She adds a few eye drops to mascara for a brilliant trick I wish I'd known sooner
Elizabeth Norton 5/30/2016
It's important to know the lifespan of a product before you purchase it, but there are some simple ways to extend the life of everyday products. These tips will prevent you from throwing away money when a product suddenly stops working or food goes bad.
Goodbye To Stale Bread
If your bread keeps going stale after a few short days, try adding a fresh celery stalk to the bag. Leave the stalk in the bread bag overnight.The bread to slowly absorbs the humidity from the celery. In the morning, it will be as fresh as when you purchased it.
Refreshing The Mascara
When a tube of mascara dries out, don't throw it away! Bring it back to life with a few drops of Visine or saline solution. Add four to five drops, insert the wand and stir for like-new results.
The Fleeting Life Of Florals
Fresh cut flowers can spruce up any room in the home, but they never seem to last as long as you'd like them too! Next time, try mixing a capful of vodka or bleach in the water to extend the life of the flowers. It will help by killing any bacteria on the stems.
Keeping Candles Cold
Before you light a new candle, place it into the freezer overnight first. The cold temperatures help to solidify the wax, making it melt at a slower pace.
Preventing Pantyhose Problems
The freezer will also do wonders for your pantyhose! Placing a new pair in the freezer overnight will strengthen the fibers and prevent tears.
Stop Going Bananas
Keep your bananas fresh but breaking them apart and wrapping the stems in aluminum foil!
When was the last time you cleaned out the air vent in the hair dryer? Cleaning out the back vents will keep it fro burning out and extend the life of your hair dryer.
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The next time you paint your nails, wipe some vinegar across your nails pre-polish. This solution dry out your nails and keep your manicure looking like-new for up to two weeks!
The Sweeter The Sweater
Hanging your sweaters in the closet can cause them to loose their shape, try folding them instead!
Keeping A Salad Fresh
Keeping a salad fresh in the refrigerator can seem like a daunting task, however, there is a simple solution. Place a paper towel on top of the lettuce and seal in a plastic bag to keep the leaves from wilting.
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Really make your products last by using these helpful tips to prolong their life span and save money along the way. Your wallet will thank you!