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Teri’s Tips: Household: Liquid Pool Chlorine for Household Tasks

I use regular liquid pool chlorine for a few of my household tasks. Here are two of them:

Refilling my “Tilex” bottle – I like Tilex for cleaning my showers. Reading the ingredients for “Tilex”, it looks to me like “Tilex” is the same thing as liquid pool chlorine. So I refill my “Tilex” bottle with liquid pool chlorine, and it costs much less.

Getting impossible stains out of whites – If I have a white garment that I have already spot treated with conventional spot removers, and have already soaked in bleach, with no success, I turn to liquid pool chlorine as a last resort. Before I give up and throw the garment in the trash, I spray it with “Tilex”, or liquid pool chlorine. Sometimes that is just what it needs. Liquid pool chlorine is a highly concentrated version of the type of bleach we use for laundry. I only use this as a last resort, as sometimes, it can ruin the garment. But if I am ready to throw it out anyway, I have often been pleased to find that I was able to salvage the white garment with liquid pool chlorine or “Tilex”.

Always be careful to keep chemicals away from your skin and eyes.

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Teri’s Tips: Health: Remedy for "Night Eating"

We’ve all been told that we shouldn’t eat before going to bed. Yet, for some of us, our bodies are screaming for something before bed. And there is a reason for that.

Think about it… When babies are restless and need to sleep… What do we do? We nurse them, or give them a bottle. Having something in the tummy is comforting, relaxing, or for whatever reason, helps the process of sleep. Yet for those of us who don’t want to gain weight, this can be a problem. 

For me, part of the solution is… BROTH! Broth is warm, soothing, filling, but not fattening.

My favorite broth is vegetable broth. And amazingly, most everyone throws this delicious, healthful, vitamin filled broth down the drain. At our house, we steam vegetables almost every night for dinner. After dinner, underneath the steamer basket, I find about a cup of rich delicious vegetable broth. I’ve been told that this broth is full of good nutrients. I pour the broth into a mug, cover it with plastic wrap, and put it into the fridge. Later in the evening, when I feel “munchy” and restless, I heat that mug in the microwave for 2 minutes, add sea salt, and that’s all I need. It’s filling satisfying, and good for me as well. My eyelids get heavy, and I’m off to bed.

If I don’t have steamed vegetable broth left over, I just use canned chicken broth. For variety, I can add some “Poultry Seasoning”, which makes me feel like I’m eating a Thanksgiving turkey. The 99% fat free chicken broth is the best! Broth is much better than munching on a bag of chips, and has the same result in terms of satisfaction and fullness.

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  • Teri Gault
  • October, 15 2004
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Teri’s Tips: Household: Liquid Pool Chlorine for Household Tasks

I use regular liquid pool chlorine for a few of my household tasks. Here are two of them:

Refilling my “Tilex” bottle – I like Tilex for cleaning my showers. Reading the ingredients for “Tilex”, it looks to me like “Tilex” is the same thing as liquid pool chlorine. So I refill my “Tilex” bottle with liquid pool chlorine, and it costs much less.

Getting impossible stains out of whites – If I have a white garment that I have already spot treated with conventional spot removers, and have already soaked in bleach, with no success, I turn to liquid pool chlorine as a last resort. Before I give up and throw the garment in the trash, I spray it with “Tilex”, or liquid pool chlorine. Sometimes that is just what it needs. Liquid pool chlorine is a highly concentrated version of the type of bleach we use for laundry. I only use this as a last resort, as sometimes, it can ruin the garment. But if I am ready to throw it out anyway, I have often been pleased to find that I was able to salvage the white garment with liquid pool chlorine or “Tilex”.

Always be careful to keep chemicals away from your skin and eyes.

MORE

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  • Teri Gault
  • October, 15 2004
  • Comments Off

Teri’s Tips: Health: Remedy for "Night Eating"

We’ve all been told that we shouldn’t eat before going to bed. Yet, for some of us, our bodies are screaming for something before bed. And there is a reason for that.

Think about it… When babies are restless and need to sleep… What do we do? We nurse them, or give them a bottle. Having something in the tummy is comforting, relaxing, or for whatever reason, helps the process of sleep. Yet for those of us who don’t want to gain weight, this can be a problem. 

For me, part of the solution is… BROTH! Broth is warm, soothing, filling, but not fattening.

My favorite broth is vegetable broth. And amazingly, most everyone throws this delicious, healthful, vitamin filled broth down the drain. At our house, we steam vegetables almost every night for dinner. After dinner, underneath the steamer basket, I find about a cup of rich delicious vegetable broth. I’ve been told that this broth is full of good nutrients. I pour the broth into a mug, cover it with plastic wrap, and put it into the fridge. Later in the evening, when I feel “munchy” and restless, I heat that mug in the microwave for 2 minutes, add sea salt, and that’s all I need. It’s filling satisfying, and good for me as well. My eyelids get heavy, and I’m off to bed.

If I don’t have steamed vegetable broth left over, I just use canned chicken broth. For variety, I can add some “Poultry Seasoning”, which makes me feel like I’m eating a Thanksgiving turkey. The 99% fat free chicken broth is the best! Broth is much better than munching on a bag of chips, and has the same result in terms of satisfaction and fullness.

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