Thursday, August 28, 2008


I rarely give tips because I think mine are all things people already know. I also kind of feel pretentious. Whenever I've told friends any of these things. though, they loved them. I'm sharing . . . don't call me pretentious.

- Credit report: Please, please, please tell me that you know you're supposed to check up on your credit. I know there are a lot of catchy commercials telling you where you can check yours and sign up for a service with a fee. By law, you're entitled to one free credit report per year. I tend to do it around my birthday, just so I won't forget. Click here to check yours.

- dryer sheets: Yes, I use them. I don't feel like I'm totally destroying the environment, though because once they've been used, I save them in a bucket we have for Badger. We use those sheets to dry him off if he's been out in the rain, wipe his paws, or just wipe him down for a little freshening. My puppy smells like lavender & vanilla.

- more dryer sheets: I also use dryer sheets for more than just the dryer. I have a few in my linen closet to keep towels and sheets smelling good. I also place one or two in suitcases whenever we pack. Those are left in there after the suitcases are put away to keep it smelling all nice. Yeah, I'm a little obsessed with nice smelling things.

-text google: no one uses this anymore because everyone has a iPhone, but when we first moved to Arizona, it was sooooo handy. If you text the name of a place and the zip code to GOOGLE, they text you back with the address and phone number. I didn't know all the zip codes around here, so I'd just text mine and it would send me the closest location. I can't tell you how great this was for me living in a new city.

I could write a book on the million uses for sandwich/snack bags, but I'd rather not get into that now. That's all for now.

feeling: like I need to catch up on sleep
listening to: The Bravery (Tyrant)


Michelle said...

Tips are awesome. That's why we have magazines devoted to giving out tips and tricks to make life easier.

RE: Dryer sheets. I heard that you can cut them in half and it works just as well. And I use the used dryer sheets to clean out the lint trap of the dryer.

Jesser said...

Excellent tips. Dryer sheets are also good insect repellant.

Anonymous said...

You aren't being pretentious. They're handy tips.


Jodi said...

I like the dryer sheet/dog tip, but I can only use unscented ones due to sensitive skin and nose. Oh well.

And as for Google SMS...I use it ALL the time. Alas, I am too poor for an iPhone. I still own iNothing. There is also Google 411--free info people--free!