Helpful Things to Know

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  1. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    Sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then
    slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed
    (hmmmmmm...)

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    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.

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    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.
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    Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp
    rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little
    effort … elbow grease that is.
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    Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like
    store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
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    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. And now a box
    of S. O. S pads last me indefinitely! In fact, I have
    noticed that the scissors get sharpened this way.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the
    freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning
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    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.
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    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.
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    Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray
    before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't
    be any stains. For white TUPPERWARE stains, simply put
    out into the sun for a couple of hours.
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    Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the
    refrigerator and it Will keep for weeks.
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    When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to
    help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.
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    Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and
    rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
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    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?
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    To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying
    soap on the area And you will experience instant
    relief.
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    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.
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    Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job
    and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
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    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, then pull it off.
    Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and
    Easily.
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    Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a
    toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty
    minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and
    effervescent action clean vitreous China.
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    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.
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    Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a
    glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two
    minutes.
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    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.
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    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, then run
    the hot water.
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    Do your friends a favor. Pass this timely (and some
    not-so-timely) information on to a friend! I just did.
    Makes you wonder about ingesting Alka Seltzer, doesn't
    It?
     

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