Whitesburg KY

Now Here a Tip



• DIY glass cleaner recipe: Mix equal parts water, white vinegar and vodka in a spray bottle. This works as a deodorizing spray as well as a glass cleaner.

• “When I clean the bathroom, I always clean my mirror last, and then I use the paper towel with Windex on it to give the light switches and doorknobs a quick swipe before I toss it. Also, I sometimes run it across the towel bars and the toilet paper holder to remove dust.” — C.E. in Georgia

• Fill a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. Lightly spray earbuds and brush crevices with a soft, clean toothbrush. Do this regularly to protect your ears and your buds.

• “Kids love bubbles, but what parent loves constantly fishing out the bubble wand from a bottle of bubbles? A simple hair clip will do the trick. Just clip it around the wand so that it cannot go all the way back in the bottle. When you’re ready to put the bubbles away, it’s easily removed.” — M.E. in Florida

• Need to clean the microwave? Here’s another recipe: Add several teaspoons of fresh lemon juice to a bowl of water (at least 3 cups), and place in microwave. Heat to boiling (five minutes), and leave in microwave for two additional minutes. Remove bowl, and wipe sides with a clean cloth.

• Experts say that if you need to ripen an avocado, wrap it uncut in aluminum foil, and place it in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 10 minutes. Remove, cool and slice.

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