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Surprising Reasons Why You Should Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day

1. Home Detoxification
A clean home helps to keep you and your family healthy. You can ditch the chemical cleaners and
use apple cider vinegar to clean most surfaces and to eliminate germs and bacteria in your home.

2. Whiten Teeth
So many things can stain your teeth, such as dark-pigmented fruits, wine, coffee, smoking and age.
You can use apple cider vinegar to whiten your teeth by simply rubbing it on your teeth and then rinsing with lukewarm water.

3. Stop Hiccups
Hiccups result when you protein digestive is slowed or you overeat. You need to ease the spasms in the diaphragm and
restore acid balance in the stomach to alleviate them. Apple cider vinegar is beneficial for all of these and you simply
need to sip on a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water to ease your hiccups.

4. Shiny Hair
shiny-hair-1Shiny hair is healthy hair and when your hair is shiny, it is not being weighed down by product buildup.
After you shampoo your hair, use apple cider vinegar as a rinse before you condition to add shine. Then, simply rinse
with cold water after the vinegar and after the conditioner.

5. Flea Repellant
You do not have to tolerate fleas and you can ensure your pet’s comfort by getting rid of them.
Simply take one part water and one part apply cider vinegar, mix this in a spray bottle and spray your pets to eliminate fleas.

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Easy Home Made Play Dough

You will need:
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of water
1/4 cup table salt
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
food colouring (I found we needed between 6 – 8 drops to achieve good intensity of colour)

*Optional The cream of tartar does NOT smell good at all, but this is easily fixed! We simply added some coconut
essence to our purple play dough, and lime essence to both the green and orange batch. It smelt divine!

Directions

1. Pour everything into a saucepan…. and stir.

2. You want to stir all of the ingredients together BEFORE you turn on the heat.

3. When the ingredients are combined, cook the mixture over a medium heat, stirring constantly.
It will become smooth and runny at first.
Within a couple of minutes, the mixture will form a ball and stick to itself, and then it’s done!

4. Simply transfer it to your counter top to cool. Once it has cooled down, knead the mixture to
make it lovely and pliable and that’s it! Beautiful smooth home made play dough!


*TIPS

*Try to mix all of the ingredients as thoroughly as possible before heating it up on the stove.
The smoother you can make the mixture before heating it up the better. Enlist the help of the kids. They’ll love it!

*Be aware that this cooks quickly! Don’t take your eyes off it and do stir continuously.

*Scrape down the sides of your saucepan while you are stirring – this will prevent build up of cooked on gluey
flour/water mixture and will make the clean up of your saucepan much easier.

*When you are leaving the play dough to cool before kneading it, try spreading it out a little rather than leaving it in a ball.
The play dough will hold its heat inside the ball which will not be fun when you try to knead it and you think it has cooled down!
Spreading it out will also help it to cool more quickly.

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Baking Tips

  • Strawberry Tip: Wash freshly picked strawberries & then take a wide plastic straw and insert it at the bottom
    of a strawberry–then push the stem out.

  • Sugar In Fruit Pies: When making pie, sprinkle the sugar under the fruit instead of on top. This prevents pie from boiling over.

  • Baking Fruit Pies: Cut four small slits into top pie crust and stand one piece of tubed pasta into each slit (choose pasta at
    least 2 or 3 inches long–cannelloni and cut ziti work well). The juices will bubble up the pasta ‘pipe’ and back down into the pie–instead
    of running all over your oven. Once pie has finished baking, remove pasta.

  • Bigger Cakes From Mixes: To make a bigger cake from a mix, add 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp. baking powder.

  • Neatly Cut Fudge: Use a pizza cutter to easily slice through flats of fudge and candy squares. Make sure the baking has
    been chilled or thoroughly set before cutting. The process is fast and easy and the result is nice, neat squares.

  • Mixing Raw Hamburger: If you can’t stand mixing raw hamburger by hand and the wooden spoon just won’t do, try covering
    each of your hands in a clean plastic bag (or baggy) and dig in. The plastic bags will still give your hands and fingers free movement
    , yet keep them free from raw meat contamination.

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    Today's Tips

  • Make use of Leftover Soap:
    Utilising these little pieces of soap that are always left over. Add a little glycerine and mash them up with a
    little warm water and you will have a liquid soap that is gentle and economical.

  • Apply mineral oil over your shower doors and tile surface. That delays the mineral build-up in future use.

  • Broken Glass: Use bread to pick up fragments of broken glass

  • Remove cats hairs from clothes and furniture by rubbing with wet rubber gloves.

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    Easy uses for baby Powder

  • A knotted necklace
    Never waste time desperately tugging at tangled jewelry again. Loosen the knot with a little baby powder and use a pin to pull it apart.

  • Greasy hair
    Most dry shampoos are starch-based, so baby powder has a similar effect in a pinch. Sprinkle some on your hands and massage it
    through your scalp to soak up excess oil.

  • A sweltering summer night
    Crawling into a hot, sticky bed is no one's definition of nighttime relaxation. Dust powder between your sheets to help absorb
    sweat and keep things cool.

  • Oily stains
    Don’t stress over spilt salad dressing. Dab any oil-based stain with baby powder to absorb the grease before laundering like usual.

  • Sandy feet
    Pack a travel size bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. At the end of the day, rub it on your skin and sand will come right off.

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    Homemade Mosquito Repellents

    1 #1.
    1/4 cup vegetable oil mixed with these essential oils (mix and store in a spray bottle)

    8 drops cedar
    5 drops eucalyptus
    4 drops lavender
    2 drops rosemary
    2 drops juniper
    1 drop peppermint
    1 drop cinnamon
    1 drop clove


    #2.
    2 cups witch hazel
    1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
    20 drops citronella essential oil
    20 drops lemongrass essential oil

    Instructions: Mix in a spray bottle and shake well before use.


    #3.
    Mix pure vanilla flavoring with water, and spray on.
    Very effective, and smells good too!
    Also it keeps those pesky no-see-um’s from bothering you.


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    Homemade Ant Killers

    Clean counter tops and surfaces well with one of the cleaners below, these can also be used to spray them directly.

  • Vinegar
  • Vinegar & Water (50/50 mix)
  • Cider Vinegar & Water (50/50 mix)
  • One of these essential oils: Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel Extract (1 tablespoon)
    plus water–per spray bottle
  • Liquid Dish Detergent & Water (about 1 tablespoon detergent, fill spray bottle with water).


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    Home Remedies Bee Stings

  • #1: Remove the stinger. Do Not squeeze it this will inject more of the venom in the patient.

  • #2: Clean the area.

  • #3: CrushPlantain leaves extracting the juice and applying it on the injured area.

  • #4: Insect bite home remedy – Apply toothpaste on the sting.


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    Little-Known Uses for Skin-So-Soft®

  • Repel mosquitoes. This skin cream also happens to double as the best mosquito repellent available, according to
    Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, and advice columnist "Dear Abby."

  • Remove makeup. Rub a dab of Skin-So-Soft over your face, then wash clean with water.

  • Take a soothing bath. Add two tablespoons of Skin-So-Soft to a warm bath as a bath oil.

    Soften finger nails. Warm Skin-So-Soft and use as a hot oil treatment to soften nails.

  • Enjoy a massage. Skin-So-Soft is an excellent massage oil.

  • Relieve itching from insect bites. Applying Skin-So-Soft over the affected areas alleviates itching.

  • Repel insects. Sponge Skin-So-Soft on screen doors and around door jambs and windows to keep out crawling bugs,
    flies, and mosquitoes.

  • Polish wood surfaces. Squeeze Skin-So-Soft onto a soft cloth to clean and polish natural wood.

  • Clean grease and dirt. Squeeze Skin-So-Soft onto a soft cloth to remove grease stains from formica surfaces and oven range hoods.

  • Remove chewing gum from hair or carpeting. Rub a dollop ofSkin-So-Soft into the bubble gum.

  • Remove dried glue and gum left from price tags and labels from glass, metals, and most plastics. Apply Skin-So-Soft and wipe clean.

  • Clean ink from hands and vinyl surfaces. Apply Skin-So-Soft and wipe clean.

  • Clean grease and oil from skin. Rub Skin-So-Soft into the skin and wash clean with water.

  • Clean soap scum. Skin-So-Soft removes soap scum from shower doors, shower curtains, windows, and bathroom and kitchen fixtures.

  • Remove lime and hard water deposits from windows, fixtures, shower doors, and tile. Apply Skin-So-Soft to a cloth and wipe clean.

  • Remove tar spots from car finishes without damaging the finish. Apply Skin-So-Soft to a cloth and rub until the tar glides off.

  • Lubricate pipe joints. Skin-So-Soft works as an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints together.

  • Clean oil-based paint from hands. Skin-So-Soft removes paint and stain from hands more gently than turpentine.

