Who Knew? Not me!

Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 12:04 PM
posted by mrscaz

Does that image look familiar? It should, I used it when I blogged on my kids belts blog about “Magic Mesh“. Well, I did it again… I got sucked into the “As Seen on TV” section again. This time for a book, “Who Knew? 10,001 East Solutions to Everyday Problems”. I know, it’s a very wordy title, but an attractive one non the less.

I did get a bit distracted by some of the other items in that section…

There was this thing, that gives you that "I just stepped off the sun" look

This thing that makes sure you never have to do that whole bending thing again to wash your feet.

Then there's this old stand by... They seriously still sell these?

Who buys this stuff?? Oh wait, I do! Well, at least some of the cooler ones. I’ve never bought any of the ones I listed here, at least not that I’ll admit in public.

That’s enough goofing off, back to the book with the ridiculously long title.

Despite the silliness that is “As Seen On TV”, this book has some great tips! What I like is that the tips are short an sweet. There is no extensive reading. Thank goodness, cause who has time for reading?? Here are a few samples of their simple solutions:

  • Freshen Shoes
    Get  rid of nasty odors by sprinkling salt in them and leaving them overnight. The salt will absorb moisture.
  • Light Candles without burning fingers
    To light hard-to-reach wicks at the bottom of jar candles, use an uncooked strand of spaghetti. Light the end of it, then use it like a fireplace match.
  • Makin’ Bacon?
    Always rinse bacon under cold water before frying — it will reduce the amount the bacon shrinks when you cook it.
  • Dryer Lint
    Instead of throwing  away lint you’ve cleaned out of your dryer’s screen, use it as kindling for your fireplace. It lights quickly and can be stuffed places paper can’t.
  • Worry-Free Carving
    To quickly and easily sanitize a cutting board, rub salt into it with a wedge of lemon.
Aren’t those handy tips? This book is filled with 9,996 more just like them! There are chapters on tips for how to use lemons, salt, baking soda, vinegar, oil, foil and duct tape and then 17 more chapters on time- and money-saving tips.
You should get this book! I do really like this book and fell like it was worth my small investment. I’m sure I’ll make my money back in no time utilizing some of their tips!
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