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Cleaning hairbrushes, combs, flip flops and baseball caps

I put hairbrushes, flip flops and baseball caps in the dishwasher...run the cycle....and VOILA'....CLEAN! While I do something else. (NOT while I run dishes!)

- Submitted by MOM2NATURE 3/29/2013 in Around The House | 0 Comments
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Laundering ink out of fabric

An inkpen 'exploded' in my son's Ref. soccer uniform pocket and there were a few more 'blots on other parts of the shirt. (He forgot to tell me - I found it in the dryer) I remembered an old treatment I had heard about but never used:
1.) Dampen the area. 2.) Spray the area with hair spray!
3.) Pour a little dishsoap on the area 4.) Add a capful of white vinegar 5.) Blot it with a paper towel 6.) Let it sit for 30 minutes. 7.) Scrub w/a small brush (You may need to repeat this process.)

- Submitted by MOM2NATURE 9/4/2011 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Portion Control snacking & Lunch ideas

One of my biggest problems before joining SparkPeople was eating before I went to bed. Uncontrolled portions of 'something..s.'
I have learned from tracking my eating habits just how much I was consuming. I had no idea! So to try to help myself, I am now making 'Portion-appropriate' choices and bagging them after I get home.
Examples: baggies of: mini-pretzels, baked chips, veggies, fruit, etc. Everyone in my family now knows that 1 baggie = 1 portion. We can grab & go!

- Submitted by MOM2NATURE 7/18/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Ground Hamburger/Turke
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dinner time saver

Weeknights I don't have a lot of time for meal preparation. I purchase a LARGE quantity of ground beef and/or turkey. I take it home and I separate it into 1# 'portions.' (1 lb. works for my family of 4.) I lay out one paper plate covered with paper towels for each portion I have. (The paper plates & towels absorb fat) I brown 1# at a time seasoning it, drain it in a colander in my sink (run hot water!), put it on the plate and when it's cool, I freeze each portion in a quart ziplock.

- Submitted by MOM2NATURE 7/10/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Stacked Teflon pan saver - coffee filters

I stack my frying pans (and all my other pans too) inside of each other to save cupboard space. I put a coffee filter between the pans so that they don't scratch each other up. This also helps me (and my husband) know where the clean pan goes back in the cupboard stack.

- Submitted by MOM2NATURE 7/5/2011 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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