~ Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When you're ready to leave the beach, sprinkle some powder on yourself and your kids...the sand will slide right off your skin.
~Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, but can't digest it. In a week or so, you should be ant-free.
~To get rid of fruit flies, fill a small glass with apple cider vinegar and 2 drops dishwashing liquid, and mix well. Flies will be drawn to the liquid and gone forever.
~When you purchase a new bike, place your child's picture inside the handlebar before putting on rubber grips. If the bike is ever stolen, you have proof of ownership.
~When you throw a baby/bridal shower, buy a pack of Thank You notes for the guest of honor. During the party, pass out envelopes and have guests address one. Much easier for the frazzled new mom/bride to send out their thank-you's.
~Keep a dryer sheet in your pocket to repel mosquitos.
~To warm biscuits/pancakes/muffins, microwave with a cup of water to keep food moist and reheat faster.
~When using canned frosting, whip with an electric mixer for a few minutes. You can both double the volume and lower the calories per serving.
~After drying bed sheets, fold and place inside the pillowcase. No more searching for matching linens.
~Ladies, use leftover hair conditioner to shave your legs. Works great, cheaper than shaving cream, and it's a great way to use up that conditioner that you're not really fond of.
~Before pouring sticky stuff into a measuring cup, fill with hot water and dump out. You'll be surprised how easily that pb comes out.
~Use a chalkboard eraser to swipe fog off of windshields. Works better than cloth, and easy to stash in the glove compartment.
~Place a safety pin on the hem of your skirt/slacks to relieve static cling.