Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Works for me Wednesday

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Compliments of Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer:

I am one who likes to have something cold to drink sitting conveniently by at all times, especially when running errands in the car. However, it is a big bummer when you pour yourself a drink of something yummy (i.e., Diet Coke or fresh decaf iced tea) and it is lukewarm by the time you finally get the car out of the driveway and the ice is melted ... or I'm using a drink/sports bottle that I can't get ice into. So, this tip is one that I stole and adapted from The Tightwad Gazette. The night before, I take my sports bottle/water jug/plastic drink bottle and fill it with a little water at the bottom. Then I set it in my freezer overnight and by the time I'm ready to head out the door in the morning the ice is ready to go in my bottle - just add drink and go! Then to take it to the next level (woo-hoo!) if you tilt your bottle at a slight angle in the freezer overnight so that the water is laying down the length of the bottle, but not up to the lid (trust me, you don't want a frozen lid on your drink jug in the morning), then you will have a piece of ice that runs all through your drink. That's handy if you are putting in something that is not coming straight from the the fridge and isn't very cold. Otherwise, you have to wait for the ice at the bottom to melt and float up to chill the whole drink.

Hopefully this makes sense! :-) It's cut down on the number of drinks that I feel I need to grab while out running around because I know I have a cold one right there ready for me.

10 comments:

  1. I love this idea!! It will be great for the kids too!!!

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  2. VERY COOL idea! The kids are always wanting something to drink on the go and it could save us a lot of money in the long run! LOL

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  3. That is a great idea. We always bring a water bottle for everyone on family outings in the heat, this is perfect with summer coming!

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  4. Great idea! The Tightwad Gazette is the best book ever. It is my "Frugal Bible" I consult it when I am spending too much money.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. I love this idea. My daughter does it for school with water because she gets dehydrated so quickly.

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  7. Simple, yet so smart! Thanks, neat idea.

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  8. I do the same thing, but usually freeze up tea (or whatever) instead of water so the tea (or whatever) doesn't get so diluted as the ice melts.

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  9. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it. I'll have to try it this summer.

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  10. This is a great idea that I too read in the TWG. However, I don't ever seem to remember to use it :) I finally broke down and bought some of those icecube trays that make "sticks" of ice that fit in most water bottles (at the dollar store of course) so hopefully between the two idea's I'll actually have some cold drinks this summer.

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