Monday, January 10, 2011

VERY Helpful Hints!

How many of these do YOU know about?
 
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put
Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't
refreeze.    (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)

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To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for
a few hours.. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down.
The wax will fall out.
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Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped
in baking  soda.. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!)..

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Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt
BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.

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Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads , I immediately take a pair of
scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw
away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would
be  much  more economical. Now a box of S.O.S  pads last me indefinitely!
In fact, I  have noticed that the scissors get 'sharpened'' this way!

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Blood stains on clothes?  Not to worry!  Just pour a little hydrogen  
peroxide
on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood..   Works
every time!  (Now, where to put the body?)  
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Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal
for  inside  windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks.
Straight vinegar  will get outside windows really clean.  Don't wash windows
on a sunny day.  They will dry too quickly and will probably streak. 
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Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely
light scent in each room when the light  is turned on.. 

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Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will
smell freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels
and linen.

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Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least  3
hours prior to burning. 
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To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the
flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt
and leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!

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To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet , simply add a drop or
two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to
a boil on stove top.
 Or, fill pan with water, add a fabric softener sheet.
Let it soak overnight.  Food will just wash away.
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Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring
in  tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.

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Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will
keep for weeks.
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When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the
corn's natural sweetness

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Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your
forehead.   The throbbing will go away.

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Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for  future
 use  in casseroles and sauces .  
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To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area
and  you will experience instant relief.
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Ants, ants, ants everywhere .. Well, they are said to never cross a
chalk line
. So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or
 wherever they tend to march. See for yourself.
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Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still,
leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

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When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to
tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and
then  pull it off.. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

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Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer..... ..
Clean a toilet.
Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush.
The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous China ..

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Clean a vase.
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water
and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.

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Polish jewelry.
Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the
jewelry  for two minutes.
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Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak
for an hour  (or longer, if necessary)

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Unclog a drain.
Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the
drain  followed by a cup of  Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes,
and then run the hot water.

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2 comments:

  1. I love these helpful hints - and your little comments too (like "now where to put the body" lol) Never knew Alka Seltzer had so many uses. Thanks for sharing these!!!

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  2. Great Hints Aprilee...you should post your new blog posts on OSM with a teaser ans have folks come visit your blogs...you know I'm always promoting the members blogs. Thanks for co-hosting the Lovey Dovey Blog Hop!
    Maureen

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