Heloise Hints

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Dinner Party Emergency

posted by jkerr

1. Put the tablecloth into the dryer, along with a damp towel. 2. Turn the dryer on to the fluff cycle and let run for a few minutes. 3. Check: The wrinkles should be gone!

Keeping Plants Alive While You are Gone

posted by jkerr

1. Fill your bathtub with about ½-inch of water. 2. Put each of your plants on a saucer and put into the tub. 3. Cover the tub or each plant with a dry cleaning bag or two to create a […]

Removing White Rings from Furniture

posted by jkerr

1. Mix half non-gel toothpaste and half baking soda into a paste. 2. Put some of the mixture on a damp cotton cloth and gently rub until the marks disappear. 3. Buff with a dry cotton cloth. NOTE: DO NOT […]

2 Rules of Stain Removal

posted by jkerr

1. Always test whatever cleaning agents you may be using on a hidden part of the garment, such as the seam, before you begin. 2. Work from the back side of the stain and be sure to put absorbent material […]

Tearing or Cutting Salad Greens?

posted by jkerr

* You should gently tear whatever greens you are going to use rather than cut them with kitchen scissors or a knife. The reason is that the metal can cause browning of the edges faster than if you tear them. […]

Stretching Supermarket Dollars

posted by jkerr

1. Shop weekly sales for extra discounts. 2. Use in-store coupons, which offer discounts on specific goods. 3. Sign up for the store’s buyer’s club. 4. Look high-and-low on the shelves; bargains are usually there.

Deodorizing Trash Can

posted by jkerr

* Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the can and also over the trash to help contain odors. * When you remove the trash bag, clean the inside with hot, soapy water and scrub the baking soda around too. […]

Toothbrushes Are Handy in the Kitchen

posted by jkerr

* The bristles on the brushes will be effective getting leftover bits of food from sieves, graters or food-processor blades. * Toothbrushes can also be utilized on other hard-to-clean stuff, like fork tines, in the kitchen.

Toilet Paper Hint

posted by jkerr

Before you put the roll on the holder, simply slightly flatten, by squeezing, the whole roll. This will help keep paper on the roll a bit longer.

Other Uses for Fabric-Softener Sheets

posted by jkerr

1. To freshen the air, put a sheet under the front seat of your car or hang in a closet. 2. To eliminate soap scum on shower doors, simply wipe clean with a used fabric-softener sheet. 3. To deodorize sneakers […]

Previous Posts

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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