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February 2013 Archives

Crayons Gone Through a Load of Clothing?

posted by jgordon1

1. Wash the clothes in hot water, laundry soap and one cup of baking soda. 2. If you still see crayon color on garments, launder with chlorine bleach, if fabrics are bleach-safe. If they are not, soak clothes in an […]

Need a Last-Ditch Stain Remover?

posted by jgordon1

Tried everything to remove stain from white and bleachable fabric, but had no luck? Here is my homemade formula to try again, but ONLY on white and bleachable fabrics, but NOT for silk or rayon or wool. Here’s what to […]

Buying Avocados

posted by jgordon1

1. Put the avocados into a paper bag with an apple. 2. Punch holes in the bag and let sit for 2 or 3 days. The avocados will ripen. 3. Then squeeze fresh lime juice on top of slices, sprinkle […]

Dishwasher Not Doing a Great Job?

posted by jgordon1

* Use instant, powdered orange breakfast drink. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons in the dishwasher cup. * Run the dishwasher through the wash cycle—with dishes is fine. * The citric acid will remove the stains and your dishes will come […]

Previous Posts

Washing Drapes and Curtains
Drapes and curtain can be dust and debris magnets. They need to be cleaned on a routine basis. Here’s how: 1. Draperies or curtains that can be washed first should be taken down. Get them outdoors for a good shake to remove the dust. But if they are really soiled, soak them in warm water and f

posted 8:00:56am Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Have Extra French Bread?
If you have leftover French bread that has gotten stale, don’t throw out. Instead you can transform it with these ideas. Here’s how: 1. Slice the French bread and drizzle olive oil over the slices or you also can sprinkle your favorite grated cheese over it. Bake in the oven until the slices

posted 8:00:00am Jul. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Popcorn Ideas
Does your family love to eat popcorn? Here are some new things you can try to make eating it even better. Here are some tasty hints: 1. Create gourmet popcorn, which is a lot cheaper than buying it. Sprinkle regular popcorn with seasoned salts, taco or chili seasoning mixes or even dry salad dres

posted 8:00:18am Jul. 23, 2014 | read full post »

Icky Oil Smell Lingers After Deep-Frying?
Oh, that oily stink hangs over the kitchen, but you can get rid of it rather easily with these hints. Here’s how: 1. Bring in a lot of fresh air and circulation into the kitchen. Open windows, a door or turn on a fan. 2. Put out a bowl of vinegar or utilize a room deodorizer, which will mask t

posted 8:00:10am Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Want to Use Green Cleaning Products?
If you don’t want to use household cleaning products that contain chemicals, you can go green. There are many staples you have in your kitchen cabinets that will do the cleaning job just as effectively and you can make your own home-style cleaning solutions that will also cost a lot less. Here’s

posted 8:00:57am Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »


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