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Some old, some new, some good things to know

How many of these did you know about?

A sealed envelope – Put in the freezer for a few
hours, then slide a knife under the flap.
The envelope can then be resealed.
Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance
cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on
the roll what appliance it belongs to.
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get
warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it.
Pour it all over the steps. They won’t refreeze.
(wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)
To remove old wax from a glass candleholder,
put it in the freezer for a few hours. ! Then take
the candleholder out and turn it upside down.
The wax will fall out.
Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully!
A damp rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes off with
little effort (elbow grease that is!).
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops
(like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I
immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each
pad into halves. After years of having to throw
away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I
finally decided that this would be much more
economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me
indefinitely! In fact, I have noticed that the
scissors get sharpened this way!
Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour
a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed
! to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time!
Now, where to put the body? LOL
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside
and horizontal for inside windows. This way you
can tell which side has the streaks. Straight
vinegar will get outside windows really clean.
Don’t wash windows on a sunny day.
They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any
room to create a lovely light scent in each room
when the light is turned on.
Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers
and your clothes will smell freshly washed for
weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and linen.
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer
for at least 3 hours prior to burning.
To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a
paper bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously
as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and
leave your artificial flowers looking like new!
Works like a charm!
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet,
simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough
water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil
on stove top.
Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking
spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and
there won’t be any stains.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the
refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar
to help bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and
rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into
ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
Left over wine? What’s that? If you have it,
leftover merlot is awesome in spaghetti sauce 🙂
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying
soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.
Ants, ants, ants everywhere …. Well, they are
said to never cross a chalk line. So, get your
chalk out and draw a line on the floor or
wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good
job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape
before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the
scotch tape over the splinter, and then pull it off.
Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer.

Clean a toilet

Clean a toilet.
Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes,
brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action
clean vitreous China.
Clean a vase.
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or
cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
Polish jewelry.
Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water
and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets,
and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
Unclog a drain.
Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer
tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz
White Vinegar. Wait ! a few minutes, and then run the hot


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