How to Make Dried Fruit (Using Your Oven) by sparkpeople: Here's a great way to store up local and fresh fruits. (You don't have to have a dehydrator or a drying cabinet.) Here is a link to how much energy it takes to run your electric or gas oven at 350 degrees. (The lower temperatures called for in the recipes (130-180F) would be less. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/appliances-promotions/how-much-energy-does-the-average-range/oven-use-/pcmcat160300050011.c?id=pcmcat160300050011 #Dried_Fruit…
My grandma taught me this many years ago. Refreshing towels I use this trick all the time since I noticed my towels smelling funky. It works! - Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelly. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and 1cup vinegar, then a 2nd time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
"Lino cutting" - this is very easy to get a very interesting look and pattern...I used similar method with insulating foam board and a nail...you scrape out a pattern...used the artwork I printed as a background matte for an image...turned out very well
Older friends have known this for years - Every single person I know who either owns or does laundry for someone who wears white undershirts needs to be aware of this. It's going to save us all a bazillion dollars.