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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

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 »

How to Clean Sisal Rugs
These are great coverings for floors, but they get dirty and need special cleaning. How you clean will depend on what kind you have: Natural-fiber sisal, like sea grass, coconut or paper fibers or synthetic fiber sisal consisting of nylon or wool-blend materials. Here’s what to do: 1. For synth

posted 4:08:06pm Oct. 24, 2014 | read full post »


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