Money Saving Tips & Ideas

23 Things You Can Do With Bounce Fabric Softener
1.   It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near
      them.  It also repels mice.
2.   Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, 
      or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering
      your vehicle.
3.   It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that
      don't get opened too often.
4.   It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a
      belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.
5.   Eliminate static electricity from your television (or
      computer) screen.
6.   Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling,
      wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce
      to keep dust from resettling.
7.   Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a
      sheet of Bounce.
8.   To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual
      sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.
9.   Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle
      through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.
11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of
      Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce
      under the front seat.
13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet
      in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge
      clean.  The anti-static agent apparently weakens the
      bond between the food and the pan.
14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of
      Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of
      Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe
      the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from
17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used
      sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual
      sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce
      in your shoes or sneakers overnight.
20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep
      the bees away.
21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before
      folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.
22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe love
      bugs off easily with the wet Bounce.
23. Put a sheet of Bounce in your suitcase when traveling,
      it will help keep mites or any other critters out of it.
      While you are at it, travel with several Bounce sheets
      and run them up and down your bed linen before getting
      into bed, it will cause all the critters already in your bed
      to run. Keep a sheet in your suitcase even after you have
      unpacked to protect your suitcases from bugs nesting in it.

My Personal Tips

To Remove Sharpie (permanent marker) from fabric-
Permanent marker works by leaving behind pigment
after the carrier solvent has evaporated. The best way
to reverse the process is to replace the carrier solvent,
and then wick the re suspended pigments away.
Sharpie brand marker relies on a form of alcohol as
the carrier. Use common isopropanol ("Rubbing Alcohol")
to restore the liquidity of the pigment, blot with WHITE
cloth or paper towel.
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Instead of fabric softener- You can use white
vinegar in the washing maching instead of fabric
softener in the dryer.  Pour vinegar (to fill line) 
into the fabric softener dispenser, OR pour to
fill line in the bleach dispenser.  Clothes will come
out super fluffy and no static cling.  Very cheap.

Saving on paper towels-I buy the kind that has
half sheet preforations. Take your serraded knife
and literally cut the entire roll in half. This makes
a "half roll" and in most cases the smaller paper
towel pieces work for little hands and little spills.

Fabric Softener-Cut the entire pack in half (if you
use liquid, this doesn't apply to you silly)

Dog & Cat Food-
Cut up any unused meat from what ever left-overs

that aren't overly seasoned. Boil oat meal and rice,
throw in chopped meat, add a dab of olive oil. This
is great for your dog, uses the left over food and
keeps your pocket jingling with a little extra change.

To Save Time Cleaning-
Find an empty spray cleaner bottle. Use 1 Tablespoon

bleach (scented is ok) to 32oz of water. Mark bottle
"Bleach Water" with Sharpie. I keep a bottle in each
bathroom. Every day after getting ready, I give a quick
spritz into sink, toilet, and tub.  This keeps surfaces
clean and fresh.*Do NOT spray grout, will remove
pigment even on white grout.

1 comment:

  1. I've been cutting fabric softener sheets in half for years and am an old hand at using rubbing alcohol to remove ink. I love the Bounce ideas! I save money on flavored oatmeal packets for my kids by buying quick oats in bulk whenever they are on sale, then buying sugar-free Torani syrups at the local Smart& Final or restaurant supply in flavors the kids like, so that they can choose what they want each day and flavor it themselves--without the added sugar.