March 14, 2005

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Howtocleananything.com How To Clean AnythingIf you need the answer to how to clean something quickly this website probably has the answer for you.

 

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Brass CleanersIdeas for cleaning brass. Post your ideas.

 

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Spray Pre-soak Stain RemoverThis does not leave a residue like some sprays you purchase in the supermarket on the laundry aisle.

 

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Keep a List Of What You HaveKeep a list of all the foods in your fridge and freezer on a dry erase board and add/subtract foods as you eat/replenish them! It is great for being able to scan and see what you can make or what you need at a quick glance!

 

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Balloons For ShippingPack air filled zip lock baggies around items you are shipping to help prevent items from breaking, balloons can be used too.

 

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Coring LettuceTo easily core your lettuce just hit the core firmly on the counter. It will come right out.

 

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Brown Gravy RecipeIf you like beautiful brown gravy you will love this receipe. Use all purpose flour or self rising it does not matter. In a small sauce pan measure out the amount of flour you will need and turn the burner on low. (Keep a close eye on it not to burn!) Stir constantly until flour has a nice light to medium brown color.

 

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Add Extra Rice or Veggies to Canned SoupsTo add zest and value to your canned soups, add instant rice or extra vegetables to them. Spice them with varieties of Mrs. Dash or your favorite condiments.

 

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Think Before You Buy More Storage BinsWhen you find yourself searching for and buying more storage bins and baskets, step back and question whether it's a good investment. Would you save money by cleaning out and donating unused items instead? Simplify to save money.

 

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Egg Shell Seed StartersI read somewhere and am looking forward to trying this with my granddaugher. Start seeds in empty egg shells. Treat the carton like a lil green house. After plants have reached a size to plant, put egg shell which you've crushed into the ground.

 

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Great HappinessThe telephone rang and I reached to answer it. "Hi, Steve," said the voice on the other end. "I just wanted to see how you're getting along."

 

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Inside The House Tool KitUse an old purse to hold the essentials for an inside the house tool kit.

 

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Savings on ColaI have a tip for people who like my husband just has to have coke in the morning and throughout the day, that's my husbands coffee.

 

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Planned Leftovers with Mac and CheeseLeft-Over Mac and Cheese makes great planned-overs.

 

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Choosing a CouchWhen shopping for a new couch or chair, especially for us short, vertically challenged people, bring a good book. Make yourself comfortable and sit and read for 15 to 30 minutes.

 

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Skunk Under Inground Pool?We have a skunk living under an Inground Pool and I have tried moth balls, black pepper, D.E., and I can't convince him or her to find another home. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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Mold on Window Frames?I have a gross mold problem on the frames of most of my windows. I rent the house, so I don't want to spend a lot of money. But it is driving me crazy. It is nasty. Any ideas on how I can get it off or prevent it in the future would be appreciated. It is so bad it is causing some of the paint to peel.

 

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What to Use for Bunny Litter?Can I use Scoop Away cat litter as bunny litter? I have a Netherland dwarf bunny. brattykitty

 

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Ideas for an Easter Scavanger Hunt?I would like to do a scavanger hunt for my girlfriend's kids for Easter, instead of just giving them Easter baskets. Does anyone have any ideas for some clues. I will probably do it inside the house since it is still cold outside.

 

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Surprise 25th Birthday Ideas?My husband's 25th birthday is next month and I would like to do something special for him. He has never had a birthday party, even when he was a kid so I would like to give him a surprise birthday party.

 

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Decorating a Stage With a Soccer Theme?I need some ideas on decorating a front stage of a muti-purpose hall. The theme is soccer. Beside hanging up banners and balloons, what can can I do to make the front stage looks attractive?

 

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Brown for MultiGrain Bread?How can I make brown for my multi grain bread besides using molasses for a sweetening. I don't know what else "natural" that I can use. Coffee, Cocoa - will the flavor be too overpowering?

 

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Hole in Sofa Slipcover?My dog has "dug" a five inch hole in my navy blue sofa slipcover, and it's right in the middle of the first cushion. I can sew it up, but how can I cover the spot, or disguise it? I welcome all ideas (except stuffing the dog and putting him on the spot). Thank you! By zballoongirl

 

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Large Area Weed Control In Arizona?Does anyone have a good idea for large area weed control? I live in Arizona where having a lawn is not the best option. One of my two acres is primarily "yard" which i have cleared every year with a tractor. Eventually I will be covering this area with decroative rock, however in the meantime I have been over grown with weeds.

 

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"Who Done It?" PartyI'm interested in having a Who Done It Party. Can anyone tell me how to do one?

 

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Problems Staying Logged in on ThriftyFun?I have a question. When I want to make a comment about something someone has written about, I make sure I am logged in, and still i get the message that I am logged on a guest. What gives?

 

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