My new friend Michelle in New Jersey recently shared some handy information about some great home remedies. I am all about natural cures and old wives tales type solutions. In my experience the sillier it sounds the more effective it tends to be. I hope you find these solutions effective and please add your own to this list.
I recently was the victim of a sty in my eye-ick, right? Now, I remember my dad always said when this happens, rub a gold ring on it and it will go away. He even used to keep a gold ring in the medicine cabinet! Well, I did... and it worked. I don't know why or how, but it worked.
So what does this have to do with real estate?
Well, I've been wanting to start a newsletter to send to my email list and I thought it would be fun (along with real estate info) to include a helpful household tip-something tried and true that makes life a little easier.
Recognizing my limited knowledge :-), I'd like to open this up to you all (or "y'all" for some of you!) to contribute your fun little hints for around the house. Nothing "magical," just home remedies, cleaning helps, health helps, garden tips, etc. that might be Useful. When we have a great big list, we'll all have great tips to pass on to our mailing list!
So to start us off, here are a few:
1. Plant a banana peel right next to a rose bush-they love it!
2. Quarter an orange or other citrus fruit and run it through the garbage disposal to freshen and clean it.
3. Sprinkle coffee grounds around acid loving plants such as azaleas, hydrangeas, and rhododendrons to give them a treat.
4. To freshen your microwave, heat vanilla extract in a mug or bowl for a few seconds (don't burn it!)
5. If your heating and air conditioning unit is in an enclosed area (like a laundry room), place an air freshener near it-the scent will be gently circulated throughout the house.
6. When shopping for flowers for the garden, don't forget to add white and yellow, especially along walkways. They will brighten your garden in the evening when all the other flowers have faded into the background.
7. Stubborn stains on clothes? Lestoil directly on stains, even old ones, does the trick and usually does not fade the fabric.
I'm sure I have others but that's enough to get us started. So how about you?
What are your tips and tricks for around the house?