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Getting Rid of Small Black Ants
Absolutely wonderful product from GardensAlive that is a blue liquid and takes only two drops on the ant's "trail". They will discover and eat it, take it to the queen and it's a done deal. It costs about $7.50 , + S/H, and ever so worth it, lasting a long...

 

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Unclogging a Bathtub
Oh, my dears! I pray that you do not EVER find what was clogging up ours. We still have NO idea who might have done this, but there was an extra large black plastic bag in the line, costing us hundreds in labor for a plumber to fish it out years ago. I know...

 

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Q-Tips for Cleaning a Keyboard
Please be VERY careful, because I did this a while back, and lost the lettering on seven keys, which I now must rely upon from memory or "hit and/or miss." : ( I would instead suggest simply mild soap and a few drops of water on LOTS of q-tips, to save the...

 

A leaf bug crawling on a wooden beam.

Leaf Bug (Gatlinburg, TN)
As much as I love to study insects, recycle, and observe their behavior, had that lovely chewer been in my garden I'd have to catch him and take him to the fields, because he is related to the grasshopper which eats everything that grows, and fast, as well...

 

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Making Your Hair Grow Faster
My own experience with this has been activity, along with Dollar General brand of Hair/Skin/Nails multi-vitamins, zinc, and Biotin supplements! I had thin weak hair that grew slower than it does now, although when I'm sitting at the computer a lot, weeks on...

 

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Real Estate Business Name Ideas
~Don't Resist the Urge to "E-Merge". Buying and Selling for Every Person's Need and Desire!~. Looks great online. It was going to be mine, but I didn't follow through years ago. I give it to you with God's blessings! Hope it brings you great profits and joy...

 

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Painting Laminate Countertops Question
According to this link: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/enpr.html , the Envirotex is water, chemical and HEAT resistant. Note that it doesn't say REPELLENT, but should hold up if not the "lite" they use for decoupage and crafting. (My friend used appliance epoxy...

 

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Determining a Reasonable Cleaning Rate
Learn from your mistakes this time by having a look at exactly what you will be asked to clean, including the exact garden work. Then, for this job only increase your price only slightly, but first keeping I mind that having one job that could be a permanent...

 

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Organizing Bracelets
I've used a 12" glass blown-bottom slim- necked flower VASE for years for all of my bracelets, placing only the chain ones in the bottom of the jewelry box. There are so many vases intended for single stemmed flowers and very simple arrangements available at...

 

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Cleaning Ink Out of a Dryer
With lots of good ventilation, very carefully and quickly use small amounts of nail polish remover on paper towels, placing each used one in a zip lock baggie as soon as you finish to contain the odor. Wipe carefully and using a whole role of paper towels, whole...

 

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Cleaning Ink Out of a Dryer
P.S. Wear vinyl gloves because the Acetone in the nail polish can dry your skin way out. Be careful not to splash any on your skin or get into eyes, either, read the instruction well.

 

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Hair Damaged By Perm
Whatever you do, do n o t take kelp tablets. The alternative doctors say it is too strong and dangerous for daily use. Instead, I would strongly recommend the DG Hair, Skin/ Nails vitamins along with added Biotin supplement which makes hair grow. Hair growth...

 

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Stopping Leg Cramps
I'd highly recommend you do what I did, increasing your Vit. B 12 a bit for leg cramps and reducing all salt, but balancing out any potassium, calcium, and all vitamins/minerals you may be taking. Remember that taking just one kind of thing may make you out...

 

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Dog Won't Go Potty Outside in Cold Weather
Next time he potties, take a small piece of his waste and place it on newspapers stacked 4 thick on the floor then praise him with "Good boy, doo-doo on paper!" Keep doing this and one day you will have a paper trained pet you can quickly and easily clean after...

 

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How to Get Cooked-On Grease off Pans?
The navy uses coke to clean ovens. I'd try that rather than elbow grease and powders. I'd leave it on the grease overnight, rinse and/or repeat the next day.

 

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Dog is Licking Paws
I'd place my money on something you're using on the floors to clean them, forgetting and letting the dog walk across it. Or allowing the dog to go out onto fertilizer/pesticide/ weed killer on the grass? One thing that can really give a pet fits, even human...

