House Hold Hints! - 2


21) Polish Jewellery
Put two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewellery for two minutes

22) Clogged Drains
Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of white vinegar and wait a few minutes. Run the hot water.

23) Blood Stains on Clothes
For stubborn blood stains, apply a paste of meat-tenderizing crystals and cold water. Leave it for about an hour and rinse in cool water.

24) No-Fade Jeans
Turn the jeans inside out and wash in the coolest water possible; dry on lowest heat. Dry-cleaning jeans once every five to six washings  will slow down the fading process.

25) Burn Marks on Pots and Pans
Boil some water with a few ounces of pearl barley. Let it cool overnight and then clean as usual.

26) Pet 'Accidents'!
To Clean pet urine from the carpet, blot up what you can with paper towels. Mix one teaspoon mild dish-washing detergent in one cup warm water. Dip a clean towel in the liquid and, working from outside in, dab at stain. Do not over wet. Rinse with fresh water and blot dry. Next, add one-third cup white vinegar with two-thirds cup water and dab on stain. Rinse with water; blot until dry. After 24-36 hours, sprinkle entire carpet with baking soda or rug deodorizer and vacum.

27) Quick-Clean Microwave
Microwave a cup of water for two minutes. The steam will make the microwave easy to wipe cleam.

28) A Child's Glass
Put elastic bands around your child's glass. This way it will be less likely to slip out of his hand and spill.

29) Fresh Air
Attatch a stick-on air freshener to one of the blades on you ceiling fan. Turn the fan on LOW to circulate the fragrance.

30) Toilet Cleaner
Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush.

31) Stainless Steel Sinks
a) Cleaning with rubbing alcohol will make your sink shine.
b) Clean with club soda

32) Hard to open Jars
Latex dishwashing gloves will give you a non slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

33) Straw Broom
Soak a new straw broom in hot, heavily salted water before you use it for the first time, that way it will last longer.

34) Candles
If you store your candles in the freezer, they will burn longer and drip less.

35) Silver
Use the inside skin of a banana to polish your silverware.

36) Plastic Wrap
To make it cling to bowls better, moisten the rim of the bowl or container.

37) Tin
Remove rust from tin, such as pie pans, by dipping a raw potato in cleaning powder and scouring.

38) Yougurt, Cottage Cheese & Sour Cream
Store these foods upside down in the refrigerator, to make them last longer.

39) Cut Flowers
To give your cut flowers extended life,  mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar, in a quart of water. Use this is your vase.

40) Coffee Stains
Mix the yolk of an egg with a little warm water..rub on the stain with a sponge. For stubborn stains, add a few drops of alcohol to the egg and water.

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