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Hairspray Residue on Doors and Walls?

posted by lwhite

As we know, hairspray leaves that sticky feeling wherever it lands, which can be wherever we spray it…the door, a wall, counter or the floor. Here’s how to remove it: 1. To eliminate hairspray residue from hard washable surfaces, pour […]

Cleaning Stainless Steel

posted by lwhite

Stainless steel appliances are attractive, but take specific care to maintain the durable surface properly to remove fingerprints and keep it shiny. Here’s how you should care for the 1. Clean frequently. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth […]

Avoiding the Morning Rush

posted by lwhite

It can be crazy trying to get everyone out of the house to school and work every day. So, if you can take a few organizational steps this will make the mornings go more smoothly: 1. Before you go to […]

Once a Year, Clean Out your Medicine Cabinet

posted by lwhite

Examine everything that you’ve put inside. Reorganize all items by use. So, items you use often, such as toothpaste, bandages or mouthwash should be on a lower shelf. Cold medicines should be on a higher. Arrange medicines so labels that […]

Dishwasher Smelly?

posted by lwhite

Dishwashers do get stinky and dirty and need to be cleaned. Look in the bottom to see if there’s any debris or gunk and wad up paper towels to lift it out. Then here’s what you should do to clean […]

Cleaning CDs and DVDs

posted by lwhite

Taking good care of your CDs and DVDs will make them last longer and play better. Here are steps to take to ensure good listening or watching: 1. If the surfaces look grimy or they are skipping, get a microfiber […]

Scuffmarks on Patent Leather?

posted by lwhite

It’s so easy to get scuffmarks when you wear patent leather shoes or carry patent leather purses. Here are hints to remove these unsightly marks: 1. Use a terry towel/microfiber cloth or an art gum or pencil eraser and then […]

Spider Webs inside Your Home?

posted by lwhite

If you suddenly notice a lot of spider webs around your home and you don’t like them, be aware that here’s a reason they are there. Spiders like to eat moths and flies and if you have them in your […]

Ink Stains on a Laptop Computer Screen?

posted by lwhite

This can and does happen when we are working on our computers. Yes, you can try to remove it and here’s how to do it very carefully: 1. First, lightly dip a cotton swab into a mix of one-party isopropyl […]

Photo Stuck to the Glass in a Frame?

posted by lwhite

If you have a treasured picture in this situation, you can try to save and remove it. Follow these steps carefully: 1. First, scan the pictures or take a photo of it through the glass. You will have a copy—just […]

Previous Posts

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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