  • Clean paint brushes. Skin-So-Soft leaves paint brush bristles feeling soft as new.

  • Remove ring-around-the-collar. Skin-So-Soft removes the dirt rings in collars when rubbed into the fabric.

  • Remove candle wax. Rub a dollop of Skin-So-Soft to remove candle wax from furniture, carpeting, and clothing.

  • Remove scuff marks from patent leather shoes. Apply Skin-So-Soft to a soft cloth and rub into the patent leather.

  • Pry apart two bowls or glasses. Dribble a few drops of Skin-So-Soft down the sides, then slip the bowls or glasses apart.

  • Clean vinyl car upholstery. Apply Skin-So-Soft to a soft cloth and wipe down the seats and other vinyl surfaces.

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  • To dry nail polish in a hurry, spray nails with PAM Oil Spray.

  • Remove Planter's Warts with banana peels. Before bedtime tape a banana peel inside to the skin,
    over the wart, and cover with a bandage. Within a couple of days the wart will be gone.

  • Olive oil can be added to bath water for a skin softener.

  • Toner/Astringent -- Use witch hazel instead. No need to dilute -- use full strength. You can also rinse
    with a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar after cleansing -- it balances out the ph of your skin.

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    Little Known Uses For Bounce® Dryer Sheets

  • Repel mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

  • Eliminate static electricity from your television screen. Since Bounce is designed to help
    eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

  • Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a used sheet of Bounce.

  • Freshen the air in your home. Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang one in the closet.

  • Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static
    cling on the thread before sewing.

  • Eliminate static cling from pantyhose. Rub a damp, used sheet of Bounce over the hose.

  • Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

  • Freshen the air in your car. Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

  • Clean baked-on food from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in the pan, fill with water, let sit overnight,
    and sponge clean. The antistatic agents apparently weaken the bond between the food and the pan while the
    fabric softening agents soften the baked-on food.

  • Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

  • Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

  • Eliminate static electricity from venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent
    dust from resettling.

  • Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

  • Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry
    bag or hamper.

  • Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight so
    they'll smell great in the morning.

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  • Dog chewing on couch cushions: Pour a bit of lemon juice on corners. Dogs do not like citrus.

  • Bleach Smell: To remove bleach smell from hands (and that slimy feeling) pour a little vinegar or lemon juice over
    your hands then rinse. (bleach is alkaline, vinegar and lemon are acid, so they cancel each other out and balance the pH of your skin.)

  • Candles Drippings: Try putting your cheaper candles in water just deep enough to cover them, add 2 teaspoons of salt and soak.
    This is suppose to cut down on the amount of dripping.

  • Leftover soap: These little slivers of soap can be pushed into slits cut in one side of a face sponge and gives a nice lather.

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    How to Repair a Hole or Leak in an Air Mattress

  • Crazy Glue
    Instead of using unsightly or hard-to-find patches, try applying crazy glue to seal the hole or the leaky valve.


  • Tire Patch Kits
    If you happen to have a tire patch kit in the garage, this works very well for holes in air mattresses.



    Homemade Ice Packs

  • Rubbing Alcohol
    Rubbing Alcohol combined with water in a freezer bag also works great as an ice pack because the alcohol keeps
    the water from freezing. Simply mix one cup of rubbing alcohol with three cups of water in a gallon Ziploc bag and freeze.


  • Rice Who knew? Rice is another great way to create an ice pack because it holds onto the coolness created by the freezer
    for quite awhile. (Be sure to use regular rice however, not the short cooking type.) You don’t even need a Ziploc for this
    remedy, as a plain old sock will do. Simply fill the sock about 2/3 of the way full, tie it securely and stick it in the freezer.
    The rice will easily shift so you can shape around the needed area.


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  • Hair Conditioner
    An easy homemade beauty product to craft at home is conditioner. Use natural ingredients that nourish the hair.
    Mash together 2 tbsp. of olive oil and one banana. Slather the mixture all over the hair. Put a shower cap on your
    head and let the conditioner sit for 30 minutes. Rinse out with warm water. Use this deep-conditioning treatment
    once per week.

  • Skin Moisturizer
    Nourish dry skin with honey. This is a quick and inexpensive homemade beauty product. Honey is a humectant that draws
    moisture to the skin. It is exceptionally easy, as this mask contains only one ingredient. Use your fingers to spread honey all
    over the face. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off the honey with warm water and then with cold water. The cold water closes
    and tightens the pores.

  • Puffy Eyes?
    An easy eye treatment to make at home can reduce puffiness. Start with two thin slices of cucumber. Spray a bit of rose
    water on the cucumbers. Put one slice over each eye. Let the cucumber slices sit on the eyes for 15 minutes. After removing them,
    dip cotton balls in water and wipe the eyes clean.

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    DIY Spoon Planter Hooks
    Looking for a creative way to hang some small plants either outside or indoors?
    Check out these DIY Spoon Planter Hooks. Learn How to bend the spoons properly
    from WikiHow HERE. Then hang in desired location and display small plants around your house!
    What a wonderful idea. May be a great way to display your herbs in the kitchen!

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  • Cleaning Mini Blinds
    Fill the bathtub with hot water. Add 3 scoops of a product called OxiClean an unbelievable environmentally safe cleaner.
    Place mini blinds in tub for about 30 minutes. Rinse and dry. Even the cord is clean; and your porcelain tub is sparkling as a bonus!

  • Cleaning Silk plants
    Why pay expensive prices for silk plant cleaners? Just spray them with Dow bathroom cleaner and let them dry.

  • Use Olive Oil or other cooking oil to clean hands dirtied by engine oil

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  • Zip Top Freezer Bags... Have difficulty getting them open? Take scissors and snip a fair sized "V" in one side of the top strip
    (don't cut into the 'sealer') and you will find it easy to gain access without the frustration.


  • Airwick Scented Oil refills - Empty When your Airwick scented oil refills are empty, instead of throwing them away, put
    them in your lingerie drawer, handkerchief drawer, closet or linen cupboard. It makes everything smell divine, finishes off the last
    few drops of oil productively.

  • Smelly Sponges: Regular cellulose kitchen sponges tend to get smelly, and the odor transfers onto your hands when you use
    the sponge. We have found that a spray of Febreeze (or any fabric odor remover, I would imagine) keeps that nasty odor away


  • Tight Plug - If an electric plug fits too tight and is difficult to pull out, rub its prongs with a soft lead pencil.


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    5 Things To Do with Beer

    1. Soften Up Tough Meat
    Who needs powdered meat tenderizer when you have some in a can? You guessed it: Beer makes a great
    tenderizer for tough, inexpensive cuts of meat. Pour a can over the meat, and let it soak in for about an hour before cooking.
    Even better, marinate it overnight in the fridge or put the beer in your slow cooker with the meat.

    2. Polish Gold Jewelry
    Get the shine back in your solid gold (i.e., minus any gemstones) rings and other jewelry by pouring a bit of beer
    (not dark ale!) onto a soft cloth and rubbing it gently over the piece. Use a clean second cloth, and then off with
    another dry cloth.

    3. Remove Tea and Coffee Rug Stains
    Getting that coffee or tea stain out of your rug may seem impossible, but you can literally lift it out by pouring
    a bit of beer right on top. Rub the beer lightly into the material, and the stain should disappear. You may have to
    repeat the process a couple of times to remove all traces of the stain.

    4. Clean Wood Furniture
    Have you got some beer that’s old or went flat? Use it to clean wooden furniture. Just wipe it on with a soft
    cloth, and then off with another dry cloth.

    5. Use as a Setting Lotion
    Put some life back into flat hair with some flat beer. Before you get into the shower, mix 3 tablespoons beer
    in ½ cup warm water. After you shampoo your hair, rub in the solution, let it set for a couple of minutes,
    then rinse it off. You may be so pleased by what you see, you’ll want to keep a six-pack in the bathroom

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  • Grind up a cup or so of rice in a coffee grinder to clean the grinder and sharpen its blades.


  • Deodorize dishes, pans, cutting boards or utensils with pungent odors by adding 1/4 cup of lemon juice to your dishwater.


  • Fireplace Soot Odor: In the Spring, when you're fireplace will be out of commission for a while, clean out the ashes,
    then fill the fireplace with crumpled newspapers (non-glossy pages). Leave the newspapers for a couple of days, then discard.


  • To keep cat litter fresh smelling, mix baby powder in with the litter.

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  • Refrigerated apples last up to 10 times longer than those left at room temperature. To prevent apples from
    speeding up the ripening process of other items in your produce drawer, store them in a plastic or brown paper bag.


  • Instead of blanching cabbage leaves to wilt them for stuffing, simply leave the whole head in the freezer overnight.


