Helpful Hints

| 11/13/2013 8:49:00 PM

Country MoonEveryone likes to make use of helpful hints that save time or money or both. I am no exception. Still, it never fails to amaze me that when we go to visit someone else will do something just a bit differently that can save a lot of time. I always silently ask myself “Why didn’t I think of that!” So, I thought I would share a few little tips I have found useful over the years that maybe would make someone else’s life a little easier.


Instead of trying to save money and buying only one set of cleaning supplies, I buy a set for my kitchen and for each bathroom I have. It saves a lot of time running from room to room to grab what I need and, for quick touch-ups, I have the supplies right at my fingertips.

Also, when I put new trash bags in waste containers, I line each trash can with five bags. That way, when one is full, I just remove it and I’m all set to go.


Even though it is just Jim and myself, I hardly ever make a single batch of anything. When I make soups and casseroles I always double the recipe and freeze half. The same goes for baking. I always make a double or triple batch of cookies and then freeze them in batches in Ziploc bags. It is just as easy to make two pies as one. Then I freeze the unbaked one. When unexpected company drops by it is easy to pop it from freezer to oven.

11/15/2013 9:25:28 PM

Lois, I'm always on the hunt for time savers. You have some great ideas for saving time. I especially like the trash bag idea. Multiple liners will start showing up in my trash cans from now on. I love soup and always fill the pot when making it. When the meal is over I bring down quart canning jars and store the left overs in the jars with screw on lids. The jars with seal just from the heat of the left overs. In the fridge they go and will keep allot longer than the plastic containers. ***** Have a great household hints day.

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