 

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Cheap Teeth Whitening
Don't let anything fool you. Dentists are given an especially good kind of gel that really works well, BUT the problem with it all is that once you drink tea, coffee, cranberry juices, etc., the teeth become discolored again, and must be continually redone...

 

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Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping
Whatever you do, have it checked by an electrician. My daughter in law's brother bought an older two story. One evening their great Dane began barking loudly one cold night from another room, waking the family to smoke everywhere. They all escaped with their...

 

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Not Getting Power But Circuit Breaker Was Not Tripped
My son claims one can change a faulty breaker themselves IF the MAIN ELECTRICITY SWITCH to the dwelling is cut off. They are sold at large hardware stores. I believe he said that it unscrews and pulls straight out of a normal box configuration. Take it with...

 

hawk on dead tree branch

Hawk
How wonderful to see one up close. He does appear to be a baby something, but I'm no expert. Hope you can save him and return him to the wild if he's not ill. God bless you for caring for His birds. : )

 

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Tomato Soup
While this doesn't give you answers, it might make searching a bit more pleasant. I just had to mention what Tomato Soup brings to my mind: Back in the 60's when there were plenty of Hippies and other weirdo's (no offense to anyone or their parents, lol), Abby...

 

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Tomato Soup
I'm sorry but I equate Tomato Soup with all childhood illnesses! LOL My mom and grandmother knew of NO other food than this when I was ill. I haven't had more than two cans since I became an adult. I've tried to get over this, but this association is imprinted...

 

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Remedies For Stinky Feet
Correction: Boric Acid is VERY toxic, Poisonous, so be EXTRA careful using it openly, around pets or children, and wash hands well after touching it. Do NOT breathe it or suck it up into the vaccum because most bags leak dust right back into the air, filtering...

 

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Hair Dye Stain on Carpet
It depends upon the color of the carpet, the thickness and the height of each strand of carpet, as well as the dye color. If dark carpet, try using alcohol first, then warm water and a clear but cheap "clarifying shampoo" in a strong solution (least amt. of...

 

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Looking for Older Roller Workout Machine
Me too! I've only seen one in forty years and missed getting it at a church yard sale! It's called a "barrel roller"! They can be very dangerous, however, because one can get lots of things caught up in the rollers. Keep trying, all you want is one, right? If...

 

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What Makes Hairspray Strong?
Word of caution! Although the various polymers, acrylates, and other 'fixatives' are used, they are extremely dangerous to inhale, so should anyone think they are not, they can prove first to cause chemical pneumonia, then cancer and death. I've had many cosmetologist...

 

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Relieving Tension Headaches
All of these suggestions are great. I'd question my intake of food and drinks, if it were my headaches: 1) Do you drink caffeine in sodas/ coffee more than 8-10 oz. per day? 2) Do you read every ingredient that is in your prepared foods? Is there MSG in any...

 

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Christmas Thank You Note Ideas for My Mailman and Trashmen
First, I'd not mention the Zuchini if those are men. Just smile sweetly or leave a note of appreciation. There's something about veggies in cookies they just don't normally eat or appreciate. If they don't want them, give them to a neighbor who's expecting...

 

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Cleaning Canvas Shoes
Place them in a nylon mesh zippered bag, wash in bucket of Clear Dawn, warm, not hot, water, TINY amt. bleach, Borax, let sit overnight, after scrubbing gently the dirtiest spots with old toothbrush. Next day, rinse 15 minutes in cool water, and drip dry in...

 

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Cleaning an Iron Skillet
Wait a minute. How's the skillet to get sanitized? Salt doesn't kill anything, and oil just seals in whatever came with the food. Eggs treated this way can cause Salmonella. My uncle was a cook in WWII who said they never washed their skillets, only kept them...

 

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Sippy Cups for Sick Children
Hm-mmm, don't you think it depends upon: 1) The age of the patient. (I've never known a child who is ill to "wolf" anything down, and it would most often be hard to get them to consume food or drink.) 2) The type of illness. (If a virus or bacterial infection...

