot more financially efficient than taking them to a dry cleaners or doing something else with them.
You can also use a hair dryer to to set frosting (cold shot) and give a glossy and bright finish, use hot air.
Instead of buying a whole organizational set for your craft room, just use a wine rack to organize your spray paint. You can use this to organize any of your art supplies that fit in it, really.
These aren’t just for putting on makeup! Use one of these brushes to clean your keyboard off! It’s great for keeping the keys clean and also getting any gunk of the cracks.
Old magazines or newspaper
Old magazines and newspapers are great for wrapping presents. They give a nice, old-timey feel to your presents and you don’t have to spend any extra money on wrapping paper!
Use vinegar to clean and do laundry. Vinegar actually has some really powerful cleansing agents, so it’s great for around the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and anywhere else!