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March 3, 2010
Duct Tape Residue on a Car
How do you remove residue from duct tape on a car?
Recovering a Trunk with Vinyl
Clever and thrifty people, do you have tips on recovering an old college trunk with vinyl? It is not antique, just a trunk used in a dorm room. I'd like to recover it and use it as a coffee table. Thanks in advance.
Hot Vinegar for Gum on Clothing
Heat some white vinegar in the microwave. pour some on the gum. Go get a toothbrush and brush it out. Save yourself the time of reading any further. It took me 30 seconds to get a big wad of nicorrette out of my jeans.
Planting My First Garden
I plan on having a garden this year. I could use tips, and help about what I need, and how to do it. Anything would help. Thank you.
Gorilla Glue On Wood Furniture
I got Gorilla glue on beautiful oak table. Ideas to get it off are needed.
Shirts Stained By a Leather Jacket
I have black dye stains from my leather jacket on the light blue collars of my work shirts. I have tried Oxy and Vanish in the wash and they don't work. Some of the products mentioned on the forum are not available in the UK. Can anyone help?
Preparing Smooth Glass for Glueing
I am making a 3 or 4 tier glass stand out of glass dishes. I am wondering how to prep the smooth edges of the glass for the glue to adhere better.
Storing Lettuce in a Crisper
What setting should I put my crisper on for storing lettuce?
How Often Should a Puppy Poop?
How often should our 2 week old puppy be pooping?
Taking Black and White Photos with a Digital Camera
How do you take a black and white picture with a digital camera?
Caring for a Neglected Dog
I recently got a dog a Pug/Boston Terrier mix she is a sweet girl. She will be 2 on March 17. For the first part of her life, till 2 days ago when I got her she lived in a outdoor kennel with no human socializing. She is a very scared girl. She is not aggressive or anything.
Cleaning Silverplate Flatware
This is a useful hint for cleaning and re-plating silver cutlery. I got it from an old-fashioned butler. Crumple some clean aluminum foil (about 12 inches length of it) in a washing bowl of warm water with a little washing-up liquid.
Uses for Small Liquid Soap Containers
This time of the year, I start to save my small liquid dish soap containers. We use them on our RV refrigerator. They are the perfect size to fit in the RV refrigerator.
Repurpose Silicone Pot Holders for Hair Irons
My flat hair iron is too hot to leave on the counter top while I'm working with it. Although it comes with a heavy plastic holder, it's easier to just place it on a silicone hot pad.
Tips for Cleaner Healthier Skin
As a person who has struggled with my skin for my entire life, I wanted to share a few things I have learned from my own experiences.
Removing Stubborn Stains on Laminate Countertops
What can I use to remove stains on kitchen counter laminate? I've tried Oxy Clean paste, Clorox, Windex, Grease Lightening, baking soda paste, etc.
Making Your Eyeglasses Scratch Resistant
My insurance will not pay for scratch resistant eye glasses. Is there anything I can apply to help prevent them from being scratched?
Choose Candle Size For Your Burning Time
We laughed at the "absurd directions" for a large jar candle (20 oz) we had just purchased: "burn candle for at least four hours". We experimented with several and this is what we we found.
Problems Rehanging Miniblinds
I took down some mini blinds to paint. Now I am going crazy trying to put them back. I can not squeeze and hold the other end up, other wise no help. Any ideas?
Organizational Tips for Students
I could use advice for organizing. I'm a high school student going off to nursing school. Therefor organization tips would be awesome for my room and school, too. Thank you.
Easy Recipes for a New Cook
Anyone know of easy recipes, that I can learn? Anything from breakfast to dinner would be OK. Thank you.
Clean Spills on Stove with Baking Soda
Be careful when you clean your white stove! If you get to aggressive, you end up with scratches. Simply wring out a dishcloth and apply baking soda to the stove surface.
Affordable Wedding Reception Venues in the Catskills or Oneida/Syracuse, NY
I'm from the Catskills and my fiancee is from up by the Canadian border. I would like to hold the reception somewhere either in the Catskills or near Oneida/Syracuse.
Will Washing Dishes in Bleach Harm the Finish?
If I wash dishes and pots with Clorox, does the glossy coating go away? Someone told me that using Clorox will make my dishes and pans dull. Is this true?
What Breed is My Dog?
We know our dog is a yellow Lab mix. What breed is he mixed with?
Cleaning Cat Urine Out of Leather
My cat soiled my leather pocket book. How do I clean it?
Product Review: Smelly Washer
My wife and I run a dog rescue and wash 3-4 loads of bedding and towels each day. The front load washer developed an unpleasant odor and the towels & bedding did not smell fresh after laundering. I tried a lot of different products and solutions without success.
Keep Seedlings From "Damping Off"
When trying to start seeds for this spring, if you have trouble with your seedlings dying after they come up, called "damping off", run a small fan on low. That way if you overwater them, you won't have the trouble with mold growing and your seedlings dying.
