Tips & Tricks forum: household solutions

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Aug 11, 2010 10:05 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
HOUSEHOLD SOLUTIONS

Budweiser beer conditions the hair

Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 min

Mayonnaise will KILL LICE , it will also condition your hair

Spike your hair (with Close-up tooth paste, it will also give it a tint)

Elmers Glue-paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any

Shiny Hair-use brewed Lipton Tea

Sunburn -empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water (personally, the gel from the aloe vera plant is the best)

Minor burn-Colgate or Crest toothpaste

Burn your tongue? put sugar on it!

Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too
NOT a good idea & a big Thank-You to Heavenscape!

Bee stings - meat tenderizer

Chigger bite - preparation H

Puffy eyes - preparation H

Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)

Sore nipples - (Nursing Mothers) chap stick-or a wet lipton tea bag

Stinky feet - jello!!

Athletes feet - cornstarch

Fungus on toenails or fingernails vapor rub

Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet.

Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also

Kool aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, "your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!"

Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

Sticking bicycle chain - pam no-stick cooking spray

Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby

Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls

When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on

Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!

Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour into a empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!

Tie Dye T-Shirt - mix a solution of kool aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the t-shirt and soak

Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min and let dry, will
last for many years!

A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!

To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

Stay-Free Maxi Pads- clean window, floors, just stick to the palm of your hands and work! Can also be used a knee pad.

Pampers as an absorbent! Remove stains from the carpet with club soda, and a pamper to absorb. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.

Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with peanut butter!

Baked on food -fill container with water, get a bounce paper softener and the static from the bounce towel will cause to
baked on food to adhere to it. soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!

Crayon on the wall - colgate toothpaste and brush it!

Dirty grout - Listerine

Stains on clothes - Colgate

Grass stains - Karo Syrup

Grease Stains- Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from batteries!

Sweat Stains - Efferdent, or vinegar

Use a Maxi-Pad in your cap as a sweat ban! (Of course I think I would staple this or pin it in .... you wouldn't want this to drop
on the ground) Ha!

Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours.

Last but not the least, it is my favorite one! To Keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little clorox, or 2 bayer aspirin, or just use 7-up.
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Imagequilter5
Aug 11, 2010 6:46 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Thanks Arlene I can think of several of these hints I can use right now!!! Who would have thought all these things were useful!!!
ImageTwinLakesChef
Aug 11, 2010 8:24 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
glad they are helpful.
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Image1AnjL
Aug 12, 2010 12:05 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Thumbs up who woulda thunk that WD-40 will help my arthritis! Hilarious!
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageTwinLakesChef
Aug 12, 2010 5:18 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Let us know if they work. I was cleaning out files on my computer and ran across it. I don't believe I've ever tried any of them. . . thought if I posted them, someone would let us know if they work.
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Imagequilter5
Aug 12, 2010 6:02 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
We shall find out - I'm playing hookey from house cleaning today. I have a diaper bag I MUST get finished....
ImageCandyce
Aug 16, 2010 10:00 AM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
What a great list, Arlene!
I haven't tried any of these, but I shall!
Thanks for posting it.
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ImageTallulah_B
Oct 28, 2010 9:34 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
I sent the one on keeping newspaper clippings to a friend I know that keeps 'em!!
Thanks for the hints Thumbs up

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Oct 28, 2010 9:59 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Glad you liked it. I thought it was interesting but haven't tried any yet.
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ImageTallulah_B
Oct 28, 2010 10:14 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
There are so many tips and tricks that I'll have to try.......

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Oct 28, 2010 10:21 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
So many tips and tricks . .. so little time!
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ImageTallulah_B
Oct 28, 2010 10:22 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
f'sure I agree
but it's Great that we're sharing, too!!

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Oct 28, 2010 10:25 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Let us know if anything you try works and we'll try it too.
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ImageTallulah_B
Oct 28, 2010 10:33 PM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
I have a "Hints from Heloise" book from the 60's and she was a font of information!!

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Heavenscape
Oct 29, 2010 7:34 AM CST
Name: Jaye or Sistah
North Carolina, temporarily.
Lord Jesus, He's all I need.
Morning.. sounds like most are doable tips.

Except for the WD40.

When I was working for a sewing plant, mechanics were complaining of operators emptying the cans thinking their arthritis will be relieved.
Safety dept. took a look at the WD40 MSDS and found that it contains petroleum distillates and may cause dizziness, nausea and upper respiratory irritation.
Direct skin contact may cause drying of the skin and or irritation.
Hence a memo was circulated warning operators to do so at their own risk.

Snopes sent an email to the company with a list of claims what a can can do, and the company did rule out arthritis.
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/wd-40.asp

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ImageTallulah_B
Oct 29, 2010 8:02 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
good for you for letting us know, Jaye!! Thanks so much Lovey dubby

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Heavenscape
Oct 29, 2010 8:16 AM CST
Name: Jaye or Sistah
North Carolina, temporarily.
Lord Jesus, He's all I need.
Can't keep my mouth shut when I am aware of certain info!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Anyway.. the truth is.. I don't want any of my online sistahs hurt...
you're welcome Susan. Lovey dubby
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ImageTallulah_B
Oct 29, 2010 8:21 AM CST
Name: Susan MacKenzie
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
well, I might have used it on my knee if it weren't for "Muscle Mist" that's absolutely fabulous for my case with my knee. It's not arthritis, but it does "get twisted" and is painful to walk sometimes (like once/month - then it's like an ice-pick in the side of my knee).
Muscle Mist is only available from a distributor and they don't sell it in Calgary at the shops. Some of the shops in Edmonton have it, but I can call the distributor directly and get some by mail.

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ImageTwinLakesChef
Oct 29, 2010 9:58 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Thanks, Jaye,
I edited it to let people know not to try that. Kudos to you for catching that.
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Image1AnjL
Oct 29, 2010 9:46 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Thanks Jaye, that does make sense. I have to wear long gloves when oil painting because of the same petroleum stuff Sad a pain to wear while painting, but I dont wanna get sick! Hilarious!
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