  • Before you squeeze juice from a lemon, grate off the rind into a freezer bag and freeze. Then when a recipe calls for
    lemon zest or rind, just pull it from the freezer. Sprinkle a little sugar over citrus zest or fresh ginger before chopping.
    The sugar not only dissolves and absorbs the juices but also helps spread the flavor.


  • When working with fresh chilies and peppers, wear disposable gloves. Don't handle the peppers under water
    (it extracts painful vapors). Remember, the spice comes from the white membrane inside the pepper, not the skin or seeds.

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  • Keep socks that you have lost the matches to. Slide them on your hand to dust with.

  • To cover scratches on dark wood furniture, make a thick paste of instant coffee and a little water.
    Rub it into the nicks and scratches.

  • You can make your own ice packs by mixing 2 parts water to 1 part rubbing alcohol. Keep in the refrigerator
    at least 24 hours before using.

  • Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

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    Homemade 3-Ingredient Toilet Bowl Cleaner

    A lot of people use bleach or other cleaners in their bathroom, but some feel that they want to control the ingredients
    they use around their families. By combining the fizzy power of baking soda and tea tree oil in this toilet bowl cleaner
    recipe from All You, you can clean your toilet naturally, in about 2 minutes, and spend almost nothing (only $.48 per cleaning)!

    What You’ll Need:

    Measuring cup
    Toilet brush
    1/2 cup baking soda
    10 drops tea tree oil
    1/2 cup distilled white vinegar

    Directions:

    1. Pour baking soda directly into the toilet. Immediately add oil then vinegar—in that order exactly.
    2. Let water fizz for several minutes.
    3. Scrub bowl with brush until clean.
    4. Flush.

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  • Put a mini marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to keep the ice cream from dripping out bottom.

  • To remove pesky bottle tops and jar lids, don a pair of rubber gloves. Or twist a fat rubber band around the lid,
    then twist open. Works like a charm.

  • If you need to clean your electric can opener, soak an old toothbrush in vinegar, hold it under the wheel/blade
    assembly and turn on your opener for about 30 seconds.

  • Line the bottom of your veggie/crisper drawer in the fridge with a paper towel to absorb liquids that make veggies wilt.

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    Household Uses For Baking Soda

  • Stovetop A Mess? Generously sprinkle it around the top of stove then spray hot water (boiling hot if possible)
    over top–-enough to dissolve the soda without making it run all over. Let soak for about 30 minutes then scrub clean.


  • Crusty Roasting Pan Fix: Sprinkle pan generously with bicarb, pour hot water over top about an inch or two deep
    and soak for a couple hours. Try boiling for a few minutes first if the mess is bad.


  • Coffee Mug Stains: Remove stains from coffee mugs by wiping mug with a wet cloth then rub the inside of the mug
    with bicarb. If the stains are stubborn, soak overnight in hot water and baking soda.


  • Bathtub Miracle Paste: Make a cleaning paste with baking soda and bleach then apply to wet sponge to scrub off
    grime when wiping the tub down.


  • Cast Iron Cookware Scrub: Use bicarb as a scouring powder when trying to clean or remove rust from cast iron cookware.


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    Simple Summer Skin Care Tips

  • Stay hydrated. Your body tends to lose a lot of moisture in the summer, so it’s important to regularly replenish the H2O.
    Drink a lot of water and liquids and your skin will stay soft and moisturised as well.

  • Don’t like your tan? Gram flour can also be used as a facemask to get rid of an uneven tan. Mix it with yoghurt and a few drops
    of lemon and apply and leave it on your face till it’s dry. The citrus properties of the lemon are very effective in removing the tan.

  • Homemade Exfoliater - Try this simple one using 4 to 5 tbsps of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric, 5 – 6 drops of rose water
    and milk or yoghurt. Mix it into a paste and use it to exfoliate your face. Follow it up with a facemask and moisturiser.

  • Cleanse your face twice a day. At least! This is important to do even if you’ve been home all day and feel like your skin is clean.
    Cleansing and moisturising your skin before sleeping is an absolute must.


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    HOW TO RECOGNIZE HEAT STROKE
    If they have a body temperature above 103 degrees Farenheit, red, hot dry skin, and there's no sweating -- which means
    that the body's sweating mechanism is failing, and the body is unable to cool down. If the person has a rapid strong pulse,
    headache, dizziness or nausea -- call 911 and get the victim to a shady area in the meantime. Try to cool the victim rapidly
    using whatever methods you can like spraying them with cool water from a hose.

    SYMPTOMS
    • Body temp > 103°F
    • Red/hot/dry skin
    • No sweating
    • Rapid pulse
    • Headache/dizziness/nausea


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  • Use an old dish towel as a fabric softener sheet. Pour a couple of capfuls of Downey on it and throw it in the dryer.
    It takes about a year to go thru a bottle of (small) Downey fabric softener. Add more Downey about every 15 loads or just
    when you notice a little static. It helps to use a towel that is distinct from the other laundry.

  • The best way to get out ink stains is to put rubbing alcohol on the stain - it disappears! This must be done before washing.

  • Use petroleum jelly for removing lipstick stains. Another possibility is to rub in a little vegetable shortening and
    then launder as normal.

  • Perspiration Stains/Odor: Soak the stained shirt in equal parts ammonia and water and add a few Tbls. of liquid
    dish soap overnight. Then, wash the shirts as usual.

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  • If you run out of shaving cream, use Olive Oil to Shave. It softens your skin and provides a closer shave.

  • To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing
    liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

  • Put rubber bands on the ends of a hanger to keep clothes from falling off.

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    It's that time of year when we all need to get rid of the "Winter Skin!" DRY!!!
    Here are some easy homemade recipes to get our skin ready for summer!!!



    1. Green Ambrosia Body Scrub

    1/4 cup uncooked white rice
    1/2 cup Epsom salts
    2 Tbls. oatmeal - ground in blender
    1/4 cup cornmeal
    1/8 cup glycerin
    5 drops baby oil
    1/2 bag green tea
    1 tsp. poppy seeds
    5 drops china rain essence oil

    -Grind rice in the blender.
    -Combine all ingredients with a whisk.
    -Pour in bottles or Ziploc® bags to store.


    2. Ultimate Dry Skin Treatment

    2 Tbls. real mayonnaise
    1 tsp. baby oil

    -Combine both ingredients.
    -Smooth onto face, neck, rough elbows and knees, or anywhere you need it.
    -Leave on for 20 minutes.
    -Rinse thoroughly with tepid water.


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  • Vinegar to the rescue! If you have a spray attachment at your kitchen sink and it starts spraying in all directions
    or stops spraying from all holes, the holes could be clogged with lime buildup. You can soak the nozzle in vinegar, or what I do is just
    spray it with the bottle that's always right there on my counter, then take a toothpick and poke the holes a bit.
    Spray water through it a bit to release any of the deposits that you've dislodged, then repeat the process. Your sprayer should
    spray good as new!

  • Here goes another vinegar tip...Take one cup vinegar, one cup Listerine and basin full warm water...Soak your toosties and wala..
    It exfoliates all the dead skin and makes them smell good!!!

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  • Add a tablespoon of baking soda to your water with your usual dish soap. It will soften your hands
    while cutting through that nasty grease.

  • For a fresh and natural way to make your shower surfaces shine, use grapefruit. Grab a fresh grapefruit and
    cut it in half. Next, sprinkle the fruit with salt, wet your shower and bathroom surfaces, and cover them in salt as well.
    Finally, use your new handheld grapefruit scrubber to wipe away the grime and dirt.

  • Freeze vinegar in ice cube trays and run them down your garbage disposal. This will keep your blades sharp while
    safely killing odor-causing bacteria.

  • To clean your blender, simply fill it partway with warm water and dishwashing detergent, cover it, and run it for
    a few seconds. Empty it, rinse it, air-dry.

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  • Wipe walls with a Swiffer mop and a wet Swiffer pad. It is really quick and so much easier than hand wiping your walls.

  • Ran out of toilet bowl cleaner??? Drop a Cascade Dishwasher Action Pac into the toilet, watch it
    dissolve and clean w/ brush. Works great every time!

  • Used k-cups make great seed starter cups. Just add seed starter mix and plant seeds. Place in a take out or
    deli container with a clear lid, in a warm sunny place, and remember to water pods. After seeds sprout, remove lid.
    Ready to transplant in a few weeks and when warm enough outside.

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  • Clean and shine the headlights on your car by applying window cleaner and rubbing vigorously with an old pair of panty hose.

  • Stop cut apples and pears from browning by squeezing a little lemon juice over them.

  • A quick fix for frizzy hair. Apply a few drops of a light lotion (a cream is too heavy) to your palms and smooth them over the top of your hair.

  • Comb your hair before showering to prevent breakage.

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  • Clean counter tops and make them smell fresh again with a cloth soaked in undiluted white distilled vinegar.

