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Washing Drapes and Curtains

posted by lwhite

Drapes and curtain can be dust and debris magnets. They need to be cleaned on a routine basis. Here’s how: 1. Draperies or curtains that can be washed first should be taken down. Get them outdoors for a good shake […]

Furniture Has Small Scratches?

posted by lwhite

It’s so annoying to find scratches in your wood furniture but you can repair or cover them up. Here are several hints on how to do it by using one of these: 1. Use a matching crayon. 2. Apply paste […]

Cleaning an Entertainment Center

posted by lwhite

If you have housed your TV, stereo or other high-tech devices for entertainment in one area, it’s a good idea to clean them on a regular basis. Here’s what to do: 1. Dust the TV or computer screen with a […]

Mineral Deposits Inside Glass Vase?

posted by lwhite

If you live in an area with hard water, these mineral deposits will happen and they can be tough to remove. Here’s what to do: Get out household vinegar and warm it on the stove. Pour it into the vase […]

Using Household Products

posted by lwhite

When you are considering cleaning products to use at home, read the labels before you buy them. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that many common products “may have toxic substances.” The EPA says these do: floor or furniture polish, […]

Bleach 101

posted by lwhite

Confused about which bleach—chlorine or oxygen—to use because both clean and whiten? Chlorine bleach is more powerful and is effective on white and colorfast clothing that’s washable, but not on silks or wool. Oxygen bleach is less strong and color-safe. […]

Dirty Flannel Jewelry Polishing Cloth?

posted by lwhite

If you have been cleaning a lot of your jewelry and you notice that the cloth has blackened, here’s how to clean it so you can reuse it: 1. First, read the care label or package instructions. 2. Then hand-wash […]

Metal-Looking Scratches on Dinner Plates?

posted by lwhite

If you notice these unusual kinds of scratches on your plates, here’s what you can do to remove them: These marks might be caused from normal usage of utensils or silverware or they might rub against the plates in the […]

Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances

posted by lwhite

Stainless steel looks great and has a durable finish, but it needs a special kind of cleaning, so the surface won’t be scratched. Here’s how to keep it shiny and to remove fingerprints: 1. Rinse, wipe and dry stainless steel […]

Dirty Rubber Toys

posted by lwhite

Your children play with lots of rubber toys in the house and they do get dirty and need to be cleaned. Here a non-toxic way to do the job: When you notice that the rubber toys are slimy or grimy, […]

Previous Posts

Photo Stuck to Glass in a Frame?
Oh no! When you see a favorite family photo adhered to the glass, this can be a tough thing to remove. First, before you try to unstick it, take a picture of the photo through the glass or scan it, if possible. You then will at least have a copy, just in case. Here are the steps to take to attempt t

posted 8:00:12am Sep. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Buying Hi-Tech Devices
Buying computers, smart phones, readers, gaming equipment is expensive and so is repairing them. To make them last longer, it’s important to clean and care for them regularly, but we also know that accidents do happen. Heloise here with how to protect that costly equipment. Think about getting

posted 8:00:56am Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Save Money Dry-Cleaning
If dry-cleaning all of your garments has become too expensive for your budget, here are some Heloise alternative hints you can take to clean and freshen your clothing at home in lieu of taking them to a cleaner: 1. Buy and use a home cleaning kit to FRESHEN, which will also remove light stains or

posted 8:00:11am Sep. 12, 2014 | read full post »

Burned Pot or Pan?
It just happens when you cook. Food gets burned onto the base of the cooking pot and it looks and smells terrible. It also can be hard to remove without damaging the surface of the pot. Here is a Heloise safe and cheap way to get rid of the gunk. Baking Soda to the rescue! Just add 3 tablespoons

posted 8:00:34am Sep. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Football Party? Popcorn in Your Colors!
If you are having a gang over to watch football, here’s a colorful and cheap recipe to feed a big group. Popcorn is always a big hit and this recipe is different and tasty.   Tri-Color Festive Popcorn 24 cups popped popcorn 3/4 cup butter or margarine 9 tablespoons light corn syrup

posted 8:00:34am Sep. 10, 2014 | read full post »


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