[tabi] Help with Tips/Advice for how to do practical things without your vision?

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:09:24 -0400

Hi everyone,
The Lighthouse is starting to work on our next newsletter, and thought
you all might have something to contribute! We used to do a little
column of advice or tips called “Practical Tips for Living” with
little tidbits on how to do things easily without your sight. Some
examples are below. Do you have any tips you’d be willing to share
with others? We’d love to include them in the newsletter! Please jJust
respond with your tip(s) to this email or info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lights Out: In case of a power failure it is best to refuse any
navigational help a sighted companion may offer. Failure to do so may
result in bumps and bruises. ~ Barbara Kiger

Humpty Dumpty: If you drop an egg on the floor or counter, before
wiping it with a wet cloth, use a paper towel or salt to absorb the
excess liquid from the egg. Then finish the job with a damp cloth to
wipe away any sticky substance remaining. ~ Patricia A. Lipovsky &
Mary Ellen Ottman

Not Losing It: Try to purchase items like toothpaste or
shampoo/conditioner with openings which do not detach so that there's
less chance to lose the caps. ~ Anonymous

Penny For Your Thoughts: To mark how long to microwave an item, tape
pennies to it. To heat it for 3 minutes, tape 3 pennies; if you heat
for 3 minutes, stir and heat another minute, put 3 pennies, leave a
space and tape another penny. ~ Marilyn Wright

More Cold Cash: You can also use pennies to tell difference between
food items in similar containers. For example, put 1 penny on potato
salad and 2 on coleslaw. Always use the same number so you remember
what type of food it signifies. ~ Marilyn Wright

No Old Mold: To keep grated cheese fresh until you want to use it, put
it in the freezer which will keep it from getting moldy. ~ Nancy

Cleaning artificial flowers: Pour some salt into a paper bag and add
the flowers. Shake vigorously and the salt will absorb the dust and
dirt, leaving your artificial flowers looking like new.~ Bess Bradley

Easy mixing: Use a ziplock bag to mix anything! For example, put flour
and chicken in a plastic bag and shake them together to put on flour.
You can put eggs, onion, green pepper, cheese, etc. in a bag and shake
it all together to make an omelet. ~ Sally Benjamin

Slick solution: Instead of measuring cooking oil use solid shortening,
it won’t spill. ~ Elizabeth Bowden
Never lose a sock strategy: Pin the two socks together before washing.
You will have all your socks matched up and ready to wear when dry. ~
Delores Wussler

Easy Measuring: To measure cooking oil, fill a wide mouthed jar with
oil and dip in measuring spoon when oil is needed. To measure vanilla
or other flavorings pour some into a small flexible container. Measure
correct amount and funnel remainder back into bottle. ~ Delores

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