13.10.17

Reviving Darkened Aluminum Pots

 
Reviving Darkened Aluminum Pots
  • If these cooking pots have turned a color you don't like looking at or cooking in, you can remove it simply by boiling 1 to 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar in the water.
 

11.10.17

Spot Treating Clothes

 
Spot Treating Clothes
  • To pre-treat the bottoms of dirty socks and collars, simply wrap a bar of soap with nylon net, secure with rubber bands and then scrub away before putting into the washing machine.

7.10.17

Storing Bananas


Storing Bananas
  • Let them ripen on the counter, or if you want them to ripen faster, put them in a paper bag. When they are ripe, if you're not eating them right away, put them into the refrigerator and they will be okay for about 2 weeks.

6.10.17

Making A Bruised Lip Feel Better


Making A Bruised Lip Feel Better
  • It seems inevitable that little children will take a tumble or two and create an "ouchie" on their lips. To ease the immediate trauma and tears, give them a frozen ice pop to "cure" the hurt. Of course, if it's bleeding and more serious they will have to visit the doctor.

5.10.17

Plastic Wrap Difficult to Unwrap?

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Plastic Wrap Difficult to Unwrap?
  • If it's stuck, attach a piece of transparent tape, vertically, at the edge of the wrap, which you can then lift up. Also to keep from tangling, store the wrap in the refrigerator or freezer.
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3.10.17

For Heavy Duty Cleaning


For Heavy Duty Cleaning
  • Mix this: 1/2 cup of sudsy ammonia with enough water to make 1 gallon. This grease cutter can be used to clean areas around the stove or oven and the floor. Ventilate while cleaning. Turn on fan or open windows.

2.10.17

Too Much Soap in the Washer?


Too Much Soap in the Washer?
  • Make the extra sudsy mess disappear by adding a splash of water softener, vinegar or sprinkle table salt over them. It will take care of the soapy problem ASAP.

1.10.17

Vegetable Crisper Hint

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Vegetable Crisper Hint
  • To keep vegetables fresh, put a dry sponge in the crisper to help absorb a buildup of moisture. Also, wipe up debris and wipe out dampness frequently.