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Caring for Your Shoes

posted by lwhite

When you invest your money in a good pair of shoes, it’s important to take the time to care for them. It will pay off because they will look better and last a lot longer. Here are the steps you […]

Hard-Water Spots on Aluminum-Frame Shower Door?

posted by lwhite

Often, these spots are unavoidable because of hard water, and they look so unattractive, but here’s an easy way to get rid of them: 1. Mix half household vinegar with half water. Scrub the frame thoroughly. To clean the corners, […]

Stuffed Animals and Dolls Dirty?

posted by lwhite

If you notice that your children’s stuffed animals or dolls are dusty or funky smelling, and need a bit of cleaning up, here’s how to do it: 1. Brush or vacuum off visible dust and debris. 2. If you can’t […]

Make Your Own Citrus Deodorizer

posted by lwhite

To save money, you can create your own citrus deodorizer for your home. It will cost less than buying commercial ones, but will smell just as good and help to mask odors. Here’s how to make one: 1. Fill a […]

Black Mealy Bugs in Cereal Box?

posted by lwhite

When you see these pests in your cupboard, you need to examine it carefully to be sure there’s not a pantry bug or weevil infestation. Here’s what else you should do: 1. If you see the other products/boxes with the […]

Exercise Clothes Stinky?

posted by lwhite

When we exercise, we sweat and it smells. Here’s the best way to clean your active wear: 1. Turn it inside out, where most of the stink and grime is, then pour a bit of full-strength laundry detergent directly onto […]

Cleaning Makeup Brushes

posted by lwhite

Because we use these on a daily basis, they do get dirty and need to be cleaned. And be aware that makeup brushes can also retain bacteria, so they should be cleaned frequently. Here’s how: 1. Clean makeup brushes with […]

Removing Beach Sand

posted by lwhite

After a great day at the beach, it’s so easy to track that beautiful sand into your car and house and it’s so tough to get that beach sand out of clothing, carpets, cars and houses. Here are steps to […]

Summer Dog Safety

posted by lwhite

Our beloved dogs are family members for sure, and we like to share our summer activities with them, but there are many dangers for your pooches. Here are come precautions to take: 1. If you are going to the beach, […]

How to Clean White Plastic Lawn Chairs

posted by lwhite

If you have stored these chairs over the winter, they may need a thorough cleaning to make them look nice on your patio or deck. Here’s what to do: 1. Hose them down to remove dirt or debris. 2. If […]

Previous Posts

Mock Pecan Pie
This delicious pie really tastes like a pecan pie, but is instead made with pinto beans. It will be fun to serve to guests and then tell them what it really contains. It will be a party favorite. Trust me on this one! I’ve made it, served it and did not tell the truth until everyone was done! M

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

Vacuums Need Cleaning Too!
Our cleaning tools that do such a good job of cleaning up for us, they also need to be examined often to wash or wipe down, so they can do an even better job of keeping our homes clean. Here are the steps you should take with vacuum cleaners: 1. Always unplug the vacuum first. Using hot soapy wat

posted 8:00:49am Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »

How to Remove Tablecloth Stains
We love to use or good tablecloths during the holidays. They make a table look so lovely. And, of course, the tablecloths take a beating because stains just happen! Here are Heloise Hints to help you take off gravy and red-wine stains: 1. To remove that goopy gravy, spoon it up right after is spi

posted 8:00:55am Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Complain with Clout!
If you have bought something that does not work or you are unhappy with service from a store or business what’s the best way to deal with the situation? Save the receipts and the item purchased or make detailed notes of the service that was not performed successfully. Respond in a calm businesslik

posted 8:00:54am Nov. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Heloise’s Lighter Pumpkin Bread
Our Thanksgiving feasts filled with delicious and highly caloric family food favorites. Here’s a delicious fall treat—with fewer calories and one my family requests every year! HELOISE'S LIGHTER PUMPKIN BREAD 1 2/3 cups regular or whole-wheat flour (or 1/2 each type) Note: If you are usin

posted 8:00:28am Nov. 20, 2014 | read full post »


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