Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints

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

Yucky, Stinky, Dirty Sponges?
Sponges are one of the most useful and effective household cleaning tools in your home. They get used in almost every room of the house. They can get very grungy and smelly. Plus, they can become breeding grounds for bacteria. Here are my best Heloise Hints to clean them: 1. Wash sponges often by

posted 8:00:19am Oct. 01, 2014 | read full post »

Clean and Polish Brass with These Easy Heloise Hints
If brass objects in your home have become tarnished, you can make home-style cleaning polishes to shine them up. What you use will depend on whether the item is lacquered or non-lacquered. Here’s what to do: 1. To clean lacquered brass, first step is to wipe it with a soft, clean damp cloth. Do

posted 8:00:40am Sep. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Fire in Your Home? What to Do!
Any fire in a house can spread very quickly. Often, heat and smoke can be more dangerous than the flames. Gases make people sleepy and asphyxiation is a leading cause of fire deaths. Here’s what you should do during a fire and be sure all family members know what to do, too: 1. If the fire is s

posted 8:00:00am Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Faulty Merchandise or Service? How to Get What You Want!
If you have purchased an item that doesn’t work or you are not happy with the service from a store or business, here’s a checklist to help you make an effective complaint in writing or over the phone—that will get you a refund or the results you want: 1. Save the receipts of the item you bo

posted 8:00:49am Sep. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Extra Bread, Crusts, Rolls or Buns?
If they aren’t going to be eaten right away, might go stale or you don’t have room to freeze them, repurpose these yeasty treats into something else. Here are several crunchy ideas: 1. Transform bread into breadsticks: Cut into strips, cover with butter or olive oil, sprinkle with seasonings,

posted 8:00:04am Sep. 25, 2014 | read full post »


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