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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.

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Don't Over Pack Your Suitcase!
It always seems so difficult to fit everything you want to take into your luggage, but here are some Heloise Hints to help you make more efficient use of the space and that means you can take (and bring home) more: 1. Place the heaviest items on the bottom of suitcase, meaning when the bag is pic

posted 8:00:16am Sep. 01, 2014 | read full post »

Sticky, Gummy Video Game or Cell Phone Equipment
Your children’s must-have tech devices do get a messy workout with all those dirty, sticky fingers. So here’s the quickest way to get off the gunk: TO CLEAN: The best way for children to clean a cell phone is by using an alcohol based wet wipe, but not on the screen. This at least will remove

posted 8:00:40am Aug. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Stinky Lunchboxes? Double Yuck!
If your children take lunches to school, the lunchbox or bag will inevitably get dirty and smelly. Here’s how to remove the bad odors: TO CLEAN: Lightly wet a paper towel with a bit of household vinegar or sprinkle some odor-neutralizing baking soda on it. Place inside the lunch bag or box over

posted 8:00:18am Aug. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Filthy Children's Backpacks! Yuck!
Your kids’ backpacks will end up being disgusting during the school year. Everything it seems will be crammed inside and left like it’s a portable garbage bag. Use these hints to try to keep it clean: 1. To get rid of the dirt that you see on the backpack, brush off with a dry brush or vacuum

posted 8:00:14am Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Frantic Morning Rush?
Getting everybody ready for school in the morning can be such a crazy and stressful time. Here are several hints to make it calmer, so hopefully it goes a little more orderly: 1. Before bedtime, make sure your children gather all their school papers and put them into their backpacks, so they won

posted 8:00:43am Aug. 26, 2014 | read full post »


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