Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two Tip Tuesday

Oh what a week already. I took the boys to the pediatrician yesterday and they both have sinus infections. I think I am getting one too. We all haven't had much rest recently, so we are pretty wiped out. I thought things were supposed to get better once the winter weather cleared out? I'm keeping my fingers crossed things will dry out soon. I think that with all the recent damp weather we all must have mold allergies.

Tip #1
I was trying to think of some things that would be helpful for you today for Two Tip Tuesday. With my allergies acting up and lack of sleep, it was a challenge, but hopefully these are things you'll find helpful.

My first tip is for cleaning the stubborn stains that you get on your flat top stove. I have been so annoyed since I moved in my house almost eight years ago because it seems like even if you just boil water over on the flat top stove, it leaves a mark. When we first moved here I would buy the special cleaner for the stove at the grocery store, but it seemed like I would just kill myself scrubbing with it. Then I was watching a show one day and they said you could sprinkle baking soda on the stove top and then pour a little bit of vinegar to make a non abrasive paste. I gave it a try one day and it worked great. I've never gone back to using the store cleaner and just make a paste to get the tough stuff off my stove top.

Tip #2
My second tip today is to let you in on a secret you may not know about. Did you know that Target stores have their own coupons which you can stack with manufacturer's coupons? I've been getting some awesome deals at Target that way. In my Two Tip Tuesday post last week, I mentioned the A Full Cup website. This is a great resource for learning the ins and outs of using coupons. You can use their Target coupon generator to print off the coupons that Target has available. If you are not a member of A Full Cup, please use my referral link if you sign up. http://www.afullcup.com/register/?referrerid=119163 To easily find the Target Coupon generator once you sign up, find the Coupon link at the top of your screen. Then the third drop down will take you to the Target coupon generator. I have always loved shopping at Target, but the coupon generator has made shopping there even more pleasurable.

I hope these two tips help you out. Have a great Tuesday!


Paula said...

I'm going to try your baking soda and vinegar trick on my stove. I get so tired of cleaning it!

Jen said...

Wow--awesome tip about the stove! I've always struggled with that, too, and in fact have been working on that tonight getting ready for playgroup to come over tomorrow. The expensive stuff doesn't even work that great--so I'll have to try this out. Thanks! :)

Rebecca said...

Thank you for the cool stovetop cleaning tip. I learned something new. I've moaned too since purchasing a smooth top stove 9 years ago, at cleaning it all the time. Can't wait to try your tip!

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