When most people consider items in a tool box, certain tools come to mind, and others, well not so much. I'm linking this post to a blog hop at Finish the Sentence Friday - My life is easier. . .
When I our first child was almost three, we bought our first home. I soon became friends with an elderly neighbor lady. Often she could be seen crouched down in her yard weeding. She was trying to get rid of those yellow flowers that thought they must be ever as pretty as the yellow daffodils. The tool of her choice to remove these abundant flowers, with the leaves that some people use in their salads, was a large slotted screw driver. She said that the screw driver works better than anything else to dig down and remove the entire root of the plant. After trying it myself, the screw driver became my tool of choice for getting rid of dandelions and some other small weeds with roots difficult to remove. My life is easier when I listen and learn from others.
Now, here is a tip I'd like to share. Purchase a bag of wooden skewers and add them to your household tool kit or drawer. They could be placed by some swabs that you may have found useful for things other than cleaning around your ears. (Note, I said "around," not in your ears. Much has said online about how it isn't actually good to use swabs inside your ears.) The following lists ways I have used skewers as tools: getting out grime from around the trim on the sink and stove, getting out lint that clings tightly to the lint screen and drawer of the dryer, and getting out dirt that has gotten lodged into the corners of the sliding door tracks, etc. Once in a while I've taped a swab to the end of a skewer to reach into narrow spaces to drag out some kind of debris. Have fun discovering the true value of these inexpensive tools. My life is easier when I experiment and repurpose things.
How has your life become easier when you listened and learned from others?
What items have you repurposed that made your life easier?
Write your ideas in a post, and link your post to Finish the Sentence Friday - My Life is easier. . . I'm looking forward to reading what you share.