Goofy Stuff – Band-Aids & Detergent

Hydro Seal Band-Aids

I cut myself a lot in the kitchen. A week rarely goes by without a cut. They’re never deep, but they’re annoying. They’re at the end of my fingers or on my thumbs. I don’t always get them from my knives, either. I can poke myself with a fork, for heaven’s sake. Or a peeler. The other day it was a grater. Good grief.

Regular bandages don’t really work because they come off when I keep washing my hands.

The other day I got a sample for a new Band-Aid. At the risk of sounding like a commercial, this is called a Hydro Seal. It has no gauze square. You put it on the cut and it stays on. The cool thing is that a day or so later a white bubble appears on the Band-Aid to let you know that your cut is healing.

I’ve used this Hydro Seal Band-Aid twice now and I love them. I had a cut on my thumb that just would not heal since I kept opening it up plus another near the nail on a finger on my right hand. I put the new Hydro Seal on both and they didn’t come off until the cuts were healed.

Dreambly Laundry Sheets

I confess that I love gadgets. This might be construed as a gadget, but it’s new enough and different enough that I think I’m going to try it.

You put one sheet in the washer, then put the same sheet in the dryer. It acts both as a laundry detergent and a dryer sheet. For convenience sake it might be fun to try those out.

How about you? Have you tried either of these products? Would you?

13 thoughts on “Goofy Stuff – Band-Aids & Detergent”

  1. I would like to try the new Band-Aids. They sound really good.
    I already use a laundry sheet called S20. It saves a lot of time and money, and no heavy jugs to haul around.

  2. I wash my hands a hundred times a day dealing with my mom so this band-aid sounds great! I’m going to look for them the next time I get out to the store.
    The other one, probably not. I don’t use dryer sheets because they clog the lint filter but it does sound convenient. I keep dryer sheets around for such things as cleaning mirrors in bathrooms since they prevent them from fogging up and for putting in the linen closet or under the seats in the car for freshening power. Cheap and they freshen the air just fine.
    Thanks for the recs. Hope you and Stanley are doing well. It will be interesting to see what he thinks of Christmas. Marco was my Christmas pup. He loved it from the first moment he saw the decorations and loved the musical ornaments I had on the tree. He had a favorite that I hung where he could nudge it to tell me he wanted to listen to it. It will be sad to do Christmas, even a little bit, this year without him. Not really in the mood this year and my mom doesn’t seem to know what day it is anyway. Might get a little tree for in the room where she spends most of her time. She won’t see the big one if I put it up in the living room where I usually do. Too much negative energy to feel any Christmas mood this year. If Marco was still here, I’d do it as usual but otherwise, no.

  3. I’ll have to look for those band-aids. It was a joke in our house that when I cooked my youngest was on alert to get mom a band-aid lol. I stabbed myself on Thanksgiving piercing sweet potatoes. This time my eldest was on hand lol.

  4. Thanks for the tip on the bandaid. I am a walking battle ground of cuts. Clumsy is my middle name and having something that stays on is great. Live long enough and science will come up with somthing useful.
    I do enjoy your blog. It’s a great way to start my day.🌞

  5. I definitely would use the band-aid. In fact, the next time I’m in the store, I’ll probably pick some of them up. When it comes to laundry detergent, I only use natural ones. Seventh Generation is one I really like. I don’t use fabric softeners. I use dryer balls to soften my clothes in the dryer. And…when it’s warm and sunny, I use my clothes line. Old fashioned I know, but the washing smells so good when you bring it in.

  6. I would try the new Band-Aid product but would avoid the detergent/dryer sheets because of family allergies to many detergents and scents.

  7. I never heard of either one of these items.
    Talk about the ‘WoW Factor’ on new and wild ideas.
    I would think about trying out that new Band-Aid.
    I am always cutting myself, not big, just small annoying cuts.
    And in the spots where the cuts pop open all of the time, no time for them to heal.
    Have a nice day!

  8. Karen,
    Thanks for the bans-aid advice. I also cut myself ,and don’t even know how I got it.

    I’m a little behind on your e-mails. I’m looking forward to your new book! You are my favorite!


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