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October 20, 2004
Crayons and KoolAid on a Whole Load of Clothes
i just washed a whole load of dark clothes and then dried them now everything has pretty colors thanks to my nephew. He left a handful of crayons in his pocket and 2 packages of opened kool-aid. What can i do to get the crayon off from my clothes? please HELP!!!! SHawna
Mold on Decorative Pillow
I have a problem. I have a small decorative pillow that has mold on it and I would like to get it out. What should I do? Please help.. Karen from Hanover
Fun Things to Do with Deco Hole Punches
I have a large collection of hole punches- some have handles like scissors- others are the button type. With all the junk mail paper I have collected in so many different colors, textures, and variety I am in luck!
Sour Smelling Bedding
In the tips section on Sour Smelling clothing, someone keeps writing to use "nappy soaker". What is that? I never heard of a nappy soaker? I have the same problem with sour smelling sheets and bedding no matter what I've tried (and I bathe and deodorize myself every day! But I think it was created from washing my bedding in cold water for years....not a good idea. Now I have sour smelling bedding). Thanks so much, Mia
Musty Smell on Dolls
How do you get musty smell out of dolls, they are still in there original boxes and have a musty smell on them. What could I use and not damage the doll. Therese
Keeping A Travel Bag Handy
I've found that it is best to keep a bag of travel supplies together all the time. I fill small bottles with my preferred shampoo and conditioner and I purchase deodorant on sale or the travel size deodorant.
Drink Free Water
Instead of those expensive bottles of water people buy. I take a 32 ounce (1 liter) water bottle to the drinking fountain twice a day at work. I can gauge how much I've drank and it's free.
Save Money on Beverages at Work
I always crave a soda in the afternoon at work. Sodas in our vending machine cost $1.25. Which can add up very quickly after a week. So I buy cases of soda on sale and take 5 to work Monday morning or pop one in my purse on my way out the door.
Check Online for Favorite Restaurant Recipes
Next time you HAVE to go out to a restaurant to grab your favorite entree/salad/appetizer, look around the internet for duplicate recipes instead! Many recipes or cloned recipes for common dishes served in restaurants can be found right on the internet.
Put Ads at the Bottom of the Garbage Can
Ever wonder what to do with all the paper advertisements and leftover grocery ads that you always end up throwing away? Fold them up and fit them into the bottom of your garbage cans throughout the house. Then use your leftover grocery bags for trash can bags.
Air Compressor for Cleaning Vacuum Filters
Use an air compressor to blow out your filters on your bag-less vacuum, it really extends the life of the filters. By Cheri Editor's Note: Be sure to do this outside.
Turning Leftovers Into Convenience Meals
A pal recently told me how her girlfriend used up her leftovers. She'd collect microwave dinner trays. When she'd have something leftover from a meal, she'd put a single serving of the leftovers in these containers.
Super EZ Bean Dip
You can also sprinkle with shredded cheese (any preference) and heat till cheese is melted. Serve with chips, cut veggies or serve over taco salad.
Creaming Butter and Sugar Quickly
Cream butter and sugar fast by rinsing the mixing bowl under hot water before adding ingredients. The water will heat the bowl just enough to help soften the butter, making it easier to mix.
Calling My Husband Home
We live on a acre of land with no close neighbors. My husband is an outside person. When I want him to come in and eat I use my car remote and start the horn. If it is important I start the horn, turn it off and start in again until he comes in. He can hear the horn up the road to the mail box. This has saved me a lot of steps. By Hazel Rabenaldt
Storing Tupperware Lids
I have a file cabinet in my pantry. I got it from a pal for planning her yard sale and I use it to store my Tupperware lids. No more lids falling out of my kitchen cabinets when opening the doors or unsightly, unorderly cabinets for someone to look in while visiting.
Oatmeal Compress for Burns
I was told today by a pal about using oatmeal compresses to draw the heat out of a burn. I'd never heard of this before. She said to lay down a clean towel, put a layer or 2 of old fashioned oatmeal on the towel, then put another clean towel upon the layer(s) of oatmeal.
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