Wednesday, August 4, 2010
During this whole shoe breaking in process (Yes, I'm obsessed, I will not let these shoes beat me!) I read online that you can use a little rubbing alcohol to stretch out your shoes. Amazingly enough, it totally works! (The shoes were in wearable shape on Sunday but I got greedy and tried to make them even better by getting them wet then wearing them around the house- it totally backfired and the shoes shrank. So don't do that. But the rubbing alcohol totally worked and I am currently comfortably wearing the shoes at work.)
My success with the rubbing alcohol reminded me of a couple other unlikely sounding quick fixes I've learned about on the internet. Both involve dish soap (I'm actually surprised that the internet didn't tell me to put it on my shoes as well!).
You can use dish soap to avoid having to use a plunger on your toilet- just squirt in a liberal amount of soap then let it works its magic on your clog for 15-30 minutes before flushing. I've used this more than once thanks to my ancient plumbing and it totally works.
I've also used dish soap (and two pins) to untangle a severely knotted necklace.
Do you have any nifty tips or tricks that you've learned from the internet?