 

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Use Hot Water Bottle in Baby Bath
What a sweet and great idea! Why don't we pass this on to XRay techs and their bosses for those cold XRay tables, too? "--"

 

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Installing a Glass Block Window
Home Depot in Texas has someone who "prebuilds an already framed/filled window"to make it much easier to install as one large unit, likely taking two people for safety and to share the weight? They sell all of the things to put it together, but I"m handy and...

 

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Homemade Sanitary Pads
Although I am beyond having a period in age, I do have incontinence and do so very much appreciate the ideas. I will also quilt the layers together because I have found them to be more absorbent for a liquid than the plain unquilted pads. I have in emergencies...

 

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Cat Won't Poop in Litter Box
I use both a pee bucket (old dispan lined with a section of newspaper) right next to wide layers of fresh newspaper for the poo. It has worked for over 20 years for my cats of all sorts. I change it daily. Good luck and God bless you and the cats He has created...

 

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Machine to Extract Juice from Aloe Vera
I haven't the time to look back over older posts, but I see no reason why you could not use a combination old fashioned orange juicer that twists juice from the inside out of an orange rind (by hand) collecting the juice in the adjoining tray below after splitting...

 

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Removing Crazy Glue
Crazy Glue actually dissolves plastic a bit. Microfiber is a type of plastic polymer fabric, and will most likely dissolve or turn slick if you use Acetone. I used to use Acetone to clean heel marks on lighter shoes and could count on losing finish so I had...

 

My Frugal Life: Of Grandpas and Gardens
Your article so inspired me again to write some things to my son about his family history he'd asked about. Also, I so very much enjoyed a Google image site called Photography by Sabine J. Hutchinson, who has the most awesome photos of Shropshire, England, one...

 

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Home Remedy to Strengthen Nails
Dollar general sells a "hair, skin, nails" vitamin that truly works well, which surprised me, has biotin and supplements needed to support those things well. If you eat fortified cereals daily, only take one, but if you aren't too tiny in size, take two. Remember...

 

Frog peeking out of a painted gourd.

Wildlife: Frogs
Can't believe this photo. What a fantastic shot and imagery! I think you should enter it in some photo contest in a museum or city! Keep it up. God bless you and His creation! : )

 

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Cat Has Worms That Won't Go Away
I had the same problem. Used slightly less of the canine tapeworm tablets 9were less expensive, for my cats, making certain they were crushed then mixed well into the tuna and fish oil from capsules, I made up, then it took three applications to work. That...

 

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How Do I Make a Replacement Canopy for an Outdoor Swing?
Sometimes people toss old seldom used slide-projector roll-up white REFLECTIVE screens away which would make excellent fabric for your needs and about the right size, I believe. My prayer for you is that God will bless and help you to find one, curbside, for...

 

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Getting Rid of Snails
Find their family nests before killing only a few, by turning over rocks, boards, anything they can crawl under, even flower pots, or around garbage. Once found apply table salt to them. Then sprinkle buggetta snail bait pellets, not powder,around each plant...

 

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Homemade Lip Gloss
There's almost nothing better than a good natural lip liner first, then a cheap chapped lips stick for gloss, then rub lips together gently to blend and get a clearish tint that's amazing. An actress named, Suzanne Plushette started that and was so very admired...

 

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Raising Chickens
Hello, everyone: Your comments are so encouraging and helpful, as well as the websites you suggested! Thank you so very much. These are not the breed I was told, but are "Barred Plymouth Rock" hens and I have found a photo I hope gets forwarded for you to see...

 

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Raising Chickens
Thank you so very much for telling me that chickens only live and lay eggs for a few years! I'm with you, I'd not be able to kill one. Does anyone else have a better suggestion than killing a pet who stops producing. I must admit again that saving money on...

 

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Overly Timid Dog
Another possibility is that if you are giving him mostly dry cereal foods, his nervous system is shot. There is way too much sodium/salt in the avg. blend, so the salt makes them oversensitive to everything from light to sound and touch. Add egg and tuna to...

 

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Homemade Door Screen
Great frugal idea , especially if one could design a swing out curtain rod that covers the door opening when it is open, otherwise it might get in the way when closing/opening?

