Donating Old Cell Phones?
Many school collect old cell phones and printer cartridges for recycling. Some police departments collect them as well and give them to eldery for 911 calls.
Strawberries Not Blooming?
No! Every bloom is a strawberry, do not pick the blossoms. Train the runners to cover the bed as they grow. Keep the bed weeded and moist, not wet.
Removing Water Marks on Windows?
Once you get them clean, coat them with Rainx. It will save a lot of work later on.
Inexpensive Unique Valentine's Day Ideas?
Make a coupon book for your honey for their favorite things or things that speak to their love language. Back rubs, cherry pie, favorite cookies, bubble bath, help mowing the yard, etc. Youll get lots of fun out of the results.
Name Ideas for a Cake Decorating Business?
Amazing Cakes! With the name starting with the letter A, shell be at the top of the ad lists for calls. It pays off!
Milk Odor on Carpet?
I would try soaking it in straight white vinegar, let it dry.
Cleaning a Christening Dress?
Soak it in Oxy Clean.
Removing Soap Scum from a Bath Tub or Shower?
The Works for showers and tubs is great as well.
What is the Safest Product for Cleaning Up Mouse Droppings?
Super wash cycle in the dishwasher and toss a 1/4 cup of bleach in before running.
What is the Best Time of Day for Traveling With Children?
It depends on how you train them. My folks would pack us up at midnight to leave so we would sleep while they were driving until 6-7am; then stop for breakfast, change clothes, etc. Just pack lots of games, books, snacks, DVDs if your vehicle is so equipped...
What Color Accessories Will Make a Grey Powder Room Look Larger?
Grey is a great neutral. Choose a big mirrors with great frame for over the sink.
Soil Suggestions for a Balcony Vegetable Garden?
Bags of miracle grow vegetable blend. Leave the bags intact and cut small X in the top of the bag; plant startings through the X and lightly water. By keeping the bag intact, youll save a lot of clean up work, the bag will retain moisture and the steam will...
What is the Best Lightening for a Craft Room?
OTT Lights are what I use. They offer different bulbs for natural sunlight, color accuracy etc. They are probably a special order (approx $30-50 depending on model) through your local craft store.
Typewriter Accidentally Plugged into 230 Instead of 110 Outlet?
Nope. Youve fried the circuitry and modules. If you contact the company they may be able to send you new guts. Good luck!
What is the Gas Tank Capacity of the 2007 Chevy Malibu?
16.0 according to Google
What is Taxable and Nontaxable Income?
Anything earned over $600 from any one payor must be claimed.
Simple Sewing Projects for a Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home?
How about a simple apron or giftbags? For the waist tie apron; seam the sides 1st (unless you find pretty panel prints); seam the bottom hem; fold the top edge over to make a casing and sew down the edge. Create the tie seaming a long, narrow length of material...
Remedy for Puppy With Gas?
Boxers are known gas factories.
Recommendations for Someone with Pigmentation Marks?
Dermabrasion or chemical peel will help lighten, but laser treatment is the best. None are cheap, but are worth the investment if these spots bother you. Look for a board certified person.
Decorating the Yard and Pool for a Wedding Reception?
Pool floats or a pool fountain would be great - just remember to put the balloon bouquet weights on them to keep them in the pool. The tent rental shop will have decorations like ivy, florals, etc, big vases, pillars, etc, you can rent to decorate with as well...
Troubleshooting a Breaker that Keeps Tripping?
Its time to call an electrician.
Is Dawn Dish Soap Safe for Bathing Cats?
Im the queen of using Dawn Dish soap; but because of its degreasing chemicals, I wouldnt. Use Ivory liquid instead.
Bedroom Paint Color Advice to Coordinate With Silver Metal Frame Bed?
Any cool tone works well with silver; warm tones work better with gold. Go to the paint store with a piece of silver (jewelry, anything portable) and find a color you love and talk with the technician to make sure the tone is cool and youre on your way. 3 colors...
Inexpensive Laptop Recommendations?
tigerdirect.com deals in factory reconditioned machines; however you can buy a good Ipad for less than a laptop and a fraction of the weight.
