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Open a Window to Let in Fresh Air. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: Open a Window to Let in Fresh Air.

Letting in fresh air, is always a good idea, but if the air isn’t so fresh for allergy suffers, opening a window on a high pollen day, can be very a bad idea, especially on a breezy day. The pollen or molds will find their way, right through the open windows and cover an allergy suffers, breathing space.

I understand it may not be hot outside, but if the house is hot or stagnate, turn on the central air or air conditioner for a little while, with using fans to circulate the cool. About 10 to 20 minutes should be sufficient to clear the air. when the house feels balanced, shut off the air, while letting the fans continue circulation for the day.

Your sinuses will appreciate not letting the pollen and molds in your living space. Finding out what the pollen and mold counts are for the week is simple, the weather forecaster’s will inform viewers along with the weather.

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Trigger Plants to Grow. Tips on Triggers:

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Tips on Triggers: Trigger Plants to Grow.

Not all were born with a green thumb, so finding a little help in the garden can go a long way. A great way to trigger your plants to grow, could be using used coffee grounds.

Now, that most coffee drinkers use the k-cup, this could actually be an easier process in some ways.

Coffee grounds can get moldy so, try putting a stash of used k-cups in a bag and keeping them sealed in the fridge until you are ready to cut open the top and spread the grounds in the flower beds.

One cup would be enough for 1 section of plants. This makes measuring easy.

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Cucumbers Look Fancy with Ridges.

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Problem: Hi Tia, thanks for what you do. There’s a lot of parties coming up. Money is tight, so I want to do things DIY and I was wondering how do they make vegetable trays look so pretty, like the ridges on cucumbers?

Tip from Tia: Thank you for reading. I am all about doing things yourself when it comes to parties, as long as it’s not too overwhelming. Remember, it’s a party and you want to enjoy it too. You can save a lot money by doing it yourself, without going cheap.

Pay a couple extra dollars for garnishes that can make the tray look pretty, because more than likely, you still saved money.

Now, to answer your question on wondering how they make cucumbers look fancy with ridges on a veggie tray, peel the cucumber rinse it. Take a fork and run it down the sides of the cucumber. Slice it up. Spread the ridged circles nicely on the platter. Simple touches can make a difference.

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Thank You to All My Readers

It has been amazing having you read this site, TipsfromTia.com has reached over 50,000 readers!

Thank you for all your comments and questions and letting me know how these tips have affected your life, for the better. Your stories and responses mean so much. Keep on reading.

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Thank you so much! Tia 

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Grapes Go Bad, but Raisins Don’t Go Bad. Tips in Action:

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Tips in Action: Grapes Go Bad, but Raisins Don’t Go Bad.

Raisins are dried grapes. We know that grapes can spoil, but what about raisins? If your box of raisins have been sitting in the cabinet for a long time, and they don’t have much life left, they are hard and stuck together, don’t throw them out, they’re still good.

To return life back to the raisin, boil a pot of water. Remove the pot from the burner and add the raisins and let sit for a few minutes.

The water will restore plumpness back to the dried fruit, as good as new. 

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Smelly Trash Can. Quickie:

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Quickie: Smelly Trash Can.

Put an unused dryer sheet in the bottom of your trash can before inserting the bag. It will help cover up those smelly discards, and keep your trash can fresh.

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Candle Too Small for the Candle Holder.

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Candle Too Small for the Candle Holder.

Problem: Hey Tia, I got new candle holders, to hold the straight candle sticks, and the candles I bought are too small for the candle holder, to stand straight, they tilt. Why would someone make candle holders that don’t hold the candle? Anyway, is there anyway to remedy this?

Tip from Tia: I know exactly what you mean, candles are pretty standard, so, why aren’t the holders? Right? Well, depending upon how much room is in there, here’s a few tricks to try.

With a small difference, light the candle and add a few drips into the holder and quickly place candle stick in to cool and seal upright.

If there is a large amount of space using a dryer sheet folded up and placed on the bottom of the candle before you insert into the candle holder. Be care if you use the dryer sheet, not to let the candle burn down to it, they can catch fire.

If it the wax isn’t holding and the dryer sheet is too big, use a used peanut butter mini cup wrapper, (you know, the brown cupcake wrapper thing) it can usually do the job, and is more camouflaged with darker colored candles.

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Can’t Put Sneakers in the Washer. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Can’t Put Sneakers in the Washer.

Actually, you can put sneakers in the wash, I just think there are some ground rules in doing so, for example…

I wouldn’t recommend washing more than 2-3 pairs at a time.

Don’t wash sneakers with clothes. To me, it seems to be equivalent to rolling around on the ground outside, everywhere you go. We don’t do that, usually anyway.

Don’t put sneaker in the wash alone, they’ll be fine, but your washer would probably appreciate the padding. So, put in a couple of old towels or a fabric drop cloth to brace the washer and dryer during cycles.

Don’t remove the shoe laces, I know from experience, the colors won’t match later.

And, for a deeper clean add a little vinegar to the wash with the detergent.

Don’t forget to wipe down the inside of the washer if shoes were pretty dirty. A quick swipe with a slightly soapy rag or vinegar soaked rag will do the trick.

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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!

By Tia Cristy