  • Clean bathroom and kitchen fixtures with rubbing alcohol, they will be shiny and spot free. Alcohol kills germs too!

  • If you have the misfortune of running out of coffee filters, don't worry. Try using a paper towel instead.
    It works well in a pinch.

  • A dab of foaming shaving cream can help remove many red-wine spills from carpets.

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  • When washing new towels, always add a cup of salt to the water. The salt will set the color so the towels won't fade as quickly.

  • When making hard boiled eggs...put eggs in pan with cold water and a pinch of salt; bring to a boil, then turn off heat and
    let stand for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water...for easier peeling, peel while still warm.

  • When washing your walls, use a sports terry cloth wristband to keep the water from running down your arms.

  • Put Dryer sheets under your car seats to keep your car smelling fresh. They're much cheaper than car air fresheners!

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  • Check your tire pressure! You can improve your fuel economy by up to 10 percent by keeping your tires properly inflated.
    Correct tire pressures can be found in your owner manual and on the driver's-side door jamb.

  • Use straws to lengthen flower stems that are damaged or too short for a vase.

  • Wipe down mini-blinds with a damp fabric softener sheet. This eliminates the static that causes dust to stick.
    The same trick works for TV and monitor screens.

  • Put a few folded pieces of newspaper in the bottom of your kitchen trash can to will absorb odors.

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  • To keep aphids away from your rose bushes, bury a banana peel at the base of the plant.

  • To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your
    palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

  • Have static in your hair? Run a Bounce fabric softener sheet through your hair. Takes the static right out!

  • Clean rope trimmed shoes with a toothbrush dipped in rug shampoo.

  • Here's a tip for drying bed sheets. Try using tennis balls. Toss 3 or 4 in with your sheets.
    They get caught up in the sheets and help keep them from wadding up.

  • When washing windows, instead of using paper towels use newspapers, they don't leave streaks.

  • When you bring celery home immediately wrap it in foil. It will never get limp.

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  • If you don't have zit cream, a plain white paste-type toothpaste will dry out the pimple.

  • Less than thrilled with a conditioner you bought? Don't throw it out! You can use it as shaving cream
    and you won't need lotion afterwards.

  • Easy Air Freshener. On a small pot on stove 1/2 cup water, tsp. cloves and tsp.of ground cinnamon.
    Bring to a boil, then turn off the burner. If you have a fan in your range hood turn it on. Smells yummy!

  • Ran out of toilet bowl cleaner??? Drop a Cascade Dishwasher Action Pac into the toilet, watch it desolve
    and clean w/ brush. Works great everytime!

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  • Clean outdoor plastic toys and furniture: Mix a quarter of a cup of automatic dishwashing detergent
    into a gallon of hot water & scrub clean. Rinse.

  • If you spill wine, juice, coffee, etc. on a carpet pour regular table salt in a heap on top of the stain and it will
    absorb the liquid and you simply have to vacuum it up.

  • Add a teaspoon of baking powder when mashing potatoes, and beat them vigorously to make them extra light and creamy.

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  • To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

  • Clean your Toilet Bowl with Coca Cola! Pour a whole can in and let it sit for about an hour, then brush and flush.
    The Citric Acid in Coke removes the stains.

  • To remove strong odors, like coffee, from a thermos, simply fill with warm water and drop in a denture
    tablet. Works like a charm!

  • Use new or used fabric softener sheets to shine the chrome plated fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen.
    The chrome will sparkle like new!

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  • Clean bathroom and kitchen fixtures with rubbing alcohol, they will be shiny and spot free. Alcohol kills germs too!

  • Clean cobwebs with an upward motion to lift them off. Downward motions tend to splatter them against the walls.

  • A pinch of baking soda in a gallon of freshly-brewed iced tea takes out bad-tasting tannins and prevents cloudiness.

  • Use paper kitchen cups to start plants in. When it's time to transplant to the ground, just tap the cup on your
    hand to loosen, then gently shake out onto your hand, or just tear away the paper cup, plant, and throw away the cup! Easy!!

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    Easy Tips

  • To remove stubborn tub stains: Make a paste of hydrogen peroxide and cream of tartar. Scrub with a toothbrush and rinse thoroughly.

  • To remove pesky bottle tops and jar lids, don a pair of rubber gloves. Or twist a fat rubber band around the lid, then twist open.
    Works like a charm.

  • To keep your drains clean and fresh smelling, add 1 cup baking soda w/ one cup white vinegar, put together into sink, wait 10
    minutes and then flush with cold water. It keeps your drains free of odors.

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    A Couple of Tips

  • To get ink out of clothing, spray with hair spray let set a couple of minutes then dab with a damp cloth.

  • Forgot that you left wet laundry in the machine and it now smells moldy? Pour a few cups of white distilled
    vinegar in the machine and wash the clothes in hot water. Then run a normal cycle with detergent.

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    Todays Tips

  • To keep rust out, slip a piece of charcoal or chalk or a moth ball into the toolbox.

  • Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little "stringy things" off of it. That's how the primates do it.

  • Save time and money. Wash windows with vinegar (it will not leave a scent), and dry with old newspaper (leaves NO streaks).

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    Buying Bread

    When you buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest? Many people "squeeze"
    for freshness or softness. Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday,
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    Each day has a different color twist tie. They are:

    Monday = Blue
    Tuesday = Green
    Thursday = Red
    Friday = White
    Saturday = Yellow

    So if today was Thursday, you would want a red twist tie -- not a white tie which is Fridays (almost a week old)!

    To remember the colors of the twist tie, they go alphabetically by color - Blue-Green-Red-White-Yellow, Monday
    through Saturday, skipping Wednesdays.

    Very easy to remember.

    I thought this was interesting so checked it out. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers
    DO have different color twist ties; and even the ones with the plastic clips DO have different colors.

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    Todays East Tips

  • Cleaning Blinds
    Wipe the blinds with a fabric softener sheet to prevent dust from resettling.

  • Cleaning Toilet
    Disinfect and deodorize the toilet bowl in a flash. Sprinkle the sides with baking soda, let sit for a few minutes,
    then drizzle with vinegar. Scrub with a toilet brush and flush.

  • Sparkling Windows
    To make windows sparkle, spritz glass with a solution of 3 tablespoons white vinegar and 1 gallon cool water.
    Avoid streaks by wiping panes with newspaper.

  • Too Many Suds?
    Get rid of excess suds when hand-washing garments in the sink or doing the dishes by sprinkling them with a pinch of salt.

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    Simply Easy Tips

  • Sock Dusters
    Keep socks that you have lost the matches to. Slide them on your hand to dust with.

  • Scratched Wood Furniture
    To cover scratches on dark wood furniture, make a thick paste of instant coffee and a little water.
    Rub it into the nicks and scratches

  • Clean Lint Screen
    Clean your dryer lint screen with hot soap and water about every tenth time you use it.
    This decreases drying time and increases the lifetime of your dryer.

  • Smelly Trash Can
    Put a few folded pieces of newspaper in the bottom of your kitchen trash can to absorb odors.

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    Today's Tips

  • Freshening Up
    To freshen rooms, carpet, shoes, trash cans, diaper pails and other sprayable surfaces: Simply fill a spray bottle with
    white vinegar, and spritz wherever a freshening is needed. It'll neutralize the odor, so that your home smells like your home.

  • Bake potatoes quickly (in the oven) Push a metal shish-kebob skewer down the long end. The metal heats and cooks
    the potato from the inside.

  • Homemade Ice Packs
    You can make your own ice packs by mixing 2 parts water to 1 part rubbing alcohol. Keep in the refrigerator
    at least 24 hours before using.

  • Fresh bread
    To keep bread from spoiling keep the loaf in the freezer only take out what you need.

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    Todays easy tips

  • Ran out of toilet bowl cleaner???
    Drop a Cascade Dishwasher Action Pac into the toilet, watch it dissolve and clean w/ brush. Works great every time!

  • Carpet Spills
    If you spill wine, juice, coffee, etc. on a carpet pour regular table salt in a heap on top of the stain and it will absorb the
    liquid and you simply have to vacuum it up.

  • Broken Glass
    When you break glass if you use a cotton ball it will pick up all the little sliver's of glass. They stick right to it.

  • Is It Still Good?
    To make sure your baking soda, baking cocoa, or baking powder is still good, put a teaspoon of it into hot water,
    if it fizzles it is still ok.

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    Simple Tips

  • Got a Splinter
    If you get a splinter, pour a little "Elmers" glue over it, let dry, then pull the dried glue off and the splinter will come out with it.

  • Clean Fixtures
    Clean bathroom and kitchen fixtures with rubbing alcohol, they will be shiny and spot free. Alcohol kills germs too!

