Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer hosts Works for Me Wednesdays, which sounded like a good idea for blog fodder...As well as a way to get great tips from other frugal homemaker types like myself.

I can't really take credit for this one myself, because I got it from Flylady...but it's a tip I love. I have only 2 sets of sheets for each bed in the house (actually this is by default, but I don't need any more till these wear out). After I wash them, I fold them very flat and slip them between the matress and box springs. When I'm ready to put them on, voila! There they are. It has sure saved time I used to spend hunting through piles of sheets in the linens chest for the right ones...And not being able to remember which sheets went on which bed...Trying them only to find that I was putting queen sheets on the king bed...And so on. Saves time and space.

Now maybe someone can tell me how to copy the cute little icon that's supposed to go at the top of this post. :)


Aunt Murry said...

Hi there. Go to Shannon's Blog, Right click the icon, selet 'Save Picture as' and save it somewhere where you know where it is. Next time you post, you can insert the picture by clicking on the little picture at the top of the 'posting box' just follow the instructions at that point. Hope that helps!

Nettie said...

Good idea! Thanks for sharing. (right click on the header image, select copy image location, go back to your post, click on the insert photo icon, select the Url box on the right, Ctrl+V to paste in the location url, and upload.)

Stephanie said...

Such a good idea. I like that they are right there. It saves a step. Try right clicking on the icon and hitting save. Post it to your desktop and then when you are in blogger, use the picture icon (the little blue box in the tool bar) to browse for the picture you just pasted. It will give you additonal instructions from there. Good luck.

Jessica said...

NEAT idea!

I thinks this is the first time I've visited your blog. Feel free to stop by mine (but you'll need to Register for FREE on the right side of the page before you post a comment. Then just click on Leave Your Comment next to any blog entry you wish and then Post Reply once the green page comes up).

Hope to have you visit my site and I'll try to visit your's again soon!

God Bless! :)

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Great idea; thanks for sharing. If you have trouble getting the graphic with the above instructions, e-mail me (address on left column of my blog) and I'll send you the code.

Tina said...

What a cool (simple - love that!) idea! Brilliant!

Thank you for sharing!

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

This is a great idea!

Another thought from a friend: Just take the sheets off, wash and dry them, then put them back on. Saves FOLDING sheets!

Laurie said...

I'm a flylady fan too. I do the wash and put them on the bed deal...but your way works good too.

Carol said...

Well, that's brilliant! I have no linen closet, so that would help me out a ton.

And it totally knocks out the need for a WFMW idea I was going to do in the future.

So, back to the ol' idea board.