Helpful Household Hints

fireplace-logs-homemadeHousehold Hints and Tips for Home Repairs and more…

Make Your Own Fireplace Logs.

Roll newspapers up tightly in shape of log. Papers are a wood-based product.

Remove Broken Key From Lock.

Put some super glue on broken off part, insert and hold a few seconds, this will pull out rest of key.

Good Glass Door Safety Tip.

Put a BIG decal or window cling on those glass and patio doors.

Repair Small Holes In Screen.

Plug holes with clear nail polish, let dry, repeat until filled.

Keep Fish Hooks From Rusting.

Stick them in a cork and submerge in some baking soda.

How To Remove Oil From Driveway.

Cover with sand, let stand a few days, then sweep off.

Remove Labels From Bottles & Jars.

Fill with hot water and then submerge in hot water, will just fall off.

dog-cat-repellentGood Dog & Cat Repellent.

Place moth balls in areas where you are bothered by animal odors or to keep pets away. They will avoid it. Animals hate mothball odors.

Easy To Rid Pets Of Fleas.

Put a foam rubber pad in the pet’s bed (or insert into a slipcover) – fleas hate it.

Keep Salt Moisture Free.

Put pieces of ink blotter in shaker. It will absorb moisture. Or try a bit of uncooked grains of rice.

Eliminate Odors From a Garbage Disposal.

Throw a lemon in disposal and let it be ground up.

Mess-free Painting From a Paint Can.

Punch several holes around rim of can with small nail. This allows paint to drain back into can.

how-to-keep-flowers-freshPrevent Cut Flowers From Fading.

Use a few drops of chlorine bleach in water and add an aspirin to help preserve cut flowers.

How To Remove Grease From Rugs.

Pour ample amount of baking soda on it, brush in, let stand for a day, vacuum off.

Remove Ink Stains From Carpet.

Apply a paste of milk and cornstarch, let stand a few hours. Brush off.

Non-toxic Way to Dry Shampoo Your Pet

Rub baking soda into fur and brush out. Will smell great!

Watermelon Ripeness Test.

Look for a creamy yellow/white surface underneath the melon.

How To Boil A Cracked Egg.

Add a dash of vinegar to the water when boiling.

storing-luggage-suitcasesEliminate Unpopped Popcorn Kernels

Freeze popcorn kernels first, then it will all pop.

Remove Mildew From Luggage.

Put bar of soap in luggage before storing. (also keeps away clothes moths)

Simple Homemade Cleaner For Silverware

Use baking soda and damp cloth, clean, rinse and let dry.

Prevent Kitchen Stools From Slipping.

Put rubber tips from crutches on bottom of stool legs.

Remove Wax From Candle holders.

Freeze candle holders in refrigerator freezer and wax will just peel off.

Good Cleaning Aid For Dishwashers.

Add some vinegar to dishwasher during cycle.

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