  • Potatoes Budding?
    To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

  • Cleaning Your TV Screen
    Wipe off your TV screen with fabric softener sheets. It really does help repel the dust.

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    Easy Tops

  • Creamy & Extra Light Potatoes
    Add a teaspoon of baking powder when mashing potatoes, and beat them vigorously to make them extra light and creamy.

  • Out of Coffee Filters?
    If you have the misfortune of running out of coffee filters, don't worry. Try using a paper towel instead. It works well in a pinch.

  • Hair Conditioner As Shaving Cream
    Less than thrilled with a conditioner you bought? Don't throw it out! You can use it as shaving cream and you won't
    need lotion afterwards.

  • Homemade De-Icer
    Instead of salt, create your own de-icer by mixing a teaspoon liquid dishwashing detergent with a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol
    and a half gallon of warm water. The mixture will melt away several layers of ice and the alcohol in the solution will prevent the
    water from refreezing.

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    Simple Tips

  • Decorate Cakes like a Pro!
    Write out your frosting message on wax paper, then freeze the message on the wax paper for about 30 minutes.
    Then remove the letters from the paper with a short metal spatula and transfer to your cake!


  • Cleaning your Electric Can Opener
    If you need to clean your electric can opener, soak an old toothbrush in vinegar, hold it under the wheel/blade assembly
    and turn on your opener for about 30 seconds.


  • Shaving Nick
    If you cut yourself while shaving, dab a little honey on the cut to help it heal.


  • Bathtub Stains
    Treat stubborn bathtub stains with a mixture of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide. By the time the paste dries,
    the stain should be gone.

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    Simple Tips

  • Veggie Drawer
    Line the bottom of your veggie/crisper drawer in the fridge with a paper towel to absorb liquids that make veggies wilt.

  • Soggy Lettuce
    Perk up soggy lettuce by soaking in cold water with some lemon juice. To store place in a zip lock bag with paper
    towel to absorb moisture.

  • Clingy Lint
    Prevent lint from clinging to clothes by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the wash cycle.

  • Greasing a Baking Dish
    To grease your cake pans put a plastic sandwich bag over your hand and use it to get into even the tightest corners.
    When through just turn inside out and throw away for easy cleanup!

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    Simple Tips

  • Cleaning Shower Head
    To clean mineral deposits, boil the shower head once a month in a mild solution of white vinegar and water.

  • Ink on Clothing
    To get ink out of clothing, spray with hair spray let set a couple of minutes then dab with a damp cloth.

  • Shine your Shoes
    Rub in a bit of hand cream and buff with a tissue.

  • Make Your Towels Absorbent Again
    If your towel looses it's absorbency then toss in 1/4 cup white vinegar into the wash with them.
    It helps to make your towels absorbent again.

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    Kitchen Tip's

  • Dishwasher Duty
    Once a week, shake baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe around the machine's edges to remove stuck-on food or stains.
    To clean the inside, run an empty cycle with Dishwasher Magic, a product designed to kill bacteria like E.coli. "During cold and
    flu season, add a quarter-cup of bleach to the regular dish cycle to kill bacteria," says Laura Dellutri. The dishes will be safe
    and sanitized after the rinse cycle is finished.

  • Love Your Oven
    Keep the heart of your kitchen clean by lining the bottom with a nonstick ovenliner. It can be wiped with a paper towel,
    put in the dishwasher, and reused over and over.

  • Disinfect the Disposal
    To get rid of odors, drop in a cut-up lemon, some salt and a few ice cubes. The lemon deodorizes, and the ice and salt clean away residue.

  • Zap the Sponge
    We all know that sponges can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Disinfect yours every night by squeezing it out and
    microwaving it on high for a minute. When it's shredded and smelly, replace it.

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    How to Remove Oil Stains from Clothes

  • Baking Soda This is probably the first remedy you should try to get rid of oil stains from clothing because it will absorb as much oil from
    the stain as possible. Liberally cover the oil stain with baking soda and rub it in gently with your fingers. Let the baking powder
    sit for approximately ½ hour then gently brush it clean. Launder as usual.

  • Club Soda Club Soda works wonders for removing all kinds of stains and it also works for removing oil stains from clothing.
    Saturate the stain with Club Soda – let it sit for a few minutes – then blot as much as you can. Launder as usual afterwards.

  • Dish washing Liquid
    Dish washing liquid is known for being a powerful degreaser. Rub a few drops of dish washing liquid onto the oil stain,
    rub it in gently, let it sit for a few minutes then rinse out or launder as usual.

  • Cheese Wiz
    Believe it or not this delicious treat works great for removing oil stains. Simply smear some cheese wiz into
    the stain and throw in the washer.

  • Baby Powder
    Baby Powder is also great for absorbing oil on clothes. Rub some baby powder into the stain and then brush clean. Wash as usual.

  • Hair Spray
    Hair Spray is also known to take out oil or grease stains. Simply spray stain with a decent amount of
    hair spray then toss in the wash and launder as usual.

  • Baby Shampoo
    This cleaning tip is perfect for gentler clothing items. Simply rub a few drops of Baby Shampoo into the stain,
    then soak in some warm water for a few minutes. Afterwards, launder as usual.

  • Corn Starch
    Corn starch works similar to the Baking Powder remedy mentioned above. It works really well for absorbing the oil in the stain.
    Simply sprinkle an ample amount of Corn Starch on the stain, rub it in gently and then let i t sit for about ½ hour. Then gently
    brush the corn starch off and wash item as usual.

  • Wonder Bread
    Strangely enough, white bread will absorb oil as well. Simply rub the stain with some white bread or heavily blot to get stain out.

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    31 Surprising Uses for Baking Soda
    31 Surprising Uses for Baking Soda
    Baking soda can do a lot more than just sit in the back of the fridge. Try these easy tips
    and put baking soda to work in every room of your house!

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  • Zip Top Freezer Bags... Have difficulty getting them open?
    Take scissors and snip a fair sized "V" in one side of the top strip (don't cut into the 'sealer') and you will
    find it easy to gain access without the frustration.
    Also if you find it difficult to fill small freezer bags you might try putting them inside a measuring cup,
    folding a small flap down over the edges of the cup. Then it's easy to fill with foodstuffs and prevent the
    bag collapsing and the resultant spills. Same holds true for larger bags if you find a suitable sized bowl or
    can to place the bags in.

  • Airwick Scented Oil refills - Empty
    When your Airwick scented oil refills are empty, instead of throwing them away, put them in your lingerie drawer,
    handkerchief drawer, closet or linen cupboard. It makes everything smell divine, finishes off the last few drops of
    oil productively, makes a few less glass containers for the landfill.

  • Smelly Sponges:
    Regular cellulose kitchen sponges tend to get smelly, and the odor transfers onto your hands when you use the sponge.
    Just use a spray of Febreeze (or any fabric odor remover) keeps that nasty odor away.


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    Did you know? Tips

  • How to remove food smell from refrigerator?
    Place a fresh slice of bread (uncovered) in the freedge. It will absorb most of the bad odor.

  • How to keep away flies?
    Placing two-three tablets of camphor in a hot iron vessel keeps the flies away.

  • How to increase the supply of vinegar?
    Divide vinegar into two parts and keep separately in different bottles. Add boiled water and leave for a week.
    You will have twice the quantity original strength vinegar.

  • How to sharpen scissors?
    Cut a piece of sandpaper into strips. This sharpens the scissors.

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    Easy Tips To Use Around The House

  • Freshen Up Wicker Baskets:
    Have a bunch of wicker baskets that are old and tired looking? Lightly wash them then dry thoroughly. Once dried,
    give them a fresh new look with a coat or two of spray paint. Perfect use for that little bit of paint left in a can.
    You can also clip off any broken ends and pieces of wicker before painting.

  • Baby Powder & Rubber Gloves:
    Dust your hands lightly with baby powder before putting on rubber or latex gloves (or even flour if you don’t have baby powder).
    This will help you remove the gloves easily without having to take them off inside out.

  • Clothespin Bag Clips:
    Buying special clips to keep food bags closed and snacks fresh isn’t necessary. You can keep a jar or baggy of clothespins on
    hand and they do just as great a job!

  • Prevent Throw Rugs & Mats From Sliding:
    Here are a couple ideas to try to keep small throw rugs and mats from slipping and sliding around: Sew rubber jar seal rings
    on each corner of the mat (underside); Cut and sew rubber shelf liner strips along each edge (underside–a few inches wide per
    strip is fine–or cover the whole back).

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    Laundry Tips

  • Spaghetti Stains:
    Wet the fabric and then sprinkle with powdered dish detergent. Scrub gently with a toothbrush.
    Rinse the item and launder normally.

  • Zippers:
    To make a zipper slide up and down more smoothly, rub a bar of soap over the teeth.

