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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 […]

Extending the Life of Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream

posted by jgordon1

* Make sure the lids are on tight, which prevents air from getting inside. * Turn them upside down to store in the refrigerator. Put in a bowl just is case the lid does not seal tightly.

Crayons Gone Through a Load of Clothing?

posted by jgordon1

1. Wash the clothes in hot water, laundry soap and one cup of baking soda. 2. If you still see crayon color on garments, launder with chlorine bleach, if fabrics are bleach-safe. If they are not, soak clothes in an […]

Need a Last-Ditch Stain Remover?

posted by jgordon1

Tried everything to remove stain from white and bleachable fabric, but had no luck? Here is my homemade formula to try again, but ONLY on white and bleachable fabrics, but NOT for silk or rayon or wool. Here’s what to […]

Buying Avocados

posted by jgordon1

1. Put the avocados into a paper bag with an apple. 2. Punch holes in the bag and let sit for 2 or 3 days. The avocados will ripen. 3. Then squeeze fresh lime juice on top of slices, sprinkle […]

Dishwasher Not Doing a Great Job?

posted by jgordon1

* Use instant, powdered orange breakfast drink. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons in the dishwasher cup. * Run the dishwasher through the wash cycle—with dishes is fine. * The citric acid will remove the stains and your dishes will come […]

Previous Posts

Ink Stains on a Laptop Computer Screen?
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 alcohol (70 percent strength) with one-part distilled water. 2. Very carefully dab the swab

posted 8:00:02am Apr. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Photo Stuck to the Glass in a Frame?
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 in case. 2. Put the frame and photo or just glass and photo into a plastic freezer

posted 8:00:25am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Preventing Kitchen Fire Hazards
If you are using a number of kitchen appliances, like slow cookers or electric frying pans, it’s important to check the cords often because they can become fire dangers. Here’s why: 1. When using a slow cooker that’s going to be plugged in all day, be sure the cords are not frayed or damage

posted 8:00:37am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Orange-Colored Stains
Spaghetti sauce or French salad dressing always seem to drip onto clothing and leave such awful orange stains on our garments, which can be so hard to get out. Here’s how to remove them: 1. Use a clean, cotton cloth and dampen it with water and moisten with a squeeze of lemon juice or a bit of

posted 8:00:31am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Making Better Popcorn
Popcorn is such a wonderful snack for the family. Ever think about how it pops? The dried corn pop opens when heated because the moisture inside the hull vaporizes, causing pressure. When it reaches 400 degrees, the hull bursts open 35 times its size. Here’s how to make it fluffier and better:

posted 8:00:19am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »


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