Sunday, November 28, 2010

And Now it's time for...a Cliff moment!

Yes, It's finally here, my Cliff Claven section. (If I spelled this wrong forgive me, I'm impaired and don't e-mail me. It's not nice to make fun of impaired people!) Anyway, from time to time I will post some interesting, useful (or useless depending on your point of view) and completely unrelated information that will make you say, What? Huh? and HOLY COW!! Though not in that order....

...but i digress....

Here is todays useless piece of info:

6 Alternate Uses for Your Freezer

6 tricky problems your freezer can easily solve.

Eliminate unpopped popcorn

Don't you just hate the kernels of popcorn that are left at the bottom of the bowl? Eliminate the popcorn duds by keeping your unpopped supply in the freezer.

Remove wax from candlesticks
Grandma's heirloom silver candlesticks will get a new life if you place them in the freezer and then pick off the accumulated wax drippings. But don't do this if your candlesticks are made from more than one type of metal. The metals can expand and contract at different rates and damage the candlesticks.

Extend candle life
Place candles in the freezer for at least two hours before burning. They will last longer.

Unstick photos
Picture this: Water spills on a batch of photographs, causing them to stick together. If you pull them apart, your pictures will be ruined. Don't be so hasty. Stick them in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Then use a butter knife to gingerly separate the photos. If they don't come free, place them back in the freezer. This works for envelopes and stamps too.

Clean a pot
Your favorite pot has been left on the stove too long, and now you've got a burned-on mess to clean up. Place the pot in the freezer for a couple of hours. When the burned food becomes frozen, it will be easier to remove.

Remove odors
Got a musty-smelling book or a plastic container with a fish odor? Place them in the freezer overnight. By morning they'll be fresh again. This works with almost any other small item that has a bad smell you want to get rid of.

How's that for a Cliff moment? Completely Useful, or Useless? You decide!

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