May 20, 2004

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Vinegar for OdorsThe cheapest way to remove odors from a room is to place cups of white vinegar in the room. It works 24/7 and all you have to do is refill when it evaporates. I use old candle jars that have been used up so that it does not interfere with the decor of each room.

 

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Prevent Buildup of Scale in HumidifiersPut vinyl magnets in the well of humidifiers and it will prevent buildup of scale. Use Refrigerator pictures, Magnetic Calendars/business cards etc. I have used this in both Furnace and Room units.

 

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Make Your Own Laundry Soap With Dish SoapI use Ajax, Dawn or Joy dish soap to wash my clothes. It's cheaper than Tide. Mix it 7 to 1 (Water to dish soap) in your empty laundry detergent bottle.

 

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Frugal Beach TipsWarmer weather is just around the corner or already arrived. Here are some tips for your trip to the beach.

 

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Use Styrofoam in Large PotsPlanting large flower pots. Use styrofoam to fill the pots half way. This provides good drainage and makes it easier to move the pots.

 

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Put Toothpicks in a Spice JarTo keep tooth picks clean and organized place them in an empty spice jar. One that has the sprinkle top spices and big enough holes for a toothpick to fit through. Just shake out toothpicks one at a time.

 

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Armadillo in My Yard?I want to know how to keep an armadillo out of my yard. He is obviously after the grubs in the yard. I have tried moth balls, traps, nothing has worked yet.

 

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Soup Recipes and Freezing Information?I am a college student and avid soup eater. I live in an apartment so I have a kitchen available to me and I want to make a bunch of soup and freeze it. I usually buy Campbell's Chunky soup but would like to save some money. Does anyone have any good soup recipes and does anyone have any freezing tips for soup? - Seth

 

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Make Your Own V8?Does anyone know how to make your own V8. I have a bunch of canned tomato juice and I want to make it into a V8 style beverage for my dad. Doesn't have to be quite as salty, though. CraftyCathy

 

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