Refreezing Previously Frozen Foods?
Nope, refreezing the dough again will kill the yeast. Freeze and thaw is a one time thing so only thaw what you need.
Removing Butter Stain From Clothing?
Pre-treat with Dawn dish soap; let sit 1 hr and wash.
Removing Baked On Cooking Spray?
Soak the pan in hot water with Cascade Liquid for dishwashers for a couple of hours. It should come off.
Name Brand vs. Store Brand Vitamins?
The FDA doesnt regulate vitamin and supplements, so read labels, compare content, most importantly ask your pharmacist which brands they consider reputable. Store brands are normally the same as national brands, but check with the pharmacist to be sure.
Looking for Antique Brass Box Feet?
There is a wonderful online catalog called Restorations, they have everything!
Which Lip Gloss Stays on Longer?
Personally, I prefer carmex tubes myself.
Centerpiece Ideas for a Kids Birthday Party?
Let the cake be the centerpiece.
Selecting a Tomato for Canning?
I believe Roma is the tomatoe youre looking for. Meaty, prolific, cans well, preferred for sauces.
Yellow Stains on White Clothing?
If youve already tried soaking the clothing in vinegar or Oyx Clean; then try a great product called IRON OUT. Soak the clothes in a solution of Iron Out and then wash as usual. We have well water and my whites yellow quickly. What Oxy doesnt get out, Iron...
Buying Wild Game Meat?
Check the laws in your state; some preclude selling wild game meat for money.
Homemade Hot Oil Hair Treatment Recipe?
Just remember to wash your hair dry, i.e., shampoo on dry hair; suds thoroughly; then rinse and repeat. If you wet your hair before applying the shampoo youll have a terrible time getting the oil out, trust me. I know. :)
Decorations for Club's Italian Night Dinner?
Classic red & white check pattern is fun. Wine bottles with candles dripping down their sides (put on top of a plate.) Bread baskets with bread sticks Italian music (download)
Removing Dust and Lint from Velvet?
Cleaning it first with a fabric sticky roller, then cover it with Glads press & seal food wrap; trimming it even with the frames edges. Youll never have to clean it again.
Recipe for Fabric Softener?
Any Good Decorating Ideas For Metal Fold Up Chairs?
Pillow cases (in colors) are pretty.
Removing Buildup on Marble Shower?
LAs Awesome keeps mine sparkling clean for $2/gallon at Walmart.
Why Do My Clothes Pill Up in the Wash?
Turn your clothes inside out before washing and that will help.
Ideas for Organizing Storage on Closet Shelves?
Store your book on their back covers with the spines visible; they take up less space; you get more in the space; and you can still read what you have.
Dollar General Coffee?
It should be on the bag; manufactured for Dollar general by, or Google it.
My Frugal Holiday: Thrifty And Green Christmas
Several years ago, I purchased Christmas print material on clearance for 99cents/yd. My mom and I sewed them into various sized pillow case-type bags with draw strings/ribbons. We use these to wrap all Christmas gifts each year and keep them afterward. If you...
Tomato-Free Lasagna Recipe?
Use an alfredo sauce. Its yummy.
Cleaning a Textured Tile Floor?
I have one too. My grout is white; so before I clean I spray an area with Chlorox clean up and let it sit for a couple of minutes. I use a good mop head with raiser scrubber pattern to get down in the grout and pattern groves. Scrub with hot water & Dawn dish...
White Chocolate Covered Captain Crunch Cereal Squares?
Its called White Trash. Go to Allrecipes.com and search it. Yummo!
Cleaning Copper Pots and Pans?
There is a wonderful, inexpensive product called Bartenders Friend, same as Bon Amee. Non-abrasive powder that makes copper and stainless gleam!
Gift and Card Ideas for Your Pastor?
Get them gift cards to their favorite movie house, DVD rental store, restaurant, etc. that encourages family time - which is always scarce.
Making Septic Safe Laundry Detergent?
I use Dawn dish soap for regular dirt and Ivory liquid for fine/delicate stuff, we have a mound system and our clean out man says ours is always in great shape. Tons cheaper too!
