Tipster rides again

I collect tidbits and tips for simple household solutions that seem to make sense, though I can’t always guarantee they will work.  Eight times out of 10 they do.  I decided to clean out my file to make room for more.

Here are some solutions you might try before going into panic mode:

Waterlogged Cell Phones

How many people have ever dropped their cell phone in water and figured it was finished? Some one told me an auto mechanic told her  to wrap it in mesh (like panty hose) and bury it in rice. It worked! The phone is now 100% working. Could this be working because the rice absorbed the moisture out of the phone? I check this out with my AT&T friend and he said this could work.  Dropping your phone into water isn’t the kiss of death.  He said they will often work if allowed to dry out completely.

Don’t toss those Silica Gel Packets
gell packets

Two uses for those little silica gel packages that come inside new shoes and other things you buy. Just take them and place them in with your jewelry. They keep moisture out and keep the metals from turning. Also, use these silica packets in your tool box and you will never have to buy replacement tools because of rust.

Eliminate ear mites.

All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat’s ear… massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily.

Pet smells

Rainy day cure for pet odor: Next time your dog or kitty comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Gatorade cure

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately without the unpleasant side effects of traditional pain relievers?  Some of you Super Bowl partiers, may want to try this tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Tipster rides again

  1. Emily,
    I wonder if the rice trick would work with my computer keyboard. After spilling coffee on it, I turned it upside down and let it drain. Then I blew it with the hair dryer. Finally, I was able to get some results when I pressed the keys, but the wrong letters showed up on the screen. It had completely lost it’s memory!!! Must have been the sugar in the coffee. I hear that sugar is a keyboard’s worst enemy.

    That makes 2 things my keyboard and I have in common!!!!!

    Thanks for the tips!!! AG

  2. Ann Hi! How funny – well not really funny – know it must be frustrating to type one thing and have something else pop up! You try try the rice trick but it would probably be cheaper to get a new keyboard. Mine has been so well used that the letters are all worn off. I can never remember which is the M and N. I blame all my typos on my blank keyboard!

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