By Noreen Doll. Need a quick way to get more mileage from a citrus peel? Here's a great idea for how to use up citrus peel. After you've removed the pulp and juice from the fruit, save the peel. I'm using a grapefruit here, but oranges and lemons work just as well. Turn half of a peel inside out, then use it to scrub the sink. After you've finished … [Read more...] about Use Up Citrus Peel
By Noreen Doll. I originally bought this rubbery shelf liner to line the shelves in my kitchen cupboard. I like it because the dishes don't move once they're set in place. And it also cushions them. Then I began to see all kinds of other ways I could use the shelf liner, and now I like to keep a roll handy. It comes in several colors and it is machine washable, … [Read more...] about Uses for Shelf Liner
By Noreen Doll. You can use packaging tape for cheap laminating if you don't have - and don't want to buy - a laminating machine. I make sure the tape I laminate with is completely clear. One thing it is really nice for is preserving recipe cards. I have a few old recipe cards written by hand by relatives who are long gone. And I think it's pretty special to be … [Read more...] about Cheap Laminating
Dead or alive! by Noreen Doll. Make an easy bug scoop with a cardboard tube. Anyone who has spent much time around kids is aware that there are some who really, really don't want to handle bugs. (There are even a few adults like that.) I recently came up with an idea for picking up a bug - dead or alive - without actually having to touch it. All you … [Read more...] about Bug Scoop for the Squeamish!