 

Maple dining set.

Painting a Dining Set
If it were my decision, I'd double check tall of the joints for tightness. If tight and not badly rubbed/scratched on the top of the table, I'd decide if I want paint/ streaks and all, or stain that can be a richer, slightly lighter and warmer for the top and...

 

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Noisy Budgies
Have you tried covering the cage with a dark table cloth much of the time? Their noise is one reason they are placed inside glass at all pet stores. I got no peace with mine and hung it on the clothes line, only to come out to get it when it got too warm and...

 

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Identifying Tiny Red Bugs
They may be what children in the South call "doodle-bugs" that live in sand. If so, they are harmless. If you have a lot, it's not likely that. Sorry. Silver fish look just like silver fish with legs. : 0

 

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Scenery: Rogue River
Just LOVELY, nice photography with a good eye!!! I saw the other photo from someone else of the GORGE and it was MUCH more wild AND dangerous than the peaceful photos you took. However, it makes me appreciate them both and see more of what the whole river is...

 

Scenery: Branson, MO
MOST interesting night time photos! You must have a very good camera to take such good pictures in the darkness! Thanks for them both. "-" God bless you.

 

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Sterilize Toothbrushes in the Dish Washer
Although with good intentions, there are important facts: first of all, NO dishwasher can "sterilize" , only "sanitizes". because they are NOT an "autoclave" that reaches highest temps to kill the worse germs. At most they reach 150-180 degrees, and kills only...

 

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How Do I Remove Diesel Smell from the Dryer?
I'd be tempted to dissolve a small box of Baking Soda in cold water, then wash/ rinse TWICE, adding detergent to the second and final washing, rinsing with the vinegar.

 

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Slogan for Commercial Cleaning Business
When I read that, it says to me, "Debbie does wrong things as WELL as cleaning.", and it says to me, "Remember the porn flick chick, during the early 60's named Debbie? This Debbie cleans, TOO." Sorry to be brutally frank, but I see NO way that you should include...

 

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J Cloth (Disposable Cleaning Cloth) Crafts
What is a J- Cloth? In my 66 years, I've never seen nor heard of one. : (

 

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Healthy Weight Gain
I'd first detox with a liver cleanse of Milk Thistle, 1000 mg. twice a week for two weeks. It will be a good beginning. then if you can afford it, try a parasite cleanse after normal eating for one week. If not, begin by adding a little more salt to your diet...

 

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Cleaning Suede Shoes
For a very long time in the 60's when Elvis' "Blue Suede Shoes" caused a rush on suede shoe purchases and maintenance, we learned they cleaned fairly well with an old fashioned RED Art eraser, unless the suede is white, as was Pat Boon's shoes during that time...

 

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Removing Musty Odor On Flooded Carpet
Twenty Mule Team Borax works well to remove odors purchased from the Hispanic Grocery. Sprinkle evenly and med. coverage, let dry if damp, then vaccuum off, but wear a disposable face mask taping the edges to prevent breathing the dust, and do this with good...

 

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Using Bleach as a Weed Killer
If it will kill weeds, it will kill grass and other plants. I'd also not want to deal with it in such an application because of the fumes to both you and wildlife/animals. It's just not worth it. God help you make the right decision. : )

 

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How Do I Dye My Sweatshirt But Not the Emblem?
I'd forget the dying and go with bleaching all over. I had nothing to lose when I bleached an olive sweatshirt because of bleach spots. All but the stitching bleached and it is absolutely lovely, very classy and I found that I had discovered a new lime'ish...

 

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How Do I Care for My Gums After Tooth Extractions?
You are INJURED. The best treatment for injured or sore gums is Hydrogen Peroxide, swishing every two hours when awake and to avoid chewing, eating sugar or sour things, or hot foods. Baby foods are truly delicious if you add salt, and butter, warming slightly...

 

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Getting Rid of Moss and Algae on Concrete
Household bleach mixed half with luke warm water and a teaspoon of dawn dish liquid in a gallon plastic container applied by pouring and brushing with a push broom on a sunny day. Test the area you spray before rinsing off all of it. You may have to leave it...

