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Smelly Books

posted by lwhite

If you have stored books in a basement, where there might be moisture, they can acquire a mildewy smell. It’s best to store books in a dry spot, like the attic. To remove that odor, try these hints: 1.First, air […]

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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 »

Smelly Dog Beds and Dog Dishes Dirty?
We love our dogs, but they can get dirty (especially if they play outside or have a doggie door) and carry that to their beds. They also can be messy eaters and drinkers. Here are some hints on cleaning up after them: 1. Yucky dog food (especially moist canned) and water bowls need to be cleaned

posted 8:00:10am Aug. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Mothball Odor in Clothes? Easy Fix!
If clothes or furniture have been stored with mothballs, the stench can be overpowering and awful when you take them out to be used. Here are some Heloise Hints to get rid of the stink: 1. Give clothes and furniture plenty of air circulation to lessen the mothball odor. 2. For clothing, hang them

posted 8:00:26am Aug. 14, 2014 | read full post »


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