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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 […]

Don’t Waste Extra Bagels?

posted by lwhite

If you haven’t eaten all the bagels on Saturday or Sunday, don’t let them get stale or hard. Instead transform them into a crunchy treat. Here’s how: 1. Cut the bagels into 1/8th-inch slices. 2. Put them on a baking […]

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 […]

Invasion of Snails and Slugs?

posted by lwhite

If you notice that you have an overabundance of snails and slugs in your garden, don’t buy expensive products to kill them. Instead, here’s a cheap and easier way to dispatch them: Grab a box of salt or the salt […]

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 […]

Previous Posts

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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