 

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What Can I Use to Treat Itchy Skin Associated with Ringworm Infection?
I'd strongly encourage you to increase your skin's natural resistance to all things harmful by: 1) begin taking Dollar General brand Multivitamins/Minerals "For Hair/ SKIN/ and nails" one per day, as well as one per day of D-3, NOT just "D". 2) Buy and take...

 

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How Do I Remove Stains from Silk Upholstery?
Are you certain they are silk and not rayon or another fabric content that resembles silk? (you simply MUST know what kind of STAINS you have there, too, in order to know ABOUT what kind of cleaner/cleaning to begin using) I'd turn one over and test the fabric...

 

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What Can I Use on Combination Oily and Dry Hair that is also Frizzy ?
H-m-mmm, I'd sit down and think this through: 1) Do I have lots of hair per square inch? 2) Is each hair fairly thick/coarse? Brush too often? 3) Is the oil coming from my own scalp, from what I apply myself, or from perhaps from oily skin when I sleep, toss...

 

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Refill Liquid Containers in the Sink
Bless your heart. My vision is fading, too, and I will consider doing just what you've done. Thanks. However, I will not use the sink to catch oils or warm grease, because my plumbing is old, and because cold weather is not quite over, I cannot afford the drain...

 

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Use Ammonia for Carpet Cleaning
I'm trusting that this will work, because I'm about to clean my filthy carpet traffic paths that aren't covered with boxes, and furniture. I am wondering what you mean by "a little" to how much water? God bless you. : )

 

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Natural Blemish Removers
I'd first try Hydrogen Peroxide three times a day using only a q-tip ONLY on the blemish, being careful not to get on the adjoining skin if possible. If you see no improvement, I'd add a single drop of dish detergent to the Peroxide. You will likely need multiple...

 

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Renting a Car Without a Credit Card
I didn't read all of the suggestions, but at one time I could rent "a clunker" from a used-rental place, and the cars weren't that bad, usually affordable, and they weren't too picky about local driving. Watch the personals in local newspapers for folks wanting...

 

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Small Green Flying Bugs in Kitchen
Oops, it may very well be the beneficial green Lace wings that eat "white-flies"? If there are any larger than a regular housefly, have longer thin bodies, you might be killing something you should encourage? Go to Google.com, images, and type in "Lacewing...

 

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Products for Dry Hair
It depends on what is drying your hair out. Use only warm water to wash, gentle baby shampoo and no "conditioner", then only air dry. If you use hot rollers or curling iron, it's way too hot for your hair. Is each strand of hair thin? One thing I take that...

 

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Keeping Bugs Away When Sitting Outdoors
It's not so pleasant now days, heat rising to over 100 in much of TX., but if I have to go outside, I always spray a little repellent on my clothes and legs. Mosquitoes seem to be worse than anything here. My grandson though we had fleas until he caught two...

 

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Toning Down A Bad Dye Job
Suave produces a product called, "Clarifying shampoo" which will remove any sort of buildup from accumulated hairspray to over-processing of color. However, you can take a strand test from behind your ear area of about thirty hairs, and see about how long it...

 

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Getting Rid of Cobwebs
First catch one of the siders in a clean glass jar by inverting over the spider and capping it with a paper plate until the spider is at the bottom and calm. Then look up Google/ images ONLINE HIS NAME by his description. If harmful, kill him. If not thank...

 

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Wax Off Clothing
Knowing the type/exact content of the fabric is critical. Here's why: In my opinion/ experience, it first takes knowledge of material, ironing, heat. The temperature used depends upon the fabric content, is sometimes, but not often. All that is required, but...

 

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ChapStick Stains on Clothing
I'd use WD-40 first, applying gently and rubbing with old toothbrush, then applying 20 Mule team Borax to the spot overnight, next day washing in warm water only after brushing the dried borax off . I believe you will have the best luck with this method. God...

 

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Use Aquarium Water For Plants
Plants LOVE IT, especially house plants. We have a turtle in a 20 gallon tank of rocks/wood/water, OUTSIDE. The algae and turtle waste needs twice a week changing, and that water is DARK GREEN from residual pet food the plants seem to love as well. Yes, yes...

