November 15, 2004

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Safe Can (Jar) for Hidden KeysI painted the inside of a mayonaise jar with white craft paint. I keep it in the refrigerator in the garage to store our house keys in. Works great and no more fumbling.

 

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High Octane Gas Saves Money (?)This might sound goofy, but it works. When you gas up, use the highest octane gasoline available. I use Sunoco 94 octane. I have found my gas budget goes farther, because I am able to run longer on the higher octane gasoline! It costs more at the beginning but at the end of my budget, I have money left over! By Carlabw

 

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Emergency Caulk for Holes in the WallI recently moved a picture in my dining room. There were nail holes left in the wall. We had guests coming for dinner. I was out of caulk, so I used white toothpaste, dabbed it with a small amount of left over wall color paint.

 

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Turning Bath Gel Into a Great ScrubI have found that when you have a bottle of bath gel and want to make it go farther, find a nice glass jar, one that has a good lid on it, and pour some Epson salts in the jar, then pour the bath gel over the salts. You now have a great scrub!

 

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Forcing Bulbs For The HolidaysPlan now for your holiday bulb display. You can have a dishful of paper whites a bloom in as little as four weeks.

 

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Simple Debt Free LivingSelf-Help Debt Management Program www.simpledebtfreeliving.com. Live Debt Free! You deserve financial security and independent wealth. Anyone can do it. You Deserve IT! Start saving now. Includes a plan, ideas and resources for debt reduction, household budgeting, frugal living. Reduce expenses, save money, balance your budget.

 

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Video Gaming For Less!Video games are an expensive past time ($50.00 average per game), you can get the most out of this hobby for a lot less money by doing 4 things:

 

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Adding up the Savings at the Grocery StoreI usually use coupons at the grocery stores and also buy their saving specials. When I get home I put the money I saved in my savings account...

 

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Joke - Unthrifty Dress TemptationStruggling to make ends meet on a first-call salary, the pastor was livid when he confronted his wife with the receipt for a $250 dress she had bought...

 

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Brighter FuturesThe desciption is: Brighter Futures teaches Financial Literacy to everyone desiring to learn how to make their money work for them, instead of working for their money.

 

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Glue For Paper CutsUse a dab of glue on a paper cut to seal it together. It won't hurt as much while it heals. By Kathy

 

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Uses for Baby Wipes?Useful ways to use baby wipes, other than their intended purpose. Post your ideas.

 

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Cat Peeing In Kids Room?I have had my cat for 3 years, nevered peed before and now he pees only in the kids room where he sleeps. The cat is fixed. What do i do? Robert

 

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Looking For A Natural Cough Medicine?My son has coughed for a month. He's been to the doctor twice, on antibiotics twice. He has no other symptoms other than a cough so bad that he either throws up or has bronchial spasms and can't breath air in or out.

 

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Maintaining and Cleaning an Old Humidifier?I have an older room humidifer with the removable 2 gallon plastic tanks that I refill when empty. I need to know how to maintain the humidifer, keep it clean and get rid of lime build-up. I used to buy cleaner that I put directly into the tanks, but it was expensive and hard to find.

 

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Butter Stain on Leather Chair?Can someone tell me the best way to remove a butter stain from my Sweetheart's favorite leather chair? I have thought perhaps cornstarch or baking soda to get excess? Thank you so much, Sherri - Ga

 

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Sick Looking Rose of Sharon?I have 4 rose of sharons and am having trouble, the leaves are turning yellow. Everyone else's around here are blooming and mine look sick. I live in alabama, could anyone give me some help here?

 

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Car Grease on Cashmere Scarf?I recently got car grease on a very expensive crinkled cashmere scarf. Besides sending it to a dry cleaner which I do not wish to do because of the crinkles, does anyone have a good cleaning solution? Thank you. clam379

 

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Salt Dough Turkey Centerpiece?Several years ago I made a beautiful turkey centerpiece out of salt dough. Unfortunately, I cannot find the instructions. I remember that the dough was rolled out then cut with a pizza cutter into strips. The dough strips were then placed over an inverted glass mixing bowl forming "loops" to create the tail. The rest of the turkey was just formed out of the dough and then baked to harden. Once hardened, you placed a block of foam behind the tail loops into which you inserted real feathers or dried flowers, etc. I would be overjoyed if anyone has the instructions for this project. I have the salt dough recipe, just need the instructions. Lou Ann from Utah

 

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