Microwave Caramel Corn
In a heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup, salt and vanilla together. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring often. Remove it from the heat and stir in 1/2 tsp. baking soda, quickly and thoroughly.
Disposing of Bacon and Cooking Grease
Need an easy way to dispose of leftover grease from frying? Empty your kitchen sink, and put a piece of wide tin foil in the sink. Push the foil into the drain to make a little cup. Do not put any holes in the foil, then place 2 pieces of paper towel in on top.
Use Vinegar as a Natural Odor Eliminator
I am looking for a recipe for vinegar and water air spray.
Making Jewelry from China Dishes
I would like to cut some designs out of china dishes. Does anyone know what kind of tool I need or how to do it? I saw some lovely jewelry made out of pieces of broken plates and would love to try it myself.
My Frugal Life: Common Sense About Money
My immigrant non-schooled Mom and jack-of-all-trades Dad supported a family of 5 with no-nonsense and common sense when it came to money.
Washing Machine Not Pumping Water Out
My Frigidaire washing machine is not pumping water out. Any suggestions?
Altering Writing on a Glass Ornament
I recently purchased a Hallmark Bride and Groom ornament made of glass. I would like to change the year on the front from 2007 to 2010. It is written in gold on the bottom. Any ideas for me?
Deep Dish Taco Squares
Combine Bisquick and water to make a soft dough. Pat down in greased 9x13 inch pan pressing dough 1/2 inch up the side of pan. Combine all the hamburger, onion, salt and pepper and dash of chili pepper in a skillet and cook until done.
Low Carb Sugar Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake
My husband is diabetic and I created a variation of this recipe from a Low Carb cookbook. It is moist and very flavorful. For chocolate lovers, leave out the cinnamon and almond. The ground nuts replace the flour.
Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner
Does anyone have any good and cost effective recipes for shampoo and conditioner? The ones I have seen seem like the ingredients would cost more than commercial shampoos.
Tips for Rug Cleaning
I am looking for advice on rug cleaning.
Smoke Stains on a Popcorn Ceiling
My son let a candle burn down to the smoking point in his room with the ceiling fan on that sprayed black soot all over the room. It is on the walls, drapes, lamp shades and worst of all the popcorn ceiling! How do I cleaning the ceiling without spreading it all over?
Greek Veggie Dip
Here's a quick and easy recipe to whip up and the flavor of the feta cheese and citrus peel is what gives this dip the touch of Greece.
Chicken 'N Stuffing
Thicken Soups With Instant Mashed Potato Flakes
When I find that my soups or stews or too thin or watery, I add instant mashed potatoes for the desired thickness. It works every time. And it's better than adding flour or cornstarch.
Cabbage Au Gratin
Cook cabbage covered in boiling salted water 7 to 10 minutes or until nearly tender. Drain. Melt shortening; blend in flour and milk gradually, stirring constantly.
Nails Hurt After Removing Acrylic Nails
I just had my acrylic nails taken off and my nails are so sore. Its seems like when they filed my nails they took too much off. I can't do anything because they are so painful and sore. Can anyone recommend anything for me to use? Thank you.
Lucy is a 10 year old Calico cat. I got Lucy 9 years ago when a friend had a baby and got rid of Lucy. I would rather have Lucy then a baby any day.
Buying Clothes Online
Are there any websites that provide more than just the size of a clothing item?
USDA Recipe Finder
I found a site at the US Dept. of Agriculture called the recipe finder. If you're trying to stretch your food dollars this is an excellent place to find recipes.
Cat Peeing Inside After Moving to a New House
My daughter has just shifted into another home and her old cat keeps using her laundry floor as her indoor toilet. How can she get rid of the odour and encourage the cat to go outside?
Using a Camcorder
I bought a camcorder and do not know how to use it. I am computer illiterate and cannot understand the instructions or helpful hints. Can someone please help?
Rico (Red Nose Pit Bull)
Rico is a 13 month old Red Nose Pit Bull. I rescued him from a backyard breeder a little over a year ago. He likes to play fetch and wrestle. He is a very loving dog and very loyal and obedient.
Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus
I am a big time asparagus lover and the twist on this recipe found at Allrecipes piqued my interest to try and it was excellent!
Keystone Frozen Fruit Cup
Mix all ingredients together and pour into cups. Freeze. Thaw 1 1/2 hours before serving. Should be slushy. Makes 20 - 5oz. servings.
Removing Pen Ink on Computer Screen
My 2 year old daughter took a black ball point ink pen and drew all over my computer monitor. I tried to get it off with a cloth and water, but that did not work.
Recycled Wall Art
Use empty kitchen cardboard as a pallet to display favorite fabrics!
Open the box all the way so that it will fold down flat.
Scenery: Ice On Branches
Here is a picture of ice on branches in my yard when we had an ice storm.
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