 

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Tips for Gaining Weight
There's a VERY good chance that anyone VERY thin may have parasites, needing a Parasiticide from the Health Food Store. This includes worms of every sort, including tapeworm, and worms from raw or undercooked fresh fish. Without a good cleanse and parasiticide...

 

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Adjusting Sewing Machine Tension
Have you tried to load your bobbins with more even feeding even if you have to use your fingers to help it out. Try to do it evenly, because it can cause unequal bobbin threading sometimes if unevenly tight on the bobbin. Also, you just MIGHT have the bobbin...

 

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Musty Smelling Carpets
I have been absolutely impressed with Twenty Mule Team Borax sprinkled over the carpet, rubbed in, let set over night, vacuum up! It's amazing and really works cheaply. If you have pets or children, keep them off it until vacuumed up, and don't let them breathe...

 

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Repairing Inlaid Leather Table Tops
Yes, if you are an expert with an exacto knife, know glues for leather VERY well, have much experience with finest, thinnest book/table leather, AND have the exact color of leather to patch with (if needed), or the EXACT set of marking/paint pens from Hobby...

 

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Aggressive Pit Bull Puppy
First, I'd reduce their dry cereal for a while, and increase the availability of water and dish size, washing it often with mild liquid detergent, rinsing well, adding ice cubes in the summer. There is too much salt for the nervous system in dry products. Don...

 

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Removing Rust From Chrome
Try rust remover for clothing in the smaller bright orange plastic bottle, letting it stay on the rusted area for about ten minutes, wiping, not rinsing, to see if it removed it. If so, Then rinse with cold water. If not, try CLR. Good luck and God bless you...

 

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Deep Clean Your Hair With Baking Soda
Hmm, may I add something to this information and practice? Hair, skin and the products we all use are so varied that the concept is good for some and not so good for others. Most humans do not have the same condition, hair, and skin, any more than we have the...

 

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Treating Earaches at Home
I'll certainly consider the exercise, but want to pass on the medical fact that "artificial butter flavoring" is an additive to popcorn, breads, and crackers/cookies that causes earaches in me and my family, as well as respiratory infections and worse in many...

 

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Shoe Organizer For Tools
If you sew, make your own with clear vinyl fabric, so you have whatever sizes and total "see-through" options. I have two, but need to make more. I also use a large heavy plastic bucket for rope, twine, chain, wire.

 

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Home Remedy For Sinus Headaches
Being one for trying to prevent rather than trying to just treat the headache or problem, I want to add the facts that these sorts of headaches can come from WHEY in milk by-products like ice creams/gravies/soups/fitness-energy bars/and plain non-organic milks...

 

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Getting Rid of Odors in a Car
I'd become the best bloodhound in history until i found the exact location, then I'd sprinkle plain baking soda for as long as it smells. If that doesn't work, I'd try coffee grounds. If that doesn't work, I'd try the mouthwash idea, same as if for pet urine...

 

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Reuse Soda Bottles for Food Storage
Please don't! Most cheap plastic containers contain the dangerous chemical "Phthalate", according to Dr. Douglas, @ realhealth healthiernews.com. He says it causes boys to have breasts and worse! He recommends instead to use glass, regardless! Even if you have...

 

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Free Safe Movie Viewing Site
My son says to Google, "Watchmovieslinks.net", I believe, or just Watchmovies. Good luck. : )

 

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Colors Ideas for a Grey and Burgundy Living Room
I'd go with grey/black tiny plaid or tweed in this same color combo.

 

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Save Money on Your Utilities
Suntydt has most all the ways down to a science. It took my low income at retirement to shock me into getting more serious about saving money properly by not over-using. Of course if there are several living in the home, each one needs to be taught, made to...

 

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One on One Activities for Parent and 14 Year Old
It's quite a challenge but my grandson and I are making homemade Gingerbread men tomorrow and playing board games afterward for a change from computer and all the expensive electronics he's grounded from for one reason or another. A compliment he gave me was...

