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March 2013 Archives

Cleaning Plasma Screens

posted by sballou

* Unplug the power cord first. * Wipe screen and remote control with a dry microfiber cloth. * NEVER use any cleaning solvent on the screen. Unless recommended by the manufacturer. * Vacuum or dust the vents on the backside […]

Computer Mouse Needs Cleaning?

posted by sballou

* First, unplug the mouse. You don’t even have to take it apart! * Dip a cotton swab into white vinegar and spin the ball as you wipe the swab around it. Or, use a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol. […]

If Furniture is Scratched

posted by sballou

* Paste shoe polish that marches the furniture * Matching color crayon * Pecan meat that’s been rubbed in your hands first.

How to Tell if a Pineapple is Ripe

posted by sballou

1. Pick the pineapple up and sniff the bottom, which should have a sweet smell. 2. Next, pull out a leaf, which should come out easily, which indicates it’s ripe.

Extending the Life of Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream

posted by jgordon1

* Make sure the lids are on tight, which prevents air from getting inside. * Turn them upside down to store in the refrigerator. Put in a bowl just is case the lid does not seal tightly.

Previous Posts

Where Should Toothbrushes Stay in the Bathroom?
This is a good question because it’s important to protect them. They get such use and you want them to be clean and effective. Here’s what to do: 1. Store toothbrushes on the counter—as long as they are away from the toilet. Keep them in a container with a cover. Airborne bacteria can spre

posted 8:00:22am Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

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 »


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