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some dumb homebody shit

Posted on 2006.02.26 at 14:18
Here's some how-to stuff...

How many of these did you know about?
>A sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then
>slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.
>Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them
>and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
>For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put
>dishwashing 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 candleholder, put it in the freezer
for a
>few hours. Then take the candleholder out and turn it upside down.
>wax will fall out.
>Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped
>baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
>Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt
>rubbing alcohol on paper
> Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair
>scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to
>throw away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that
>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
>Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little
>hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of
>Works every time! Now, where to put the body? LOL
>vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for
>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
>light scent in each room when the light is turned
>Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will
>freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and
>Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least
>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
>To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop
>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
>will keep for weeks.
>When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out
>corn's natural
>Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your
>forehead. The throbbing will go away.
>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? If you have it, leftover merlot is
>in spaghetti sauce :)
>To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area
>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
>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
>tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter,
>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
>Clean a vase.
>To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill
>water and drop in two Alka Seltzer
>Polish jewelry.
>Drop two Alka Seltzer
>tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two
>Clean a thermos bottle.
>Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let
>for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
>Unclog a drain.
>Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets
> the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few
>and then run the hot water.
>Do your friends a favor. Pass this timely (and some not-so-timely)
>information on to a friend! I just did.


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madman101 at 2006-02-26 21:17 (UTC) (Lien)
Ants are so civilized. They even obey the rules of the road. Next time we have ants I'm going to build little highways and stop signs.
celtic_catgirl at 2006-02-26 20:55 (UTC) (Lien)
Those things it says to do with Alka Seltzer can also be done with denture cleaner...
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madman101 at 2006-02-26 21:15 (UTC) (Lien)
Aha! I must remember that. Except all my jewelry is plastic.
celtic_catgirl at 2006-02-27 01:51 (UTC) (Lien)
Denture cleaner works on plasitc too, I actually had it for cleaning my retainer.
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madman101 at 2006-03-08 15:57 (UTC) (Lien)
pajama_man at 2006-02-27 04:13 (UTC) (Lien)
Who knew alka seltzer was more than plop,plop fizz,fizz.
And to think I was using used toilet rolls to make crude talking devices when I was young :)
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madman101 at 2006-03-08 15:59 (UTC) (Lien)
Ha ha ha! I made this thing out of toilette paper tubes where they were supposed to channel radio sound at two differing lenths and I told my dad I had just invented stereo and he refused to let my mother let me believe I was right about that.
Gen HeX
bitchblossom at 2006-02-27 07:40 (UTC) (Lien)
i love these things. it seems like every time i see one, there's at least one new thing i'd never seen before. =) the sealed envelope one is a handy little bit, i must say. >:^p
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madman101 at 2006-03-08 16:01 (UTC) (Lien)
I used to love them too - until I discovered that there are millions of books filled with them - I just gave up and git normal and wasteful and stupid again. And I kinda like it this way. I find myself even littering again. I feel so liberated!
Gen HeX
bitchblossom at 2006-03-09 01:28 (UTC) (Lien)
ok, then! =p is that you in the icon? nice!
Anabell Elizabeth Moore
anabell_moore at 2006-02-27 08:57 (UTC) (Lien)
The reason ants won't cross chalk is because the dust gets up in their lungs and suffocates them. The same thing can be done with baby powder. I had bad ants in my last apartment, powdered all the windows with baby powder and sure enough they left me alone.
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madman101 at 2006-03-08 16:03 (UTC) (Lien)
Wow! Those poor poor dumb-ass ants! Tey think they're so superior to us and we can defeat them with a little baby powder! Kudos to you in our never ending struggle!
touching_heaven at 2006-02-28 00:33 (UTC) (Lien)
Oh god, finally, a solution to headaches. Is it the same with migraines?

I didn't know most of those. Thanks for sharing.
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madman101 at 2006-03-08 16:08 (UTC) (Lien)
Well - the throbbing doesn't actually go away, it just becomes less noticable becuase now there are many people laughing at you because you have a lime on your head. I have tried this many times and it really works. Strangely, it does not seem to work with lemons. That only tones your skin and makes you attractive to Orangatans. Whic is odd because one would think that oranges would do that. But oranges actually make one a target for heat-seeking missiles and TV game show hosts.

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