Monday, November 24, 2008

Who couldn't use free toliet tissue for a whole year?

With kids in the house, holiday guests appearing, and well Christmas break one thing that ends up getting doubled or if not tripled on the grocery list without fail is always toilet paper this time of year. It may not exactly be the thing you think about when it comes to the holidays but as much as I have been watching every penny that goes in and out of my wallet lately I certainly have noticed.

Speaking of saving money and toliet paper would not be my first thought when it comes to saving money, but Scott has a new website out called Scott Common Sense Community that is all giving tips on how to do our normal household things a little better. From organizing advice which is SUPER important to those of us that have downgraded to smaller houses in the last few years not to mention all those toys, socks, and clothing items that I still have no clue where to put them. To great ways to save money, one little tip caught my eye.

I have a HUGE family and tonight I went out and did hopefully the last of my Christmas shopping and bought some new wrapping paper as my old paper got destroyed in a battle last night, heh.. don't ask but it was tons of fun. Needless to say I picked up two boxes of Christmas cards to send out this year and the bill was almost $20 for enough cards to barely cover half of my family. Don't even get me started on how much the stamps will be, luckly a good majority of them will be hand delivered. Well a little tip that I found on the Scott Common Sense site was to save the Christmas cards you recieve this year and if there is no writing on the front half of the card just cut it off and use it as a postcard next year. Thats a pretty good idea not to mention I bet you could find some cute crafts to do with all those Christmas Cards this year. I'm actually going to do a turkey puppet craft with my best friend's kids next week that would translate awesome into a craft with Christmas cards later in December.

There was also a great guide on what you should give your "service" people for Christmas including your post man, trash guys, and sitter. I gave my post man a $20 gift certificate for sports merchandise last year and I need to think of something cool to give him this year. I have a hard time getting my trash guys though belive me with all those dirty diapers I've thrown away this year they deserve a tip. If you've asked a little more than the ordinary of the service people in your life this year or just because they did a good job I think its a great thing to do!

There are so many other awesome hints and tips on the Scott Common Sense website, I'm going to go over there and check out more of the organizing tips because belive me this house is looking a little cluttered as of late.

Scott has been amazing to give us a years supply of Scott bath and towel products for one incredibly lucky reader! Thats 30 packs of Scott Mega Rolls and 10 12 pack packages of Scott Toliet Tissue. Thats worth $144!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out the Scott Common Sense and tell me which "tip" from any of the catagories that you can use in your life. Please something other than the ones we mentioned earlier.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Dec 30th at midnight!

411 Comments:

vlbsweeps said...

I thought the tip about storing important papers in plastic sleeves in a three ring binder was good.

Norstar1 said...

The idea about reusing the fromt of Xmas cards is good. You could also put them in little cheap frames and give them as art gifts.

mar said...

I like the tipe of cleaning kitchen counter tops with cloths that have been dipped or sprayed with peroxide. This would be so much cheaper and easier than most spray cleaners!

Jenn S. said...

I am horrible at keeping in touch with friends and family. I liked this tip. "Keeping in Touch

When we were little, Sunday afternoon was for visiting! Now with family & friends sometimes out of state, I make Sunday a day for reaching out and touching someone through calls or emails. "

annpa said...

Keeping in Touch. When we were little, Sunday afternoon was for visiting! Now with family & friends sometimes out of state, I make Sunday a day for reaching out and touching someone through calls or emails. " That was also my favorite. It reminded me to get going on Christmas Cards etc.
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sara l. said...

I love the tip about adding Scott paper towels to bags of freshly cut veggies to keeo their crispness! I had never thought of cutting veggies for a salad a day ahead, but I'll definitely be giving this a try...Talk about a timesaver! Thanks!
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Jenna said...

I thought is was a great idea to add a Scott Paper Towel to your ziplock bags of veggies to keep them fresher. I always seem to run into that problem, hopefully now I wont! Thanks!!

Jenna said...

I subscribe!

moonshadow43 said...

To remove odors from the microwave or food storage containers, ball up a newspaper and let it sit inside overnight

Maja said...

