House Hold Hints!


1) Take crayon off painted walls or washable wallpaper:
Spray with multipurpose lubricating oil , then gently wipe, using a paper towel or clean white cloth. If mark is stubborn, sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp sponge and gently rub in a circular motion. If lubricants residue remains, dampen a sponge with a solution of one or two drops of mild dish-washing liquid to one cup water. Squeeze out sponge and gently rub in a circular motion. Rinse sponge; lightly moisten with water to go over area; dry with a clean cloth.

2) Get rid of perspiration/deodorant stains on the underarms of washable shirts
Sponge on, or soak in, white vinegar for 30 minutes. Wash the shirts in the hottest water safe for the fabric, using an enzyme detergent or a detergent with bleach alternative.For stubborn stains,put liquid laundry detergent right on the spot and leave it for five to ten minutes before washing.

3) Fresh Kitty Litter
To keep cat litter fresh smelling, mix baby powder in with the litter .

4) Brass
Clean your brass with lemon juice!

5) Sticky Label Residue
To remove from glass, try using peanut butter, preferably not chunky. Stubborn spots may take more than one application.

6) Red Wine Stains
a) Pour white wine on the red wine stain
b) Use salt on the red wine stain

7)  Ink Stains on Clothes
To get an ink stain out, spray ultra-hold hairspray on the stain, let it dry, then wash like normal.

8) Melted Wax on Clothes
Lay a brown paper bag over the garment before you iron over it then keep moving the bag around it will absorb the wax.

9) Cat Hair
To remove cats hairs from clothes and furniture , rub with wet rubber gloves.

10) Scuff Marks on Lino/Vinyl
Scrub the black marks with toothpaste and rinse.

11) Dirty Thermos
To clean a dirty thermos simply drop a couple of tables used for cleaning false teeth into the thermos and fill with water. Let set overnight and rinse well. Works just as well on tea and coffee stained mugs.

12) White Water Marks on Wood
a) Spread mayonaise on the affected area and leave it overnight - several applications may be necessary.
b) Scrub with toothpaste (using a damp sponge).
c) Make a paste of baking soda and water. Use a damp sponge to rubthis on the affected area. This WILL dull the sheen. Use an automotivepolishing compound with a fine abrasive to repolish the top.

13) Alternatives for Fabric Softner sheets
a) Use instead of expensive 'Swifer' sheets.
b) Put in the bottom of garbage cans  (under garbage bag) as a deodorant.
c) Hang a sheet outdoors during the mosquito season. A sheet will repel mosquitoes on your patio.
d) A sewing needle run through a sheet prior to sewing, can prevent the thread from tangling.

14) Refrigerator Odors
a) Use a box of baking soda.
b) Use a dish of coffee grounds
c) Use a couple of opened slices of bread

15) Cooking Oil on Clothes
Use regular shampoo (without conditioner ) on spot or spots and rub in let sit for a few minutes , then wash !!

16) Boiled Eggs
To stop boiled eggs from 'boiling out' when you boil them, try adding some salt or vinegar to the water.

17) Steamed up Mirrors
Clean the mirror with saving foam and wipe dry.

18) Dust
Instead of furniture polish, add a little fabric softener to a damp cloth and dust away. The fabric softener acts as aanti static and keeps dust away for a  longer time.

19) Chewing Gum on clothes
Put the item in the freezer and, when the gum is hard ,crack it off.

20) Chewing Gum in Hair
Put the white of an egg on it and leave for a couple of minutes. Then work the gum out.

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