Okey dokey. My first post in forever...where to start! I know, random things that make my life a little easier.
1. Cookin' in the kitchen with meat/oil/dough that you don't want stuck in your rings? Don't have a fancy little ring holder? Turn a funnel upside-down and VOILA!
2. Speaking of cooking...have a little wine at the bottom of the bottle that you don't want to waste (I know, I know, hard to imagine) - throw it into some ice cube trays and you'll be all set the next time you need a splash or two of wine for a recipe.
AND you can do the same with fresh herbs! We all love the fresh stuff so much more than dried - but it's so freaking expensive (unless you grow it yourself - but here in the desert where I live herb gardens are hard to come by in July). So buy fresh herbs in bulk (or grow) when they're in season and cheap and eay to come by. Then chop them up into tiny little pieces, throw in a little water, and put THEM into ice cube trays too! Make sure they're the silicone ones or they may be tough to pop out later.
3. Stinky shoes? Uhhhh...sometimes. I know, gross topic. My husband's a nurse on his feet 13+ hours a day and I run marathons - we've got our share of grossness at the bottom of our closet. The simple, cheap solution?! Dryer sheets! Pop those little suckers into your shoes and they'll smell as fresh as a spring morning. Well, maybe that's pushing it, but they'll smell WAY better than they did before and stay nice smelling longer than that weird odor eaters crap.
4. Gotta spread seeds or fertilizer over a small area? Take an empty parmesan cheese container, wash it out, and use it to sprinkle!