Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks IV

Here are 10 more easy {and budget friendly} tips and tricks for all you homemakers out there! 

1. The
next time you have green onions, don’t throw away the white ends. Simply
submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions
will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely.

{Note: I have kept my green onions alive and growing for over 2 months using this trick! It is amazing!} 

2. Working
with 6 tortillas at a time, wrap in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on
High until steamed, about 30 seconds. Lay the tortillas on a clean work surface
and coat both sides with cooking spray. Then carefully drape each tortilla over
two bars of the oven rack. Bake at 375ยฐF until crispy, 7 to 10 minutes.

3. The secret to cutting  burlap in a straight line {here}

4. Rub
facet with waxed paper and water will not leave a mark.

5. Clean stove, oven, pans, stainless steel appliances, refrigerator door, etc. with baking soda & peroxide cleaner:  Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda in a bowl. Add enough
peroxide to make a paste. Rub on with fingers or sponge. 

6. How to clean baseboards {click here} 

7. Homemade
Sugar Scrub {recipe}

8. Remove scratch marks from dishes {click here}

9. How to tint mason jars {tutorial}

10. How to ice-proof your windows. Fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part
water and spray on your car windows at night. In the morning, they should be
clear of the icy mess.  How does it work? Vinegar contains acetic acid,
which raises the melting point of water โ€“ preventing water from freezing. What
to do if you wake up to an already frozen car? Just spray the mixture on your
window and watch it melt.

Previous tips & tricks posts:
Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks 
Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks II
Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks III



  1. Nicole
    February 16, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    Such great tips! I'll be trying some of these out!

  2. Kristin
    February 16, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    Great tips! I love the mason jars ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Pamela
    February 16, 2012 / 2:10 pm

    Ohh I love this!! Great tips ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you SO much for sharing!

  4. My Life as A Plate
    February 16, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    I saw the green onions trip on pinterest and have wanted to try this. Not only is it a fab. idea, but it looks super cute as well.

  5. Francis
    February 16, 2012 / 2:29 pm

    Ooo I didn't know about the wax paper on the faucet. I'm going to try that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Mel
    February 16, 2012 / 2:44 pm

    Umm the Wax paper on the sink is genious!! I hate the water marks! Definitely trying this out ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Nicole @ Post Grad
    February 16, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    I JUST started doing that with my green onions – I was having a problem with them falling over and breaking though, so I put them in a taller glass and it's been great. I'll have to try some of these others also!

  8. Brynn {In Bloom}
    February 16, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    great highlights! some of my favorite new pinterest tips!! need to actually try the green onion one…

  9. Lauren
    February 16, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    These are some really useful tips! Thanks for sharing them! I'm about to go check the others out. Hope you have a great day! Laurenhttp://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

  10. A Simple Southern Life
    February 16, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, I am just loving this post. After every tip I had a "oh! I should do that.." moment.. Thanks for sharing(:

  11. TaraR
    February 17, 2012 / 4:14 am

    Thanks for the wonderful tips gal! I'll have to remember these ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend!Tara xo

  12. Emma (Glitter and Gold)
    February 17, 2012 / 8:10 pm

    Just found your blog and i LOVE the homemaker tips!!! are you kidding me!! I cant wait to try out onion one!!!! stop by if you get some time and say hello:www.glitterandgoldblog.co

  13. Virginia Belle
    February 18, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    I love all of these tips. I can't wait to try the onion one and the wax paper on a faucet tip. Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. natasha {schue love}
    February 18, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    OH I LOVE all these tips! Definitely need to bookmark! Who know you could even do half these things?!

  15. Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty
    February 20, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    I tried one of your tricks over the weekend… the pan cleaner!!! Mine look brand new! Loving all the tips!

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    The link to the tutorial on tinting mason jars is a broken link? Help? ๐Ÿ™‚

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