Keep in Touch was the best

Maja said...

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crashers525 said...

"After you throw your trash away, place a dryer sheet at the bottom of the trash can and it will keep the odor away." I love this tip.

Shel said...

To remove unpleasant odors, such as fish or burnt popcorn, from the microwave or food storage containers, ball up a newspaper and let it sit inside overnight. It works like a charm!

I never knew that..I'm a frequent popcorn torcher! The family always knows when I've decided to zap a bag of popcorn. Nifty tip!

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Anonymous said...

using wet paper tyowel to keep veggies fresh!brilliant! vinson5@windstream.net

Kristie said...

I liked the tip to Recycle Christmas Cards. I've never done that before, but we have sent them to St. Jude's!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

kellyjamison77 said...

Recycle paper towels in with your paper--never thought of that!!

Jesica said...

Mosquito Repellant

Place a dryer sheet in your pocket and it keeps mosquitoes from eating you up! It's great for the kids.

Love that!

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

cdziuba said...

I like this tip, and it's so easy I'm doing it today. Put a dryer sheet at the bottom of your trash container to get rid of odors. Thanks for the giveaway!!! cdziuba@aol.com

penguin28 said...

I like this one-
No Mess Peanut Butter and Jelly-I recently made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich using a 3-ounce disposable bathroom cup, (plastic or paper will do) to combine the mixture. It is the perfect size for one sandwich and theres NO mess to clean up... just throw away the cup.

What a great idea! I make alot of those sandwhiches.

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penguin28 said...

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vibrantfun said...

I like the Onion cutting tip

wigget said...

i like the festive and low-fat ideas

wigget said...

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Estelle said...

I love the tip about donating old Halloween costumes to daycare centers for dress-up play. I never thought about that, and honestly, after Halloween my kids costumes usually get thrown away or stuffed into a bin in the closet. This tip not only benefits children by encouraging their imagination, but it also helps out the environment by reducing landfill waste.

Millie said...

I like the keeping in touch tip the best! Thank you for giving us a chance to win :)

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

reb said...

I liked this tip: Run the tops under hot water for a couple of seconds. Most times, it will loosen easier.

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Sonya said...

I found this neat:
When you go to the doctor's office, bring your own reading material. Think of how many sick people have handled the magazines in the waiting room!

I hadn't really thought about that.

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OutletBabe.com said...

Using peroxide to clean counters is an interesting idea. I'm going to try it.

Ann S. said...

I found the "keeping in touch" to be a nice reminder, especially during the holidays.

Fangirl Jen said...

"After you throw your trash away, place a dryer sheet at the bottom of the trash can and it will keep the odor away."

Great Tip!

Fangirl Jen said...

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heather leonard said...

I like the tip about bringing your own magazines to the doctors office because think of all the sick people who have touched them.I never thought about that but it's true
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Shelly said...

I like - storing important papers in plastic sleeves in a three ring binder - need to do that this weekend!

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Anonymous said...

I love the "After you throw your trash away, place a dryer sheet at the bottom of the trash can and it will keep the odor away." tip. I will use this tip ASAP becuase our garbage always stinks!!!!



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matty55 said...

i love the tip which says to sprinkle baking soda inside dirty stained cups and then to wipe clean.

we have so many stained mugs so this will come in handy

BlapherMJ said...

Wow - there's loads of tips on this site that I will definitely be trying! The tip about keeping pet hair off the furniture will be tried this evening! I love my dog, but I can't stand the constant cleanup. :-) Thanks!

ronald said...

adding paper towels to veggies to retain crispiness

lisagee said...

Get out and do what makes you happy.
Spend time with loved ones, eat a healthy diet and try to do some sort of exercise -- even if it is something small,
like sitting and raising your arms and legs up and down.----great tip ;o)

Sarah S said...

I like the perfect pantry tips! I need some organization help...

Sarah S said...

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mverno said...

putting a dryer sheet in you pocket to keep mosquitos away

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like the dryer sheet in the trash can tip. I will try it! Thanks!

thinkingbrain135 said...

