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DIY Diaper Wipes

Make your own diaper wipes at home –  so you can control what comes in contact with your baby.

 

1 Roll of Bounty Paper Towel (cheap brands will usually get mushy/tear)
1 cups hot water
1 tbsp baby oil (un-scented)
1 tbsp baby bath (any scent)

Cut the paper towel roll in half.  Unroll & accordion fold into an unused diaper wipe box. Save the second half or place in a second box.

Mix well. (This recipe is for one box or one half of a roll of paper towel.) Pour on top of paper towels. Close lid & hold it tightly so it doesn’t open. Tip box upside down, then back up,  repeat a few times.  Let sit over night. Then use them just like the ones you buy at the store.

Easy/Frugal Kitchen Tips

1.   To make ice cream easier to serve SLICE it with a knife  (you can run it under hot water if        you need to.  This also makes it easier to see that everyone is getting about the same amount.

2.   When drinking anything from a can, turn the tab around.  Put your straw through the tab, this helps keep it from coming out of the can.

3.   Flavor free/un scented dental floss is a great way to cut cakes, cheese, rolls or any other soft solids.

4.   Use a funnel to fill an empty, clean ketchup bottle with pancake batter.  Easily squeeze out the mix with out the mess.

5.   To get more use out of your muffin/cupcake pan:  use them to hold condiments at a bbq (instead of all the jars and bottles cluttering the table).  You can also put your toddlers dinner or snack’s in it, using each little cup for each food item.

6.   Recycle a pants hanger for a cook book holder.  Hang it on the cabinet door and slip the recipe or cook book in the clips.

7.   Frozen grapes make a great way to chill white wine, without watering it down.

8.   A no mess way to “DUNK” your cookies is to stick a fork in the cream part (between the two cookies).

9.   I have to admit I have never tried this but it is a great way to re-purpose something that would normally go in the trash.  Use a clean, dry empty cd spindle as a bagel carrier.  No more smashed lunch.

10.  The green lids on your parmesan cheese will screw onto your canning jars.  NO you can’t use them for canning, but work great for storage.

Frugal/make your own/re-purpose ideas

I have a ton of notes on various things I always say I’m gonna try.  From making your own cleaning products to repurposing items for other use.  Honestly making the note is about as far as I’ve gotten with most of them.

So I’ve decided that everytime I come across one of my notes to myself (stashed in various different places) I’ll post them here.  Maybe if I actually post them, I’ll try some.

Make your own Febreze type product!

You Need:

1/8 cup of fabric softener

2 Tbsp baking soda

32 oz spray bottle (re-purpose a bottle you already have).

hot water

How To:

Pour the fabric softener and baking soda in the spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water and shake!

I’ve never tried this.  But I hear it works and doesn’t stain.  I would still give it a test run

on a hidden spot.

Clean your microwave…….

Fill a microwave safe bowl with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water. Microwave for 1 to 3 minutes or until you see steam. Carefully remove the bowl (it will be hot!) and wipe down the microwave with a damp microfiber cloth. Repeat as necessary.

Not only is this non-toxic, but it’s also inexpensive.

An Easy way to Sharpen your Scissors

Take a piece of tin foil, and fold it 4-5 times in a square. Then, starting at one edge of the  foil square,  cut through the foil multiple times. Until all of the tin foil is cut up… by this time, your scissors should be nice and sharp once again!

As long as it isn’t sticky you can recycle and use foil  that has been used for something else.

Freshen up mattresses

If your child has a wetting accident in their bed, or if you just want to freshen up your mattress use baking soda.

Apply a light dusting of baking soda on the mattress, you can also add it between the box spring and mattress.  Then put the clean mattress pad and sheets on the bed.

The next time you change your sheets vacuum up the baking soda.  You can sprinkle fresh on afterwards if you’d like.

You can also use this under couch/chair cushions.