Top of the morn ‘n Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
Another stellar day here in New Jersey for a parade, bike ride, finding a four leaf clover, and indulging in some corned beef ‘n cabbage, shepard’s pie, and/or beer of any shade! So in the spirit of the day, I wanted to share some unusual ‘n money-saving uses for that ole pint of brewsky should you not trade it as “Lucky’ has or have any left over tomorrow!
1. Brass Pot Cleaner- Use an old soft cloth and rub some onto the pot. Let sit ‘no have a brewsky if you like then return, rinse and buff with another soft clean cloth.
2. Wood Furniture Polisher-Actually this is perfect for any flat beer you have left from celebrating. Dampen a microfiber cloth and gently rub some on your wood furnture to bring back the luster.
3. Gold Cleaner-If you were lucky enough to find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or have some dull looking gold jewelry just put it in a bowl with enough beer to cover it. Let sit for a bit, rinse then polish with a dry micro-fiber cloth.
4. Red Wine Stain Remover: If red wine is your drink of choice and ye miss your mouth, first sop up as much as you can with some paper towels then dab with a light colored beer. Steam clean when finito and then switch to white 🙂
5. Skin Softener: Rub a dub dub not as in have someone pour it over your head but in chilling and taking a real bath in your tub. The yeast and other ingredients in beer are terrific for softening, exfoliating and cleansing your skin.
6. Hair Lightener & Conditioner – Simply soak your hair in beer and lay in the sun to both lighten and condition…think of the money you’ll save vs going to your hairstylist!
7. Stuff the Bugs Us Trap-With springtime upon us and for those who love to garden just put some in an empty jar and ‘plant’ the jar leaving the open rims at ground level. Slugs ‘n snails love the smell so they’ll ‘drop in’ for a cocktail 🙂 BTW also works to get trap mice who will simply get drunk and then you can set them free outside. Roaches too, but you’ll have to put a thin coat of Vaseline around the rim so they so they can’t escape.
Spread the glove!