Wednesday, December 06, 2006



Freezer tips:

1. Put candles in the freezer to lengthen burn time.

2. Busy holidays and lots of cooking: If you are going to miss a trash pick-up day because of the holiday or if you will be out of town, put those yucky food scraps in a freezer bag, label it, and put it in the freezer. Make yourself a note to toss in the garbage when it is time for trash pick-up. This is also helpful during the Summer months when you have icky meat scraps and a few days to wait for trash pick-up.

3. Having a party and out of space in the frig.? Did you know that you can pour bags of ice in your washing machine, then ice down drinks?! When the ice melts and the party is over, just put the washer on spin cycle to remove the water. Just make sure you take out all of those cans of Coke first. :>)

4. Save orange or lemon peels. Freeze them in a ziplock bag. Toss one down the garbage disposal to freshen it. Smells great!

5. Pedialyte makes a tasty popsicle for when your child has been sick. A lot easier to give to a very sick child. Make sure you label them. You don't want to give Pedialyte to a child who is not dehydrated or sick, mistaking them for a regular popsicle.

6. I keep Caladryl lotion in the frig. The cold feels good to any itchy bug bites or rash.

15 comments:

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Brilliant! Love the Caladryl idea.

Larae said...

LOVE the tips! Thanks for sharing =)

Lines From The Vine said...

Great ideas! I also keep Maalox and Mylanta in the fridge...it sure does help middle of the night
pregnancy heartburn!

Tracy

Jenn said...

Nice tips!

kel said...

I love the washing machine idea, I might put the kids drinks in there at our Christmas party (the washer is right off from the kitchen) and I think the kids would get a kick out of it, I am sure hubby's friends will give me a few redneck jokes but I love the idea.

lrlwreath said...

I would have NEVER in a million years thought of #3. Great tips. Thanks .

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ideas! I love the ideas for saving the rinds. I often am doing dishes and pour a forgotten sippy of rnacid milk down the disposal and think, if only I hadn't tossed my orange rind from lunch!

Susan said...

Thanks for all these tips.

I love the one about icing your drinks in the washing machine.

Becky said...

Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing these tips.

Air Force Family said...

Thank you for all the cool ideas!

Tammy said...

Wow- those are some great freezer tips!

Magi said...

Some very handy tips. Thanks!

Mommy Dearest said...

I never would have thought of the washing machine/cooler idea! Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Those are definitely some very unique ideas for freezing. Thanks for sharing!

Tara Leigh said...

Have to add those to my "Heloise" book....awesome ideas!!!!!!