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Furniture Has Small Scratches?

posted by lwhite

It’s so annoying to find scratches in your wood furniture but you can repair or cover them up. Here are several hints on how to do it by using one of these: 1. Use a matching crayon. 2. Apply paste […]

Cleaning an Entertainment Center

posted by lwhite

If you have housed your TV, stereo or other high-tech devices for entertainment in one area, it’s a good idea to clean them on a regular basis. Here’s what to do: 1. Dust the TV or computer screen with a […]

Keeping Fresh Flowers Lasting Longer

posted by lwhite

When you receive a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, you want to keep the flowers around for as long as you can. Here are the steps you can take to achieve that: 1. Strip off all the leaves or anything […]

Mineral Deposits Inside Glass Vase?

posted by lwhite

If you live in an area with hard water, these mineral deposits will happen and they can be tough to remove. Here’s what to do: Get out household vinegar and warm it on the stove. Pour it into the vase […]

Using Household Products

posted by lwhite

When you are considering cleaning products to use at home, read the labels before you buy them. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that many common products “may have toxic substances.” The EPA says these do: floor or furniture polish, […]

Bleach 101

posted by lwhite

Confused about which bleach—chlorine or oxygen—to use because both clean and whiten? Chlorine bleach is more powerful and is effective on white and colorfast clothing that’s washable, but not on silks or wool. Oxygen bleach is less strong and color-safe. […]

Sunscreen Staining Towels?

posted by lwhite

When you come from a day at the beach or around the pool, chances are the sunscreen you slathered on your skin for sun protection has also gotten on your towels. Here’s how you can remove this greasy stain: 1. […]

Dirty Flannel Jewelry Polishing Cloth?

posted by lwhite

If you have been cleaning a lot of your jewelry and you notice that the cloth has blackened, here’s how to clean it so you can reuse it: 1. First, read the care label or package instructions. 2. Then hand-wash […]

Metal-Looking Scratches on Dinner Plates?

posted by lwhite

If you notice these unusual kinds of scratches on your plates, here’s what you can do to remove them: These marks might be caused from normal usage of utensils or silverware or they might rub against the plates in the […]

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 […]

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Other Uses for Dental Floss
Dental floss is used to well, keeping gums and teeth healthy. But there are many other Heloise Hints to use the cheap product around the house. It’s great for emergencies too. Can you guess? 1. Sew on a button. It works better than thread. 2. Cut cheese, cakes or other food items. Unflavored

posted 8:00:55am Oct. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Wood Furniture Has Cracks?
Old furniture can develop small cracks or scratches. Wood furniture needs good polish, so it does not dry out. If there are big problems, check with a furniture pro, but there are a few Heloise Hints you can do to cover the small issues: 1. Wax sticks that you can find at hardware or big-box stor

posted 8:00:06am Oct. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Family Emergency Numbers
We know, it’s important for every family member to have all of the key numbers needed in case of an emergency. Some numbers are more important than others. Here are the steps you should take to ensure your family is protected: 1. Post emergency numbers by home phones and program them into every

posted 8:00:18am Oct. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Clean Correctly to Save Bucks!
Clean your home generally is not fun! Do you know what steps to take or what products would be best to do the job better? Here are four Heloise Hints to help you: 1. Before you choose a commercial cleaning product for a specific task, read the label first! Cleaners vary widely. Be aware that a nu

posted 8:00:27am Oct. 27, 2014 | read full post »

How to Clean Sisal Rugs
These are great coverings for floors, but they get dirty and need special cleaning. How you clean will depend on what kind you have: Natural-fiber sisal, like sea grass, coconut or paper fibers or synthetic fiber sisal consisting of nylon or wool-blend materials. Here’s what to do: 1. For synth

posted 4:08:06pm Oct. 24, 2014 | read full post »


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