January 29, 2005

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Wooden Rat Poison BoxMake a wooden box from scrap lumber found at Home Depot. Drill a hole in each end. Place rat poison inside and set it in your crawl space. Only the rodents can get inside and eat the poison. By Jill

 

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Flash Cards from Playing CardsToday I decided to clean out my "junk drawer" and I came across a deck of cards. When checking them out, I realized that the Queen of Hearts was missing so decided to toss them out.

 

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Cheap Wood Filler For Damaged Wood FurnitureSawdust and wood chips can be mixed with wood glue and pressed into damaged areas on wood furniture. Let it dry, sand and restain. By Jill

 

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Jello With YogurtDissolve the jello in 1 cup of hot water as the box directions say. Put the yogurt in the bowl you plan to use for the jello and slowly whisk in the jello, stirring with the whisk until no lumps remain, although lumps don't hurt the taste. Chill until set.

 

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Add a Little Vinegar To Your HumidifierA little vinegar in your humidifier will help freshen the air in your home. By Robin

 

Pit Bull Puppy and RottweilerThe pit puppy is 5 months old and has the cutest expression on his face. The gentle giant is a 2 year old Rott who was a rescue dog. He is the biggest lover boy ever! Toni

 

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Stretching JuiceMy kids love juice, but the sugar content and the "amount" they want to drink is too much. So now I add about 25% water to each jug and they still get all the nutrients.

 

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No Stick Kitty LitterThere is nothing I despise more than cleaning the litter box. Even when you dump it, there is still litter stuck to the bottom that you have to scrape out, and it stinks to all high heaven. Well, here's a way to keep the stink off and save yourself the trouble.

 

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Keeping a Lump Free MattressIf you want to avoid lumps in your mattress just turn your mattress once a week. No more lump problems!

 

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Keeping a Piano in TuneIf you dread the high cost of tuning your piano there is one simple solution. Just play it! Many people think that if you just leave your piano to set that it will not lose its tune, but the opposite is actually true. It is better to play the piano to keep it in tune!

 

Fresh Water SpringThis is a picture of my fresh water spring in my back yard. It's actually about 8 inches wide, but I tried to create the little world that I saw when I looked at it. I'm located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. By Kate

 

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Thawing Frozen Water PipesIf your water pipes freeze and you have no torch, try a hair dryer to thaw them out or even a heating pad. By Robin

 

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Eliminating LintWhite vinegar poured into your rinse cycle in your washing machine will help eliminate lint from the laundry.

 

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Craft Box For KidsI took a fishing tackle box (discarded by dad) and turned it into a craft box for my boys. I put in crayons, colored pencils, tape, glue regular pencils, and some glitter, etc. Now when the boys want to be creative they can go get the craft box and have fun.

 

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Area Rug over CarpetIs it wise too put an area rug over carpet? I have one but it has a jute back and I am afraid it might be to abrasive on my plush carpet but I love the looks of them. - Ginger

 

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Paint Color To Match My Tiger QuiltI am having trouble decorating my room because I have a tiger comforter that has stripes on it and it looks like a tiger. And I do not know what color to paint my walls. I am not sure what would match brown and black. Sarah

 

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What to do with Rags When They're Too Worn OutI use rags for cleaning (old, faded, and/or stained towels and sheets) to save money and not have to buy paper towels, etc. and to not have to throw so much away. So, does anyone have any tips on what to do with the rags when they're even too worn out to be used as rags?

 

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Will My Cats Catch The Mice?I have three cats and I thought you would not get mice if you have cats but I have got mice and don't know what to do. Will the cats catch the mice? They are all indoor cats, I can't put poison down. Julie

 

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Food Saver AdviceI recently borrowed a friends "food saver" to freeze some meat. The food saver worked great, and I insisted on replacing the roll of bags that I had used. To my surprise, the roll cost me $10.00 at Walmart.

 

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Duct Tape Purse PatternI am looking for pattern for a duct tape purse. Lanetta from Oklahoma

 

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Dog Pee Stained Floor BoardsMy dog used to urinate on corner walls in my rental property and my landlord pulled the carpets up and polished the floorboards only to discover nasty black stained (and now polished) wood in the areas where Oscar used to pee. I don't know how to fix the floor - can someone help me please? Also this is a good warning to people who think dog pee only affects the carpet on top, no sir! Nicola - Australia

 

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Removing Cat Urine Smell from Plastic Picnic TableMy kids have a plastic picnic table that we keep outside under our carport. A tom has sprayed it and now it reeks to high heaven. Anyone know a way to get rid of the smell?

 

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What Material to Wear?Is Rayon hot to wear in dry heat & hot humidity? What are the breathable fabric's? What fabric's keep you warm? Thanks! Trish in AZ

 

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Something To Use Instead Of Broth?Sometimes a soup recipe calls for canned broth as an ingredient. Now the price of broth is not low. Bullion cubes would do the trick, but what I am thinking is to use the leftover vegetable cooking liquid. Make sure it has enough salt. Has anybody tried that? Or would you use plain salt water? Barbara

 

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Requesting LTD and Lakeside CatalogWould like to know how to request the latest 2005 catalogs from LTD distributing and Lakeside Collection mail ordering catalogs. - jstapper

 

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Ideas For Painting A Nascar Themed RoomMy 2 boys (8&4) have a nascar themed room, we are looking to paint the walls in the same theme just need some ideas. Their walls are really white and with 2 boys they are hard to keep clean?? Thanks Dawn from Colorado

 

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Mouldy School BagMy daughter's school bag has gone mouldy and we can't find anything to get out the mould stains.The bag is pink so we can't bleach it. Does anyone have any ideas? Becky lee from Australia

 

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