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strip paint of hardware with hot water bath. fill a slow cooker with water and set the dial to high. The heat and moisture will soften the paint, and often it will fall off as a single piece. This works on oil, latex and spray paints, but it may not remove some clear finishes like lacquer. Cooking the hardware may stain or contaminate the pot, so use an old one
Free printables for mason jar lids. I love this idea to create pre-mixes of the dry ingredients for my homemade recipes. Place on the label the wet ingredients to add and cooking instructions. Presto! A quick homemade treat or give away as a cute gift.
The next time you boil a dozen eggs, save the water and pour it on your garden and plants. The water becomes enriched with calcium when the eggs are cooked. Plus, why pour water down the sink when you can reuse it for something, right?