Your grandmother was a wise person who had more experience running a household than most of us. So, who else would be uniquely qualified to dispense life hacks? We've rounded up the most...priceless...words of wisdom from our dear grandmas and captured their essence with photos of everyone's honorary grandmothers: Rose, Blanche, Sophia and Dorothy from "The Golden Girls."
1. One protects your soul, the other protects your door. What's more important?
2. This is one way to cut down on your chores by 90%.
3. The only product you need in your life.
4. Who knew?
5. One roll can last a year if you play your cards right.
6. This tool can perform the job of twenty.
7. Make your emergency stash a decorative focal point.
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Fuzzy Toilet Seat Covers
Maybe it was to keep them comfortable every time they sat on it to give you a bath.
Admit it, you always stuck your fingers in the slot to feel the jelly. No? Just us?
Grandma could find one in any color or pattern -- though she seemed to be fond of fruits and flowers. Plus, it was easy to clean.
Plastic Sofa Covers
It didn't matter if the kids were around, that piece of furniture needed the thick and wipeable protection of a plastic cover.
It was never filled with brand names but it was always full.
Knitted Toilet Paper Cozy
Grandma probably made it herself. Or picked it up at the local religious fair of her choice.
Cross-Stitched Tissue Box Cover
Because there was nothing more embarrassing than having your tissue box exposed...
Quilted Appliance Covers
...except your toaster.
It may have collected dust but it always gave off a familiar smell.
Porcelain or plastic, it didn't matter, you were not allowed to play with them.
We're not sure what type of liquor was in it, but we do know that it was left on the bar for years.
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