• Ants really won’t walk across an area sprayed by white vinegar (per me and my recent ant-infestation experience).
  • Nothing fights ants better than an angry man wielding a vacuum cleaner and a can of ant spray (per me and the same experience).
  • You are supposed to get your lawn mower’s blades sharpened once a year (per my Dad).
  • If you have no grass, it really doesn’t matter how often you get your lawn mower’s blades sharpened (per my husband).
  • In the summer, it only takes one day for laundry sitting in the washer to get smelly (per me, again a recent experience).
  • A long wash with color-safe bleach will take away any mildew smells your clothes may have due to sitting a day (or more) in the washer (per me).
  • Not all children’s markers are “washable.”  Make sure you read the label well before you buy a pack of markers for your 2 year old (per me – does anyone have any good tricks for getting black marker off of khakis?).
  • If you step into quicksand, it won’t suck you down. However, your movements will cause you to dig yourself deeper into it. With quicksand, the more you struggle in it the faster you will sink. If you just relax, your body will float in it because your body is less dense than the quicksand (per How Stuff Works – I just thought this was interesting and reassuring to know).

Just some things I’ve learned lately, and I thought I’d share with you!

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