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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 […]

How to Crack Brazil Nuts

posted by lwhite

If you are going to use Brazil nuts in cooking, you are going to have to crack the shell. And it’s one tough nut to crack, but here are several ways to make it easier. READ MORE * Put the […]

Saving Money on Summer Energy Bills

posted by sballou

To help keep your kitchen cooler during the summer, use your microwave more, and turn on your dishwasher, only when in full. Here’s another energy-saving hint. If you cook food in glass or ceramic baking dishes, you can turn the […]

Recycle Foam Peanuts

posted by sballou

* Pour peanuts into the base of large planters to help aerate the soil, flow of water and also to lighten the pot. * Pack them in sealed plastic jugs to make buoy markers on trout lines. * Fill droopy […]

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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