Better Late Than Never

I know I said it would be in a few days that I posted the Hints and Tips for Life but would you believe that life got in the way?  Well, believe it or not that’s what happened and I’m sticking to it.

Tip No. 1: Avoiding Sugar/Flour Mess

Sack in a Sack

How many times have you opened a bag of sugar on your countertop only to find that the extra bits that get caught in the folds are now scattered all over your floor or your counter?  I don’t know about where you live but in the midwest we have ant issues and I don’t need any reason for these little pests to hang around.  So I’d rather not feed them if you know what I mean. If you open the bags of sugar and flour while they are still inside the grocery sack it will avoid all of the mess.

Tip No. 2: Damp Towel Under Cutting Board

Rosie the Bounty Lady would be proud.

This really isn’t a hard one to master.  Step one: Dampen a paper towel (or a kitchen towel). Step two: place towel under cutting board.  Done.  What have you done? You’ve just prevented your cutting board from spinning or flat-out scooting around when you’re using it.  Smart creature aren’t you?

Tip No. 3: Light Up!

Wet noodles need not apply.

Ever tried to light a candle with a wick too far down only to burn your fingers?  Enter our friend the Spaghetti Noodle. Seriously.  Light a piece of uncooked spaghetti and use it to light the candle.  Who needs a $5 specialty lighter when you’ve got pasta.  Note: Please do NOT use lasagna noodles for this as I will not be responsible for the burning down of any homes.

Tip No. 4: Just Say NO.

Repeat after me... Film.

For most people this won’t apply since just about everyone has a digital camera.  Remember this stuff called film that cameras used to eat?  Well if you do, did you realize you don’t actually have to pay for all of the photos you have developed?  Here’s a scenario for you: You drop off a canister of film (that’s what they’re called) to be developed.  When you pick up your packet of photos take a moment and flip through them (you know you want to) and turn in the ones you don’t want.  For instance all of the ones that have people’s’ heads replaced with an extreme close up of a finger or the ones that manage to be completely black.  You don’t pay for those.  You’re only charged for the ones you keep.  You may return to your digital picture life now.

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