Deter Sugar Ants From Coming Inside
Hi! What kind of insecticide granules did you use?
Removing Permanent Marker from a White Board?
To get permanent marker off any hard surface; go to a craft store and buy a 1/2 ounce glass jar of Testors Enamel Thinner. Dip a qtip into it or dab some on a cotton ball.. then wip off with a paper towel! It works great! On a white board however, the tip from...
Getting Free Empty Shoe Boxes?
If you go to USPS.COM you can order priority mail boxes (including shoe boxes) for no cost & they even deliver them free. You have to order 10 at a time though. The boxes arent the shoe boxes that have the removable top, but they are the exact size as shoe...
Removing Sharpie from a Comforter?
I work at a Christmas kiosk in the mall and we personalize ornaments using Sharpies. To remove the ink we use a small bottle of Enamel Thinner; it has to be the small glass bottle, not the larger one. Go to a craft shop to buy it. It works on hard surfaces...
Cleaning Cookie Sheets?
Sometimes vinegar will do the trick.. or the magic eraser :)
Store More With Freezer Bags
I do the same thing. Only I write on the front of the bags what the contents is before filling them.
Sharing Plants and Cuttings
Hello! The plant look great but I actually had a question about the awning you have on your front porch. My house is set longways and looks like yours is as well. I have been dying to get some kind of awning or to build a porch of some kind just to shelter...
White Film on Glass Bowl?
Try a magic eraser. If that doesnt work then try scratch free comet. I clean houses for a living and these 2 things usually work on everything.
Removing Smoke Smell from a Coach Purse?
I used to put my leather coat in the dryer (on lowest setting) with a couple of bounce sheets only for about 5 minutes. This was after a night out when they used to be able to smoke in clubs. I hated coming home smelling like smoke.
Removing Large Mirrors from a Wall?
We had this delemma also. We ended up pulling the mirror off and half the drywall ended up coming off as well. We had to put up all new sheet rock :o(
Make Picture Cards for a Non-Verbal Child
I have been working with non verbal children who also have autism. I have taught many of them simple signs like drink, eat, play, cookie, shoes, love, etc. I have taught these to kids as early as 18 months old and they never forget it; and you dont have to...
Musty Smelling Pillows?
Throw them in the dryer with a few bounce sheets. I do this all the time.
Sammy Jo (Mixed Breed)
Shes so cute! She really resembles a dog I had for many years, and he was a wired hair terrier/schnauzer mix.
Covering Wallpapered Walls with Texture and Paint?
When we moved into our house 11 yrs ago there was walpaper here I tried to remove and it appeared it was really stuck on there good. I filled a bucket with hot water and fabric softner and rubbed it all over the wallpaper with a sponge and the walpaper eventually...
Looks good, but you forgot to add CORN to your ingredients lol... and what kind too :)
Removing Sharpie From Vinyl Bus Seats?
During the Xmas holiday I personalize ornaments at the mall. The ornaments are mostly made of resin. We use a permanent sharpie to personalize and use this little tiny jar of enamel thinner from the hobby shop to erase any mistakes..you can get it at an art...
Cleaning a House with a Long Haired Cat?
I too clean houses for a living in central NJ. I charge $20/hr. (with a $60 minimum) The more they want you to do, the more they pay.. As for the cat hair, I have a 16 yr old calico. The only way to keep it at bay is to vacuum.. anything else you use will just...
Who is Responsible For Parents Debt When They Pass Away?
My mom passed away in 2005 and she too had nothing... except for alot of bills! She lived in Mass and I live in NJ. She lived in her apartment untill 3 months prior to her passing when she moved here with me. I signed NOTHING for her. After she passed away...
Pork Roast or Beef Brisket Marinade?
I found this one online... does it sound close? (if not, it still sounds good) Beef Brisket Phelan Recipe By : Mom Phelan Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00 Categories : Beef Main Dish Meats Favorites Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 5...
Cleaning a Dirty Rubber Doll?
I would try soaking her in some bleach water
Review of Dollar Tree Inkjet Refills?
IF refilling doesnt work for you... just FYI, if you bring an empty cartridge to Staples, the give you $3 off your new cartridge. I dont remember which brands, but mine is a Lexmark.
Cleaning Artificial Hair Pieces?
My mother was told to use baby shampoo on her wig.
Pill Box For Earrings
wow what a great idea, about a week too late lol.. I just threw out a monthly pill organizer that had belonged to my mother.. would have been a great earring organizer too!
Gardening Clean Up
We do almost the same thing only instead of an onion bag, I use the foot out of and old peice of pantyhose.