 

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Decluttering Tips
It's emotional for me. Because I double- recycle, repair, and utilize later. I try to keep only what i believe I will put to use in the near future. I store too much, stacking too deep, not organizing/labeling well enough to get to everything, and i cover larger...

 

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Lightening Hair with Hydrogen Peroxide
Always do a "strand test" from two areas of your head: 1) take about thirty hairs from the top off a center part AND 2) take about thirty hairs from behind an ear near the middle of your head but up from the bottom of your scalp about 3-4". Place clear tape...

 

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Can I Glue New Laminate Over Old Laminate?
Should you be talented and open to this OTHER idea, my talented neighbor just faux-finished her old formica countertops! When she told me, I was leary to see them, thinking the worst for some reason, but when I SAW them my eyes nearyly POPPED OUT! She marbelized...

 

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Preventing Mold from Growing in Washed Tupperware
Plastic is not solid like glass or porcelain. It contracts and expands more and easier, trapping grease, food, bacteria, sugars, etc. in the pores when expanded in heat and contracting/ trapping when cooled down. "Dishwasher Safe", is only Safe in that is won...

 

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Mildew On Clothes
It's never a simple job, IF it can be remedied. It really depends a lot upon the type of fabric, amount and type of mildew, (white, green, black, red?), what color cloth is it on, how long has it been there, did it sit wet a long time or did it happen while...

 

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Recipe for Making Bisquick
The book, BETTER THAN STORE BOUGHT, by Helen Witty/Eliz. Schneider Colchie, prints: " 4 1/2 C all purpose flour 5 tsps baking powder 1 tsp salt" (Store dry ingredients premixed in tight bag for up to 6 mo.) "When ready to use, for 3 batches of whatever(scant...

 

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Will Mayonnaise Kill Fleas on Pets?
After cleaning bedding, carpets, floor cracks well, vacuum every piece of furniture, mattresses, and cracks, not missing a thing larger than a speck of dust, then keeping black rubberized mats at all entrance doors to catch loose debris from all shoes before...

 

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Best Anti Aging Cream
Although this sounds wonderful, it also is expensive, so I will have to only dream about it, not able to buy all of those great ingredients. Q: How do you know it is "anti-aging?" It takes several generations to determine that normally. Perhaps you are using...

 

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Cleaning Antiques and Collectibles
I thought I had found several bottles of new transmission fluid but realized it was just used fluid for the trash. I took it home and use it exclusively on dark wooden furniture letting it soak in then wiping dry. It lasts, does absolutely no harm, and is free...

 

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Grease Stain on Suede
If it were mine, I'd use laundry Twenty Mule Team Borax and rub it is extremely well but not so well as to rub the nap off the suede. You may have to buy a suede brunch after it soaks into the Borax to brush the nap back into suede. I use it for a number of...

 

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Tilex Left Spots on Wooden Table
Your damage is from the acidic Tilex, not from water marks. It more than likely ate through the finish, dulling and even bleaching it partially. If it were mine I'd lightly use fine sandpaper in each spot, then go back over on just the spots, even if it takes...

 

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Does My Dog Sleep Too Much?
Feed him special fresh, not canned food, only when he is awake and when you want him to stay awake while his food is metabolized by his tiny body. If he is not throwing up or having loose movements, he may have a systemic yeast infection, or did indeed pick...

 

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Keeping Mice Out of Storage Bins in Barn
Keep papers/ books/ photos/ cloth in plastic bags inside metal popcorn tins or new metal garbage cans, and weight the lids down with each other and packed dishes. It's cheaper than storage bins/ storage units. Put bleached/ clean dishes into anything plastic...

 

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Computer Monitor Does Not Display Image
Also check to see if you connected to the correct place on the tower, and if any of the ten, twelve or fifteen pins in the plug itself are bent or broken off. If so, call around to see if the cord can be replaced before you get another monitor. I see them being...

 

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Disinfecting Hands Without Soap
Try getting your skin stronger by A Skin, Hair, and Nails vitamins old at the Dollar General Store for cheap. It truly works well to help your skin produce enough natural oils to heal your skin easier and faster. Bar soap and luke warm water are sufficient...

