Household HINTS

Household HINTS
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Did you you know that Coca Cola can be used as an effective ‘rust remover’ ??

Continue reading for some useful household hints that you probably never knew about

Household Hints:

Easy eyeglass protection….
To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.


Use clear nail polish on the inside of cheap jewelry to keep your skin from turning green.

Coca-Cola cure for rust…
Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer….
If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can’t find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

For icy door steps in freezing temperatures:
get warm water and put Dawn dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won’t refreeze.

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.

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!
Stain Detective From Tide: For solutions using commercial products.

To Clean fake flowers?
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!

Store appliance cords?
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.

Cleaning windows?
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.

Make candles last longer…
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning.

Remove food burns from cookware
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 stovetop.

Dirty vase?
Clean a vase, toilet, etc… remove a stain from the bottom, 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 water.

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