Carpet Areas Worn? 27-04-2015

Carpet Areas Worn?

  • Purchase waterproof colored markers that match the worn spots. Then color the backing of the carpet that's showing through. It works well on Orientals with dark-color patterns.


Flies or bees bothering you? 24-04-2015

Flies or bees bothering you?

  • Spray them with hairspray and they will take a quick dive. [Gumout and brake cleaning spray also work, but don't use them in the house or near plastic. ]


When You Check into Your Hotel or Motel Room 22-04-2015

When You Check into Your Hotel or Motel Room

  • As soon as you get into your room, wipe down door handles, the TV remote, phone and surfaces with alcohol wipes or an anti-germ gel. Be aware that germs can stay on them for hours.


Tips: Dishwasher

Tips: Dishwasher

Dishwasher rinse agents help to get your dishes cleaner and dryer but they sure are pricey. Fortunately, there's a cheap alternative: vinegar.

Here's How to Make the Switch to Vinegar:

  1. Finish using up any commerical rinse agent that remains in your dishwasher.
  2. Then, unscrew the cap from your dishwasher's rinse agent dispenser, and fill the well with white vinegar.
  3. Replace the cap, and run your dishwasher as usual.
  4. Refill the dispenser as needed.

Benefits of Using Vinegar as a Rinse Agent:

  • No water spots on cups and glasses
  • Dryer dishes
  • Cleaner dishes
  • No harsh chemicals
  • A cleaner dishwasher


When You Travel. 27-03-2015

When You Travel.

  • Be sure to put stick-on address labels on your binoculars, cell phone, cameras or other possessions. Place several business cards inside your luggage and coats in case they get lost or left behind.


Window Oven Greasy? 20-03-2015

Window Oven Greasy?

  • To remove the grease from the oven glass, wipe both sides with ammonia and let it to stay on for a couple of minutes. Use a plastic scraper to take off the greasy stuff.


Crayon marks on walls? 16-03-2015

Crayon marks on walls?

  • This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes of with little effort (elbow grease that is!).


Hardwood Floors Squeaking? 13-03-2015

Hardwood Floors Squeaking?

  • Sprinkle talcum powder over the noisy area. Then sweep the talc until it settles between the cracks. It should lessen those creaking, squeaking floorboards.