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Old 04-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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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.
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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!
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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 a 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.
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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 ants tend to march.
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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.
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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.
============ ========= ========= =====
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, and then run the hot water.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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All great tips, thanks!
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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Very helpful. Thank you.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:54 AM   #5
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============ ========= ========= =====
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.
============ ========= ========= =====
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 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!
============ ========= ========= =====
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!
============ ========= ========= =====
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.
============ ========= ========= =====
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely a 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 linen.
============ ========= ========= =====
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 stove top.
============ ========= ========= =====
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 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, 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 ants tend to march.
============ ========= ========= =====
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does 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, and
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.
============ ========= ========= =====
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, and then run the hot water.
============ ========= ========= =====
These are all really great tips, but I am having trouble figuring out what you mean by "left over Wine"?
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On cleaning windows or mirrors.,,

Instead of using paper towels, use old newspaper.

I use newspaper to clean the glass doors on our fireplace at home. Does a better job than paper towels *or* cloths. It's especially good at removing the soot.
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I wash my dishes in a rubbermaid tub in the sink. Then I pour that water down the toilet.

that way, it adds liquid to the black tank, and the gray and black fill up evenly. I can go three days before I have to dump.

On the other hand, you do have to be careful about this one "oops" I did....

OOPS, I dropped a spoon in the toilet, how do I get it out.
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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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Leftover Wine, is this a new brand? Don't think I have ever seen that on the shelves at my local shop. If I find some, I will definately try this great suggestion.
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Thanks for the great tips. I'll be trying them!
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