DIY-Daily Living Tips-Hacks -Please share yours...

Discussion created by Mandolinrain on Mar 23, 2020
Latest reply on Mar 26, 2020 by SuzyQ411

Thought this may be a fun way to help each other with things we know or have  learned . Here are my 'HACKS' for the day to share. Please share some of yours too.


Drinking water

Rain water is about as pure as you can get for drinking . Heres a quick way to collect it ~(using  #1-2-4 ~ BPA free bucket or a stainless steel container large pot, invert an umbrella over it that has a hole opening near tip. Then when container is full, pour water into gallon jugs for storage in a cool dark place for up to 6 months. Its recommended to have at least one gallon per person a day for 2 weeks on standby. Another option is using 4 large stakes and a tarp angled to collect water and run off into a bucket.

Another way is a rain barrel. These collect water from your roof/gutter and you do need a filter for it. Instructions are on YOUTUBE.




6TB Solid coconut oil

6 TB Baking Soda

25 drops edible essential oil

1 small package stevia ( optional)

Mix and store in small jar.



Theres a very cool way to store loads of fresh farm eggs for many months and it is called GLASS EGG Preservation. Check it out online on youtube for instructions. I had not heard of this and its SO COOL. SO EASY .



Indoor/Outdoor bug repellant for edible and non edible plants

( Makes one gallon)

2 TB Neem Oil ( I use 100%organic Dr. Adorable brand)

1/4 TB Dawn dishsoap

Fill remaining jug or sprayer off with tap water

Be sure to wet leaves underneath plants as well as tops 




Wednesday on Amazon, a 2-pack of Purell hand sanitizer, 10 ounces, was nearly $80. But before you go spending some big bucks, you can actually make your own. Pharmacist Mark Thompson said making your own is just as effective as using store-bought.

The Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Cup Rubbing Alcohol (at least 91% alcohol)
  • 1/3 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Funnel
  • Mini Travel Size Bottles
  • Optional: Add a few drops of lavender, vanilla, or another essential oil for scent.

According to market researchers from Adobe Analytics, the demand for hand sanitizer spiked 1,400 percent from December to January.


Okay these are my tips for now. More tomorrow.