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February 2014 Archives

Have a Roach Infestation?

posted by lwhite

Roaches can easily get into your home. Here’s a non-toxic approach to help get rid of them. Create this tasty, but deadly, treat for them: Mix equal amounts of boric acid powder with one of the following: flour, cornmeal or […]

Cleaning Dirty Phones

posted by lwhite

When doing routine household cleaning, don’t forget to check out how dirty the landlines or cell phones are. They need to be cleaned. Here’s how: 1. To get rid of smudges, makeup or dirt, spritz an all-purpose on a paper […]

Easy Clean Sheer Curtains?

posted by lwhite

These curtains can get dusty from hanging in a busy room with lots of traffic. Here’s an easy hint to clean them: 1. Wash them according to the care label. 2. Then, dissolve a cup of Epsom salt in hot […]

Avocados Not Ripe?

posted by lwhite

If you’ve bought avocados at the supermarket and they haven’t softened enough to eat, here’s what you can do to hasten the process: 1. Place the avocados into a brown paper bag and add a banana or an apple in […]

Don’t Waste Spray Cleaners

posted by lwhite

When you get to the last several inches of product in spray cleaners, it is often hard to use up all of it. Here’s what to do get all the spray out: Add several marbles to the bottle. This will […]

Make Your Own Odor Remover

posted by lwhite

If you have stinky smells around your home, you don’t have to buy expensive odor removers. Instead, you can create your own very cheaply. Here’s how: 1. Pour household vinegar into several wide-mouth, big glass jars. 2. Next, add several […]

Many Uses for a Toothbrush

posted by lwhite

Always buy toothbrushes in bulk. They come in handy for things other than cleaning your teeth! Here are a few unconventional ways you can you toothbrushes around the house: 1. To remove bits of food stuck in the tines of […]

Storing Cheese

posted by lwhite

When you bring cheeses home from the supermarket, it’s important to store them properly, so they last longer and you don’t end up tossing them out! Here’s what you should do: 1. Place cheese in the refrigerator in a sealable […]

Previous Posts

Plastic Bread Bags: How to Reuse and Recycle
When the bread is gone, don’t throw out the empty plastic bag! Instead, you can reuse it in a bunch of ways around your home you probably have never thought about. Here are my Heloise Helpful Hints: 1. Put the bread bag into a gym bag and you can use it to hold a wet swimsuit until you get home

posted 8:00:37am Sep. 23, 2014 | read full post »

Salt: What Can You Use It For Other Than Cooking?
Salt is a household staple with a zillion uses. Aside from seasoning food, it’s cheap, safe, mildly abrasive/scrubbing cleaning agent. Here are some of my favorite Heloise Hints you can use to clean instead of using harsh chemicals: 1. To sop up salad-dressing drips on garments or red-wine stai

posted 8:00:44am Sep. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Home Seem Extra Dusty?
You may not realize it, but an enormous amount of the dust in our homes, we actually track it in from the outside. So, there are many steps (pun intended) you can take to prevent it from getting inside: 1. Put doormats in front of every entrance into your home. Ask everyone to wipe their shoes on

posted 8:00:46am Sep. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Kids Computer Keyboard Yucky?
Your kids will use their computer while eating or drinking or with sticky hands, just like adults! Of course, the keyboard will get grimy. So, here’s how they can clean it when it is dirty and disgusting! 1. First, turn off the computer and unplug the keyboard. 2. Put down a sheet of newspaper

posted 8:00:05am Sep. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Friendship Celebration Cake
This is a wonderful long time favorite Heloise reader idea for sharing at family gathering. If you are celebrating a big anniversary, everyone one can participate in bringing a part of this Friendship Celebration Cake. 1. When you send out the invitation this kind of special family event, ask eac

posted 8:00:09am Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »


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