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Thread: Another "light bulb" moment

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    Another "light bulb" moment

    Had to stop working on my sewing room organization today to get my block done for class Saturday and had a "Why didn't I think of this sooner?" moment. I knew my blade in my rotary cutter probably needed to be changed but couldn't remember, is it new?, have I already turned it over?, is it one of those Titanium blades that's supposed to last longer? And then it hit me! I changed the blade to the new Titanium blade and with a Sharpie fine point pen, wrote a "T" and 8/9 directly on the blade. It dried in seconds and hasn't rubbed off on my fabric. Now no more guessing!
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    I do the same thing to almost everything in my house....bottle of shampoo, jar of pickles, bag of sugar. I never have to ''guess'' how old something is, the date I opened it is right there in front of me. Got the trick from my Grandmother who passed away almost 35 years ago, so I feel like I am keeping part of her alive....

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    Good idea. thanks for sharing!
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    I started marking the date installed on batteries in our cordless phones and even in our smoke detectors. Gives us a little bit of information on how long those things last.
    Sue

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    What a fabulous idea!!!!! My DH is so bad with appliances, etc. and I have to spend a lot of time trying to find manuals, etc. - now I will just write on the hot water heater, etc, with a marker with the date we bought it, etc.

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    I do the same thing to almost everything in my house....bottle of shampoo, jar of pickles, bag of sugar. I never have to ''guess'' how old something is, the date I opened it is right there in front of me. Got the trick from my Grandmother who passed away almost 35 years ago, so I feel like I am keeping part of her alive....
    Nikki in MO

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    I do this with everything!! I thought it was just a left over habit from my years as a dietary superviser! Nice to know I'm not the only one. LOL

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    I do this under the light switch when we paint a room. You always wonder if it was 5 or 7 years ago when we last painted the living room. My husband laughs at me but I write it there anyway.

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    We do that with our hot water heater and everything I freeze or can. Need to start doing that to my left-overs! And my rotary blades! And the light switch trick is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie View Post
    I do the same thing to almost everything in my house....bottle of shampoo, jar of pickles, bag of sugar. I never have to ''guess'' how old something is, the date I opened it is right there in front of me. Got the trick from my Grandmother who passed away almost 35 years ago, so I feel like I am keeping part of her alive....
    You are a very smart cookie that I am going to copy! :-) And I'm going to copy 'Joyce 888' as well in the sewing room. I am going to cut that 'wonder how old this is' dilemma in the bud! Thank you ladies!

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    I also do this and on my batteries....arn't we all soooooooooooooo smart !!!!! oh yes we are
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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