May 8, 2010

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Crocheted Broom Handle Duster

Crocheted Broom Handle DusterI don't know about your house, but here it is spider season. The little devils are leaving their cobwebs around all over the place. I have an aversion to step stools, so I whipped up this little goodie to reach all those pesky webs without my tooties ever leaving the security of the floor.

 

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Diatomaceous Earth to Deter Spiders Outside Your HousePlease tell me how to get rid of spiders and their webs from my backyard?

 

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Removing Musty Odor On Flooded CarpetIs there any way to get a musty mold smell out of carpet? The roof leaked at my job. We just moved into a new building (5000 sq. ft.). It is all carpet. The roof leaked in the back corner and a 2ft. by 3ft. area got wet.

 

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Cleaning Suede ShoesI tried a Thrifty tip on how to clean suede shoes in a jiff using hydrogen peroxide. I tried it, but nothing happened. Am I missing something? Should I try something else?

 

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Removing Musty Odor from an Antique TrunkDoes anyone know how to get rid of the musty smell from an antique steamer chest that has been in a basement for many years? There is no appearance of mold, but maybe that is what it is.

 

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Keep Raccoons Out of Your PondHow do I keep raccoons away from my fish pond?

 

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Dealing With Loneliness After the Death of a ParentHow do you beat loneliness? I just lost my dad who lived with me. I was his caregiver for five years, with him 24/7. I feel so alone.

 

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Cleaning an Old Christening GownI have a 93 year old christening dress that has yellow stains on it. How do I get them out gently?

 

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Choosing Foundation and Moisturizer for Mature SkinI'm almost 54 and I was wanting to know what type of foundation and moisturizer is good for aging women like me? I just don't know what to buy as there is so many on the market these days. I would like a little advice.

 

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Checking for a Leak Behind a Bathroom WallI have a molded, wet spot about 4 inches round above the sink in my upstairs bathroom. Who would I call to check for a leak or what could I do myself?

 

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Decorating a Living Room With Blue Grey Carpet and Maroon and Beige CurtainsI just moved into a new apartment with bluish grey carpet in the living room. My mother-in-law just gave me some expensive maroon and beige curtains. I have no idea how to decorate with these colors. Luckily, I have not bought any furniture yet.

 

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Repairing a Spray BottleIs there a simple method to get a plastic spray bottle working properly? Or, in the alternative, is there a certain type or brand name plastic spray bottle which is reliable?

 

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Outdoor Park Party Location in Aurora ColoradoI need to do the party for my niece in the park, but under the shady area. If I can find a free location so much the better, but if not then I can spend a maximum of $300.00 or less for the place. Does anyone know of a place in my area?

 

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Planting a Weeping Willow TreeHow far away should I plant a weeping willow from my sewer line? I live in the city.

 

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Frugal Moving AdviceCheapest way to ship items when moving?

 

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How Do I Get Rid of Mothball Odor on Clothes?I need to get the smell of mothballs out of my clothes.

 

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Preventing Inappropriate Cat ScratchingHow do you make a cat repellent, so they stop scratching furniture?

 

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Name Ideas for Business Making Unique Recycled Repurposed Items I'm starting a business and would appreciate some "name" ideas from the creative folks who read ThriftyFun. My one-of-a-kind items: greeting cards, buttons (photos or with sayings), ornaments, etc. are repurposed, restyled, remade, and/or recycled from other items.

 

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How Much Does a Round Loom Cost?What is the average price for round looms?

 

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Sodium Free Dog Food RecipesI need homemade dog food recipes that contain no sodium.

 

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Determining the Value of Antique Coronado Sewing MachineMy boyfriend's mom has an antique black Coronado sewing machine. He was just wondering what the machine may be worth? Any other information about it would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Sunscreen for Oily SkinMy face becomes dark whenever it gets exposed in the sun, even for few minutes. How can I protect my face? It's oily. Can I use aloe vera?

 

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Homemade Weed KillersWhat is the best homemade weed killer?

 

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What is Shortening?What is shortening? It is listed in a waffle recipe.

 

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Cigarette Burn on Wood FurnitureI have a blond wood stool which was left outside during a party. It now has 4 or 5 cigarette burns on it. Any way to get rid of them?

 

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Repelling Honeybees NaturallyI am looking for a bioactive compound from plants which repels honeybees.

 

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Why We Can Hear the Water Draining in New Pipes?A plumber replaced some pipes under our kitchen sink. Now, we hear the water as it drains from the sink and passes through the pipes. Does anyone know what is causing this? Because it's the weekend, we cannot inquire with the plumbing company.

 

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Exercises for Flabby ArmsI have a flabby arms and can't wear Sandos and other half sleeve tops. Please, can someone suggest some exercises for upper arm toning?

 

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Choosing a Welder's CapWhat is the main difference between a 4 panel and a 6 panel welder's cap? Do they fit differently? Which would you prefer?

 

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Water Stains on Wood FurnitureWhat can I use to cover up or fix the water marks left from the condensation from drinking glasses on my oak furniture? It is like the stain is worn off?

 

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Treating Hard Brittle Toe NailsHow do I soften toenails that are hard and brittle?

 

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Making Deep Fried Twinkies, Oreos, and Candy BarsDoes anyone have any tips for making "fried Twinkies"? I am doing these for a fundraiser and would appreciate any help or advice. I am under the impression that you skewer a Twinkie with a wooden skewer and dip it in funnel cake batter and deep fry it.

 

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Lining Wood Window BoxesAny ideas what to use to line window boxes?

 

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