Locating Someone on the Internet?
If youre really serious about finding someone with accurate information; we used a paid service. It cost us 99 cents to find a missing relative and was worth every penny.
Selling the Jewelry I Make?
Sandra- As a jewelry designer/artist, I have lots of experience in this area. Weebly.com offers outstanding website hosting for very little money - check out mine at www.uniqueadornmentsjewelry.com and see what you think. You will need a GOOD digital camera...
Restore a Permanent Ink Marker?
Place water based the markers in a freezer zipper bag and freeze overnight. Take out and allow to thaw, Voila! Rehydrated! This works on water based ink pads too. Permanent ink required re-inkers.
What Makes Hairspray Strong?
Hairsprays are basically water soluble glues with an aerosol propellant, some add fragrance, shine enhancers, conditioners, etc. The type of glue is what creates hold.
There isnt much Dawn dish liquid soap wont get out. Pre-treat it with Dawn, let it sit and wash.
Fixing a Ballpoint Pen?
Try holding it briefly over an open flame and then writing with it.
Laundry Soap for Front Loading Washers?
Front loaders are not as special as the manufacturers want you to believe. I use Dawn dish liquid on everyday stuff and Ivory liquid on delicates with fav softener, no issues. You do need less, which is a bonus. Happy Laundry.
Removing a Dead Animal Smell from Clothes?
I ve used the human kill scent that hunters use to kill their odor in the woods. It works even on skunk.
Activity Ideas for a 5th Grade Dance?
Limbo! Have them participate as partners with a prize for the winning team.
Surprise 75th Birthday Party?
Triiva game/questions based on his life. Folks answering correctly get some little token prize. He gets to be the center of attention for the whole thing.
Cleaning Bathroom Fixtures Safely
If you will use a soft dry towel to wipe off all the fixtures and show/tub after use - youll never need to clean them.
What Causes Crystallization in Jams and Jellies?
Sugars havent dissolved completely in the cooking process.
Making Homemade Tomato Juice?
Play with spices like celery salt, flakes, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, etc. I think youll love it!
Couch Color to Coordinate With Olive Walls?
Olive is a warm tone and as long as you stay with other warm tones, many colors will work. Choc couch should be fine, but use other colors (not olive) to add interest and pops of color.
Some varieties are hybrids and although they produce seeds, they wont grow.
What Can I Use for Dusting Instead of Spays?
I love my Swiffer - no chemicals and they go a long way if you shake them outside after each use.
How Do I Clean Soiled Muddy Suede Boots?
Suede is a leather, so if they are bad Id have them cleaned professionally. Or they do make suede cleaner (spray & brush sold at good shoe stores) and it works well. Once they are cleaned, I would have them Scotch Guarded to protect them. Good luck!
Will Painted Countertops and Tile Withstand Heavy Use?
1. Not without sealing it with a poly product which makes it permanent. 2. You can paint tiles, but even with sealer, they wont take the every day wear & tear of daily kitchen use. Having done many refacing projects, check with local kitchen supply stores and...
Paint Color Advice for Bedroom with Soft Sage Carpet?
Your greatest color pallet source is your pantry. Companys spend millions of dollars every year to market their product and color combinations are a huge part of that. Take a swatch of your carpet with you to the grocery store or home furnishing store and see...
Shower Doors are White Instead of Clear?
I agree with the LA Totally Awesome from the Dollar store - its an incredible product. However, I would use The Works for Showers for the initial cleaning. We live in the country with hard well water and it will clean up everything without harming the surface...
Foundation Makeup Stains on Clothing?
Dawn dish soap always works for me.
I would pay to have them waxed the 1st time, then keep up with the tweezing. A cosmetologist will professionally shape to compliment your features and structure.
Crepe Myrtle Blooms Not Opening?
I would have your soil test and the results discussed with a horticulturist. It may be a plant that requires specific minerals or soil conditions in order to bloom, or some plants require 2 to propagate each other.
Soothing a Whining Puppy?
