Carien Reed

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NEVER EVER wash your cast irons with soap...scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry. FINALLY!!!!

Salt Scrub - to clean cast iron. Here's the best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

How to Escape from Zip Ties. Good to know, and probably a good thing to teach your kids as well

A tutorial on how to escape zip ties. Ladies, I hope none of us ever have to know this survival technique, but just in case here is a tutorial on how to escape zip ties. It is actually pretty easy.

De-tarnish ALL your silver ALL at once... line your sink with aluminum foil, add 1/2 c table salt, 1/2 c. baking soda, fill with hot water, then dump in all your silver! Let sit for about 30 min. The tarnish all transfers to the foil!

De-tarnish ALL your silver ALL at once . line your sink with aluminum foil, add ½ c table salt, ½ c baking soda, fill with hot water, then dump in all your silver! Let sit for about 30 min. The tarnish all transfers to the foil! I HOPE IT WORKS

Seriously, how many buttons could I have saved if I had known this before?! Clear nail polish - if coated onto the threads of a button keeps it from unraveling.  Just don't get it on the fabric!

Clear Nail Polish To Secure Buttons Just a dab will also keep button threads from unraveling. You can apply it as a prevention or to stop an already fraying thread in the case that you don’t have a sewing kit handy.

Stinky Toms or shoes of any kind? Just put a dry tea bag inside them over night. It absorbs the stink and leaves them smelling fresh and clean! Must try- my Tom's are so stinky I've quit wearing them!

I need to try this with my boys shoes!Stinky Toms or shoes of any kind? Just put a dry tea bag inside them over night. It absorbs the stink and leaves them smelling fresh and clean! Must try- my Tom's are so stinky I've quit wearing them!

Great way to close a bag!  Why didn't I think of that?

Re-use plastic bottle tops to tightly seal food bags. Cut off wide-mouth plastic bottle top just at crest. save the cap. slip over bag opening. top toward the open end. Fold bag over bottle mouth. cap with re-used bottle top. easy to seal and pour!