I’ve found a second duty for our electric toothbrush (Sonic Care) and the used heads that are no longer stiff enough for brushing. I discovered they can be used to clean between the faucet handles and other tight spaces. Rather than throwing the used heads away, I keep a few of them in my toolbox.
Daniel Tiburcio, F340221, Vallejo, California
We often camp in areas where the ground is all dirt and very hard to penetrate. That makes putting the stakes that hold the solar lights in the ground very difficult. Recently, we began putting the lights in the bottom brackets of our awning legs. Each of the holes in the awning feet holds one plastic-based solar light. It looks good and the lights are easy to put away when breaking camp.
Vance & Bonnie Clegg, F51388, Green Cove Springs, Florida
My husband, who has been a diabetic for a number of years, recently was prescribed insulin that must administered be by injection. The insulin must be kept in the refrigerator. His diabetic care coach suggested that the syringes be prefilled with the daily doses for an entire week and stored in the refrigerator. However, he must take a different amount in the morning than in the evening, and taking the wrong dosage could be harmful.
So, I came up with the following: place a week’s worth of syringes for the morning dose in one container and a week’s worth of the evening dose in a second, labeling each container with the dosage. I found that empty Crystal Light or Walmart-brand powdered drink mix containers with the labels removed are the perfect size and can be labeled using a marker. Since the syringes must lie flat, the rectangular or oval-shaped containers don’t roll around the refrigerator shelf. Now my husband can draw up his prescribed syringes for the week, store them safely in the refrigerator, and eliminate the possibility of a mistake.
Mickey Watterworth, F326564, Mission, Texas