Whenever you are on a project, try not to throw out anything until the project is successfully completed.
Not only should you inventory all parts when opening a new item, whether it is an Ikea dresser or a ceiling fan, it is a good idea to keep everything until the project at hand is done!
Sometimes you get in the middle of a job and find something doesn’t fit or isn’t working. You may need to put the old item back together until you resolve the problem with the new one. Or you might need the original packaging to return or request a replacement something that didn’t fit like if should have. There are many examples I could give as to why, trust that I have learned this bit of advice the hard way. Keep everything until you have successfully completed your project!!
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When changing your water filter you don’t have to waste water. Whether you have a water filter in your refrigerator, a water filter faucet, or a water filter pitcher they have something in common. Directions for the new filters say to run the water for quite a while or fill the pitcher a couple of times before considering the water drinkable. But you don’t have to just let that water run down the drain! Capture it in pitchers, and use it to water plants, or pre rinse dishes. It is still good water, just not filtered yet!
Before you leave on vacation or a weekend trip, sprinkle some baking soda in your sink drains, especially in the kitchen. It’s the perfect time to let the baking soda sit undisturbed. When you rinse it away after returning your kitchen will smell fresh and clean!
While enjoying pool parties and bar b ques, beach days and baseball games please remember to appreciate the freedom to do these things and those who fought to make this country what it is. Our founding fathers had a wonderful vision for this brave new country. Let’s keep being worthy of that dream. Happy Birthday America!
This was a tip from someone else recently. Good advice is worth sharing so I was inspired to start writing my Quick Tips again.
Reader Jimmy commented on previous a post, Quick tip for Friday-Water saving tip-check your water bill , “It is really important to monitor your drains and water outlet. I think it’s a good idea to have a plumber picked out before you actually need one.”
It’s great advice and goes for other trades as well, such as electricians. Don’t wait till an emergency to be scrambling for help and get stuck using whoever is available rather than someone you know you can trust for the job!
Thanks for the good advice Jimmy!