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Removing a Paint Stain from Carpet
A friend of mine is a professional carpet cleaner and he uses odorless mineral spirits to remove paint from carpet. You can buy it a a hardware store. Dab it on/off, don't rub and make sure you dispose of properly as not to cause spontaneous combustion.
Dishwasher Leaves Soap Scum on Dishes
The problem is that the auto diswasher detergent does not contain phosphates as it use to. When you take away the phosphates you get film on your dishes. You can buy Finish which is an additive and put in with your regular detergent and you will have clean...
Homemade Ant Traps
I use 1/2 borax and 1/2 powdered sugar.
Removing Mold from Fabric
Can you get some QUATERNARY GERMICIDAL CLEANER this is what the professional water restoration companies use when dealing with mold. It is very concentrated and can be used to disinfect as well as kills mold/mildew.
Removing Mold from Fabric
Forgot to mention... can be used on fabrics/carpet etc and will not discolor like bleach.
Reducing Carpet Wear
Please don't put a throw rug on top of your carpet. The backing on most throw rugs will cause a chemical reaction that will ruin your rug by discoloring it. I know this by running a carpet cleaning chemical mfg. company for six years.
Remedy for Itching Mosquito Bites
The very best solution for a bug bite is oil of oregano, you can purchase it at a health food store, just takes less that one drop on a fresh bite to remove all swelling/itching for the life of the bite. Best stuff ever.
Vinegar For Insect Bites
My husband and 4 year old get huge quarter size welts from mosquito bites, I have found that using oregano oil (found at the health food store) if applied right away will remove the itch for the duration of the bite. He swears by it.
Paint on Polyester
Use odorless mineral spirits. You can find at Home improvement stores. Learned this from a carpet cleaner friend who uses it to remove paint from carpet. Just remember to blot and not rub it out.
Freezing Meat - How Many Times Can You Freeze It?
Check out the website stilltasty.com it shares a lot about how long to keep foods frozen and refrigerated etc.
Stomach Cramp Remedies
Drink salt water, your body gets cramps because you are low on sodium. Tastes terrible but works within 10 minutes.
Dating My Food in Storage
Freezer tape works the best, you can purchase it in the canning jar section of your supermarket. It looks like masking tape but is much easier to remove and holds up to even the dishwasher.
Sleeping Better Without Medications
I have heard that eating a handful of almonds or hazelnuts will help with sleep. You may want to check out the book Supermarket Remedies by Dr Cass Ingram from the library it has a lot of suggestions for all kinds of health related things. Also a hot water...
Keeping Bananas from Turning Black
Regular plastic bags also work well for keeping the bananas from turning brown. Just tie the bag and leave on the counter.
Preventing Soot Buildup
I don't know how to keep it from building up, but I have found a great way to remove it. I use a product marketed for laundry stain removal called Soilove. You can purchase at www.soapsgonebuy.com Hope this helps, it really works like a charm. Spray on and...
Free Printable Budget Planner
Great Chocolate Recipes
1 C. Oil 1-1/2 C. White sugar 4 eggs 1-1/2 C. Flour 1/2 C. Cocoa 1 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla Optional: top with semi sweet choc. chips, wt choc chips, butterscotch chips etc. prior to baking. (I like wt/semi combo the best) Mix above for 3 Minutes with a mixer...
Will Tea Tree Oil Harm Plants
When my cat tries to get into the dirt of the plants I sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on the dirt. The cat will not bother the plant again. My cat loves spider plants and the only thing I have done to get the cat to not eat the leaves of this plant is to...
Saving Money Vs. Paying Down Debt
I really like the books by Mary Hunt one I especially like is Debt Proof Living. She also has a website at www.cheapskatemonthly.com
Cleaning Glass Cooktops
I like to use Bar Keepers Friend for my glass cooktop. You can find it at the dollar store or maybe where you buy comet or ajax etc. It is safe for glass tops.
How do you carry your checkbook?
I find that I prefer to carry my checkbook just in the plastic cover it comes with. I carry a mans' half fold wallet that is the size of a checkbook and has slots for credit cards as well as cash/receipts. This has been the best wallet I have tried and is easy...
My Husband Cheated on Me
I've been married for ten years and have a six month old , the best advice is for both of you to enjoy time together as a family. Just watching a movie at home while the baby is sleeping could be a good break to get you two close. You also must and I say must...
You must make sure that the nap of the replacement piece is the same direction as the carpet you are putting the patch into. If this is the case and you had a piece of carpet that is worn as much as the spot you are replacing you should not see the patch. Otherwise...
Refrigerator Potato Bread
I read a recipe for this bread in the Tightwad Gazette, you may search for it online.
Kenmore HE4T Washing Machine Complaints
I have the HE3 and had the same problem. A Sears repairman was out to fix my dryer and looked into my washer. He asked if I was getting smelly laundry. I was and he said that I was using too much soap. He said that when they designed the soap cups for these...
Tissue Paper Stained My Carpet
Ann, I have worked for a professional supply house for carpet cleaning supplies for the past six years and can tell you that the tissue paper left a dye on your carpet etc. You can order a product called Red Relief from CTI at www.proschoice.com or do a google...
How Do You Clean Copper?
My grandmother always cleaned the bottom of her copper pans with a cut 1/2 lemon sprinkled with salt. Worked great.
Red Cream Soda on Dry Clean Only Wool Coat
The red in the soda is a dye, you can only remove the dye by using a dye remover. I would look into using a red stain remover that is sold at professional carpet supply houses you may find some for sale online a excellent brand to look into is CTI-ProsChoice...
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