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Green Hints to Fight Insects?

posted by eolsen

If you do not want to use commercial insect repellents, here are some Heloise Hints to make your own natural ones. Here’s how: 1. Buy citronella or lavender essential oils at a drug, grocery store or online. They act as […]

Sunscreen Staining Towels?

posted by lwhite

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. […]

How to Deal with Summer Fleas

posted by lwhite

Fleas abound during the summer. And your pets that are playing and running around outdoors do become the host animal because fleas feed on their blood. Here’s how to control them: 1. Bathe and comb your pet regularly. 2. Wash […]

Hate Telemarketing Calls?

posted by lwhite

Those annoying telemarketing calls seem to come just when we are sitting down to dinner. You can do something to stop them from coming into your home. Follow these steps: 1. Add your phone number to the National Do Not […]

Houseflies Bugging You?

posted by lwhite

Houseflies love the summer months because they thrive in the heat. And they just seem to love coming into your house and annoying everyone. Here’s how to control them: 1. Preventing flies from getting inside your home is the best […]

Removing Beach Sand

posted by lwhite

After a great day at the beach, it’s so easy to track that beautiful sand into your car and house and it’s so tough to get that beach sand out of clothing, carpets, cars and houses. Here are steps to […]

Getting Settled in a Hotel Room

posted by lwhite

After checking in, when you first go into your room, take these steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay: 1. First, get out alcohol wipes or anti-germ gel and wipe down the TV remote, phone, door handles and other […]

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 […]

Baking Soda as Fire Extinguisher

posted by lwhite

When baking soda is on sale, buy extra boxes to keep in your kitchen. You can use it to contain small grease or oil cooking fires. Here’s how-to use it most effectively in an emergency: 1. If you see small […]

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Sticky, Gummy Video Game or Cell Phone Equipment
Your children’s must-have tech devices do get a messy workout with all those dirty, sticky fingers. So here’s the quickest way to get off the gunk: TO CLEAN: The best way for children to clean a cell phone is by using an alcohol based wet wipe, but not on the screen. This at least will remove

posted 8:00:40am Aug. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Stinky Lunchboxes? Double Yuck!
If your children take lunches to school, the lunchbox or bag will inevitably get dirty and smelly. Here’s how to remove the bad odors: TO CLEAN: Lightly wet a paper towel with a bit of household vinegar or sprinkle some odor-neutralizing baking soda on it. Place inside the lunch bag or box over

posted 8:00:18am Aug. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Filthy Children's Backpacks! Yuck!
Your kids’ backpacks will end up being disgusting during the school year. Everything it seems will be crammed inside and left like it’s a portable garbage bag. Use these hints to try to keep it clean: 1. To get rid of the dirt that you see on the backpack, brush off with a dry brush or vacuum

posted 8:00:14am Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Frantic Morning Rush?
Getting everybody ready for school in the morning can be such a crazy and stressful time. Here are several hints to make it calmer, so hopefully it goes a little more orderly: 1. Before bedtime, make sure your children gather all their school papers and put them into their backpacks, so they won

posted 8:00:43am Aug. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Too Many Family and Children Activities?
Getting your household running efficiently can be a daunting task. Here are a few Heloise Hints to help wrangle your children’s extracurricular activities in some sense of order, which will help everybody save time and energy: 1. Put a basket on a table near the front door to put your children

posted 8:00:14am Aug. 25, 2014 | read full post »


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