EDITOR’S NOTE: EACH TUESDAY MY GREEN SIDE BRINGS SIMPLE TIPS FOR GREEN LIVING TO THE CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL PROGRAM. WE ALSO HIGHLIGHT A FAVORITE GREEN SITE EACH WEEK. YOU CAN STREAM THE SEGMENT AT APPROXIMATELY 1220PM (CENTRAL) EVERY TUESDAY AT WDAY.COM OR, IF YOU’RE IN NORTH DAKOTA OR WESTERN MINNESOTA, LISTEN ON YOUR RADIO AT AM970 WDAY.
Here are some tips you can use today:
1. Line a Vegetable Drawer
Keep vegetables fresh by lining refrigerator drawer.
Use the newspaper to line vegetable drawers in your refrigerator. The newspapers will absorb moisture and reduce smells.
2. Ease Snoring
Ease snoring with a little olive oil before bed.
A little olive oil before bed will moisturize and lubricate your throat muscles and help eliminate snoring. Sip olive oil before bed.
3. Bicycle Chain Lubricant
Lubricate your bike chain with olive oil.
Use coffee grounds to fertilize plants.
To fertilize plants, especially carrots and radishes. Before you plant, mix your carrot and radish seeds with used coffee grounds. You’ll increase your carrot and radish size and amount, and the grounds will also ward away any underground pests attracted to your veggies.
5. Acne or Aging Skin
Give yourself an aspirin facial to eliminate acne.
The salicylic acid in aspirin makes for a great facial for acne or aging skin. Crush 5-10 non-coated aspirin tablets; add small dab of water and plain yogurt and spread on your face avoiding the eye area.
6. Breath Freshener
Use lemon wedges to eliminate bad breath.
Take a lemon wedge and rub over teeth and tongue to get rid of bad breath.
7. Stain Remover
Remove stubborn stains from carpet and fabrics with hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide will remove stains from fruit juice, coffee, wine and even blood from fabrics and carpet. It is recommended, as with all cleaning solutions, to test it on a small area first.
8. Remove Excess Salt from Soups
Use apples or potatoes to remove the salt content from soups.
Accidentally get a little heavy handed with the salt shaker? Simply drop a few apple (or potato) wedges in your pot. After cooking for another 10 minutes or so, remove the wedges and out comes the excess salt.
9. Rust Remover
Use Coca Cola to remove rust.
Coca Cola and a mildly abrasive cloth will remove most rust stains. Use Coca Cola and a little elbow grease to clean up a rusty bumper.
10. Clean Eye Glasses
Clean eye glasses with vodka or rubbing alcohol and a cloth.
Wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka or rubbing alcohol. The alcohol cleans the glass and kills germs.
My Green Side’s web pick of the week:
Glue and Glitter contains great tips, green crafts and amazing recipes. It is full of ways to repurpose everyday items that would end up in a landfill into something wonderful.