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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 […]

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 […]

Stuffed Animals and Dolls Dirty?

posted by lwhite

If you notice that your children’s stuffed animals or dolls are dusty or funky smelling, and need a bit of cleaning up, here’s how to do it: 1. Brush or vacuum off visible dust and debris. 2. If you can’t […]

Black Mealy Bugs in Cereal Box?

posted by lwhite

When you see these pests in your cupboard, you need to examine it carefully to be sure there’s not a pantry bug or weevil infestation. Here’s what else you should do: 1. If you see the other products/boxes with the […]

Exercise Clothes Stinky?

posted by lwhite

When we exercise, we sweat and it smells. Here’s the best way to clean your active wear: 1. Turn it inside out, where most of the stink and grime is, then pour a bit of full-strength laundry detergent directly onto […]

Cleaning Makeup Brushes

posted by lwhite

Because we use these on a daily basis, they do get dirty and need to be cleaned. And be aware that makeup brushes can also retain bacteria, so they should be cleaned frequently. Here’s how: 1. Clean makeup brushes with […]

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 […]

Copper Pans and Pots Need Polishing?

posted by lwhite

These beautiful pans look so great when they are nice and shiny, but they do get discolored. Here’s how you can restore that shine: 1. Create a paste by mixing salt and vinegar together or by using ketchup, which has […]

Hot Paper Plate Leaves Marks on Wood Dining Table

posted by lwhite

Oh, this is so easy to happen when you are eating at your dining room table—hot paper plates placed right on top of the wood. Here’s what you can do to remove that unsightly marks: 1. Make this mixture to […]

Piano Keys Dirty?

posted by lwhite

If your children take piano lessons and practice, practice, those keys can get sticky and grungy. Here are hints to clean the keys: 1. If the keys are plastic, mix a small amount of vinegar with warm water and then […]

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Other Uses for Nail Polish
Nail polish can be used in a zillion other ways than just making nails look good! I’m the QUEEN of nail polish fix ups, cover overs and mark it right hints. You can identify items with red and repair a lot of other items with clear polish. Here are the other ways you can use polish: To mark obj

posted 8:00:03am Nov. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Storing Vegetables and Fruits
When you bring home vegetables or fruits from the farmers market or grocery store, it’s important to store them properly in the refrigerator to make them last longer. Try to eat fruits and vegetables with several days after you get them. But if you can’t, here’s how to keep them as fresh as po

posted 8:00:08am Nov. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Mock Pecan Pie
This delicious pie really tastes like a pecan pie, but is instead made with pinto beans. It will be fun to serve to guests and then tell them what it really contains. It will be a party favorite. Trust me on this one! I’ve made it, served it and did not tell the truth until everyone was done! M

posted 8:00:00am Nov. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Vacuums Need Cleaning Too!
Our cleaning tools that do such a good job of cleaning up for us, they also need to be examined often to wash or wipe down, so they can do an even better job of keeping our homes clean. Here are the steps you should take with vacuum cleaners: 1. Always unplug the vacuum first. Using hot soapy wat

posted 8:00:49am Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »

How to Remove Tablecloth Stains
We love to use or good tablecloths during the holidays. They make a table look so lovely. And, of course, the tablecloths take a beating because stains just happen! Here are Heloise Hints to help you take off gravy and red-wine stains: 1. To remove that goopy gravy, spoon it up right after is spi

posted 8:00:55am Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »


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