Towel vs. Bathmat for Outside Shower or Tub?
I agree whith Cindy S. We do exacly the same thing.. dry off while your still in the tub.. dry your feet last as you are stepping out and there will be no worries about wet floors/towells :)
I know all too well what a blessing preemies are. My now 14 yr old son was 8 weeks early, weighing in at 4lbs... then my now 11 yr old daughter was born @ 27weeks and weighed 2lbs 14oz and was 16 long! Needless to say I would never try for a 3rd! LOL But my...
Removing Scratches & Adding Shine To Dark Coffee Table?
I got paint stain markers from walmart that matched the wood colors of my furniture. They worked perfectly. The come in alot of shades too.
Peanut Butter For CD Scratches
Its more worth it to just use a dab of peanut butter than it is to use the gas to get to the music store and back :)
Has Anyone Used StickySheets?
I clean houses for a living. IMO the best thing you can use is a vacuum for the hair.
How To Clean Eyeglasses?
We use plain old soap and water. Dry with a soft towell.
Safety Of Microwaving Potatoes In Plastic?
If your family does not like to eat the skins, then the microwave method is the way to go. I only do it this way if I am in a rush. I pierce them, then wrap each one in a paper towel. You will have to play around with the times depending on your microwave so...
Recommendations for Floor Brush?
I have a cleaning business and there is nothing more dirtier than sweeping. Sweeping is OK for a quick cleanup, but your best bet is to use your vacuum with a hard floor attachment. Even a swiffer leaves heavier particles on your floor (like sand). Sweeping...
Removing Decals From A Motorhome?
There is a product called Goo-Gone. You can get it at Walmart or any of those stores. I think in the cleaning aisle. It is made to take off any kind of stickers, gum, tar, crayon, etc. Its an orange colored liquid.
Repairing a Torn Vacuum Cleaner Hose?
Well this is finally a case where I can say Been there, done that! I accidentally vacuumed up a small pencil form under my sons bed and it tore a small hole in my vacuum hose too! I took out one of his bicycle tire repair kits (from walmart) and fixed it as...
Repairing Formica Furniture?
I know that Wal Mart, Home Depot, and Lowes sell a paint markeror a wood stain that comes in all different wood colors. Maybe you can get one to match the color and just fill in the scratches. I did this with a table I got from a yard sale, and also touched...
Getting a 4 Year Old to Look Forward to School?
I had this trouble too with my daughter. When she starts saying negative things about school, turn it in to something positive.. say something like Do you like to color?, or sing songs, or play games etc. If shes still negative, just ignore the comments everytime...
Hiding a House Key Outside?
We have a key hung on a nail high up in a tree. I also gave each of my kids a house key and attached it to each of their backpacks on one of those coil type keychains so they dont lose it.
Income Tax Payment Is A Wake Up Call
Hi! You sound like me, LOL, I am a great bargain shopper. I was thinking about your taxes though. Wouldnt it be better to have a little more money taken out of your check each week for taxes? Then you would get a nice refund instead of another headache of a...
Deodorant That Won't Stain Clothing?
I dont recommend Deoderants. They do stop the odor, but you still sweat, and the sweat mixed in with whatever you are using now is whats staining your clothes. You should definitly try to use a clear gel type antipersperant/deoderant. It would solve your problem...
I recently sent this over to my neighbors who lost a loved one. I made a huge pan a baked ziti, 2 large loaves of garlic bread. 3 bottles of soda and 12 bagels, and 12 donuts (I had coupons for the donuts & bagels!). I Knew they had alot of people coming and...
Fix Make Up Mistake With Q-Tip
I have always done that, but have found that if you accidentally touch your eyelashes with the Qtip before your mascara has set, then little strands of cotton can get stuck to your lashes. I use waterproof mascara, and use an eye lash curler before I put on...
Egg Slicer For Cheese
I also use my egg slicer to slice whole mushrooms, and also to slice bananas & strawberries for cereal.
Kool-aid Lemonade With Homemade Taste
That sounds really good! Heres what I do too: I have a refrigerator beverage container, 1 1/2 gal. I make about 1/3 of it with store brand iced tea mix, and the rest with the kool aid lemonade. All my kids friends say its the best iced tea theyve ever had.. and...
Old Fashioned Hard Boiled Eggs
Yes the key is to keep the lid on. I bring the water to a boil, turn off the flame, put the lid on and just leave it sit till the water cools down. Hasnt failed me yet :)
Uses for Empty Milk Bags?
