Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints

July 2013 Archives

Saving Bananas

posted by sballou

If you buy a bunch of bananas and they ripen faster than you can use them, here’s what you can do to save them. 1. Peel and mash bananas and add only a bit of lemon juice. 2. Freeze in […]

Walnuts Gone Stale?

posted by sballou

Don’t throw them out (they are expensive)! Instead you can bring back the nut’s flavor with this Heloise hint. 1. Pour a bit of boiling water over the walnuts. 2. Then spread them on a baking sheet and heat in […]

Bundt Cake Pan Trick

posted by sballou

Bundt cake pans are great to use to create a lovely-looking cake, but getting that cake out of the pan perfectly can be difficult. Here’s a hint to solve this problem. 1. First, grease the pan lightly and then sprinkle […]

Making Cupcakes or Muffins?

posted by sballou

When you are mixing up these delicious treats, it can be such a mess when transferring the mixture to the baking tins. Here’s a useful hint. To prevent the mixtures from dribbling over the tins, use an ice cream scoop […]

Easy-to-Make Cleaner and Deodorizer

posted by sballou

If you want to save money with your cleaning supplies, here’s one recipe that’s cheap and will help to get rid of smells, and cleans, too. 1. Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quart of warm water. 2. […]

TV Screen Dusty?

posted by jgordon1

No matter how often we wipe these screens, dust just seems to accumulate almost every day. Here’s the best way to clear it off. Use a clean microfiber cloth to gently wipe across the screen. This type of cloth will […]

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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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