  • Laundry Basket Freshener:
    Place a fabric softener sheet in the bottom of your laundry basket (remember to change it weekly.)
    You can also simply sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of your basket and that will help absorb the odors as well.

  • Dryer Tip:
    Include a few tennis balls in each dryer cycle. The tennis balls not only cut drying time by 25% - 50%, but also
    fluff the clothes to a delicate softness, and towels with be especially fluffy

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    Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Eyeglasses

  • Bounce Fabric Softeners Sheets
    Cleaning your eyeglasses with a clean used Bounce Fabric Softener sheet is not only a great way to clean your glasses
    but it is also a great way to repel future dust for awhile. The antistatic element of the sheets prevents dust from sticking
    in the eyeglasses for some time. (It is also a great way to reuse a fabric softener sheet.)

  • Baby Wipes
    Baby wipes work great in a pinch. They will help clean off any grime on eyeglasses.

  • Coffee Filters
    Coffee Filters are great for cleaning eyeglasses because they will not leave any lint behind.
    They are also inexpensive enough that you can use them daily if you choose.

    Defogging Eyeglasses

  • Toothpaste
    Strangely enough you can create a thin film on eyeglass lenses that will rebel precipitation by rubbing a dab
    of Colgate toothpaste (the regular flavor paste variety) then wash them clean with water.

  • Shaving Cream
    Shaving cream in another great deterrent for foggy eyeglasses (works well for defogging bathroom mirrors as well).
    Simply rub a small dab of shaving cream on both sides of lenses and gently wipe clean in circular motion.

  • Pledge
    Another way to keep eyeglasses fog-free is pledge. Gently spray a little pledge on lenses then gently wipe clean.

    Repairing Broken Eyeglasses in an Emergency

  • Toothpicks
    Toothpicks work great is you lose a screw from your eyeglasses. Simply place a toothpick in the hole to
    hold them temporarily until you can get them fixed.

  • Clear Nail Polish
    To keep eyeglasses screws from loosening, or if you have screws that are already loose, simply apply a
    small drop of clear nail polish on them to hold them in place.

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    Clean Costume Jewelry

  • Toothpaste
    Toothpaste works great when it comes to cleaning Costume Jewelry. Simply squeeze some toothpaste
    (the paste kind – not the gel) on an old toothbrush and lightly scrub the costume jewelry. Then rinse well and pat dry.

  • Rubbing Alcohol
    Place costume jewelry in a container or bin. Pour a little rubbing alcohol over the item and let jewelry soak
    for three or four minutes. Then remove and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • Denture Tablets
    Denture tablets such as Efferdent or Polident can also work wonders when it comes to cleaning costume jewelry.
    Simply fill your sink or a basin with hot water, drop in two denture cleansing tablets followed by the jewelry. Let the
    jewelry sit for 30 minutes – rinse and pat dry.

  • Liquid Dish Soap
    In many cases simple water with a couple of drop or two of dish detergent will do it (not too much detergent
    though because it can leave jewelry looking dull). Fill a basin halfway with warm water and add a drop or two of
    liquid detergent. Let costume jewelry soak for about 20 minutes then remove and gently pat dry with a clean cloth.

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    Easy Toilet Cleaning Tips

  • Baking Soda
    Baking soda works great for cleaning toilet bowls. Simply pour in ½ cup of baking soda into the toilet,
    brush with a toilet brush and flush.

  • Bleach
    Bleach will not only help get rid of tougher toilet bowl stains, but will help deodorize and sanitize the bowl as well.
    (Do NOT use bleach however if you have a toilet cleaner attached to your bowl that cleans each time you flush
    because the combination can cause toxic fumes. Also do not use this if your bowl has rust because chlorine bleach can
    actually set rust stains.) For other users however, bleach works extremely well. Simply add about ¼ cup of bleach to your
    bowl, let sit for about 10 minutes, then use your toilet brush to clean. Stains and marks come off easily. Then flush.

  • Coca Cola
    While this might sound strange, Coca Cola also makes a great toilet cleaner. Just pour a can of Coca Cola into the bowl,
    let it sit for about an hour, then brush it and flush it.

  • Denture Tablets
    2 denture tablets work well for cleaning toilet bowls as well. Drop in 2 tablets, (be sure to close the lid) and let the tablets
    sit in the bowl overnight. The next morning a quick brushing and flushing will finish the job.

  • Gatorade
    Gatorade is another strange but true remedy for toilet cleaning. Pour 2 cups of Gatorade into the toilet and let sit
    for about an hour. Then brush with a toilet brush and flush it clean. It is the citric acid in Gatorade that does the trick.

  • Magic Eraser
    A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is great for removing mineral rings from toilet bowls. Simply dampen a medium sized piece
    of the eraser and rub on stain till it easily disappears.

    Tang
    Strangely enough, the citric acid in Tang make a great toilet bowl cleaner. Dissolving 3 tablespoons of Tang Powder
    in the toilet and leaving it sit overnight will clean rust and stains. The next morning simply brush and flush.

  • White Vinegar
    White Vinegar works great for tougher stains in a toilet bowl. Pour about a cup of white vinegar into the bowl and let sit
    for at least an hour. Then use your toilet bowl brush to clean the bowl as usual. When done, flush it away. An added benefit
    of using white vinegar is that it also works to clean out drains on the way down.

  • 20 Mule Team Borax
    Another easy to use toilet cleaner is 20 Mule Borax. Simply pour one cup into bowl, close lid and leave to sit overnight,
    The next morning brush and flush.

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    Cleaning Up Pet Hair

  • Bounce
    Don’t waste those used sheets of bounce if you own a pet. Used bounce sheets are great for cleaning pet hair from
    furniture or clothes. Simply wipe areas with pet hair or fur with the used bounce sheets. The sheets act like a magnet
    and will attract all of the hair.

  • Playtex Gloves
    Playtex gloves are another great way to get rid of pet hair. Simply fill a bucket with water and slip on a pair of the gloves.
    Dip your hands into the water, wipe the area that has the pet hair, then redip your hands back in the water. The pet hair will
    stick to the wet rubber of the gloves, and the water in the bucket will rinse them off.

  • Sponge
    Very lightly wet a kitchen sponge and run it over the area that has cat hair or dog hair. If you keep pulling the sponge towards
    you the fur will ball up making it easier to for to remove the clumps from the sponge to throw away.

  • Velcro Curlers
    Using Velcro curlers is another easy way to pick up pet hair. Just as the curlers easily hold human hair in its hook and loop design,
    it will also pick up pet hair. Reserve one of your Velcro curlers just for cleaning pet hair whenever you need it.

  • Packing Tape
    Large rolls of packing tape work well for cleaning pet hair as well. Simply wrap the tape around your hand with the sticky side
    facing out. Then run the tape over affected areas. It picks up the hair easily.

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    Removing Lipstick Stains

  • Hair Spray
    Oddly enough, the acetone in hair spray removes oily dye that is found in lipsticks.
    Simply spray lipstick stain with hairspray, let sit for a few minutes, then blot with a
    paper towel until the stain is gone.

  • Baby Oil and Dishwasher Liquid
    For washable fabrics, rub a few drops of baby oil onto the lipstick stain and let sit for about 20 minutes.
    Then rub in some dishwasher liquid to break up the baby oil. When finished, launder as usual.

  • Play-Doh
    Modeling clay such as play-doh is great for getting extremely fresh lipstick stains out.
    Simply rub the stain with a small ball of play-doh before the oily dye has a chance to set into the fabric.

  • Silly Putty
    Silly Putty works very similar to the play-doh option above. Flatten a piece of silly putty, then put over
    the stain and press down again. Fariy fresh lipstick stains will come right up with the Silly Putty.

  • Hand Sanitizer
    This is perfect for those of you on the go. IF you have hand sanitizer such as Purrell in your purse,
    simply saturate the stain with sanitizer then blot with cold water and launder as usual when you get home.

  • Toothpaste
    Toothpaste works great for removing many stains and it also works well for lipstick stains. Simply rub a
    dollop of the toothpaste (be sure it is past and not gel) onto the lipstick stain and launder as usual.

  • White Bread
    This is another great household remedy for fresh lipstick stains. If you get lipstick on your clothes
    while dressing – pressing white bread on top of the stain will pick it up.

  • Petroleum Jelly
    Using a petroleum jelly such as Vaseline can also help to remove lipstick stains. Simply rub stain with some jelly, then wash as usual

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    Simple and Easy Tips

  • Easy Band-Aid Removal
    You can make bandage or band-aid removal painless by simply saturating the band aid and surrounding area with baby oil.
    The baby oil dissolves the adhesive making band aid removal pain free.

  • Repair a Hole or leak in an Air Matteress
    If you happen to have a tire patch kit in the garage, this works very well for holes in air mattresses.

