Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints

Cleaning Plasma Screens

posted by sballou

* Unplug the power cord first.
* Wipe screen and remote control with a dry microfiber cloth.
* NEVER use any cleaning solvent on the screen. Unless recommended by the manufacturer.
* Vacuum or dust the vents on the backside panel regularly. You just may be shocked at how much dust and yuck is there!

Computer Mouse Needs Cleaning?

posted by sballou

* First, unplug the mouse. You don’t even have to take it apart!
* Dip a cotton swab into white vinegar and spin the ball as you wipe the swab around it. Or, use a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol.
* Spin the ball as you dry it with a soft cloth.

If Furniture is Scratched

posted by sballou

Heloise Hints, Wood Cleaning Tips, Hairspray and WOod Furniture* Paste shoe polish that marches the furniture
* Matching color crayon
* Pecan meat that’s been rubbed in your hands first.

How to Tell if a Pineapple is Ripe

posted by sballou

1. Pick the pineapple up and sniff the bottom, which should have a sweet smell.
2. Next, pull out a leaf, which should come out easily, which indicates it’s ripe.

Extending the Life of Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream

posted by jgordon1

heloise hints, sour cream tips, * Make sure the lids are on tight, which prevents air from getting inside.
* Turn them upside down to store in the refrigerator. Put in a bowl just is case the lid does not seal tightly.

Crayons Gone Through a Load of Clothing?

posted by jgordon1

stain remover tips, heloise hints, hints from heloise1. Wash the clothes in hot water, laundry soap and one cup of baking soda.
2. If you still see crayon color on garments, launder with chlorine bleach, if fabrics are bleach-safe. If they are not, soak clothes in an enzyme detergent or oxygen bleach in the hottest water determined safe for the fabric and then wash.

Need a Last-Ditch Stain Remover?

posted by jgordon1

stain remover tips, heloise hints, hints from heloiseTried everything to remove stain from white and bleachable fabric, but had no luck? Here is my homemade formula to try again, but ONLY on white and bleachable fabrics, but NOT for silk or rayon or wool. Here’s what to do.

Buying Avocados

posted by jgordon1

buying avocado, how to buy avocado, heloise hints1. Put the avocados into a paper bag with an apple.
2. Punch holes in the bag and let sit for 2 or 3 days. The avocados will ripen.
3. Then squeeze fresh lime juice on top of slices, sprinkle with salt and wrap in a tortilla.

Dishwasher Not Doing a Great Job?

posted by jgordon1

* Use instant, powdered orange breakfast drink. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons in the dishwasher cup.
* Run the dishwasher through the wash cycle—with dishes is fine.
* The citric acid will remove the stains and your dishes will come out cleaner!

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!

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