Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Two Tip Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! I can't wait to see the latest episode tonight of The Real Housewives of NYC. Holy catfight, it looks like Bethenny and Kelly will have round two in their fight. I probably won't get to watch it until tomorrow, but I can't wait. Should be interesting to say the least.

For those of you visiting my blog for the first time, every Tuesday I try to post two tips that I hope you'll find helpful. They are just little things from beauty to fashion, to great deals, to household tips that make life a little easier and a little brighter. I love finding a good tip, so I figured others might like them too.

And now for the tips this fine Tuesday...

My first tip for this Tuesday is to use a household tool in a different way. Yesterday I pulled out some shorts for Sawyer that are adjustable. They are the kind that have tabs in them that button. Well, at some point when the shorts were in the wash the tab retracted back inside the band of the shorts. I had to somehow pull out that tab so I could button it in the pants. For those of you who may not have kids, or who haven't seen kids pants like this, it is the same problem you may have encountered if you've had a hoodie on a jacket and the string goes back into the hole. So, what I did to pull the string out was to grab a nut picker and use that to pull out the tab.

I found this picture in case you weren't familiar with this tool. It is the second one in the picture with the slight curve to it. So, if you have one around the house it is not only useful for picking nuts, but can also help you retrieve those pesky tabs and strings that get lost.

If you don't have this, I'm sure a small crochet hook would be another great option to assist you. Either way, one of those tools would help you solve that lost string problem.

My second tip for Two Tip Tuesday is collecting points for prizes. A number of months ago, I saw that Stouffer's started marking their meals with special codes you could collect for points. I started collecting the points in the hopes of getting something free. At that time, their rewards program only allowed you to "bid" on monthly auctions. I found this very frustrating because you seemed to need a lot of points and it was hard to win any of the prizes. I never won anything. So, I just ignored the program for a while and let my points sit there.

I was pleased a few weeks ago to see that Stouffer's has revamped their rewards program. Now instead of only having the auction items to bid on, they have a catalog that you can pick from to order items with your points. I decided to use my points to order two really nice looking reusable grocery bags. They also come with coupons for Stouffer's products which will come in handy. I am looking forward to receiving them. So, if you like Stouffer's meals you might want to start collecting the points on the packages.

So, that is all from my neck of the woods this Tuesday. I hope you are having a great day!


Lynn said...

oooooo thanks for the tip. good luck w/stouffers.

Claude said...

How fun to see these tips, thanks!

bluestardesign said...

well our freezer is always stocked with stouffer's mac-n-cheese, so i should look into that program! :)

*Paula* said...

Nice tip! I've used bamboo skewers (the kind you use for grilling) when I've lost cords and bands like that!

Stacey Michaud said...

Thanks for the tips!

Molly said...

what great tips! :D

NancyJones said...

great tips! we lose those little string things all the time. drives me nuts.

We do the stoufers lasagna in a pinch sometimes. never paid attention though to the points thing eeek.

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