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Cool and Unusual Uses for Fabric Softener Sheets

February 9, 2016 12:04 pm

While you likely already know that you can use fabric softener sheets for, well, making your fabrics softer, you may not know that there are a number of other uses for these handy household items. Here are just a few smart and surprising things to do with your dryer sheets.

  • Wipe up fine, powdery spills like flour or makeup using dryer sheets, because the anti-static properties help to pick up these hard-to-scoop messes.
  • Likewise, dryer sheets also make great DIY dusters for shelves, television screens, and baseboards.
  • Freshen up musty places by placing dryer sheets inside of your smelly winter boots, gym bag, or in a musty closet.
  • Remove pet hair from just about any surface (including your clothing) by wrapping a dryer sheet around your hand and gently running it over the surface.
  • In the summertime, stuff dryer sheets in your pockets to repel mosquitos.
  • Remove hard water stains from faucets and the door of a shower by running a dry dryer sheet over the surface.
  • End static on your hair and clothing in the winter by running a dryer sheet all over yourself.

10 New Uses for Dryer Sheets [Real Simple]
20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets [Apartment Therapy]
25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets [Curbly]

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Gino’s: A Norristown Italian Restaurant

February 2, 2016 12:55 pm

If you’re in the mood for tasty Italian food, head to Gino’s, a comfy eatery where you can get your fill of pasta, pizza and other dishes of the region.

Gino's Neapolitan-style pizzas come in some tasty combos, like the Pizza Di Parma with sliced Italian prosciutto and fresh garlic, and the Mediterranean with calamata olives, red Bermuda onions and anchovies. Pasta dishes feature traditional faves like Spinach Ravioli, Lasagna, Shrimp Fra Diavalo and Baked Ziti. You can also mix and match pasta types with different sauces. Other entrees include Veal Milanese, Chicken Marsala, Shrimp Scampi, Chicken Parmigiana, and Chopped Sea Clams in Marinara Sauce. Traditional Italian 12-inch sandwiches and burgers are also on the menu.

Gino's is open every day.

2401 W. Main Street
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 539-0155

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Norristown Public Library: Where Education Meets Recreation in Norristown

January 26, 2016 1:33 pm

At their best, public libraries are not just places to find and borrow books. They are neighborhood gathering spaces, storehouses of public resources, and staging areas for community and educational outreach. Norristown Public Library offers locals and residents across Montgomery County access to a range of collections, services, resources, and programs. First and foremost, the building houses an impressive collection of books, magazines, newspapers, audio recordings, and films, as well as a highly-trained library staff who can help you navigate through the offerings.

Young kids can get involved in story hours, science and engineering activities, and arts and dance nights. Teenagers are welcome to participate in weekly game nights (video games, cards, or board games). Library patrons of all ages are welcome to sign up for basic computing skills classes or attend one of the library’s community days. The library can also assist you set up a public meeting, file your taxes, learn a new language, or research your family tree.

Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 278-5100

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