I like the tip on lining the shelving on one's refrigerator door with paper towels so that they stay nice and clean. I never thought to do that but am going to start ASAP! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Anonymous said...

Everyone need this one

Stephanie said...

I like the tip about separating out coupons into category plastic bags.
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Anonymous said...

I liked the comment about how buying in bulk seems to save on cost but if you're just a single person then it's really a waste if you end up throwing everything away.

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peg42 said...

My favorite tip is to place a SCOTT Towel on the bottom of your vegetable crisper drawer in your refrigerator to absorb the moisture. It helps keep your vegetables fresher longer. I'm going to give this tip a try. Plus it'll also help keep the draw a bit cleaner.
Thanks for this giveaway.

NateAndJakesMom said...

I will be trying the tip I just read on their site (it was the first one too!) - I hate, hate, hate peeling potatoes and have thought of buying that infomercial glove thingy... but they said that if you boil your potatoes with the skins on and then use a SCOTT's paper towel to rub it, the skins will come right off. I think I will give this a test-run before Turkey day though... that would have to be tonight or tomorrow then huh? Where did all the time go??

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crawdad said...

A cat litter scooper is good for
cleaning up dog poop off the carpet

Brenda S. said...

I like the tipe of cleaning kitchen counter tops with cloths that have been dipped or sprayed with peroxide. Thank you.

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Melissa said...

I like the idea of reusing the plastic grocery bags and putting them in your small trash cans. It will make trash collection much quicker!

agordon10 said...

I love the idea to add a Scott Paper Towel to your ziplock bags of veggies to keep them fresher

Patricia Wise said...

Using scott towels with fresh veggies to absorb moisture is a great idea. Will try it at once!

Sandy said...

I loved the deskinning the potaotoes will have to try it...and love and use the cards as postcards- I am so cheap- remember if they are too big though they toss them or send them back and refuse wasting postage

Sandy said...

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ewalsh said...

I like the tip about using peroxide to clean tub grout.

I already keep it around to clean wounds and to make my dogs vomit if they get into anything toxic. So one more use for it, makes it about as necessary to keep around as aspirin.

Serge said...

Recycle paper towels in with your paper--I tried it today!

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Cadmar said...

AWESOME TIP I found on their website: When you finish a role of SCOTT Towels, instead of throwing it out, get the kids to decorate it and stuff your grocery bags in it. It saves space around the house, you won't waste bags, and you give the kids something to do

samsakara said...

I never knew about this before and would love to try it.

To clean dried on food splatters off the microwave walls, boil a cup of water and leave in the microwave untill the walls are covered with steam. All the mess wipes up easily.

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babygyirl92699 said...

I'm going to have to try this one~
For those pesky spots on your rugs where you can't remove the odor, put 1 part vinegar and 1 part water in a squirt bottle, spray the area, then pour table salt directly on it. Let it all sit until dry, then vacuum it up. It works every time!!!

Heather said...

I LOVE tips! I saw two about garbage cans that I will try.

Trash Scent

After you throw your trash away, place a dryer sheet at the bottom of the trash can and it will keep the odor away.

and

Magazine Perfume Samples

Open the perfume samples that are inserted in magazines, and put them under the liner in your trash cans. They emit a wonderful scent that lasts quite a while.

js22 said...

keeping veggies fresh by keeping a moist Scotts towel imthe bag with the veggies is a great idea!

bleatham said...

I thought is was a great idea to add a Scott Paper Towel to your ziplock bags of veggies to keep them fresher. I'm going to try this with the salad I'm making this weekend!

Thanks

bleatham said...

I am a subscriber!! Thanks again

allancarol said...

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cstironkat said...

To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster. This really does work. I tried it Sunday morning.

Christina said...

My favorite tip is to heat a wet paper towel in the microwave to clean stuck on spots.

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randio said...

I use a scott paper towel when I do the supper dishes & then give the floor a once over. It makes mop day a lot easier. I also use the empty paper towel rolls to keep my grocery bags in,it keeps under the sink a lot neater!

stacitk@yahoo.com said...

