Tuesday, January 20, 2009

10 uses Tuesday: Chalk


What a beautiful morning! On this morning that is truly the coming of a new dawn for the United States I couldn't help but share with you this gorgeous view from my bedroom window. Looks like Mother Nature is smiling with me.
In addition to one of the most significant days in American history, it is 10 uses Tuesday. I know, totally anti-climatic, but no one can really compete with that.

Today's 10 uses Tuesday is all about chalk. Anyone with kids probably has it lying around and who knew it could be used for all these things! I especially like the degreasing a collar tip. But I have to admit, most of these are for people far handier than myself. Which is why my use is super simple.


Last summer we had a problem with tiny little ants coming through this tiny little hole between the floor and the wall. Now who could blame them really with all the yummy crumbs and smears of jelly my kids leave around, but that doesn't make me want to welcome them into my home. So I heard somewhere that if you put chalk in their path they won't come over it. For some reason they don't like walking over it. So we tried it....


And no more ants! Through that hole any way. Feel free to share your own ingenious uses for chalk, or getting rid of ants, or anything else you might want to get off your chest. And...

6 comments:

MLDB said...

Hey there,
I grated old sidewalk chalk this past summer and we had an "Olympic Day", and used the chalk for our high bars on the monkey bars.

Willo said...

Ha ha ha! That's great Michele! Who won?

CC said...

Hi Willo, I followed you over here from Mom Advice. I'd like to say that chalk worked for our ant problem... but alas, we've had ants for the last 10/12 months. They just seem to be seeping up from the floor boards so we can't "cut them off". :(

Willo said...

CC thanks for coming over! I hope you will stay around for a while! That's the trouble with the chalk method...it's only really effective if you can find all the exact locations they come in. Some people suggest kind of drawing a perimeter around your entryways as well.

Lucy Pursglove said...

I'm in awe at the view from your window! How beautiful you lucky thing!
Top use for the chalk too, thanks! :)

Noah's Mommy said...

how great is that...I will store that away for a rainy day....stopping by with some SITS love