Heloise Hints

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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

Digital Photos? How to Make Them Last!
Even though we e-mail so many of our digital photos, we also print them out. With the holidays coming up, picture taking will be part of every event, so here are some Heloise Hints on how to save and protect the photos and memories captured in them: 1. If you print pictures using an ink-jet print

posted 8:00:07am Oct. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Out of Silver Polish?
If you have run out of silver cleaning polish, and you need to clean a sterling silver or silver-plated item, here are two Heloise Home Hints that will do the job in a pinch. Give them a try: 1. If the silver isn’t too badly tarnished, just wash it by squirting a good hand dishwashing liquid on

posted 8:00:17am Oct. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Halloween Tasty Treats on the Cheap
If you don’t want to buy pricey Halloween candies or treats to give out, you can create tasty, fun and less expensive homemade treats. Here are two recipes: QUICKIE RICE CEREAL TREATS This child favorite, no-cook recipe requires only 2 ingredients: a box of rice cereal and a jar of marshmallow

posted 8:00:38am Oct. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Save Money Making Your Own Cleaners
You can easily mix your own household cleaners, which will be just as effective as expensive commercial cleaners. And you will use products you already have in your pantry or cleaning closet. Here are the Heloise Handy Homestyle Formulas. Multipurpose Cleaner To remove grease and grime: Mix

posted 8:00:05am Oct. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Reusing Coffee Cans
Don’t throw out empty metal coffee cans and lids because they are sturdy containers that can be used in a variety of ways around your home. After you have cleaned and dried them well, here are Heloise Hints to repurpose them as is or you can give them a quick coat of spray paint like I do: 1. S

posted 8:00:03am Oct. 14, 2014 | read full post »


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