September 23, 2004

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Lysol Basin Tub And Tile Cleaner for Laundry StainsI read the tip about using oven cleaner to get out stains. I have a much safer alternative than oven cleaner for laundry stains.

 

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Use Milk to Remove Make-UpMilk makes a great make-up remover. Dip a cotton ball in milk and gently wipe off makeup. By Kristen

 

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Cheap TapeSave the edges from self-stick postage stamps, edges from around mailing labels, etc. to use as scotch tape where it doesn't matter or doesn't show. You can use this free scotch tape for most paper uses; however, it is best not to put labels on wood (cupboard doors, etc.) because it really does stick. Using the little pieces of labels in this way will cut down on the expense of regular tape. By Jayne

 

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Crickets as PetsCatch a cricket outside, look on the internet to find what they look like if you don't know. Find one of any size that only has two hairy protrusions in the back. This is a male.

 

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Store Shoes in Their BoxesIf you can get hold of the cardboard boxes shoes are sold in (or you may have kept them anyway), I have heard a tip for taking a photo of each pair and sticking it to the front of the box, then stack the boxes up in an unobtrusive corner.

 

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Holiday Decorating With Fresh Greenery"Decorating the house with fresh greenery is one of the oldest winter holiday traditions. Evergreens have been a part of winter festivals since ancient times. Evergreens are used to represent everlasting life and hope for the return of spring."

 

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Use a Thinly Sliced Cooking Onion in SaladsInstead of buying expensive salad onions, use very thin slivers from a normal cooking onion and mix in with the other salad ingredients. This gives a mild hint of flavour.

 

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Use Fluorescent Light Bulbs in Hard to Reach PlacesWe finally replaced them all with fluorescent light bulbs and haven't replaced a burnt out bulb in over a year.

 

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Mark Make-Up With Fluorescent Colored DotsBeing nearsighted, I have troubles in my bathroom while trying to find the right makeup. I recently had the bright idea of putting the fluorescent colored dot stickers on my favorite makeup items so I can pick them up immediately without having to go thru each and every colored eyeliner to find the correct one. Hope this helps someone else. By Terri H.

 

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Plastic Boxes for Organizing ShoesI keep mine in the plastic "shoebox size" Rubbermaid totes. That way I can stack them and easily grab the ones I want. For shoes I don't wear a lot, I keep them stuffed with tissue paper.

 

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Nicely Cut FlowersTo cut fresh flower stems cleanly, use a pet nail clipper. Simply put the stem through the hole and snip. A perfect cut every time!

 

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Wood Cubes for Organizing ShoesI use one of those wood cubes with dividers. They hold up to nine pairs of shoes, but I have found that you can store umbrellas and other things in any sections you don't fill with shoes.

 

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Garden Decor With Yard Sale FindsI was going through the unsold items from my yard sale. I found some wooden art frames.

 

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Getting Smoke Smell Out Of Stroller?How do i get the smell of smoke out of a stroller? I bought a bike stroller from a smoking home and a home with cats. It stinks bad and I can't seem to get the smell out. Any suggestions? Angelica from Virginia

 

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How to Clean Chair Pads?How do you clean foam rubber removable chair pads for my dining room chairs?

 

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Removing Shoe Dye From Carpet?I need a way to remove shoe dye from a carpet. Any suggestions? Help, help. Thank you. Janice from North Carolina

 

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Juice Pouch Purse?How do you make juice pouch purses?

 

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Recycling Rewards From Nearby States?I wasn't sure where to post this but here goes... I am interested in saving our environment, we all should be, we need to preserve the earth and its resources for our children and many more after them.

 

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