Useful Tips

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

    Sheridan, Ar
    USEFUL TIPS ========================================
    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 t oo 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 an d 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.

    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? :)


    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
    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.
  2. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

    Fort Worth, Tex
    Some very good points of interest there.
    Another one is about cleaning your windows is use a newspaper to wipe your windows with and they will be streak free. My mother used to do that.


  3. CoonX

    CoonX Member

    Oklahoma City O

    Shoeless, better be careful, you're telling your age now.

  4. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Womens menstral pads are the best at wiping off a foggy window and it wont leave streaks on the glass like if you used your hand. Best yet, if you let it dry you can reuse it over and over.
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

    Those are some really useful tips...thanks for sharing
  6. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

    lots of good info thanx !!!:big_smile:
  7. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

    Greenup Co. KY
    Great info. Thanks for sharing!!!
  8. river scum

    river scum New Member

    hooterville indiana
  9. curdog

    curdog New Member

    Sheridan, Arkansas
    Those are some real good useful Tips. Thanks for sharing.
  10. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

    north alabama
    ok what about a glass cook top angelkitty?
  11. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

    Sheridan, Ar
    A damp cloth with a little bit of glass cleaner. Finish off with newspaper (Gently) to streak free it.
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Thanks for sharing some great info. I :big_smile:will definitely try some of them.
  13. gonecatn

    gonecatn New Member

    LOL.... If my buddies were to find menstral pads in my truck I'd have some serious splainin to do....:smile2:
  14. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

    north carolina
    Hey you forgot one,if ya put shaving cream on ya bathroom mirrow and wipe it in till its gone ya mirrow wont fog up when ya take a shower,trust me it works,thanx for your helpful tips..
  15. yadkinrivercats

    yadkinrivercats Member

    Useful tips Thanks for sharing