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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

Complain with Clout!
If you have bought something that does not work or you are unhappy with service from a store or business what’s the best way to deal with the situation? Save the receipts and the item purchased or make detailed notes of the service that was not performed successfully. Respond in a calm businesslik

posted 8:00:54am Nov. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Heloise’s Lighter Pumpkin Bread
Our Thanksgiving feasts filled with delicious and highly caloric family food favorites. Here’s a delicious fall treat—with fewer calories and one my family requests every year! HELOISE'S LIGHTER PUMPKIN BREAD 1 2/3 cups regular or whole-wheat flour (or 1/2 each type) Note: If you are usin

posted 8:00:28am Nov. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Drying Clothes Well and Lint-Free!
Don’t you hate it when you take out clothes from the dryer and they are either covered in lint or dampish or crumpled up? Here are the steps to take prevent this: 1. Clean out the dryer-lint screen after (or before if others use the dryer) every load. If the lint-screen is full, the buildup can

posted 8:00:23am Nov. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Candle Safety Reminders!
During the holidays, candles provide a lovely glow and aroma all around the house. They add such a festive ambiance for parties, BUT you have to watch them carefully, so they don’t tip over or start a fire. Be vigilant and follow these Heloise Hints: 1. Have a fire emergency plan! Each family m

posted 8:00:38am Nov. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Reducing Stress Before a Holiday Party
Getting everything ready for a holiday family gathering can be stressful. We all know that! Here are several Heloise Hints to ease the stress—get the family involved and plan ahead! 1. Start a Thanksgiving/Christmas / Hanukkah file to contain lists for guests, shopping, menus and recipes. Print

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


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