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August 2013 Archives

Other Ice Cube Tray Uses

posted by sballou

If you have extra ice cube trays you aren’t using for ice cubes, you can use them for other liquids. Pour leftover stock, coffee or tea into the trays, freeze and store in sealed freezer-safe bags. Here’s how to use […]

Revive Stale Bread

posted by sballou

If you have extra stale bread, crackers or rolls, don’t throw them out. You can revive them. Here’s how. * To perk up a loaf of uncut bread, brush water over the bread. Wrap in aluminum foil and heat in […]

Cooking Dried Beans

posted by sballou

Cooking dried beans takes some time, but is worth the effort. Here are several hints that are useful when cooking them. 1. If your water has high mineral content, it will take longer to cook the dried beans. 2. If […]

Jewelry Chains Knotted?

posted by sballou

When we take off jewelry chains, it’s so easy for them to accidentally get tangled up or knotted. And it can be such a pain to undo or straighten them. Here’s how. * Lay out a piece of waxed paper […]

Wood Furniture Has Tiny Cracks?

posted by sballou

Over time, furniture can develop small cracks or scratches. You can repair these minor flaws without taking to a restorer. Here’s how to cover them up. 1. Use wax sticks, which you can find in hardware stores. 2. They come […]

Tar or Bird Droppings on Your Car?

posted by sballou

These substances can be damaging to your car’s finish. Don’t let them stay on the surface for long periods of time. Instead remove ASAP. Here’s how. 1. Wipe off any of the top debris first. 2. Spray the covered areas […]

Stuffed Animals Need a Cleaning?

posted by sballou

Your young children love these toys and play with them a lot. They do get dirty and need some refreshing. Here’s how. * Put several of the stuffed animals into a large plastic bag. * Pour in a healthy amount […]

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Heloise's Friendship Tea
With the holiday looming and lots of fall parties to go to, you always want to bring a gift to the hostess. I like to take homemade gifts because they are personal. Depending on your talent, they can be crafts or delicious treats from your kitchen. Here is one my friends like. I put it in a decorati

posted 8:00:13am Oct. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Other Uses for Dental Floss
Dental floss is used to well, keeping gums and teeth healthy. But there are many other Heloise Hints to use the cheap product around the house. It’s great for emergencies too. Can you guess? 1. Sew on a button. It works better than thread. 2. Cut cheese, cakes or other food items. Unflavored

posted 8:00:55am Oct. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Wood Furniture Has Cracks?
Old furniture can develop small cracks or scratches. Wood furniture needs good polish, so it does not dry out. If there are big problems, check with a furniture pro, but there are a few Heloise Hints you can do to cover the small issues: 1. Wax sticks that you can find at hardware or big-box stor

posted 8:00:06am Oct. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Family Emergency Numbers
We know, it’s important for every family member to have all of the key numbers needed in case of an emergency. Some numbers are more important than others. Here are the steps you should take to ensure your family is protected: 1. Post emergency numbers by home phones and program them into every

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

Clean Correctly to Save Bucks!
Clean your home generally is not fun! Do you know what steps to take or what products would be best to do the job better? Here are four Heloise Hints to help you: 1. Before you choose a commercial cleaning product for a specific task, read the label first! Cleaners vary widely. Be aware that a nu

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


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