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November 5, 2004
Solution for Bad Smell in Chinese Antique Wood Bucket
I bought a beautiful old chinese rice bucket. I started noticing the smell when driving back home. The wood smells of urine. I left it on the porch for more than a week and it still smells. Is it the wood? Does enybody have a remedy for it? There is no way i can bring this thing in the house. Thank you! Julia
Does anyone know how to start a bartering group?
I live in a small town and most people here don't have alot of money. I would like to start up a bartering group, but I have no clue how. Anyone know how? glomax56
Taking Care of Apple Trees During the Fall and Winter
Does anyone know of something I can treat apple trees with over the fall and winter so the leaves won't be infested in the spring? My husband and I moved into a house in the country with two apple trees (the apples are light green and soft red when they are ripe).
Recipe Needed for Fabreeze
I volunteer at a thrift shop that benefits abused women and children. We are in need of a recipe to make Fabreeze. We use quite a bit and this gets expensive.
Decorating with a Native American Theme
I would like some ideas for decorating with a native american theme. I am part Chippewa and I would like to express this part of my heritage. Thanks to anyone who can help. Delinda from Washington state
Looking for Wallpaper
I am looking for i roll of imperial wallcovering Item number KC5083 can anyone help? havelnator
Emergency Cold Pack
If you need a cold pack in an emergency, use a plastic bag of vegetables from your freezer. I especially like peas or corn as they conform to your body area very nicely.
Lemon Air Freshener
To freshen the air in your kitchen, especially after cooking fish or cabbage, place a whole, unpeeled lemon in a 300 degree F oven for about 15 minutes, leaving the door slightly open.
Sweeten The Air With Herbs And Spices
Place spare sprigs of fresh herbs directly on the oven rack toward the end of the baking or roasting time. The aroma will stimulate your family's taste buds and welcome arriving guests to the anticipated feast. By joesgirl
Pear Sauce Instead Of Apple Sauce
A dear friend of mine has pears trees but never uses them. I am the lucky one that gets to have them. Getting an overabundance of them has led me to try to be creative with them.
Alternative To Using Mothballs
I pack many of my woolens in a cedar-lined hope chest. The rest of my stored clothing goes into the attic in plastic trash barrels with tight lids. I place 1 or 2 bars or scented soap, unwrapped, in each barrel and have never had a problem with moths or other insects. By joesgirl
Simple method to rid room of odors. Fill a cup (or receptacle of your choice) with Clorox and place in a safe location, such as the top of an entertainment center.
Saving Money on Dishwasher Soap
Tips for saving money on dishwasher soap.
Guest Thank You Note
After an overnight stay with friends or family, I leave a thank-you note and some nice chocolates on the pillow. I think this definitely lets them know I appreciate all they've done as hosts.
Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix
Each ingredient in this snack mix symbolizes something associated with Thanksgiving.
Scratched Glass Remedy
Rub tooth paste on scratched glass. By Helen Remilong
Making Your Own Cool Whip
I like to make cool whip with a little milk, about 1/3 cup and about a tbsp vanilla and then a little sugar to taste. It doesn't really get as stiff as the store bought but it tastes great over thawed blueberries. it is also great in coffee and over jello.
Brass and Copper Polish
In a bowl, mix baking soda and enough lemon juice to make a paste. Apply to copper or brass objects. Wipe off and it will shine them like new. By Gladys Hill
Make Your Own Furniture Polish
This furniture polish is easy to make. You'll need turpentine, boiled linseed oil and lemon juice (or vinegar).
These wipes are not at all greasy and are even safe for babies. One wipe goes a long way and they have kept off all the biting and stinging bugs Mississippi has to offer! Check out my other wipe recipes on this site!
Cleaning Grease Off Wallpaper
I recently bought a mobile home and the people who lived there before me never cleaned the walls. I do not wish to paint over the kitchen, but do not know how to take off the grease without ruining the wallpaper. Any Ideas? Allison from New York
My Brownie Baking Disaster and How I Redeemed Myself
One day while I was going through one of my sugar cravings, I decided to try my hand at baking brownies. It turned into a baking disaster.
Ideas for Inexpensive Wedding Centerpieces
Your wedding centerpieces don't have to look cheap, even if you can't spend a fortune on them.
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