I like the tip about adding Scott paper towels to bags of freshly cut veggies to keep their crispness.

chromiumman said...

After you throw your trash away, place a dryer sheet at the bottom of the trash can and it will keep the odor away

Nad said...

I'm going to try the tip on the "less fat meatloaf". Great idea!

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Nad said...

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judybrittle said...

I thought this was a great tip that I just might use. Our freezer would always be jammed with meats and we could never find what we wanted to. I now have my frozen items in storage bins. I label each bin with the type of meat (chicken, pork, beef, seafood) so we can always tell where to find what we need, and everything is in its place.Thank you so much for this wonderful chance!
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judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Rebecca Graham said...

I like the tip about giving seniors stamps and envelopes! This would be great for the elderly in the nursing home. Thanks for your giveaway!

drming said...

The tip about adding Scott paper towels to bags of freshly cut veggies to keep their crispness

Richard said...

The tip to Save Your Change.

offthemap13 said...

Does the vegetable crisping tip work? If so I am definitely trying it!

amy m. said...

I love the use of paper towels to rub off the potato skins, as well as using the towels to keep your veggies crisp in the refrigerator.
aarmatthews at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

balling up a newspaper to remove odors from the microwave! never heard of that, but I'm going to try!

Anonymous said...

Keeping touch works good for me.

Alexia said...

The tip about storing recipe cards in a small photo album was genius...I've yet to find a storage solution that I like, maybe this will be it!

clc408 said...

I like the tip about keeping a Scott towel in a plastic bag to keep veggies fresh. Thanks for the giveaway.

mensa63 said...

I like the idea of giving seniors in care situations stamps and paper and cards to use. It is little things like this that can make such a difference and also a box of Scott tissues and a roll of Scott towels they would use also.

sphinx63 said...

To remove odors from the microwave or food storage containers, ball up a newspaper and let it sit inside overnight. I am going to try this the next time we make popcorn in the microwave. The smell stays in there for days!

Elena said...

I like the suggestion to use empty tissue boxes to store plastic grocery bags. Thanks for the contest!

cgroverla said...

This is a useful comment:

When you have free time but don't know how to spend it wisely, cut coupons! It saves time and money! File them in a file box and keep it with you. When you have them organized, you save yourself time in the store.

Submitted by: Kyla
Bossier, LA

The idea is that you should use your spare time productively and keep your money-saving coupons organized to make it easier to save.

pms3237 said...

I use their idea of the newspaper to remove odors. When I close my RV for the winter, I clean the refrigerator and stuff it full of the printed newspaper(not colored fliers or cartoons). My refrig smells like new in the spring

Deedles said...

The idea about reusing the front of Christmas cards is a good one.

clynsg said...

I actually do use the front of various cards for postcards--they make good ones for entering mail in contests.

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imjasonc said...

My favorite tip is the one about removing microwave oders with a balled up newspaper.

kellyjamison77 said...

I had never thought about putting paper towel in my paper recycle bin! Good idea.

Mia J. said...

I like the tip about cleaning the microwave by putting a cup of water inside for a minimal time and then wiping out with a paper towel.

Deborah said...

I like this tip...but for the outside trashcan: After you throw your trash away, place a dryer sheet at the bottom of the trash can and it will keep the odor away.

Anonymous said...

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traci said...

i can really use this prize the tip about to keep veggies fresh
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pintolinda said...

This tip works for me:
When your ceramic stove top cools, use a paper towel and windex to remove most of the stains.
pintolinda(at)hotmail(dot)com

cathirushing said...

i keep a roll in my car, put them in the small of your back, makes the drive better

jessiejaws said...

I knew about using vinegar to clean your drip coffee pot but I didn't know about the half cup of white vinegar in the rinse cycle for my laundry. I'm going to try that. In fact, I'm going to see what else I can use vinegar for!

Barbara said...

I like the tip to use newspaper to get odors out of your microwave. I often forget I'm making popcorn and burn it, which really stinks up the microwave for weeks. I will try this tip next time.