Try putting a freshly worn shirt from its primary care taker in the crate with it. Use a crate if you arent already - it soothes and makes them feel secure.
Ice Maker Continually Making Ice?
Most ice makers have a lever or bar that trips when the bin is full to tell the maker to quit...check yours to see if its bent or just not working.
Do It Yourself Wedding Favors?
Stamping & scrapbooking stores sell matchbook covers that you decorate and fold up with a Hershey treasure, kiss, etc., They are easy, cheap and fun!
Is There a Difference Between Eating Pears and Canning Pears?
IMO, there is a night and day difference. I find canned tough and very little flavor. Fresh is best and more nutrious, as the vitamins and antioxidents havent been cooked away in the canning process. When buying fresh; only buy what youll comsume in 3 days...
Recommendations for Dishwasher Detergent?
I find it matters what type of water you have. We have hard water (country living with a well) so; we need to prewash and I use the Cascade/Dawn combo packs with jetdry for plastic. My friends with city water can get buy with anything.
Birthday Gift Ideas for Active, Skater Boyfriend?
I agree with redhatterb. Concert Tickets are more than enough for a 1 month boyfriend. Wrap them around a mini skateboard key chain or something thematic from the Dollar store.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
Patchouli Oil can be found at health food stores. It can also be mixed with body sprays to customized a scent but be careful; its a very strong scent and 1 drop goes a very long way.
Puppy Has Soft Stool?
Just like human babies need baby food; puppies need puppy food. Their digestive systems arent fully ready to handle adult dog food until 6-9 months. If he has loose stools/diarrhea get him to the vet.
Planning a Trip to Europe?
If your goal is to see as much as you can in the two weeks - then travel on! If your goal is immersion in one country/one culture - stay put and maybe check into a host family
Advice for Potty Training a Toddler?
Make it a game - float 1 square of toliet paper in the bowl and have him take target practice and hit the paper. It helps develop aim and it makes it fun.
Kenmore Makes Ice But Dispenses Neither Ice nor Water?
Check the cold setting for the Freezer. On mine, if I move it to the colder end, the water freezes in the tiny line. So we choose softer ice and still have water.
Adding Color to a White and Beige Kitchen?
Great bones - just need color! Grey is a neutral. Brown is warm; so choose 3 colors you love and repeat them 3 times. Easiest and cheapest: 1) Paint 2) accent pieces 3) towels & rugs. I recently upgraded my kitchen look for under $100 at Shopko with all their...
Best Mop to Use on Hardwood Floors?
I used Swiffer wet; then go back over it with dry cloth. A sponge mop works too, but squeeze it dry before mopping; and youll still have to dry behind to prevent spotting & streaking.
How Do I Rid of Black Mold in My House?
Call a professional. Do not mess around with this stuff.
Finding an Inexpensive Source for Wedding Dinnerware?
Ive seen something similar in the Gibson brand - check online.
Mix up a strong solution of Oxy Clean in a bucket of water. Wet the area well with a mop and let it sit for 30 minutes. Use a wet-vac cleaner to clean and remove excess moisture.
Caring for a Runt Puppy?
Absolutely! Or move mom and the runt to a separate box to allow it to suckle without issue.
Finding Sponsor for Child on Cheer Squad?
I agree - I would much rather directly sponsor a child I know than be hit with fundraising. Youll be surprise how many people/orgs will help if they are only asked! Figure out what you CAN do and ask for the rest. Dont forget your daughters responsibility in...
How Do I Find an Inexpensive Photographer and Videographer?
Contact your local high school or college for a student photographer in training. If its an event, buy several disposable cameras and give them to your best shutterbug friends. (Remember, you get what you pay for.) Colors - as long as you stay in the same shade...
What is The Best Commercial Strength Shower Cleaner?
We live in the country and our water has a very high iron content - The Works is what keeps mine looking great. Several of my co-workers tell me they thoroughly dry their showers with a bath towel after each use and it never needs cleaning...
Jewelry Made Out of Game Pieces?
Use large jump rings that you can get at craft stores. Weve made many necklaces out of dominoes, etc, and it works great.