  • Get Rid of Cigarette Smoke Smell
    Charcoal is another easy way to deodorize a room of cigarette smell. Again, simply fill a few bowls with charcoal,
    place them around the room and leave them out overnight.

  • How to Remove Hair Dye From Carpet
    Blot up as much of the dye stain as possible using a clean white rag or towel. Then saturate the stain with hairspray
    (make sure to test in a small unseen area first to ensure the acetone in hairspray does not discolor carpet). Let the
    spray sit for about 5 minutes – then rinse the stain and blot again with clean white towel or cloth.

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    Tips That Are Nifty!

  • Chenille Socks on your Dry Swifter
    Use chenille socks to clean your floor with your swifter. Works as well as a dry swifter
    and its a lot cheaper than buying swiffers every month. Just throw sock into washing machine when done.

  • Foggy Bathroom Mirror?
    Cleaning your bathroom mirror with foam white shaving cream will stop it from fogging up.
    Just squirt the white foam on a damp rag and clean the mirror. Gel shaving creme will not work!

  • Dusting Ceiling Fans
    Use dryer sheets on ceiling fans. Not only does it freshen the air,it reduces the dust.

  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags
    If you have the older paper bag type vacuums, slip a dryer sheet inside the bag. Makes the air smell laundry fresh!

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    Tip's of the Day

  • Add a tablespoon of baking soda to your water with your usual dish soap.
    It will soften your hands while cutting through that nasty grease.

  • Spray your shovel with PAM before shoveling snow, the snow won't stick to the shovel.


  • For a quick and simple way to remove odors from your dishwasher, just add 2 tablespoons
    of white vinegar to your next wash. Your dishwasher will smell fresh and clean.

  • Vinegar removes most dirt without scrubbing and doesn't leave a film. Use 1/4 cup (or more)
    vinegar to 1 gallon water.

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  • Slow Ketchup
    To speed the flow of ketchup, insert a plastic drinking straw into the bottle, then remove it.

  • Removing Rubber Gloves
    To remove stubborn rubber gloves, hold hands under cold water for a few seconds and the gloves will slide right off.

  • Sticky Zipper
    Unstick a ziiper by rubbing a pencil along it. The graphite lubercates the teeth.

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  • Clean Microfiber Furniture
    The best way to clean a microfiber sofa is with rubbing alcohol. Place alcohol in a spray bottle and gently mist
    the dirty areas, wipe gently with a white sponge or cloth, allow to dry and then brush or vacuum. couch looks new again!!

  • Freshening Carpets Over Night
    Sprinkle baking soda on my carpet before bed and then vacuum in the morning.
    All the odors are gone and it will even soak up some of the oily grime that gets in the fibers.

  • Line Baking Pans With Aluminium Foil and Parchment Paper
    If you use aluminium foil to line your pans, but still have a problem with the juices flowing through,
    line your pan with parchment paper. All you need it one piece of each.trim paper after in pan. Paper
    doesn't burn,and no matter how messy the dish. All you have to do is dump the pan.

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    Storing Chiristmas Decorations

    1. Storing Christmas Linens
    Store Christmas linens in a suitcase to keep away the risk of moisture damage. Or keep your Christmas towels, rugs,
    blankets, etc. on an unused shelf in your linen or personal closet. You can put one or two lavender scented dryer sheets between the
    linens to keep away moths and keep them smelling wonderful.

    2. Storing Christmas Wreaths
    Whatever container you use to store your wreaths must be able to preserve it's shape throughout the year.

    3. Storing Christmas Trees
    Although the box your artificial tree came in may seem like the perfect one to repack it in for storing, this isn't the
    wisest idea for preservation. The cardboard boxes begin to deteriorate making them more prone to insect infestation.
    Try a commercially available Christmas tree bag or Christmas tree box.

    4.Storing Christmas Ornaments
    Special ornaments most often benefit from being stored in the boxes that they came in.
    You can store smaller ornaments in an egg carton.

    5. Storing Christmas Candles
    Wrap the candles in old socks or knee-high stockings to prevent scratching. Make sure to store
    the candles away from the heat of the attic or other areas which can melt the candles.

    6. Storing Christmas Decorations for Reassembling
    Before you take down Christmas Decorations for storing, take pictures to remember the way you set up your decorations.
    Then take everything down in reverse order of the way it was put up.

    7. Storing Decorations and Planners
    Don't pack away your holiday planning notebook. You will need this notebook during the year to keep track of recipes,
    address changes, gift ideas and gifts purchased.

    8. Storing Christmas Lights
    Do away with the tangled mess of years past by organizing your Christmas Lights before you pack them.
    Make sure to dispose of any lights that have been damaged or are not working properly. You will save
    yourself storage space. You can use toilet paper cardboard rolls to keep lights from getting tangled.

    9. Labeling Christmas Storage
    Save yourself time next year by thoroughly labeling your Christmas decorations. Make a detailed inventory on
    the outside of each box. Number the boxes so that you'll know how many you have (i.e. Box 1 of 12). Labeling the
    boxes this way, also lets you order them according to how they should be unpacked. Consider wrapping your
    Christmas decoration boxes in wrapping paper for easy identification.

    10. Unpacking the First Christmas Box
    Be sure to prominently label the first box to be opened at Christmas. Box 1 could contain your advent calendar,
    tree stand, Christmas cards, or whatever you need at the beginning of the Christmas season.

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  • Crayon on Walls or Washable Wallpaper:
    Spray with WD-40®, then gently wipe, using a paper towel or clean cloth. If the mark is stubborn, sprinkle a little baking
    soda on a damp sponge and gently rub in a circular motion. If the WD-40® leaves a residue, gently wipe off with a sponge
    soaked in soapy water; rinse clean; blot dry.

  • Dishwashers:
    To clean mineral deposits from the inside of your dishwasher, pour in a container of Tang® Drink Mix and run the dishwasher
    (don't put dishes in the dishwasher for this load).

  • George Foreman Grills:
    After removing the cooked food from the grill, place a paper towel soaked in water on each of the 2 cooking surfaces.
    Unplug the appliance, allow it to sit for 5-30 minutes (while you eat), then use the paper towels to effortlessly wipe out
    the grease and food particles.

  • Kitty Litter:
    To keep cat litter fresh smelling, mix baby powder in with the litter.

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  • Freshing the air in your house
    Put a dryer sheet in the vacuum bag. Stick a room freshened in your kitchen trash container.
    Also, throw orange peels in the trash disposal for a fresh smell.

  • Have a Large Gift To Wrap?
    If you have a large gift to wrap, rather than struggle with regular gift wrapping paper, use a paper tablecloth to
    wrap your large gift. You usually can find one with a holiday, birthday, and other special occasion patterns or solid colors ..
    and often at the dollar store!

  • Candle Holders:
    To prevent the wax from melting and sticking to the inside of a votive candle holder, pour a bit of water in the holder,
    then place the candle on top. If you're reading this tip too late, and there's already wax stuck inside your candle holder,
    pop it in the freezer for an hour. The wax will chip right off.

  • Chimney:
    To keep your chimney clean, throw a handful of salt on the fire.

  • Kitty Litter:
    To keep cat litter fresh smelling, mix baby powder in with the litter.

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  • Unclogging The Hairspray Nozzle
    You've probably tried running hot water over your clogged hair spray nozzle, but many times it just doesn't do the trick.
    Get that bottle of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol out and dip the nozzle into a little bit of it and let sit for a few minutes.
    Wipe off and you're ready to spray.

  • Germ Fighter Spray
    We've all been told to wash our hands more frequently. Here is an antiseptic, germ fighting spray to use on cuts and scrapes.
    May also be used as a room spray.

    12 drops Tea Tree
    6 drops Eucalyptus Unrectified
    6 drops Lemon
    2 oz. distilled water
    Combine ingredients and add to spray bottle. Shake gently before use.


  • TIPS FOR TAPE

    Prepare to pucker up.
    For a smoother finish press the sticky side of a
    piece of tape to your lips to remove dry skin (that is not cracked)
    before applying lipstick.


    Identify plants.
    Use clear tape to cover seed markers in the garden.
    You'll be able to read the names all season long rain or shine.


    Try a new color.
    Find out what Hot Tamale nail polish will look like on
    you. Place a small piece of tape on your fingernail then brush on a test
    coat.


    Arrange flowers.
    Clear tape when applied across the mouth of a vase in a
    grid formation makes an invisible guide for arranging flowers. Seal the
    frayed end of a shoelace. Create your own plastic end with a wrapped
    piece of tape.


    Get hung up.
    Before hanging a picture on a plaster wall put a small piece
    of tape where the nail will go. This will prevent the plaster from
    chipping when you hammer in the nail.


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  • Rake Utensil Wall Hanger
    I just had to share this. You can Pain the rake any color as long as you use paint for metal.