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Jayme said...

i never thought that you could recycle paper towels...just put them in the recycle bin with all the other recyclable paper products.

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kewlchick2003 said...

Keeping in Touch. When we were little, Sunday afternoon was for visiting! Now with family & friends sometimes out of state, I make Sunday a day for reaching out and touching someone through calls or emails.

This was such a great tip!

valerie2350 said...

I like the tip about organizing coupons in baseball card pages :)

valerie2350 said...

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LIDARKSIDE said...

I like the balled up newspaper in the microwave to eliminate odors.

Kelly F said...

I like the idea of using three ring binders to organize things. I am not exactly organized, but that is part of my resolution for next year!

Kelly F said...

I am a subscriber.

yyeres said...

to keep the vegetables crispy to use a paper towels in them is a great tip!

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of storing impt papers in three ring binders is a great idea. I read that tip somewhere else, and we do it, and it works like a charm!

Carrie
mountainrailway at gmail dot com

coriwestphal said...

I love the tip about using a paper towel to rub off potato skins. That is the worst job ever! Thanks for the great contest and the great tip!

coriwestphal said...

I'm also a subscriber, thanks!

BL said...

I like the tipe of cleaning kitchen counter tops with cloths that have been dipped or sprayed with peroxide.

Cynthya said...

I like this tip: "When I change out my furnace filter, I write the date on the edge facing out." It's simple and I can't believe I didn't think of it before.

Skywaywaver said...

I like the tip about saving change in the car in a pint-sized milk jug. Awesome idea!
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Julie said...

Here is a tip that I already use in my home: When my laundry soap is low, I store it upside down to drain it. Then i use what is in the cap. After I use that, I rinse it out well with water and dump it into this or the next load., I have been doing this for years, thought I was the only one, guess not.

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Julie said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Julie

nancy said...

Using OnionsWhen you are ready to use onions, cut the ROOT END off first. Most times, no tears!! - am going to try this tonight!

VickeC said...

I love the After you throw your trash away, place a dryer sheet at the bottom of the trash can and it will keep the odor away

VickeC said...

I am a subscriber

kdkdkd said...

THe fast deck staining tip "To stain deck railings quickly and easily, use rubber gloves and put on 2 pairs of old socks over them. Then, just dip your hands into the stain, squeeze out the excess stain and rub your "hands" over the spindles. It's much faster than using a paint brush"
I will try this next spring for sure!

Becca said...

I appreciate the suggestion to take your own reading material to the doctor's office. I think this is especially smart at the pediatrician, since little kids are not so good at turning away from the book they're reading when they cough or sneeze.

Becca said...

By the way, I'm a subscriber.

Parva x said...

I love the tip about putting a dryer sheet in an empty trash can below the bag. I'm going to start doing that today! parvax at aol dot com

Whippeteer said...

Reusing Xmas cards

janetfaye said...

Toss old and out-of-date items.
To start cleaning and reorganizing, you'll need to remove the items from an entire cupboard or shelf at a time. As you do, check for expiration dates.

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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mvbarton said...

the wet paper towel n veggie trick is a winner!

rondadoug said...

I liked the tip of bringing your own reading material to the Dr's office...I had not thought of all the sick people handling the magazines...ewww.

Nicole said...

My favorite tip is putting the empty clothes hangers in the laundry basket so they are there after you do laundry and need to rehang the clothes.

Dave said...

Using plastic grocery bags in small garbage pails. I've been doing that for years! Thank you for the great give-away.

ACW said...

there was a great tip about using post-it notes in all your cupboards/cabinets to keep a running shopping list. I have found that just keeping one on the fridge isn't enough. Then I forget things I need for the bathroom or other areas of the house. This idea is great because you can run around and grab the notes and stack them together and VOILA a shopping list.

miriama said...

Put a dryer sheet at the bottom of your trash container to get rid of odors.

djolsen said...

I really liked peeling potatoes with paper towels. That will be my new thing.

cathyhall said...

I loved the recyling the paper towels with paper, I have always removed them when my husband put them in, but I stand corrected.

cathyhall said...

