99 Life Hacks to make your life easier!
Pets love home made toys. Believe it or not your pet doesn't look for the best toy on the market, they don't watch commercials, nope. Unlike children they don't see all those toys advertised at the holidays. Here are some great ideas for toys that your pets love.
First cat toys
Paper or a ping pong ball - Believe it or not, your kitty can have hours of fun with this. Simply take a large piece of paper, crumple it into a ball and throw it.
String toys - Attach a feather to a piece of string or use a fishing pole with fun creative lures at the end, such as bells or lights. Or take a child's sock filled with more socks with holes that you might throw away. Add catnip and you have a throw toy like those mice you buy in the store; you can even draw a face and whiskers and tie yarn on for tail.
Bag toys - Never use a plastic bag for these homemade cat toys, but instead use a large paper bag from a supermarket or department store. You can also do this with a cardboard box, just be sure to remove all staples and tape.
Box toy - Take a box, not to big, but that your cat can sleep in, put it on it's side make 2 holes on top and put one end of some string through one hole and other through the other hole and add a feather to one and a bell or something to the other.
Any old stuff toys, no buttons or pull off eyes on them please.
How about a knotted rope?
Take an old shirt you might trow away and draw a bone about a foot long, cut it out and then trace to make another. Sew the two pieces together and fill with socks or pieces of the shirt.
Socks?!?!?! Did I hear socks?!?! Stuff socks inside another sock and put a knot in the end.
How about tennis balls or find good strong sticks for fetch.
Peroxide, rubbing alcohol, and Vic's vapor rub -All three come in generic, and all three have more uses than advertised on the container.
Vics vapor rub
1-put in fridge and freezer for odors
2-cleaning floors and dishes half cup to water bucket
3-clothes half cup with detergent
4-Silver-add 3 parts baking soda 1 part water and cloth to clean and shine silver
5-Teethe-clean and freshen teeth make tooth paste with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide you can also use a teaspoon in water as rinse ,
6-freshen carpets sprinkle, let sit 15 minutes or so then vacuum, same on furniture and car.
7-cleaning greasy and sticky surfaces, sprinkle on serface (microwave, stoves, counters) and use wet cloth to scrub.
8-oil and grease spills in garage sprinkle on spot then scrub up with wet brush
9-deodorizer, you can put non-spill boxes in refrigerators, lunch boxes, coolers. You can sprinkle in the bottom of trash bins. When done with old boxes I use in my toilet as cleaner or sink garbage disposal. You can run in dishwasher as well.
10-Antacid, Mom used a tablespoon in a cup of water for upset stomach
11-clean bathroom items like combs and brushes in a glass, or dental items in a glass, soak in baking soda and water
12-baths and foot soak, just sprinkle half cup in bath water or 1/4 cup in foot tub
13-soothe itching, I had a medication rash and I filled tub but before getting in I made a baking soda paste for the infected area, as the tub filled and added more to the water, like a cup. The water was cool, not cold, it helped so much. You can make a paste with 1 part soda and 3 parts water I re-applied paste when I got out. Be sure to see a doctor with any heated and medication type rash. You can use on bug bites and chicken pox and also bee stings.
14-you can use in Litter boxes to reduce the smell
15-smelly sneakers, sprinkle some in at night and then empty before wearing.
17-sprinkle on cutting board and with wet brush scrub
18-kitchen fire Extinguisher
19-put a box in closets
20-clean kids toys, pet toys, or pillows, just sprinkle, let it sit like 15 minutes, then brush off