June 22, 2004

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Easy to Remember PasswordNot necessarily a "thrifty" tip, but a time/trouble saving. If you're need a security code word or password you can use a phone number of a friend or family member that's ingrained in your long-term memory, along with their initials.

 

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Use for Liquid Tide ContainersThis past week I volunteered at my daughters' Girl Scout day camp. They had taken empty liquid Tide laundry detergent containers, the big ones with the spouts, and cleaned them out and refilled them with water.

 

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Wire Baskets for Organizing FreezerWire baskets for desktop In and Out baskets, the ones sold at stores like Staples, are great organizers in your cross-top freezer. Also, using mason jars that are vacuumed with a Food Saver attachment for a one meal snack, are easy to access by storing in the wire baskets.

 

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Skin-So-Soft on Shower DoorsI use Avon's skin-so-soft in a spray bottle on my glass shower doors. Spray on doors and wipe off with a paper towel, your doors will be clean and the bathroom will have that fresh scent of skin-so-soft, repeat about once a week. By Donna

 

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Prevent Pasta From Sticking with Cooking SprayWhen cooking any pasta product I spray the water in the cooking pot before heating with the spray cooking oil. This puts a bit of oil in the water and prevents the pasta from sticking together.

 

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Tips for Cleaning the Bathroom with Small Children?What is the easiest and quickest way to clean two bathrooms? I have two full bathrooms and a six month old little boy. He is in to everything so I can't leave him to do it and I was told not to let babies get around the smell or cleaners because it is bad for them. I could probably do it in the time that he is sleeping but he only takes 15 minute naps now so it has to be very fast! What takes the dirt out of a tub the best? I can't find anything that works good. Thank you! eescott182002 (at) yahoo (dot) com Erricka, North Carolina

 

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Removing Musty Odor from Old Cabinet?I bought a cabinet, that is old, for my bathroom and there is a musty odor inside. I have tried baking soda and vinegar and it didn't work. Please help. Robinson in NC

 

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Low Prices on Prom Dresses?I'm looking for good low prices for prom Dresses. By Miss Michael True

 

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Stucco or Paint?My home's stucco is in need of repair. I've heard you should not paint over stucco, but I know some folks who have done just that. Just wondering if the reason for not painting over stucco is due to moisture getting in between the new paint and the underlying stucco. And, is there any newer type exterior paint these days that would work well over stucco (after repairing the stucco cracks, of course)? I find it hard to believe with the technology these days, that someone has not figured out a way to paint over stucco (must less expensive, and can be changed easier). Thanks for any suggestions. Sandy in NM

 

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Hydronic Cooling Systems?Just wondering if anyone has any information on hydronic air conditioning units, since my swamp cooler will need replacing soon, and I would prefer the hydronic to typical refrigerated air conditioning units (water conservation and costs out west).

 

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