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Monica said...

I actually found two tips that I'm going to start using and that's to put the post-it notes on the inside of the cupboards. I always forget what it is I need by the time I make it to the store and using a dryer sheet in your waste basket except I'm going to try it in my diaper pail!

Thanks for the awesome contest btw.
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Monica said...

I just subscribed by email.

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Pinkadot said...

Child-sized Cold Packs

Cotton balls soaked in water and stored in a plastic sandwich bag in the freezer make perfect "ice packs" for little bumps and bruises. They're the right size, and readily available.

Jenndiggy said...

I like the idea of using a leg of pantyhose to keep your wrapping paper from unrolling and keeping it staying neat.

shiloh said...

I found using dryer sheets with fingernail polish remover interesting and will give it a try shortly.

Anonymous said...

Take pinking shears or like scizzors and cut the captions out of Christmas cards punch holes and use them as nametags or cut the front off the card for the same purpose. Or make the front of the card into a postcard and save money on postage.

bison61 said...

a tip about unwrapping bar soap to make it last longer and making baby wipes with Scott towels

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dwhogan said...

recycling paper towels

Sue said...

The dryer filter clean out - use a roll and put on the end of the vacuum is a great idea. Would have never thought of that!
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plmeek said...

I love the tip of using Scott Towels to wrap my veggies in to keep them crispy. It does work!

jessica a said...

i like the idea of saving the money you find in the wash for a fun night out.
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Janice Wright said...

Hmm, never heard of putting a dryer sheet in you pocket to keep mosquitos away. It's not mosquito season but I'll have to remember for next summer.

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Jackie B. said...

Using peroxide to clean counters and tile grout is an interesting idea. I'm going to try both of these!

Jackie B. said...

I am also a subscriber.

Brooke said...

The LUNCH QUICK WIPE:
Lunch Quick Wipe
Fold a SCOTT paper towel into fourths, add an ice cube, and seal it into a plastic sandwich bag. Add this to your lunch bag to keep the food cool. By lunch time the ice cube will have melted and you have a moistened towel for quick, easy lunch clean up. Toss your lunch debris into the plastic bag before discarding.

Brooke said...

I subscribe!

Karen S said...

I like the tip about using a pint-sized milk jug in the car to store change. It's handy and it camoflauges the change from anyone looking into your car.

Karen S said...

I subscribe! Thanks!

CDS said...

I love this idea and will use it IMMEDIATELY!
When slicing an onion, rinse the onion under cold water. It drowns out the onion smell that irritates your eyes.

Smooshy said...

I like the vegetable crisping tip. I'm gonna try it!

Becky said...

I like the tip of buying Christmas gifts all year that would help in Dec when we are scrambling for money for gifts.

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Anonymous said...

Using balled up newspaper to clean out fridge odors comes in a timely way for me as I just bought a new home. Thanks for the chance to win.

dhunt said...

nice!

M.A. said...

Here's one for me: "A clean floor can make the whole house look clean. Grab a broom or your vacuum cleaner for a quick once-over. Finish up with a spray of air freshener or light a candle."

Heather said...

i think the dryer sheet in the pocket is a great one my poor daughter just swells right up when she gets bit

rosannepm said...

I like the one about using the front of the Christmas cards. I cut up boxes and used greeting cards to make postcards when I have to send a short message to someone. rosans4@comcast.net

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Kari said...

I thought it was amazing that you can actually add a Scott Paper Towel to your ziplock bags of veggies to keep them fresh!!

Kari said...

I also subscribe!

Brandy P said...

I appreciate the tip on how to get mildew smell out of clothes. My husband is still mad at me for forgetting the towels in the washer too long one time. I've washed them over and over but can't get the smell to go away. I'm going to try their tip!

Leane said...

My fav tip is the 'cleaning the microwave' tip about using a cup of water to steam it up and then wiping out the mess inside with scott paper towels. That is one I need to use right now! Amazing giveaway!!

katy said...

I like the tip: When you are ready to use onions, cut the ROOT END off first. Most times, no tears! I'll try it.

lisaarant said...

