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...... Good to keep handy
A sealed envelope - put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a
knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm...)
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Use empty toilet paper rolls to store appliance cords. It keeps them
neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn
dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't
refreeze. (Wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)
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.
Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in
baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!)
rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I im mediately take a pair of
scissors and cut each pad into halv! Es. Afte r years of having to throw
away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this
would be much more economical. And now a box of S.O.S pads last me
indefinitely! In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get sharpened
this way!
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? LOL
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
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.
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 linens.
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3
hours prior to burning.
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!
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 stovetop.
Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in
tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it
will keep for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar (no salt) to help
bring out the corn's natural sweetness.
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your
forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future
use in casseroles and sauces.
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the
area and you will experience instant relief.
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 ants tend to
march. See for yourself.
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does or wherever a good job and
better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
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, then
pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.
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
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.
Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
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).
==================================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, then run the hot water.


one question. what leftover wine???


Some of those really do work.

The ant one doesn't work here due to the ant infestations during Spring/Summer.

Outrageous ant problems. (Had to seek prof help)


the tape and spinter one i knew, the perfume on a light bulb i knew (old Gf told me that one)

hydrogen peroxide is a lab tech's friend, knew that one 20years ago

dryersheets is also and old one.

soap water and boil i knew from mom.

alcohol for ink is another old lab tech trick, we use alcohol pads as "erasures" to correct mis-spelling or mis-labling :umno:

i've heard the SOS pads but never done it before.

the alka selters are knew.

another tip is to wipe your windows down with newspaper instead of paper towels. the weave in news paper is so fine it leaves no streaks


Hmmm....lime for the headache!! All the lime was finished with the tequila!
Oh and yeah, what leftover wine??? :cheryl: