Category Archives: ORGANIC HEALTH & HOME

Streak-Free Shine, How You Ask?

By Tia Cristy

Streak-Free Shine, How You Ask?

Do you hate when you clean the windows, car windshield or mirrors and step back to admire, and see streaks running across. Yes, it’s not so nice.

A quick and easy way to get a streak-free shine, is to wipe the cleaner off with newspaper instead of a rag or paper towel.

The ink and the paper, have something to do with leaving a crystal shine with no streaks left behind.

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Over Salt, Take it Out. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Over Salt, Take it Out. Tips in Action:

It does happen, sometimes there are many cooks in a kitchen and each one takes the opportunity to salt the water or the soup. And, wow that can ruin a dish quickly! So if you don’t want to eat something that tasted like it was prepared in the ocean and you don’t want to throw it out, wash a raw potato and cut it in half. Put it in the water or soup and let it sit for several minutes. It will absorb a lot of that excess salt, so you don’t have too. Remove the potato, and prepare as usual.

If you noticed it after you cooked noodles and strained the boiling water out already, run noodles under water. Then, put noodles back in pan and add warm water with the potato. It will still help absorb the salt.

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Clean the Microwave. Tips in Action:

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Tips in Action: Clean the Microwave.

So it’s happen to the best of us, you put something in the microwave and it explodes. Whether the case is you don’t clean it up right away or it’s been happening repeatedly and now all that gunk is cemented to the inside of the microwave, it’s alright. There is a quick fix to getting that caked on food off the microwave without using chemicals.

Get a microwave safe bowl, fill it with water and place it in the microwave uncovered. Allow the water to boil for about 3 minutes on high.

Once the timer ends let it set for about 1 minute before opening the door. The steam will saturate the grime and all you need to do is wipe out with a paper towel or sponge, hardly using any elbow grease.

Remember, the bowl of water will be extremely hot, use caution when handling.

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Release Eye Strain. Tips on Triggers:

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Tips on Triggers: Release Eye Strain.

After working on the computer too long or blurred vision from bright lights, has potential to effect us all. A simple trigger to help alleviate eye strain is by rubbing the outside of your leg.

To find the right location, put your fingers on your ankle and where the start of the palm touches the leg is about the right area to release the strain.

Place your fingers in that area, rub, while applying a mild amount of pressure. The eye strain should subside, fairly quickly. 

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Reseal Frozen Veggies and Fruits. Tips in Action:

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Tips in Action: Reseal Frozen Veggies and Fruits.

This tip is simple. Save all the twist-ties, from the old loaf of bread. When opening a new bag of frozen vegetables or fruit and you only need a certain amount of a serving, reseal the bag with an old twist-tie. This will keep the remaining frozen, air tight till the next use.

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Best Way to Clean Oven.

By Tia Cristy

Best Way to Clean Oven.

Problem: Hi Tia. What is the best way you recommend to clean the oven?

Tip from Tia:

Hi, thank you for your question. The best most natural way is, letting the oven do it’s own cleaning setting. It’s better than using any chemicals and then, sticking your head in to inhale them all.

The cleaning setting on the oven is high, high temperatures, that will burn off all the grime, without causing any harm. The door should lock, either automatically or manually. (Know how to work your oven before cleaning.) The timer runs for several hours, but can be canceled usually at any time.

The hardest part of letting the oven do the work is, the smell. The smell can be yucky, depending on how dirty the oven is. Cleaning it more frequently, like seasonally, can reduce that smell.

And, another great tip while letting the oven self clean is, put an old candle that still has wax but, doesn’t burn anymore, on top of the oven. The scented wax will melt from the heat and, give a delicate aroma to help with the smell. And, on a plate or paper towel, put stale bread on the counter next to the oven. The stale bread will help absorb the odors as well.

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You Can Paint Anytime. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: You Can Paint Anytime.

This week I have been painting, so all these tips have flowed to the forefront, so I figured share them with you now.

Painting can be enjoyable or a hassle to some, but either way remember painting is not good to do in high humidity or extreme heat unless you have patience. Both environments will cause long drying periods, especially when using latex or acrylic paints.

Naturally, those paints bubble and flatten during their drying process, so waiting a bit in between coats is already necessary, when weather is not cool and mild, that wait time increases.

So the best climate to paint in, is a climate that has low humidity and not blazing hot.

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Keep Paint Brushes Ready for Tomorrow.

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Keep Paint Brushes Ready for Tomorrow.

When you are painting, clean up can be a hassle, especially, if you know you need to do a second coat or touch up later.

Instead of washing out all the bushes and rollers, keep them ready for your next coat without cleaning them. Put paint brush or roller in plastic wrap or bag and place in refrigerator. The paint won’t dry and will keep the brushes ready to go, for the next coat.

(Side Note: Brushes can stay ready to reuse, in the refrigerator for days.)
 
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Freshen the Air, While Vacuuming. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Tips on Triggers: Freshen the Air, While Vacuuming.



Trigger a fresh scent, as you vacuum. Adding a couple drops of your favorite essential oil to the filter of the vacuum before you start. The scent will fill the room as you clean and remain in the air, long there after.

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Quick Fix on that Squeaky Door. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Quick Fix on that Squeaky Door.

So, the door is squeaking and you have nothing to make it stop.

Before you head out to the hardware store, try this tip. Put olive oil on a cotton ball, and rub it along the hinges.

Open and close the door repeatedly to allow the oil to get into the hinges. And, that should take care of that pesky squeak.

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