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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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Complain with Clout!
If you have bought something that does not work or you are unhappy with service from a store or business what’s the best way to deal with the situation? Save the receipts and the item purchased or make detailed notes of the service that was not performed successfully. Respond in a calm businesslik

posted 8:00:54am Nov. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Heloise’s Lighter Pumpkin Bread
Our Thanksgiving feasts filled with delicious and highly caloric family food favorites. Here’s a delicious fall treat—with fewer calories and one my family requests every year! HELOISE'S LIGHTER PUMPKIN BREAD 1 2/3 cups regular or whole-wheat flour (or 1/2 each type) Note: If you are usin

posted 8:00:28am Nov. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Drying Clothes Well and Lint-Free!
Don’t you hate it when you take out clothes from the dryer and they are either covered in lint or dampish or crumpled up? Here are the steps to take prevent this: 1. Clean out the dryer-lint screen after (or before if others use the dryer) every load. If the lint-screen is full, the buildup can

posted 8:00:23am Nov. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Candle Safety Reminders!
During the holidays, candles provide a lovely glow and aroma all around the house. They add such a festive ambiance for parties, BUT you have to watch them carefully, so they don’t tip over or start a fire. Be vigilant and follow these Heloise Hints: 1. Have a fire emergency plan! Each family m

posted 8:00:38am Nov. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Reducing Stress Before a Holiday Party
Getting everything ready for a holiday family gathering can be stressful. We all know that! Here are several Heloise Hints to ease the stress—get the family involved and plan ahead! 1. Start a Thanksgiving/Christmas / Hanukkah file to contain lists for guests, shopping, menus and recipes. Print

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


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