 

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Thicker Hair
Have no idea about Rosemary, but I prefer to produce my own body production thickness by taking hair, skin,and nails vitamin (all in one), about $4.00, from Dollar General which works VERY well and quickly in all three areas. Nothing else that I have found...

 

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Cleaning Sticky Residue on Laminate Flooring
I'd try WD-40 which is fish oil and a tiny amt of petroleum distillate. use paper towels and warm Dawn dish soapy water. Dry immediately and you should be fine. Good bless and good luck. : )

 

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Use Your Vacuum for Fleas
I used to sell top of the line vacuums. Few have any way to trap fleas or other bugs, so an even wiser solution is to tie the disposable bag up immediately and toss it...THEN add a mothball or two to the NEW bag. Pray that you don't have to vacuum them up too...

 

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Kitchen Flooring Ideas
Pergo in a matching blonde color would be outstanding with a colorful rug in the center that has those colors, along with a new kitchen towel/pot holder set and a MIRROR to add a feeling of space. I placed a mirror over both my sink AND over my stove, giving...

 

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Remember To RSVP To Invitations
Have mercy on a very busy, very stressed generation, especially now with the economy failed, the stranger in the oval office having high-jacked the office of the presidency, and the threats of internment, murder by vaccines, and the few last of the 500 biblical...

 

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Minimizing Pores
I have large pores, too. It totally depends upon age, diet, vitamins, sun exposure, and methods of skin cleansing, not to mention belief as to what causes it. As a cosmetologist/hairdresser, remember first that there is natural skin oil containing good protective...

 

Making a Table Cloth from a Doily Pattern
That will be tricky. But, if you can do it...beautiful! Good luck and God bless you. : )

 

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Home Remedy for Diabetic Foot Pain
I have a whole different approach: Everything possible organic. No air fresheners, no fragrance in soaps, no non-organc food - or- drink. Celery contains Nucleic acid, good for healing the nerves, but much nerve damage is caused from pesticides and chemicals...

 

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Keeping Dust Off Furniture Longer
You can't keep it off, but if you will bite the bullet an invest ev. three months in the Filtrete kind of AC filters the dust will be greatly reduced. Keep all windows/ doors shut, and write on your 1st day of the calendar every three months to change the filters...

 

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Cause of Dry Cough
From what I've read, the RX can lower the resistance and immunity system, make one over sensitive to odors, chemicals, smog, soot, smoke, perfumes, air fresheners, candles, and the like. If he has gotten an infection, he may have walking Pneumonia, where there...

 

Planter made with an old wheelbarrow.

Planting Flowers in an Old Wheelbarrow
I'd make certain it has at least one hole in the bottom, even if rusty. If more than that, cover with coffee filters and enjoy. What a pretty herb garden yours turned out! Oh, remember that some herbs require almost no water, others regular watering, few, if...

 

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Help Dealing With High Interest Credit Card Debt
I finally had to declare bankruptcy, thinking I would be ruined for life, but I haven't been and it's been now eleven years. All I have now is a build up of undeserved medical bills I told each one in the beginning I could not pay, but who said it's ok anyway...

 

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Removing WD40 from Walls
I'd try TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) according to directions, because WD 40 is the finest fish oil primarily, is flammable, and can be used for 100's of things it claims. If no luck, dust baking powder on it an wait an hour and wash up with warm soapy water, repeating...

 

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Firefighter Themed Wedding
Perhaps you could just concentrate on the the red family and use a lot of brass things? Prepare your approximate TOTAL expense list well in advance of final decisions. Remember that the groom's family usually pay all expenses for the Honeymoon and rings. All...

 

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Stinky Towels
The city water dept. Told me that august is the time for algae bloom in all public water supplies from lakes especially; that we can expect that swampy odor even when drinking it. Perhaps vinegar kills the odors because the algae are alkaline and the vinegar...

 

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Vibration Exercise Machines
I read that they are extremely dangerous in that should a person have a clot they can dislodge it causing a stroke! This is my understanding of why they have been taken off the market since 1950! Returning now just means the mfgs. hope the younger generation...

 

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