Thursday, September 17, 2009

Did you know...

Did you know that rubbing alcohol gets permanent marker off?  I did not know that, till my son colored on my end table with one.  See what my children have taught me?  I don't know if ever I would have to use that outside of parenting, but I am sure its good to know.  Here is the Proof:
And After, all better!

Did you know that if you freeze chewing gum it flakes off?  Peanut butter works too.  Yes, another wonderful tidbit my children have taught me.  All those people who accidentally sit in gum, which I am sure is a daily occurrence in everyones elses household, now have hope for their clothes.

Did you know toothpaste gets crayon off the walls?  Maybe my kids knew that and thats why there is tooth paste all over the bathroom.  They were only a few feet off from the crayon that is on wall in the hall way.  I didn't know but I have added it to my list of "natural" cleaning supplies for future reference. And I am sure there will be plenty of future references.

Did you know if you wash a cell phone you can salvage it by soaking it in rubbing alcohol.  Of course this does not work if you have also already dried your cell phone in the dryer.  We've tried, so I know.  Luckily, I discovered the dryer does not affect the sd card.  It worked just fine. Go figure.

Did you know that water is the universal solvent?  You can even get glued on paper off your dresser with it.  Not sure how we discovered this one, either a spilled water cup or the misplaced wet towel.  Either way, its come in handy.

Now you know too.  Hopefully you can avoid the panic that generally sets in with these types of situations.  


  1. Michelle, I just want to say that I have never *not* liked one of your blog posts :). Thanks for making me either smile, think and consider, laugh or whatever. You are a great blogger!

    Amy (lynsgirl)