Water Storage Solution for Hurricane Preparedness

Heather says:

This year, after doing my annual Hurricane Preparedness Reminder, I was contacted by David Dodgen of AquaStorage, creators of the Aquapod Kit. The Aquapod Kit is a  solution to the whole, “But I don’t have enough space to store a two week supply of water for my family of six.” (Quick math will tell you that’s 84 gallons of water)

Water storage has always been one of the more obnoxious pain points of hurricane preparedness in my household.

Home-Ec 101 Reader’s 71 Quick Q-tip Tips

Heather says:

Last week I posted a quick video suggesting that Q-tips could be used to clean a computer keyboard. I then asked for your Q-tip Tips. I thought it would be fun to share the tips that came from the Home-Ec 101 Audience -(Do you remember when we did this with uses for leftover coffee or used coffee grounds?)

Watch the cute video, check out the tips below, then head over to Facebook and enter the Q-tips Tipathon for a chance to be entered to win a $100 gift card or a grand prize worth $1,000.

What is Modified Food Starch?

Heather says:

Yesterday on Twitter, during the What is Vegetable Extract kerfuffle, my good friend @notoriouslynice asked:

@HeatherSolos I’d like to know, too, if you find out. Also, what is modified food starch?

First what is starch?

Starch is a  white, odorless complex carbohydrates that serves as primary means of energy storage for plants.

What Causes Black Underarm Stains and How to Prevent Them

Dear Home Ec 101,
I have black underarm stains on many of my shirts. That’s right – BLACK. It started happening after we moved to the mountains of western NC where we have well water, but it’s only my shirts – not my husband’s.

Is Rust on the Microwave Door a Safety Issue?

Dear Home-Ec 101,

There has always been a bit of rust spots along the bottom of the micro door, but just now I noticed it’s suddenly become quite extensive. I wiped it, shut the door & reopened it, and rust dust was spreading around.