Your Grandma has always had wise words, fun ideas, smart tips and genius hacks to share. Here are some Grandma Tips of the Day related to the posts on this site. Make your life easier with wisdom and tips from Grandma. Share your own with us in the comments!
Grandma’s “Tip of the Day”:
Keep your clothes smelling fresh.
Put an unopened bar of soap in the drawer with your clothes. This will keep them smelling fresh and clean much longer!
And for your rooms?
Put a dryer sheet into the heating vent. The warm air will send the fresh smell into the room.
Keep your pot from boiling over.
I learned this trick on Thanksgiving Day when I was making mashed potatoes.
My sister is so smart!
Place a wooden spoon across the top of the pot to keep it from boiling over.
If someone has the hiccups, press the protruding skin in front of their ear canals while they drink a glass of water.
Hiccups will subside within a minute. They’ll remember you for that!
A handwritten letter is still a meaningful and heartfelt way to say Thank You, Congratulations, or I’m Thinking About You.
To keep cut flowers fresh for your party, add 1 Tbls sugar, 1 tsp. vinegar, 1 tsp. mouthwash and 3-4 drops of dishwashing detergent to 1 quart of water.
You don’t have to be a great writer to share your memories and emotions in a Journal. Dig deep and write about what you’re feeling.
Post: Writing Prompts for a Grandma Journal
The best things to give your Grandchildren are not material things. Your time and your love are what matter most.
Post: Setting Boundaries for Overzealous Grandparents
Remove Coffee Stains from Clothes
Coffee stains, right? Well, to remove coffee from clothes, use this tip from Grandma. Rinse the item with cold water as soon as possible. DON’T let it sit!
Next, rub some mild liquid dish soap onto the area. Rinse, then soak the stain with vinegar diluted with water. Wash in the laundry as usual.
Your stain should be gone!
Use Your Phone to Shop
Before you head to the grocery store, snap a quick photo of your pantry and inside your refrigerator, so you can see items and avoid purchasing duplicates.
Use your phone to make a list of items you need before you go. (I always forget and leave my paper list on the kitchen counter.)
If you forget to make a list, send a text “Do we need milk?”.
It’s better to know than to spend money on something you don’t need.
If your favorite shopping buddy can’t be with you, snap a photo of the shoes you’re considering and send a text asking for an opinion. (This works, I’ve done it!)
You can also use your phone to play this scavenger hunt game with your Grands:
Before scooping ice cream into a cone, drop in a jelly bean to help slow down the drips.
Clean the Microwave
Add a single drop of dish detergent in a bowl of water, bring to a boil in microwave and let it rest for steam to fill microwave.
Open, and wipe the microwave clean with a damp sponge, no scrubbing no chemicals needed.
Use this 3-ingredient formula to get rid of ants.
Mix together 1/3 cup molasses, 6 Tbls. sugar and 6 Tbls. active dry yeast until a smooth paste is formed.
Spread on strips of cardboard or pour it into a small object like a bottlecap.
Place in infested areas.
No more ants!
You’ll trap the ants just like your Grands will trap you! (And your heart…)
Bring a Dish
When you’re asked to bring a dish like this coconut pie to a potluck, to a sick friend, or to a funeral dinner, be sure to deliver it in a disposable container. Use tin pans, plastic, or some other cookware that you won’t need to have returned.
This makes your food even more thoughtful, saving the recipient time and effort that could be spent elsewhere.
What advice and tips did your Grandma share with you?
Please feel free to share it in the comments below.
Keep Passing Down the Love,