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27 Survival Tips For Living Alone

posted in Home & Garden
07/06/2014
  • Use a rubber band to unscrew a finicky jar top
    Use a rubber band to unscrew a finicky jar top
  • Or buy a Jap Pop
    Or buy a Jap Pop
  • Pour leftover wine into a mason jar to keep fresh
    Pour leftover wine into a mason jar to keep fresh
  • Once you're done with your soda for the day, shake it up before putting it back in the fridge. It'll stay fizzy for weeks.
    Once you're done with your soda for the day, shake it up before putting it back in the fridge. It'll stay fizzy for weeks.
  • Spray Windex around and in front of the feet of the appliance you're trying to move. It will slide much more easily.
    Spray Windex around and in front of the feet of the appliance you're trying to move. It will slide much more easily.
  • Premake pancake batter and store in a ketchup bottle for easy pouring and helps batter stay fresh
    Premake pancake batter and store in a ketchup bottle for easy pouring and helps batter stay fresh
  • Add a dab of toothpaste to the back of the picture where the nail will go.
    Add a dab of toothpaste to the back of the picture where the nail will go.
  • Position picture on your wall and put a nail where the toothpick mark is at
    Position picture on your wall and put a nail where the toothpick mark is at
  • Get Ethylene Gas Guardian pods to make your produce last longer.
 
Just put them in your crisper. They're known to double the life of your fruit and vegetables.
    Get Ethylene Gas Guardian pods to make your produce last longer.

    Just put them in your crisper. They're known to double the life of your fruit and vegetables.

  • Use peppermint oil to deter mice.
 
Rodents are allergic to peppermint. Dab on cotton balls and place in area of infestation. Or, mix with water and pour into a spray bottle; spritz rodent-infested areas with the mixture.
    Use peppermint oil to deter mice.

    Rodents are allergic to peppermint. Dab on cotton balls and place in area of infestation. Or, mix with water and pour into a spray bottle; spritz rodent-infested areas with the mixture.

  • Use electronic mouse traps if you’re super squeamish.
 
You won't have to see or touch the mouse. It's also one of the more humane methods out there.
    Use electronic mouse traps if you’re super squeamish.

    You won't have to see or touch the mouse. It's also one of the more humane methods out there.

  • Use a safety pin and a string to zip up the back of a dress.
 
1) Tie one end of a ribbon/string through the circular end of the safety pin, tying a knot to secure it in place.
2) Hook the safety pin through the hole in your zipper.
3) Use the string to pull the zipper up.

In the photo: there's
    Use a safety pin and a string to zip up the back of a dress.

    1) Tie one end of a ribbon/string through the circular end of the safety pin, tying a knot to secure it in place.
    2) Hook the safety pin through the hole in your zipper.
    3) Use the string to pull the zipper up.

    In the photo: there's
  • Use scotch tape to put on a bracelet.
 
It'll keep one end in place while you hook the clasp.
    Use scotch tape to put on a bracelet.

    It'll keep one end in place while you hook the clasp.

  • Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog a drain.
 
1) Pour 3/4-1 cup of baking soda in the drain.
2) Pour 1/2 cup vinegar in the drain and immediately cover the drain with a plate.
3) Wait 30 minutes, then uncover and run hot water for 2-3 mins.
4) Repeat for really tough clogs.
    Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog a drain.

    1) Pour 3/4-1 cup of baking soda in the drain.
    2) Pour 1/2 cup vinegar in the drain and immediately cover the drain with a plate.
    3) Wait 30 minutes, then uncover and run hot water for 2-3 mins.
    4) Repeat for really tough clogs.

  • Use dishwasher soap and hot water to unclog a toilet.
 
Pour hot water and dishwashing detergent into a toilet before plunging.
    Use dishwasher soap and hot water to unclog a toilet.

    Pour hot water and dishwashing detergent into a toilet before plunging.

  • Put a duvet cover on in 24 seconds.
 
1) Fold the duvet cover into quarters so one long opening is facing you.
2) Fold the duvet into quarters.
3) Slide the duvet, long crease first, into the opening of the duvet cover.
4) With your fingers, hold the two open corners of the duvet cover, along wi
    Put a duvet cover on in 24 seconds.

    1) Fold the duvet cover into quarters so one long opening is facing you.
    2) Fold the duvet into quarters.
    3) Slide the duvet, long crease first, into the opening of the duvet cover.
    4) With your fingers, hold the two open corners of the duvet cover, along wi
  • Wrap a shower cap around an overly-sensitive smoke detector.
 
Secure with a rubber band. Now you'll never have to get on a ladder to turn it off every time you cook or take a shower.
    Wrap a shower cap around an overly-sensitive smoke detector.

    Secure with a rubber band. Now you'll never have to get on a ladder to turn it off every time you cook or take a shower.
  • Put bay leaves in nooks and crannies to keep roaches away.
    Put bay leaves in nooks and crannies to keep roaches away.

  • Place a damp paper towel over your leftovers while microwaving.
 
One thing that sucks about leftovers is how the rice/pasta hardens up. This trick steams and rehydrates your food.
    Place a damp paper towel over your leftovers while microwaving.

    One thing that sucks about leftovers is how the rice/pasta hardens up. This trick steams and rehydrates your food.

  • Buy organic milk.  It keeps way longer than regular milk.
    Buy organic milk. It keeps way longer than regular milk.

  • Use a set of tongs to reach an item on a high shelf.  Like these 12" long Oxo Good Grips tongs
    Use a set of tongs to reach an item on a high shelf. Like these 12" long Oxo Good Grips tongs
  • Use a small paint roller to apply lotion or sunscreen to your back.
    Use a small paint roller to apply lotion or sunscreen to your back.
  • Save time by using your dishwasher to wash things other than dishes.
 
Examples of things you can clean in your dishwasher: plastic hairbrushes and combs, rain boots, flip flops, baseball caps, broom heads, dustpans, potatoes, garden tools, pet toys, ceiling fan faceplates, mop heads, etc
    Save time by using your dishwasher to wash things other than dishes.

    Examples of things you can clean in your dishwasher: plastic hairbrushes and combs, rain boots, flip flops, baseball caps, broom heads, dustpans, potatoes, garden tools, pet toys, ceiling fan faceplates, mop heads, etc
  • Invest in a home alarm system.
    Invest in a home alarm system.
  • Thanks for stopping by!🙋 If you enjoyed this tip please give it a 👍 and share with your friends and I will return the favor. If you find my tips fun and useful please FOLLOW ME! Enjoy! 😉

    XoXo ❤️Dawn❤️

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