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GET YOUR STAINED HANDS CLEAN!

 
 

In the summer, many of us are out working in the yard or garden every weekend, or even daily.

Gloves are an option, but they can get in the way of holding onto things, and for many of us, make weeding or using our hands cumbersome.

If you prefer to work with your bare hands, what can you do to quickly and easily clean your stained and dirty fingers?

Preventative Measures:

  1. Before going out to the garden to work, dig your fingernails into a soft bar of soap. After gardening your nails will wash clean.



Post Gardening Measures:

  1. Make sugar soap. Wash your hands as usual with warm water and soap, just add a spoonful of granulated sugar.

  2. If the beds of your nails are green from pinching back old flowers or weeding, soak them in a dish of hydrogen peroxide. The pigment instantly dissolves away.

Now you can go and dig to your heart's content, and no one will ever be the wiser!


 
 








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Low Light House Plants

Many plants thrive on very little light, making them ideal for those parts of your house that are not well lit.

A couple good choices for areas without lots of light are:

Aspidistra
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Chinese Evergreen

For more information about this, watch our video on low light houseplants in the video tips section!


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