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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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Heloise 5-Point Clutter Control Plan: Yes, It Will Save You Time!
Here’s my easy way to help organize your house. Take just 5 minutes or touch and deal with ONLY 5 things a day to deal with clutter that can build up. To deal with items that are not in place, take these 5 steps: 1. File It—Paper work, bills or coupons have piled up. Sort and file them. 2.

posted 8:00:47am Aug. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Quickie Rice-Cereal Treats. Easy to Make and Yummy to Eat
If you have unexpected children coming by after school, you can whip up these favorite kid snacks in a hurry. Here’s the short-cut Heloise recipe: 1. Make rice cereal treats faster simply by melting miniature marshmallows in this no-cook recipe. 2. Mix the rice cereal with the melted marshmall

posted 8:00:45am Aug. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Getting Your Children To Help Out
With the new fall school year looming; Mom and Dad may feel like it is managing the family circus in overtime. With all the school and sports activities, play dates, sleepovers and more going into full swing, you can enlist your children to be more organized. Here are some simple ideas: 1. Use

posted 8:00:53am Aug. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Leather Shoes Too Tight? Here's a Hint to Try
If you realize the leather shoes you have in your closet are not comfortable, you can stretch them a bit. Here’s what to do. 1. To stretch leather shoes a little, use a shoe stretcher and a shoe-stretch spray, which you can find at shoe-repair shops. 2. Apply the spray inside the shoe, and a

posted 8:00:21am Aug. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Don't Pay a Plumber, Prevent the Problem First!
The drains in your home are basically taken for granted—until there’s a problem, usually a huge one! To avoid a costly repair, monitor and maintain drains by flushing weekly with warm water and checking them regularly. Most drain problems, like blockages, can be prevented by being aware of what

posted 8:00:33am Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »


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