Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints Archives

Maintaining a Waffle Iron

posted by lwhite

With waffles being so popular today (particularly with chicken), you can enjoy them frequently for dinner, lunch or brunch at home! Here’s what you should do to get the best results. 1. Season a new waffle iron before using. Grease […]

Window Decals Stuck?

posted by lwhite

We often place our parking or school decals on car windows but when the time comes to take them off, it can be difficult. Here’s how to get them off: Apply several coats of household vinegar or a petroleum-based prewash […]

Preserving a Christening Gown

posted by lwhite

Of course, you want to save this important piece of family history. First, read the care label to find out the appropriate method for cleaning the fabric. Then take these steps. READ MORE 1. If the grown has lace or […]

If Food in the Oven Bubbles Over Onto the Bottom

posted by lwhite

No matter how careful we are, this just seems to happen. Here’s how to deal with this. READ MORE * Sprinkle plenty of salt over the burned-on gunk. It will lessen the smell, the smoke and make it easier to […]

Making Your Mattress Last Longer

posted by lwhite

Most mattresses can be used for 8-10 years, if you take good care of them. Here’s what to do. READ MORE * Rotate and flip your mattress every couple of months. That way your body impression won’t be “imprinted” and […]

Coffee Thermos Stained?

posted by lwhite

If you use a coffee thermos/mug while you commute every day, it can easily become stained, particularly if it’s left in the car or on your desk all day. Here’s an easy way to clean it. READ MORE First, sprinkle […]

Previous Posts

Ink Stains on a Laptop Computer Screen?
This can and does happen when we are working on our computers. Yes, you can try to remove it and here’s how to do it very carefully: 1. First, lightly dip a cotton swab into a mix of one-party isopropyl alcohol (70 percent strength) with one-part distilled water. 2. Very carefully dab the swab

posted 8:00:02am Apr. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Photo Stuck to the Glass in a Frame?
If you have a treasured picture in this situation, you can try to save and remove it. Follow these steps carefully: 1. First, scan the pictures or take a photo of it through the glass. You will have a copy—just in case. 2. Put the frame and photo or just glass and photo into a plastic freezer

posted 8:00:25am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Preventing Kitchen Fire Hazards
If you are using a number of kitchen appliances, like slow cookers or electric frying pans, it’s important to check the cords often because they can become fire dangers. Here’s why: 1. When using a slow cooker that’s going to be plugged in all day, be sure the cords are not frayed or damage

posted 8:00:37am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Orange-Colored Stains
Spaghetti sauce or French salad dressing always seem to drip onto clothing and leave such awful orange stains on our garments, which can be so hard to get out. Here’s how to remove them: 1. Use a clean, cotton cloth and dampen it with water and moisten with a squeeze of lemon juice or a bit of

posted 8:00:31am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Making Better Popcorn
Popcorn is such a wonderful snack for the family. Ever think about how it pops? The dried corn pop opens when heated because the moisture inside the hull vaporizes, causing pressure. When it reaches 400 degrees, the hull bursts open 35 times its size. Here’s how to make it fluffier and better:

posted 8:00:19am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.