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Hairspray Residue on Doors and Walls?

posted by lwhite

As we know, hairspray leaves that sticky feeling wherever it lands, which can be wherever we spray it…the door, a wall, counter or the floor. Here’s how to remove it: 1. To eliminate hairspray residue from hard washable surfaces, pour […]

Cleaning Stainless Steel

posted by lwhite

Stainless steel appliances are attractive, but take specific care to maintain the durable surface properly to remove fingerprints and keep it shiny. Here’s how you should care for the 1. Clean frequently. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth […]

Orange-Colored Stains

posted by lwhite

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 […]

Making Better Popcorn

posted by lwhite

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 […]

Easy Clean Sheer Curtains?

posted by lwhite

These curtains can get dusty from hanging in a busy room with lots of traffic. Here’s an easy hint to clean them: 1. Wash them according to the care label. 2. Then, dissolve a cup of Epsom salt in hot […]

Avocados Not Ripe?

posted by lwhite

If you’ve bought avocados at the supermarket and they haven’t softened enough to eat, here’s what you can do to hasten the process: 1. Place the avocados into a brown paper bag and add a banana or an apple in […]

Want a Tastier Turkey Recipe?

posted by lwhite

Try this easy Mayonnaise Method, which will keep the whole turkey moist and create a lovely golden-color skin. Here’s how. READ MORE 1. Rub the turkey completely with REAL mayonnaise before cooking. 2. Put an aluminum foil tent over it […]

Cleaning Glass Cookware

posted by lwhite

You may love baking using glass cookware, but you do have to be careful when you clean these types of dishes. Here’s how to clean and make them last longer. READ MORE * Never scrub glass cookware with an abrasive […]

How to Crack Brazil Nuts

posted by lwhite

If you are going to use Brazil nuts in cooking, you are going to have to crack the shell. And it’s one tough nut to crack, but here are several ways to make it easier. READ MORE * Put the […]

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Heloise 5-Point Clutter Control Plan: Yes, It Will Save You Time!
Here’s my easy way to help organize your house. Take just 5 minutes or touch and deal with ONLY 5 things a day to deal with clutter that can build up. To deal with items that are not in place, take these 5 steps: 1. File It—Paper work, bills or coupons have piled up. Sort and file them. 2.

posted 8:00:47am Aug. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Quickie Rice-Cereal Treats. Easy to Make and Yummy to Eat
If you have unexpected children coming by after school, you can whip up these favorite kid snacks in a hurry. Here’s the short-cut Heloise recipe: 1. Make rice cereal treats faster simply by melting miniature marshmallows in this no-cook recipe. 2. Mix the rice cereal with the melted marshmall

posted 8:00:45am Aug. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Getting Your Children To Help Out
With the new fall school year looming; Mom and Dad may feel like it is managing the family circus in overtime. With all the school and sports activities, play dates, sleepovers and more going into full swing, you can enlist your children to be more organized. Here are some simple ideas: 1. Use

posted 8:00:53am Aug. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Leather Shoes Too Tight? Here's a Hint to Try
If you realize the leather shoes you have in your closet are not comfortable, you can stretch them a bit. Here’s what to do. 1. To stretch leather shoes a little, use a shoe stretcher and a shoe-stretch spray, which you can find at shoe-repair shops. 2. Apply the spray inside the shoe, and a

posted 8:00:21am Aug. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Don't Pay a Plumber, Prevent the Problem First!
The drains in your home are basically taken for granted—until there’s a problem, usually a huge one! To avoid a costly repair, monitor and maintain drains by flushing weekly with warm water and checking them regularly. Most drain problems, like blockages, can be prevented by being aware of what

posted 8:00:33am Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »


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