Water your Christmas tree the easy way

Two no mess ways to water your real Christmas tree: Use ice cubes or use a no-drip turkey baster.

A moldy mess

By the way, you should always get a professional to clean up after a major water accident. Odds are that you won’t be able to remove all of the water because you don’t have the right gear to do it. The water that you don’t remove will contribute to...

Keep your glasses safe and above water

Use Styrofoam to keep glasses afloat

If you worry about losing your glasses overboard the next time you’re on a boat, this is the tip for you. Get a couple pieces of Styrofoam (I found some packing material) and cut it into two pieces about an inch wide and 3-4 inches long. Cut a slit...

My New Year’s resolution

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Most people make new years’ resolutions about cleaning up their diets or beginning a new exercise routine. Not me! I thought I’d start the new year off right by adding a bimonthly blog to my website. It’s here that I’ll write about my adventures in tip-testing and researching and...

Duct tape decorates water bottles

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Sometimes it’s the simple things that make a big impression. Take this idea for decorating plastic water bottles with duct tape at your next party. Duct tape comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns, and you can coordinate with the colors of your party or team.

Super steamy


There’s a tip that’s been around for a while about how to clean the inside of your microwave. The tip is to put a glass of water in the microwave and then run it until the water heats to a boil. The tip claims the steam from the water...

Under pressure


Have you ever checked the water pressure in your house? If not, go to your nearby hardware store and buy a water pressure gauge. They usually cost less than $20. If your pressure is over 80 PSI, you’ve got a problem and need to call a plumber. Pressures above...

You dirty dog


Is your four-legged friend a messy eater? If your dog or cat is a slob when they eat, I’ve got the product for you. It’s called the Neater Feeder. It keeps the food and water from getting onto your floor when your pet is eating. It’s even able to...

Clear Ears

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It’s summer time and for some families that means ear infections from swimming. If you or your children have a problem with water getting trapped in your ears, the solution is a product called Clear Ears. They’re small sponge-like earplugs that you put in your ears AFTER swimming. The...

Evolve shower head


There’s a really cool shower head out now called Evolve. What makes it so cool? Well, when you turn it on, it will run until the water has warmed up to 98 degrees. At that point the shower head will turn off, eliminating the water wasted from the time...

Bogus microwave pizza tip

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There are a lot of bogus microwave-related tips out there. For example, someone told me that if you’re reheating a piece of pizza in the microwave, do it with a glass of water in the microwave oven. The water, apparently, will keep the crust from getting too chewy. Well,...

Turning your water off is not enough!

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When you head out of town on vacation, I’m sure you prepare your home to be alone for a while. You turn down the heat or AC, stop the paper deliver and make arrangements for your pets. And I hope you know to turn the main water off to...