It’s an essential part of keeping a tidy and fresh existence: Soap. Hands, clothes, dishes… they all need something to keep away the grime and germy germs (I have small children; I’m allowed to say germy germs). If you are anything like me and find yourself cursing money spent on soap and detergents when it could be going toward things that are way more fun than cleaning supplies, then you might appreciate these DIY soap recipes. Continue Reading
The modern interlocking zipper was perfected in 1914 by Swedish-born Gideon Sundback. “Sundbäck developed a version based on interlocking teeth, the “Hookless No. 2″, which was the modern metal zipper in all its essentials. In this fastener each tooth is punched to have a dimple on its bottom and a nib or conical projection on its top. The nib atop one tooth engages in the matching dimple in the bottom of the tooth that follows it on the other side as the two strips of teeth are brought together through the two Y channels of the slider.”
Oh, this is good! Not only is Future Girl’s clean/dirty dishwasher sign practical it’s hilarious.
To make one of your own, you’ll need…
- embroidery thread and needle
- 3″ x 5″ recipe card
- and Future Girl’s pattern, which you can find here.
I know, I know. It seems entirely counterintuitive. It seems a bit lazy. Perhaps even unsanitary.
But the reason your dishwasher isn’t getting all your flat- and serveware entirely clean?
Pre-rinsing it. Huh.
” ‘Pre-rinsing dishes is a big mistake,” said John Dries, a mechanical engineer and the owner of Dries Engineering, an appliance design consulting company in Louisville, Ky. “People assume that the dishwasher will perform better if you put in cleaner dishes, and that’s not true. Continue Reading
These handmade scrubbie dish sponges are far more attractive than disposable options, and certainly more eco-friendly. This well photographed tutorial from Berlin’s Whimsy will help you customize your kitchen in no time.
1. Begin by placing the dinner plate directly in front of the seat. If using a placemat, position it squarely and place the plate on top, directly in the center.