where hypotheses come to die (madman101) wrote,
where hypotheses come to die

some dumb homebody shit

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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