But what exactly IS a milk bag?? lol
What Cleaning Products Do You Use?
The one thing I would not be without for cleaning is the Magic Eraser. I keep one in the shower/tub and before I get out of the shower I wipe the tub and walls down with it. Then once a week I will disinfect with a bleach & water salution. I also keep the magic...
WOW thats beautiful!
Removing Incense Odor?
I would open up all windows for a few days and spray around the whole house with Fabreeze. Sprinkle all floors and furniture with baking soda. Let everything sit for a few days and then vacuum it all up.
What is the sauce on big mac?
YUP! Its just Thousand Island dressing. My brother is the manager of a McDs!
Mark From a Hot Paper Plate?
I have gotten burn marks and water marks off my wood table by using a fine grit steel wool pad. But dont rub too hard or youll rub the finish off.. just rub enough to get the stain off.
Cleaning a Clogged Sink Sprayer?
Sometimes I take a wire brush and push the bristles into the sprayer holes and then spray with hot water. I have even had to unplug the holes with a needle.
Spring Lilacs in the Ozarks
Hi Milly, What beautiful flowers! I was quite suprised to see someone from Summersville, MO.I live in NJ, but I graduated from Sville high school!! (I was just there last year for my 20th HS reunion) I actually lived in Mtn. View though. Keep up the great work...
Job Hunting Journal
I have done this for my husband too... only because he would skim the paper and not find anything. I would read through and find lots of jobs for him! Then he called one of the staffing agencies in our area about a job in the paper and they told him to come...
Product Review: Zep Shower, Tub And Tile Cleaner
I wish I had time to wipe our shower down everytime someone was done! LOL I wonder will this product work on the plastic shower doors as well. I have a house cleaning business and I see that its easier to clean the glass doors, but as far as the plastic doors...
Over The Counter Medications That Rebuild Cartilage In The Knees?
Chondromalacia is what I have also. Maybe Ill give it a try.. cant hurt! thank you all for the great feedback!
Tootie (Unknown Breed)
EEEEWWW what an ugly pooch!! Hahahahaha very funny! My 8yo daughter got the biggest kick out of this!
Modifying Your Favorite T-Shirt
You could even tie little knots in the fringe for a different look :)
What is the name of this song?
and now I am singing it to myself as well.... thanks LOL
Get a piece of steel wool.. not a brillo pad, but the steel wool pad that is softer. Rub in a circular motion gently.
Smoothing Out Drywall After Removing Paneling?
When we removed the panelling from our living room, we had no choice but to put up all new sheetrock. The panelling was apparently glued to the walls and when we pulled it of it ripped the sheet rock pretty badly.
Recipes Using Wheat Germ?
When I make homemade macaroni & cheese I sprinkle wheat germ on top for a crunchy healthy crust. Also put it in my yogurt, hot & cold cereal, on pb&j sandwiches.
Decorating a Powder Room?
We too have a small bathroom. What I did was get one of those wire shelves and put it high up (above my husbands head) on the wall and I keep a few towels & wash clothes neatly rolled up, and I keep one clear plastic container with cleaners, and one with the...
"Pinch a Penny Till It Screams" Reviews?
did you know that your library can have the book sent to them from another library for you to borrow? We do it all the time.. they call it a book request. It costs nothing.
Easter Mini Lites
That is actually an awesome idea!
Emptying a Bagless Vacuum Cleaner?
I usually just empty the container in the garbage and then take the filter outside and bang in on the pavement until no more comes off. If you dont clean out the filter each time it will not pick up as well. Sometimes I have to clean mine out twice while I...
Recipes Using Canned Corn?
I volunteer at our local food pantry and I just thought you might like to know that you can request to omit certain items so that they might not go to waste. Alot of people tell us not to give them any pork & beans, or peanut butter, etc. We then substitute...
Stain on Ceiling?
Try the magic eraser.. it usually gets everything clean
Dog Going to the Bathroom In The House?
You need to take her out alot more often than twice a day.
Cloth Diapers or Disposable Diapers?
I strongly suggest using disposables. They are specially made to keep the babys skin nice and dry, plus they tend to absorb alot of the smells. I had tried cloth for the first 4 or 5 months with my son, but he often got rashes and smelled like pee. Plus when...
Buying Plain Cotton Nightgowns?
Walmart, Kmart, and Target have them. Plus if you try going to a thrift shop or consignment shop you may find one thats broke in and nice and soft.
Autism Financial Advice?
Definitely try social services again or ask your Dr for info, or look in the phone book (or on web) for Childrens Specializeded Services (or what ever it amy be called WA). Another service we have here in NJ is called DDD (Division of Develpmental Disabilities...
