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December 2013 Archives

Serving Mashed Potatoes

posted by lwhite

Getting all your dishes for dinner parties on the table at the same time or keeping them hot (potatoes) until everyone is seated, can be an issue. Here’s a great idea. READ MORE To keep your mashed potatoes at a […]

When Making Homemade Bread

posted by lwhite

After you put the bread in the oven, there’s one other step you can take to make it look even better. READ MORE Check the oven just before you think the bread is done, and brush the top of the […]

Caring for Microfiber Cloths

posted by lwhite

Microfiber cloths are the most versatile and effective cleaning tools we have in our homes. But they do get dirty and need to be cleaned. Here’s how. READ MORE * Machine wash in soapy warm water, but not with towels […]

Quickie French Onion Soup

posted by lwhite

Bought a lot more onions than you have been able to use up before they go bad? Well, don’t throw them out. Instead can make this easy and delicious soup, perfect during winter months. READ MORE Take out as many […]

Need a Plan to Control Clutter?

posted by lwhite

Most of us can use some help in getting everything in our households organized. We tend to accumulate too much stuff and dealing with it can just be overwhelming. Here’s my 5-Point Control Plan, which can make it easier. READ […]

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Bleach 101
Confused about which bleach—chlorine or oxygen—to use because both clean and whiten? Chlorine bleach is more powerful and is effective on white and colorfast clothing that’s washable, but not on silks or wool. Oxygen bleach is less strong and color-safe. Here’s more information: 1. Read

posted 8:00:44am Jul. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Sunscreen Staining Towels?
When you come from a day at the beach or around the pool, chances are the sunscreen you slathered on your skin for sun protection has also gotten on your towels. Here’s how you can remove this greasy stain: 1. Treat the towels apart from any other garments. First, apply a prewash spot-and-stain

posted 8:00:16am Jul. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Hiking Boots Muddy?
If you have enjoyed a wonderful summer hike, your boots, most likely, will need a good cleaning. Get them ready for your next trek: 1. If the boots are only dusty, get a shoe brush to get off the dust. 2. If the boots are muddy and wet, let them dry totally. Then use a soft-bristled brush to ge

posted 8:00:34am Jul. 09, 2014 | read full post »

Dirty Flannel Jewelry Polishing Cloth?
If you have been cleaning a lot of your jewelry and you notice that the cloth has blackened, here’s how to clean it so you can reuse it: 1. First, read the care label or package instructions. 2. Then hand-wash or machine-wash (alone) in cool wate

posted 8:00:02am Jul. 08, 2014 | read full post »

Metal-Looking Scratches on Dinner Plates?
If you notice these unusual kinds of scratches on your plates, here’s what you can do to remove them: These marks might be caused from normal usage of utensils or silverware or they might rub against the plates in the dishwasher. Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Rub it in a circular

posted 8:00:59am Jul. 07, 2014 | read full post »


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