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4 Money-Saving Household Tips For Summer

This week has been a busy week with the kids home from school and such, and time for blogging has been pretty meager. But I have a few tidbits to share quickly today, and will try to get more posts up very soon!

Thursday Thrifty Tips today ( I kind of like the sound of that):

1, Keep your lettuce fresher longer by putting a piece of bread in the plastic bag (if you store your lettuce in a plastic bag at all.) The slice of bread will help absorb moisture and will help keep the lettuce from wilting.

2. Got backyard bbq's, picnics and parties going on this summer? Then you probably are seeing ants around tables looking for crumbs. After the party, when you are clearing those patio tables, wipe them down with white vinegar. The acetic acid deodorizes the table and hides the scent of sugar from spilled drinks .... which of course, lures the ants.

3. For a fast natural way to deodorize your kitchen, slice 2 lemons, layer on a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake them in a pre-heated oven at 225 degrees for about 60 minutes. After the oven cools down, open the doors and let the scent fill the room.

4. In the summer, garbage cans seem to be more prone to hungry and curious "visitors" like raccoons. Try sprinkling Epsom Salt around the trash bins to deter animals. They do not like the salt, but it will not harm them...just make hem want to check out someone else's trash instead.


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