When our kids' soup is too hot for them, we stir in some frozen veggies to cool it down. Do you have any lifehacks, kid-related or otherwise?
If you need fabric for a clothe shower curtain but aren't an expert seamstress, buy a twin flat sheet. Use your machine to do button holes at the top of the sheet, where the hooks go, and just cut off and hem the bottom. It's usally a perfect width.
Years ago I had a clear curtain with cactii on it, but I wanted color behind it. I bought a bright purple twin sheet and did the above steps. Then I dropped a clear liner behind it. I also bought a hot pink sheet and could change them when I wanted.
Put a shower curtain liner open, under the high chair.
A pool noodle, under the fitted sheet, keeps them from rolling/falling off the bed.
We use a shower curtain on their bed when they're potty training
When making thermite at home... Wait... Is this a secure line?
Lol. I made some thermite last year. It was so fun
It's some pretty cool stuff.
The best life hack for dealing children: Wear a condom next time and you won't have kids to deal with!
Tuck corners of fitted sheets so they'll stay flat.
I use Diet Coke as a cheap window and surface cleaner. No sugar so no sticky mess, acidic so it cleans fabulously.
No I'm 11 years old
And you don't have any sort of tricks to make your life easier?
What an excellent idea! When my grandkids say they don't like something I just say sort of nonchalantly. "Oh you're probably not big enough to like that yet. When you're more grown-up I know you'll like it then."
Reverse psychology is in my repertoire, too.
We do this, too.
Greatest life hack of all time for do it yourself type men. Don't start a job before you research it. I do auto work on the side and I just spent 4 hours on a BMW doing what would normally be a 30 minute job on an American or Japanese car.
And crashing the thing head on into a tree was on my mind the entire time
Oh no! I totally agree: research first!
Use a pizza slicer to cut up pancakes, sandwiches, etc
Baking soda+water on jellyfish stings
When getting them off the pacifier, cut all the tops off and they won't want it anymore
Number of timeout minutes=age (I've heard this but idk if I agree wit
I do the pizza slicer thing all the time
I use an ice cream scoop like that it's good for making muffins serving up portion sizes and many other things
Nice! Bad things happen when I try to cook or bake 😞
We use our pizza cutter a lot. But it's one of those crescent-moon blades, so it's not quite the same thing. Either way, it's direct force from above, so it works well.
Hiccups? Drink upside down. Take the water in your mouth...touch your toes...swallow. Do this 2-3 x and no more hiccups!
Brain freeze? Stop eating the cold thing and rub your tongue furiously on the top of your mouth. Brain freeze goes away!
That brain freeze one is totally true. Brain freeze happens because the roof of your mouth is too cold!
When I'm babysitting and the (very messy) 7-yo boy is having pizza lunchables, I tape two paper towels to the table so I don't have to wipe down the table afterwards. Works like a charm.
Baking soda and boiling water to help clean the gunk out of the drain in the sink. Do this once every few weeks and your drain will stay clear.
That's a good one. Although, will the pipes handle boiling water if they're fairly old?
I'm not sure. In that case, maybe use hot (but not boiling) water.
When I rinse my toothbrush, I do so with hot water. Swishing hot water in the sink washes away toothpaste gobs and splatter far better than cold water does. My sink always looks clean.
Not a bad idea!
When scotch has too much bite, I place a drop of water in it.
Is the water frozen? ;)
Thanks! They're like food ice cubes.
I think I'm gonna start doing that.
After microwaving popcorn, open the bag just a little bit and shake out uncooked kernels before fully opening bag.
Officially, those are UPKs. Unpopped kernels.
Microwaving corn on the cub in husk. Quick and easy.
I've heard of ppl doing that with baked potatoes before but never corn on the cob. Interesting! Thanks!
Yes! It's so easy, and much faster than boiling a whole pot of water and waiting eons for it to cook. 🌽
I have done that lots of times
A t-shirt that starts smelling a bit musty can be sun-cleaned. The rays break down the offensive stuff and the broken down molecules evaporate. It won't be laundry-fresh but scentless and can be worn one more time.
So... When my kids soup is to hot I put frozen veggies in it to cool it down... 😁
I do that, too! If we go out to Sweet Tomatoes, we also use that piping hot chicken noodle soup to "cook" the raw broccoli from the salad bar. That way the picky people will eat it with their greens.
Brilliant! And we wonder where the youngest gets her sass...
I don't think we ever wondered that sweetness 😘
At Sweet Tomatoes, I take out the chicken from the chicken noodle soup and use warm chicken chunks on my salad!
Ooh, I like that idea, too, April. :)
Not so much a life hack but breathing deep through your nose can help with anxiety. Had a fun time just now driving an hour in rush hour.
I had one but can't think of it now. Boo.
Now I remember ha. Had to see Kay's. Lotion helps with staticky hair. A very light coating on hands then run it over your locks. And unlike hairspray it won't lead to very tangled hair.
No kidding? I haven't heard that one before.
Take those same hands and run them over staticky clothes while you're wearing them.
Any spray (hairspray, Lysol etc) makes a good "Ghost Be Gone" and "Bad Dream ByeBye" spray. :)
That is a good one. Febreeze is great for this, especially if you make a label for it.
I finally got sick of cleaning up pee in the bathroom and posted a sign this morning that says anyone who doesn't sit down is cleaning the bathroom. Does that count?
I'm not sure... But it's pretty funny.
I like it!
Maj is a woman after my own heart. I am so tired of pee on everything.
Now I just need to figure out how to avail my house of the dreaded glue turd (yes, another one has surfaced).
Lol, I hear ya, Maj. Potty training here and the house smells like the Port Authority
It's working! He sat down all day today because he knows my threat of making him clean is real. 😆
My life hack that may or may not work for others: Gi loved to crawl. He was Knee Lightning. To get him to switch to walking...
I dressed him in really long shirts when he was at home. He got so frustrated trying to crawl in those things that he was walking inside a week. 😈
One more idea that this morning's adventure reminded me of: On my iPod, I have a list in Reminders of all 50 states. We mark a state off when we see a license plate from it. We saw two cars from Hawaii today, and one from Alaska. So that was cool. :)