  • Hang Eucalyptus your shower
    Steam will release beneficial oils

    Benefits of Eucalyptus:
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-stress
  • Mental Clarity
  • Mood Inhancer
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Respiratory Health

  • Lazy Susan in your fridge
    Put a Lazy Susan in your fridge to easily access your condiments.

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  • Coffee or Tea Stays On The Rug
    Pour a bit of beer right on top. Rub the beer lightly into the material, and the stain should disappear.
    You may have to repeat the process a couple of times.

  • Identifying Your Luggage
    When traveling, tie a small piece of bright-colored fabric to your luggage.
    It makes it a lot easier to spot on the baggage carousel.

  • Antibacterial and Cleaning Agents
    Lemon and vinegar are THE best antibacterial and cleaning agents. Cut up some lemon and put the slices in the dish soap.
    You can also use the lemon to rub down your wooden cutting boards to make sure all the nasty stuff is out. It smells great!

  • Car Oil Stains?
    Pour kitty litter and / or sand over them. It will help soak up the spill.

  • Fleas in your Carpet>
    To get rid of fleas in your carpet. Vacuum several times a day. You can use baking soda but best is salt.
    Finely grained salt. This will dry out the flea larvae and vacuum vacuum vacuum!!

  • Ant Problems?
    Pour used coffee grounds on them. They will get a caffeine shock and die.

  • Using a Post-It To Clean Keyboards
    The sticky edge of a post-it is perfect for cleaning between the keys on your keyboard
    to collect crumbs, pet hair and dust.

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    Homemade Scented Bath Bombs

    1 1/2 cups baking soda
    1/2 cup citric acid
    8 drops essential oil - your choice of scent
    3 tsp. sweet almond oil
    2 drops food coloring - your choice of color

    -Combine all ingredients.
    -Press into oiled muffin tin or mold of your choice.
    -Release from mold.
    -Wrap in colored plastic wrap and tie with a ribbon.

    Notes:
    Fizzes when dropped in water. When selecting an oil for scent, read warnings about use.
    Some oils are not intended to have direct contact with skin. To ensure your mold comes out okay you should rub the almond oil into your mold first
    before packing in the bath bomb.
    You should also leave them in the mold for 24 hours so they maintain their shape.
    They work really well and make for a lovely bath.


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    Homemade Scented Bath Salts

    1 cup coarse sea salt
    10 drops essential oil - your choice of scent
    1 tsp. avocado oil
    -Mix all ingredients well.

    Notes: This makes a wonderful gift when poured in a decorative glass bottle.
    When selecting an oil for scent, read warnings about use. Some oils are not intended to have direct contact with skin.

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    Laundry and Drain Cleaner

  • Homemade OxiClean Recipe
    Mix one cup hot water, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide.
    Just soak the clothing in it for 20 minutes to overnight and then wash as usual.

  • Laundry Spray fabric softener on a washcloth and add to the dryer in place of a dryer sheet.
    This cloth can be used over and over.

  • Super Drain Cleaner
    1 cup baking soda
    1 cup table salt
    1/4 cup cream of tartar
    1 cup boiling water
    Cold Water.
    Mix baking soda, table salt, and cream of tartar.
    Stir each time before using.

    Keep in a clean, covered jar.

    When ready to use, pour 1/4 cup of mixture into drain. Immediately add the 1 cup boiling water.
    Wait ten seconds, then flush with cold water for at least 20 seconds.

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    Today's Tip

    Wipes Drying Out In Package
    Is your wipes drying before you can use them all? One of our readers Bonnie (Not me)
    was having this problem and she emailed me asking if I could find a remedy for this.
    I told what I do. I put any wipes of any kind in a Ziploc baggy. They stay wet. If you do
    find they are drying a little add a few drops of water.

    * You can also try turning your wipes container upside down when not in use.
    About half way through your usage add a few drops of water.

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    Scented Cinnamon Ornaments - The scent lasts up to 5 years. Cut into desired shapes and give as gifts.

    You will need:
    1 cup ground cinnamon
    3/4 cups applesauce
    2 Tbls. white Elmer's® glue
    1 Tbls. ground cloves
    1 Tbls. ground nutmeg

    -In a bowl, fold together all ingredients with your hands until mixed through.
    -Roll out to 1/8" - 1/4" thick and cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter.
    -With a nail, poke holes near the top; this hole will later be used to place a ribbon in.
    -Allow to dry for 3 days on cookie racks covered with waxed paper, turning once daily.
    -Pull a ribbon through the hole and tie in a bow.


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    Simple Tips

  • Bathroom Odors:
    Place an opened box of baking soda OR an open container of activated charcoal behind the toilet to absorb bathroom odors.

  • Blood Stains:
    Soak the stain in hydrogen peroxide, wash (don't dry), and repeat if necessary. This tip works especially well for caret and clothes.

  • Carpet Stains:
    Baby wipes are miracle-workers on carpet stains, from motor oil to blood, they remove almost anything!

  • Candle Holders:
    To prevent the wax from melting and sticking to the inside of a votive candle holder, pour a bit of water in the holder,
    then place the candle on top. If you're reading this tip too late, and there's already wax stuck inside your candle holder,
    pop it in the freezer for an hour. The wax will chip right off.

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    Tips for Today

  • Itchy Mosquito Bites
    To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.

  • Splinter in your Finger
    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.

  • Crayola's on the Wall
    Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little effort
    (elbow grease that is)!

  • Stainless Steel
    To remove water spots on stainless steel, rub area with a clean, soft cloth dampened with white vinegar.
    Then wipe dry to avoid spots.

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    Useful Tips

  • Raking Leaves
    When raking leaves work with or avoid the wind. Try to pick a calm day but if you don't have a choice, rake your
    leaves in the same direction that the wind is blowing. It will save you time and the frustration of the leaves blowing
    right back into the area you've just finished raking.

  • Burned Tongue
    Soothe a burned tongue. With Domino sugar. Just a few grains relieves the pain.

  • Using Coffee As hair Dye
    Dye your hair. With Folgers instant coffee. Add a packet with your regular conditioner & mix well.
    Apply and let set 1 minute, then rinse clean for brown hair.

  • Grass Stains on Clothing
    Remove grass stains from clothing. With Karo corn syrup. Rub onto stain & wash as normal.

  • OUCH Paper Cuts!
    Heal paper cuts. With ChapStick. Rub on paper cuts to stop the pain immediately & heal the cut.

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    Simple Tips
  • Dark Furniture Scratches
    To cover scratches on dark wood furniture, make a thick paste of instant coffee and a little water.
    Rub it into the nicks and scratches.

  • Eliminating Pet Hair
    To pick up cat hair, put on a wet rubber dishwashing glove and wipe your hand over surfaces.
    The hair will stick right to it.

  • Staying Focused While Cleaaning
    Set a timer for 30 minutes. It helps to stay focused, and I get more done in a short amount of time.


  • Storing Cleaning Supplies
    Keep cleaning products in a shoe holder over the back of your laundry room door.
    They're easy to see and access, and it saves space.


  • Zapping Red-Wine Stains
    A dab of foaming shaving cream can help remove many red-wine spills from carpets.


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  • Re-Use Old Dryer Sheets
    Old dryer sheets can be reused to remove soap residue and mineral deposits from shower and other bathroom surfaces.
    Simply dampen your old dryer sheet and use it to scrub away the grime!

  • Shower Surface Shine
    For a fresh and natural way to make your shower surfaces shine, use grapefruit. Grab a fresh grapefruit and cut it in half.
    Next, sprinkle the fruit with salt, wet your shower and bathroom surfaces, and cover them in salt as well. Finally, use your new
    handheld grapefruit scrubber to wipe away the grime and dirt.

  • Steamy Mirro
    You can prevent your bathroom mirror from fogging up after a steamy morning shower by applying a small amount of car wax
    to the mirror and buffing it with a soft cloth. As an alternative, you can use shaving cream or non-gel toothpaste in a similar
    fashion to create a protective fog-fighting barrier.

  • Save Drying Time
    Put a dry towel in the dryer with each load of wet clothes. The towel will absorb dampness and reduce drying time,
    thus saving energy and money.

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    Useful Tip's

  • Used Halloween Costumes
    Donate old Halloween costumes to a day-care centers, or family centers. The kids will love playing dress-up with them.
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
    Ran out of toilet bowl cleaner? Drop a Cascade Dishwasher Action Pac (or other brand) into the toilet,
    watch it dissolve and clean w/ brush. Works great every time!

  • Peeling a Banana
    Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little "stringy things" off of it. That's how primates do it.

  • Extra Light and Creamy Creamed Potatoes
    Add a teaspoon of baking powder when mashing potatoes, and beat them vigorously to make them extra light and creamy.