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Dishwasher Smelly?

posted by lwhite

Dishwashers do get stinky and dirty and need to be cleaned. Look in the bottom to see if there’s any debris or gunk and wad up paper towels to lift it out. Then here’s what you should do to clean […]

Cleaning CDs and DVDs

posted by lwhite

Taking good care of your CDs and DVDs will make them last longer and play better. Here are steps to take to ensure good listening or watching: 1. If the surfaces look grimy or they are skipping, get a microfiber […]

Scuffmarks on Patent Leather?

posted by lwhite

It’s so easy to get scuffmarks when you wear patent leather shoes or carry patent leather purses. Here are hints to remove these unsightly marks: 1. Use a terry towel/microfiber cloth or an art gum or pencil eraser and then […]

Spider Webs inside Your Home?

posted by lwhite

If you suddenly notice a lot of spider webs around your home and you don’t like them, be aware that here’s a reason they are there. Spiders like to eat moths and flies and if you have them in your […]

Ink Stains on a Laptop Computer Screen?

posted by lwhite

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 […]

Cleaning Copper Objects

posted by lwhite

When they tarnish and need to be shined, you can make cheap homemade cleaners to make them shine again. 1. Douse a sponge with vinegar or lemon juice. Then sprinkle salt on it and rub the metal, rinse and dry […]

Cleaning Pewter

posted by lwhite

Pewter has such a lovely soft finish rather than a shine. Occasionally, pewter pieces may need to be buffed up. Here are two home-style ways to do it: 1. Go to your refrigerator and take out several cabbage leaves and […]

Many Uses for a Toothbrush

posted by lwhite

Always buy toothbrushes in bulk. They come in handy for things other than cleaning your teeth! Here are a few unconventional ways you can you toothbrushes around the house: 1. To remove bits of food stuck in the tines of […]

Pet Food Dishes Messy?

posted by lwhite

Pets can be messy when they eat and leftover food can easily get stuck to the dish. Here’s how to prevent that problem: 1. Before you put food (especially canned) into the dish, spray it with a non-flavored, non-stick spray. […]

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 […]

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Dishwasher Smelly?
Dishwashers do get stinky and dirty and need to be cleaned. Look in the bottom to see if there’s any debris or gunk and wad up paper towels to lift it out. Then here’s what you should do to clean it: 1. Use household or vinegar or citric acid powder. Pour a gallon of vinegar in the bottom le

posted 8:00:11am Apr. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Cleaning CDs and DVDs
Taking good care of your CDs and DVDs will make them last longer and play better. Here are steps to take to ensure good listening or watching: 1. If the surfaces look grimy or they are skipping, get a microfiber cloth to clean the surface. NOTE: Wipe over the disc in a straight line from the c

posted 8:00:43am Apr. 23, 2014 | read full post »

Scuffmarks on Patent Leather?
It’s so easy to get scuffmarks when you wear patent leather shoes or carry patent leather purses. Here are hints to remove these unsightly marks: 1. Use a terry towel/microfiber cloth or an art gum or pencil eraser and then rub off the scuffmarks. 2. If this doesn’t work, then use a cotton s

posted 8:00:28am Apr. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Spider Webs inside Your Home?
If you suddenly notice a lot of spider webs around your home and you don’t like them, be aware that here’s a reason they are there. Spiders like to eat moths and flies and if you have them in your home, spiders will be munching on them. Here’s how to get rid of them: 1. Clean up the inside

posted 8:00:58am Apr. 21, 2014 | read full post »

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 »


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