Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Try at your own risk ...

How many of these did YOU know?

A sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a

Knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.. (hmmm...)


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.


For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put

Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't

Refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)


To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for

A few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down.. The

Wax will fall out.


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.


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. Now a box of S.O...S pads last me indefinitely!

In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get 'sharpened'' this way!


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! (Now, where to put the body?) LOL


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.


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.


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.


Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3

Hours prior to burning.


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!


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 stove top.


Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring

In tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.


Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will

Keep for weeks.


When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the

Corn's' natural sweetness


Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your

Forehead. The throbbing will go away..


To get rid of itch from mosquito bites , try applying soap on the area

And you will experience instant relief.


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.


Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still,

Leaves a lovely smell to the shine.


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.


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


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.


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.


Do your friends a favor. Pass this timely information on to a friend! Makes you wonder about ingesting Alka Seltzer, doesn't it?

Thanks Jacquie E.

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