When we take off jewelry chains, it’s so easy for them to accidentally get tangled up or knotted. And it can be such a pain to undo or straighten them. Here’s how.
* Lay out a piece of waxed paper and pour a drop of baby oil on top of it.
* Place the chain on top of the waxed paper.
* Use to straight pins to untangle the knot.
Over time, furniture can develop small cracks or scratches. You can repair these minor flaws without taking to a restorer. Here’s how to cover them up.
1. Use wax sticks, which you can find in hardware stores.
2. They come in many colors, so purchase the one that matches your wood finish.
3. Run the stick over and into the scratch or crack until it is even with the surface.
4. Put a putty knife into hot water and then use the flat side to press over the area to achieve a smooth surface.
These substances can be damaging to your car’s finish. Don’t let them stay on the surface for long periods of time. Instead remove ASAP. Here’s how.
1. Wipe off any of the top debris first.
2. Spray the covered areas with an oil-based prewash spray.
3. Let it remain on the surface for several minutes to work.
4. Scrub off with a nylon scrubber.
5. Wash car or take to a car wash to finish the job.
Your young children love these toys and play with them a lot. They do get dirty and need some refreshing. Here’s how.
* Put several of the stuffed animals into a large plastic bag.
* Pour in a healthy amount of baking soda.
* Close the top tightly and shake really well.
* Take the bag outside and lift the furry toys out. Use a hairbrush to remove leftover baking soda.
If you buy a bunch of bananas and they ripen
faster than you can use them, here’s what you can do to save them.
1. Peel and mash bananas and add only a bit of lemon juice.
2. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Just defrost before using in a recipe.
Don’t throw them out (they are expensive)!
Instead you can bring back the nut’s flavor with this Heloise hint.
1. Pour a bit of boiling water over the walnuts.
2. Then spread them on a baking sheet and heat in the oven for a few minutes at a low heat. Watch carefully and stir. The crunch and taste should be revived.
Bundt cake pans are great to use to create a lovely-looking cake, but getting that cake out of the pan perfectly can be difficult. Here’s a hint to solve this problem.
1. First, grease the pan lightly and then sprinkle sugar inside instead of flour before putting the batter inside.
2. Bake as directed and let the cake cool, tap the sides, turn upside down and the cake should come out easily.
When you are mixing up these delicious treats,
it can be such a mess when transferring the mixture to the baking tins. Here’s
a useful hint.
To prevent the mixtures from dribbling over the tins, use an ice cream scoop to pick up the right amount of batter. There will be no mess and no waste.
If you want to save money with your cleaning
supplies, here’s one recipe that’s cheap and will help to get rid of smells,
and cleans, too.
1. Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quart of warm water.
2. Put the solution into a small bucket. Use it to clean ceramic surfaces or the smelly refrigerator or freezer walls and shelves.
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 lift off and hold the dust on the cloth. Never apply any kind liquid or abrasive cleaner to the screen!