Sunday, December 30

How to Know Up From Down on your Quilt and Bedspreads

Guest Writer:  Ruth Morse
I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. It's hard to believe how quickly 2012 passed.

I do not make New Year's resolutions. However! I am going to make a 2013 prediction/promise here in the way of an announcement. I have exciting plans to write a few posts on this site relating to all those wonderful forwarded emails chock full of household hints. You get them, too, don't you? Not to worry if you don't.  I will be doing extensive testing in the Morse's Test Kitchen right here in good old NYS..... 

That might sound a bit like a spin off of America's Test Kitchen on PBS. I confess: I like that show. I am really partial to the product testing. Our little kitchen is bit different. America's Test Kitchen is a big-budget [thou$and$ and thou$ands$ per annum] operation with multiple employees and huge facilities where they test recipes, products, gadgets and kitchen ware.

In case you wondered, this little guest blogger will be operating on a very tiny [$000.00 per annum] budget. Let's not forget: Val is a Maslar by birth. Nuff said. [Editor's note: Heeeeyyyy!]

Some of these forwards have merit. Some are worthless. Some are foolish, others are annoying. To pique your interest, the first two tests will be cover such subjects as cleaning copper with an unusual household food item [no: not lemon juice and/or salt] and how to open those doggone blister packages. 

Excited, aren't ya? But for today, I have two simple, common sense things to carry you into January.
     1.  If, like me, you have a quilt that is not quite square, and you struggle to know which is the longer side, use a Sharpie and make a small mark on the underside corner that goes under the pillows.

There are only two ways to put this quilt on our bed: the right way and the wrong way. Until I stumbled on this nifty idea, I almost always managed to get it wrong. Not anymore! Yippee! I'm a simple person--does not take much to make me happy.

     2.  Don't ever, ever, ever swat a fly on a flat screen TV. If you have to ask.......
...and one more thing......
uh, I'll get back to you when I remember it.
The Cheap Senior Citizen is a Guest Writer who occasionally shares helpful hints she has learned through her experience.

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