The 2nd largest energy expense in the average households is water heating. Save money and water using a low flow shower head. If you have an old shower head, you might use up to 10 gallons of water per minute (GPM)! Not only is it a waste of water, it is also a waste of electricity since you have to heat that water too! Today’s low flow shower heads use as little as 1.25 GPM’s. Be sure to replace any pre-1992 shower heads which were non-regulated and therefore use more than the modern 2.5 or less GPM faucets. There are many excellent faucets on the market that use even less than regulation, yet feel the same and get you just as clean. If you live in a high humidity environment you should look for laminar flow shower heads because they don’t produce as much steam as an aerating one.
Paint clean up is much easier when you apply Vaseline to glass before painting around it. Interior designer, Erica Lugbill shows us how to use this vaseline paint hack in her eHow Youtube video. You can also substitute chapstick for the Vaseline, it works just as well.
Last time my toilet clogged I had to stop everything to run up to the store and purchase a plunger. When you live in the mountains, this is no simple errand! If only I knew then what I know now through this Build.com unclog toilet without plunger video! It’s super easy when it works and not only will you have an unclogged drain, you will have a sparkling clean toilet bowl as well.
Mr. Fix It shows us how to magnetize a screwdriver in this YouTube video. There is nothing more frustrating than working on something and the screw keeps falling off the screwdriver! You don’t have to go and buy a brand new magnetized screwdriver to hold onto tiny screws. Just run your screwdriver over a magnet as shown in the video and you will have yourself a tool that doubles as a magnet, both to hold the screw in place, or to pick up any dropped screws that are hard to reach.
Yes, You can fill a bucket from a small sink! This brilliant yet simple hack solved a major problem in my household. When your sink is too small for your bucket to fit into, grab your dustpan and use it to channel the water into your bucket on the floor. YouTube’s Lifehacker shows just how easy it is.
Learn how to make gourmet chocolate bowls by watching Hey! It’s Mosogourmet!!‘s video. You will need parchment paper, cookie sheet, water bomb balloons, chocolate (tempered chocolate is recommended for a nice smooth finish, but you can use chocolate candy coating as well). Elevate your dinner party with these sinfully delicious sweet treat vessels.