Shampoo Bottle Stain?
try using soft scrub with bleach, or the magic eraser.
Milk Stains on a Stove?
Magic Eraser :) it cleans everything.. makes my stove shine!
My New Sheets Stained My Mattress?
I wouldnt worry too much about it. Sheets will always cover the mattress anyways:) just remember to wash sheets first before you use them :)
Magic Marker in a Clothes Dryer?
You can get a bottle of paint thinner to remove the spots.. we use it at work for correcting personalized ornament we write on with sharpies. Alcohol will not remove the sharpie..only the thinner you get from a hobbie shop.
Cleaning the Window of a Wood Fireplace?
All I use is the Magic Eraser... no chemicals or cleaners needed :) This also works for soap scum on shower doors!
Blood Stains on Sheets?
My aunt is a lifetime nurse.. definitely use peroxide! I have also tried it and yes it does work.. as does the bleach spot pen.
Acrylic Overlay and Natural Nails?
Its really just common sense :) (no offense) but yes your nail will be damaged when the acrylics are removed, but the damaged part will grow out and the new natural nail grows in..just like hair. It doesnt last forever.
My Daughter Likes an Older Boy?
I would let her know you are concerned about it, but let her make her own decisions. Boys at 15 are sometimes still very immature. Girls however are more mature at 13 so they may be at the same maturity level. I remember when I was a teen (now the mom of a...
Curfews for College Age Children?
I really dont think its fair to just assume someone is on drugs or alcohol just because he chooses not to hang out with his family while he is home. When I was home at that age, I hardly ever spent time with my parents just due to the fact that I didnt want...
Nicotine Stains on Blinds?
If you dont want to take them down, just use bathroom wipes. They work great on blinds.
What Frozen Turkey Do You Like?
I agree that a turkey is a turkey. Its all in how you cook it. My husband has been butterflying our turkeys (and we use the store brand ones!) Everyone comments on how ours is the best theyve had (even his PICKY mother says its great and she is the name brand...
My daughter is the purse queen! We hung hers all on one of her bedroom walls. She loves her wonderful display and never has a problem finding the one she wants. Now all of her friends do this as well. I just did it because she had no other place to put them...
Flying Vs. Driving?
We flew from NJ to Missouri last year (myself and my 13 yr old son and 10 yr old daughter) and it was an ALL DAY ORDEAL. From the time we left home, until the time we got to my friends house it was about 14 hrs anyway. You have to get there 2 hours before the...
Keeping My Dog Warm at Night?
A dog really doesnt need to cover up at night. His fur is a natural coat for him and is usually sufficient in keeping him warm inside a house.
Party Game Ideas?
My 15 yr old said that of all of the parties he goes to, they never play any games. They basically just hang out and play loud music. But I would think that maybe Twister would be fun.
Meatloaf for Kids?
I have the perfect, easy, kid-friendly recipe for you! I have a family of 4 and I use about 2 lbs of ground beef, 1 can (divided) cream of muchroom soup, 1 egg, and 1 envelope dry Lipton onion soup mix (which I crush since my kids hate onions too). I only use...
Fixing Runny Mashed Potatoes
I usually add some instant mashed potato flakes if mine are runny :)
Sharpie on Porcelain?
I personalize Christmas ornaments and we use sharpies on porcelain and the only way we can get it off is to use these little bottles of paint thinner we get from the hobby store.. it should work good
Playdough Stain on a Wall?
have you tried a magic eraser? they usually work wonders :)
Cream of Wheat for Ants
WOW What a great idea! Hope it works. I will try both the cream of wheat and the sweet and low. Thanks!!
My Frugal Life - Watering My Flowers With Recycled Water
I have a question... wont the soap from the dish water, bath water, and washer water harm the plants?
Permanent Marker on Vinyl Siding?
You can try getting a little bottle of enamel thinner made by Testors. I used to by it at a hobby store. It comes in little 1/4 ounce glass bottles. During the Xmas holiday I work at the mall personalizing ornaments and we use permanent marker on resin ornaments...
George Foreman Grill Left Marks on My Laminate Table?
try using GOO GONE. if that doesnt work then try WD-40. :) Kim
Organizing Old Electronics?
Buy a big box of black garbage bags and wait for garbage day! :) I married a pack rat too. There are some things to be saved and others just must go. So far after 18 yrs, he has yet to know where these other things have vanished too LOL>
Red Splotches on My Legs From a Rash?
i swear by Neosporin.