I love the tip about recycling Christmas cards because it reminds me of my Great-grandmother. She would actually make decorative little serving bowls out of them by cutting and sewing them together around thin cardboard. I have several and cherish them!

cdrury said...

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using wet paper tyowel to keep veggies fresh

Kimberly L said...

Cutting the root end first when cutting onions.

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poodlemom said...

Using Scott paper towels to bags of cut veggies to keep crisp.

Stephanie said...

I read this fantastic Baby Shower Tip (http://www.scottcommonsense.com/Tip.aspx?tipID=10889) on the website. Essentially, the suggestion was to give the mom-to-be a notecard that says you will provide three home-cooked meals after baby's birth. I have baby #2 due in March and I would really appreciate a gift like that - so much more practical than baby toys and gadgets!

Thanks for the giveaway, by the way. I could certainly use a year's supply of TP. It seems to just disappear in our house!

Stephanie said...

I also posted about this contest on my Tuesday Tours column: http://metropolitanmama.net/2008/12/tuesday-tours-whats-happening-on-the-web-45/.

torrie g said...

This sounds great I would love this!

Tamara said...

I really liked the tip calledNo Sog-City Salads Here!!I usually get appointed to make the macaroni salad for either our firehouse, sheriff's department, or Moose Lodge fundraisers. To reduce the "sog factor," I place 5-6 SCOTT Towels in each soon-to-be-refrigerated zipper bag to collect the "drainage" off all the diced-up all the veggies cut the night before (celery, tomatoes, onions, green peppers). I do the same for the drained elbow macaroni and peeled eggs. This salad always is crunchy, sought after and the FIRST 10 pound tray to disappear! I have always had the same problem when making macaroni salad so this tip will really come in handy for me.
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Kelly said...

We use Scott!

I like the tip on peeling potatoes. I am going to have to try that one!

Jill said...

Love this one: "I save all the return address labels from my holiday cards, and tape them into an address book (or you could use a notebook). When I need to send a holiday card or birthday day cards during the year, I have everything, including the zip code +4. It is very handy to have this nearby." - very good idea! I also liked the low fat meatloaf tip, thanks

Jill said...

I'm a new yahoo reader subscriber, thanks

Teresa690 said...

I thought the purchase bundles of hand towels in green and red. Use alternating colors for placemats and napkins. Red placemat, green napkin. It's inexpensive and looks very festive, was a great idea! Thanks!

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Dree said...

I like the tip about taking Scott towel and hand cleaner in your purse when shopping. Spray the towel and wipe the handle on the shopping cart.

Debbie Criss said...

Lots of good ones. I liked using a slice of bread to pick up broken glass. I read a tip that really works. If you forget to shut off the coffee maker, don't scrub. Just add a few ice cubes after it cools down, sprinkle with salt. add alittle water slush around until all comes loose. Wash

Anonymous said...

i love the idea about using scott to help keep vegtables fresher longer

Erin said...

I love this one, which we also do: "During the cold months, have a container in your sink to catch cold water. While you're waiting for tap water to get warm to wash hands, let the water collect in the container. That water can be used to water plants or do other household chores when it gets to room temperature." Thanks for the giveaway!

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Ashley said...

'Neat & Clean- Speed Cleaning Guide' is helpful for my family. We need to simplify our lives during the holidays.
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smrtim said...

recycling christmas cards

Web said...

I like the tip of putting dryer shets in waste cans, to make them fresher

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moond said...

In the Neat and Clean section, I found a tip that I think is great. It is to put one cup of white vinegar in the rinse cycle to freshen the clothes. It makes the whites whiter and removes any leftover soap in the towels and other items. I tried this and it really works!

K Amos said...

I will definately use the put a dryer sheet in the bottom of the trash can

RE said...

Adding paper towels to cut veggies to keep their crispness is a cool tip! Thanks for the giveaway!

kmg365 said...

Loved the tip about using sticky tape to clean lint off your clothes when you don't have a lint roller. Great when you get to work and discover you're covered in cat hair.

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