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December 22, 2014
Sweater Comb for Removing Pills
I use a sweater comb to remove pills from lots of different fabrics and it works great. One drawback is that it has only a small surface for removing the pills, so I think next I will try a suede shoe brush.
Use Clothespins on Bird Cage
I use spring-type clothes pins to clip treats to the bars of my bird's cage like millet sprays, snow peas, romaine lettuce and omelet. They make a sturdy, cheap holder, easy to fill and can be positioned anywhere.
Give Free Books as Presents
In the UK, an organisation called Healthy Planet runs free bookshops where customers can choose six books per person per day completely free of charge. I select a parcel of books according to their preferences, and spend the money that I would have spent on a present on getting the parcel delivered to them.
Reusing Packing Material
I have found that the sheets of sponge-like padding can be reused as sponge-like cleaning pads, after cutting the sheets into pieces. I will not be buying sponges for years to come.
Eat Healthy and Save Money Too
Yes, Virginia, it is possible to eat healthy and save money. If you are looking for a good New Year's resolution next month, here's food for thought. Use more beans, legumes, grains and seeds in your diet!
Homemade Chicken Broth
This is a relatively inexpensive recipe. It's also very easy. I usually make this up on a day off work and freeze for later.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
This is a very frugal dish. When you make twice baked potatoes, a hungry guest might take a whole potato but only eat half. Now, this is what I do. It's twice baked potatoes, but in a casserole instead of the shell.
No More Snow Please
We don't have much snow here during winter, but once Christmas and New Year have passed, we're anxious to see green again.
Woodland Ruffle Crochet Scarf
With only simple double crochet stitches, you can make this feminine and pretty scarf. I love simple patterns that you can sit and effortlessly enjoy while watching TV or anything else.:) This is one of them. Have fun!
Wrapping Paper Flower
I ran out of wrapping paper and only had a roll of brown 'kraft' paper left (similar to brown paper bags) so I had to get creative. I folded it (as shown) and cut out petals, taped them on and used magic marker. I think it looks nice and homey too! What do you think?
Christmas Table Decoration
We constantly have pineapples in our home, but during Christmas nothing escapes my decorating! I thought this was a cute little decoration for the table or possibly the table of an elderly or single person. Decorative and practical.
Electrical Repair for Low Income Families
I am 62 and all my electrical is going out, including my overhead lights, ceiling fan, and a few plug ins. I only get Social Security ad cannot afford to pay too much. I am scared about fire. I am not sure if the landlord should fix it or me.
Name Ideas for Interior Decorating Business
I am going to start my interior decorator's business with modular kitchens and cc TV cameras, etc. So please help me to choose the business name and website name as soon as possible. I will also be including cash safe locker sales.
Replacement Jar Lid for Ice Tea Dispenser
I am looking for a replacement 3.5 inch round glass jar lid with gasket only for my ice tea glass jar dispenser with spigot. I measured the round inner jar top dimensions. I live in NYC or website locations would also be good.
Teaching a Puppy Not to Growl and Snap
I have just gotten a Collie cross with a Labrador puppy. She is very fun and gentle, but recently when she has taken on one occassion a sock and other something in the garden, when I tried to retrieve same she growled and snapped at me and even jumped at me.
Lights Not Working on Pre-lit Tree
We bought a pre-lit xmas tree about ten tears ago. We set it up this year and all was well until a week later. We plugged it in and all the lights were out. Any first aid suggestions other than to get another tree?
Value of 1911 Encyclopaedia Brittanica
I have a set of 1911 Encyclopaedia Brittanica.Are they worth anything ?
Green Bay Packer Doily Pattern
How do you get that pattern to make the Green Bay dolies and coasters?
Value of Porcelain Doll
How much is my fairytale princess porcelain doll worth, item number 12359?
What Breed is Paisley?
This is Paisley, she is 10 months old. She has a white coat with brindle spots. Her eyes are bluish green and sometimes even grey. She weighs 2 pounds. Her ears are one of the most recognizable things. Some say she is a Chihuahua mix, but we are not sure.
Maytag 3000 Series Error Code F25
My Maytag 3000 series stopped draining and spinning and gave code F25. What does this mean and can I fix it myself?
Repairing a Brother Pacesetter XL 700...
I have a Brother Pacesetter XL 700. The repairman said the vinyl pieces of the cam stack are cracked. Does anyone have a replacement? Could this be glued?
Making Frosting Fudge
Can you use sugar free frosting in the quick fudge recipes?
Recipe for Chocolate Balls
There used to be a recipe that made balls dipped in chocolate with most of these ingredients: powdered sugar, sugar, cream cheese, milk chocolate chips, and shortening. Does anyone recall it?
What Color Curtains?
I have put a very, pretty burgundy slipcover over my couch. Now I don't know what color curtains and pillows to use. The walls are white and have to stay.
Changing a Veggie Lasagna
Can you add meat to an already prepared veggie lasagna?
Removing Sap From Leather
How to get tree sap out of leather goods?
14th Birthday Ideas
I'm turning 14 in January and have no idea what I wanna do. I wanted to do like an indoor watermark, but it's too expensive. I am thinking I want to invite just 1-3 people and actually go someplace, as long as it is in a 3 hour or less distance.
Christmas Help for Children
My family and I are staying in a hotel. I have 3 kids. I don't get paid too much, not even enough to pay for the hotel weekly. Does anyone now where I csn get help for Chistmas?
Watering Houseplants With Crab Water
If I water my plants with crab water (crab shells soaked in filtered water) will it make my house smell for a long time? Do I need to boil the shells in the water or just soak them at room temperature?
What Breed Is My Dog?
This is Bruce! We've had him since he was 6 weeks old. His mother looked purebred Lab to me, but it is possible she was a mix. We will never know for sure who the father is, but we believe he had to have at least some German Shorthaired Pointer if not pure breed.
What Breed Is My Dog?
This is Bruce! We've had him since he was 6 weeks old. His mother looked purebred Lab to me, but it is possible she was a mix. We will never know for sure who the father is, but we believe he had to have at least some German Shorthaired Pointer if not pure breed. My husband says he sees either Pit Bull or Boxer in him, but I personally don't see it. When we took him in at 7 weeks to the vet he weighed 11 pounds.
Value of 1955 Webster's Dictionary
What is the value of a 1955 Webster's dictionary in good condition?
Front Load Washing Machine Stopped Spinning
At first all it wouldn't do was fast spin, but it did everything else. Now it has stopped rotating altogether; what could the problem be?
Birthday Gift Ideas for Dad
My dad's 39th birthday is in early April (I like to plan ahead). I usually get him simple things, last year I got him a Coca Cola piggy bank and he never used it. The year before that, I got him a toy of his childhood favorite cartoon series. This year I want to get him something special that he will use.
Birthday Gift Ideas for Mother
My mom's 39th birthday is in the 2nd week of January and I don't know what to get her! I have about 400 RMB (Chinese money) (I know it's not much because I just moved to China).
Curtain Advice for Master Bedroom
We just painted our master bedroom partly dark grey and the other half, including ceiling a light grey. It has tall tray ceilings. Not sure if I should do black or white curtains, or whether to use silk or cotton.
Making Homemade Lip Balm
Can you make a lip balm without using shea butter and/or beeswax? I can't find those two in my local shop in Shanghai.
Smell in Living Room
Sometimes when I walk into the house, I smell an odor and can't really tell what it is. I believe the smell is coming from the floor below the padding and carpet. Any suggestions to try and remove that order?
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