Toilet Tank Wobbles?
Go to store and get a tube of stuff to put around the bottom of bowl where it meets the floor. I forgot what it is called. I think it comes in powder form too, its not plaster of paris but sort of like that. It dries hard and is waterproof and will support...
Christmas Lights Not Working?
Have you left it on long enough to make sure that you dont have a blinker bulb in the string?
Repairing Bleach Spots on Suede Boots?
Have you tried a permanent marker on the cords? Just let it dry good. Maybe a liquid shoe dye lightly dabbed on the spot on the shoes might cover it up. You didnt say what color they were but the dye comes in a few different colors, including a tan color.
Red and Black Flying Bugs?
Are they a bright red with black. Do they sort of bunch up or huddle together? could be Japanese beetles. If a dull black/brown with red, they might be box elder bugs which are a nuisance but dont bite.
Trouble Finalizing an Item to Sell On Craigslist?
They have now made it a 2-page process. the second page is for the images, after which you click on done with images or something similar, then scroll down to the bottom for the continue and then another page comes up saying you are finished.
My Blooming Moon Flowers
What zone are you in? And do you plant the seed in the fall or in the spring?
Getting Rid of Flies Outside?
I have read about this cure, and she says it really works altho I have not tried it, but it might be worth a try. Fill a large ziplock bag with water and hang it near the door. She said they see a reflection or something and will leave. Let us all know if it...
Photos Stuck Together?
Try putting them in the freezer for a while and you will be able to separate them.
Smoke Detector Beeping Once a Day?
Try changing the backup batteries. They are probably nearly dead and the beeping is the warning to change them.
Removing Cigarette Odor from a Leather Purse?
Have you tried crumpling up a newspaper sheet and leave it in the purse. Change it every day, until smell is gone.
Uses for Small Bits of Hand Soap?
If you work outside in the yard, put the small pieces of soap in one of those net bags that onions, etc, come in and tie it around the outside faucet. You have soap and water handy to clean your hands. Another way to use the small pieces of soap is to put them...
Remedy for Eczema on Scalp?
You might try a coal-tar shampoo. I dont remember the name of it, It was recommended by the doctor, and, it helps and is not real expensive. It does smell better than it sounds.
Getting Rid of Mice?
Check around the pipes under your sinks, and around the electrical or gas pipes behind your stove and pack steel wool or cut a can lid to fit tight around the pipe or gas line or electric cord. Thats a place they easily can get into. They can squeeze thru a...
Growing Geraniums as Perennials?
If you live where the temps get below freezing in the winter, you can bring them inside and do either of these: (1) Bring the pot inside and put in a window with good light and continue to water them and they will bloom all winter; you can cut them back to...
Killing Weeds With Rock Salt?
These are both good suggestions for weeds between patio blocks, etc, but do not use if you plan to put any flowers or veggies in that spot. It will continue to kill anything you plant in that spot.
Keeping Blinds Clean
Good ideas but, DO NOT use a new dryer sheet on your TV screen. It will leave a smear on the screen. A used one still has enough static removal in it to still clear the dust.
Cleaning a Dishwasher?
If there is a fine film on your glassware, try using Tang powder in place of soap and put it through a complete cycle. Gives great results.
Cleaning Unsealed Wooden Floors?
My floors are unsealed hardwood too, but I keep mine looking nice by applying wax which cleans and shines at same time. It is specially made for unsealed floors. You couild try that as it is easier than sanding and oiling. It seems like the oiling would attract...
Bathtub Cleaning Made Easy
This might be ok for one time, but keep in mind that its extra strength can pit the surface of the tub, and you will end up having to replace the whole tub.
Kitty Litter for Moisture Absorption
You mentioned using charcoal. I remember reading somewhere that if charcoal gets damp, it is combustible. Dont want a fire down there.
Preparing Container Plants for Winter
If you have geraniums in containers, you can remove the plant, and most of the soil attached, then cut them down to about 4 inches and place just the plant(or plants) in a paper grocery bag and store the bag where it wont get frozen. In the spring, check them...
Watermarking Photos Before Uploading?
So how do you watermark a photo? Do you need special software for it?
Dahlias will not withstand the freezing cold winters. They need to be dug up and stored out of the freezing temperatures until spring. You can then replant them and enjoy the blooms again.
If your temps get below freezing, they will need to be brought in. I put them in pots and set in a window and enjoy blossoms during the winter, but you can also pull up the plants, knock off the soil and store them in a paper bag. I first cut the stems down...
Locating the Source of a Strong Bitter Odor in Basement?
You said it smelled like dill, do you have jars of dill pickles or pickle relish that might have started leaking?
Make Your Own Pearlite
if you are trying to make hanging baskets lighter, just put some styrofoam peanuts in the bottom, then put something like a coffee filter on top of that and add your soil. This also saves having to buy so much soil.
Removing Mothball Odor from Photos?
Try putting in some crumpled newspaper and close the box. Might have to change the paper a few times but it will absorb the odors.
Pinching Back Petunias?
As a flower dies, pinch that stem back to just above a leaf. If it is already leggy, just pinch back just above a leaf wherever and it should branch out and keep flowering.
Pouches for Starting Seeds Indoors
Not sure what you are calling vinyl pouches, you are referring to what? could you explain?
Growing Forsythia from a Cutting?
Yes, you can pick some branches and enjoy the yellow flowers, then the flowers will fall off and green leaves will appear. Keep water in the vase and roots will start. When there are enough roots on each stem, they can be planted.
Insulate Windows With Bubble-wrap Year Round
I think bubblewrap would insulate the windows well, but a lot of the draft comes at the edge of the window where it meets the frame, so if you could cover over to the trim, it would help a lot more.
Give Each Child Their Own Color
When my 6 kids were young, they were always coming in for a drink of water and naturally, that meant a new glass, so I put some cup hooks under the cabinet, and hung a kool-aid cup on each hook so that each had their own cup. I am not sure you can still get...
Removing Pills From Sweaters?
Use an electric razor to remove pilling on any clothes. It wont cut the material and just shaves off the pilling. I use an old electric razor for this.
Starching Your Curtains
That sounds like a good idea and cheap using cornstarch. However, if you are in a hurry, you can just add epson salts, dissolved in a little water to the rinse cycle. Especially good for glass curtains.
So what amounts are each ingredient?