When I first started this blog, the idea was to use it as a repository for the vast number of tips, tricks, and shortcuts I’ve collected over the years. In the process, I’d shed myself of hundreds of teensy tiny notes and clippings in my file drawer.
Somewhere along the way, I got off track and developed the mindset that I had to organize and group these tips and share them in article format. With my crazy travel schedule, I haven’t had time to write full articles, and I’ve felt bad about that.
Finally, I remembered that the whole point in using a blog in the first place was so that I wouldn’t have to organize and group tips–I’d let WordPress do it for me!–and I’m moving back to that idea. I’ll still write articles when I have the time and feel the urge, because I like to write, but I’ll also share the small tips that come my way.
So consider this post a reboot, with a quick cleaning tip I stumbled upon today when I needed to clean some mysterious something off my desk:
An obsolete credit card or gift card serves as an excellent scraper tool for stuck on “stuff”. It works well on flat surfaces and can also be used for crevices and cracks.
Two seconds later, no more “stuff”!
I’ve also seen people scraping ice from their windshields with credit cards, but really, there are better tools for that.