September 22, 2004

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Baking Soda in Cat LitterI add baking soda to plain cat litter to keep it smelling fresher. I usually sprinkle a little on the bottom of the litter box, add the clay litter, then sprinkle a little more baking soda on top of that.

 

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Making Decorative MagnetsYou can buy a package of self-adhesive magnets at an office supply store. They are usually used for business cards. You can use these to make your own fun magnets.

 

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Put Frozen Juice Concentrate in Ice Cube TraysTo stretch the frozen juice concentrate at my house where there are many kids and teens, I put mine in ice cube trays. They can be removed as needed, one at a time, and kids can pick what kind they want.

 

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Use Baby Wash to Avoid Bathtub RingsTo avoid having to deal with a bathtub ring, use baby wash in the water. I use Johnson's and Johnson's, I don't know if others work. I have never had to deal with a bathtub ring.

 

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Craft Ideas Using Wooden Spoons?I need craft ideas using wooden spoons. I have saved several wooden spoons (the long ones, not the little ice cream spoons). I would very much like to turn them into gifts or crafty decorations that I can give as Christmas gifts. I would prefer no santas. Thank you, L Shine in CA

 

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Use Baby Powder on Grease StainsThis always works. When you have a grease stain, use baby powder. Put a lot on it and let it sit for a few days. Shake it off and if it still looks greasy, pour more on and wait.

 

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Beef Stew Over RiceFor a quick dinner, cook enough rice to go around and heat canned beef stew to serve over the rice. Excellent!

 

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Caffeine in Pain PillsMany expensive pain relievers on the market claim to have a special ingredient. If you read the label carefully you'll find the ingredient is caffeine. Caffeine acts as a booster to pain relievers. Drink a cup of coffee or tea within 20 minutes of taking a generic pain reliever and you get the same effect for a fraction of the cost. Caffeine also acts as a diuretic which is why it's included in menstrual symptom and pain relievers. By Lisa, RN

 

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Creative Burger IdeasTo give your family a diversion from "regular" hamburgers, roll meat into logs and pan-fry. Serve in hot-dog buns.

 

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