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Makes an excellent eyeglass cleaner.
Cleans kitchen and bathroom faucets, just wipe with soft cloth or cotton ball.
Aloe Vera: Fresh Gel from Aloe Plant
Aids in the healing of minor burns, sunburns, rashes, fissures, surgical incisions, blisters, minor cuts, and frostbite. Make a potion of 1 cup plain yogurt, 2 tbls. honey, 5 tbls. Aloe Vera Gel, mix well and store in the refrigerator and apply to sunburn for cooling relief.
Dab on at the first sign of a cold sore, keep applied.
For a great hand cleaner, mix together 1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel, 1/4 cup 99% rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 tsp, to 3/4 tsp. of your favorite frangance oil. Pour into a pump bottle or sqeeze bottle. Use a small amount on your hands and rub together. Wipe off with paper towels or rinse off.
To clean a grimy oven (Electric), boil 2 quarts of water and add 1/2 cup of ammonia, place in cool oven and leave overnight. This will loosen the grease which will wipe off easier in the morning. Note: Use caution these fumes can be dangerous. Also never use this in a gas oven unless all main gas lines are shut off and the pilot lights are out.
Will remove any melted on plastic from your toaster. Just rub onto cool toaster and the plastic will scrape right off.
Will remove the melted chocolate Easter bunny from clothing. Just scrub the stain immediately with ammonia and then launder as usual.
Add a dash into your garbage bags before closing, this will keep raccoons and other pests out of your garbage cans.
Will take the sting out of a bee sting.
Clean your tarnished aluminum with a solution of ammonia and hot soapy water. Wipe it dry and then rub it with salt. Rinse then polish with a soft cloth.
Put 2 tablets in the water for longer lasting fresh flowers.
To clean stuffed animals: Dust baking soda all over stuffed animals, rub in, put in plastic bag, let sit over night then brush off residue,( you should be outside).
To remove onion and garlic odors from wood cutting boards, wash surface with a paste of baking soda and water, rinse well.
For an odor free carpet deodorizer, sprinkle on, let sit for a couple hours, vacuum up.
To coax out a splinter, mix a few drops of water with 1/2 tsp baking soda to make a paste, dab on the splinter, bandage, let paste dry, as it drys it will bring splinter to the surface for easier removal.
Use 1/2 cup per load instead of liquid fabric softener in washing machine, softens and refreshes clothes and removes detergent build up.
A paste of baking soda and water will remove road tar from your car.
For stinky sneakers, fill cotton rags with baking soda and put one in each shoe, leave in overnight. Repeat as necessary.
For a clogged drain, pour in 1/4 cup of baking soda followed by 1/3 cup vinegar. Cover the drain till the fizzing stops then flush with boiling water.
Great skin softener and itch reliever, pour some into your warm bathwater and relax.
Use instead of toothpaste for a natural cleaner and mouth freshener.
Can be used as a substitute body deodorant.
Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply to bug bites or stings, this will draw out the venom. Repeat often. Note: In case of what might be a truly poisonous bite seek medical attention.
For hand washing greasy dishes, add 1/2 cup along with your regular dish detergent for cutting the grease.
Great hair conditioner. Stale is fine. Why waste a good one. Just pour on as final rinse.
Rub on paper cuts for a quick relief.
Removes grease stains from driveways.
Cleans toilet bowls. Pour a can in and let sit for an hour, then flush.
To loosen a rusted bolt, place rag soaked in Coke around rusted bolt till loosened.
Helps loosen grease from laundry, pour a can into washer with your regular detergent .
To remove corrosion from battery terminals, pour a can over them and it will fizz away the corrosion.
To make a new photo look like an antique, soak it in Coke till it reaches the desired tint you like, then rinse and pat dry, then dry with a blow dryer. Note: You might want to make sure you have copies of the orginal, just in case.
Hair conditioner-leave on 15 minutes. Shampoo out.
For small scratches in your dark furniture, use instant coffee. Make a thick paste with the granules and water and rub the paste into the scratch.
Coffee grounds make great rose or evergreen fertilizer. Save the grounds arfter you brew them and put them around your rose
bushes or evergreen trees.
To strain the fat off soups and stews, just pour through coffee filter.
Treats Athletes feet. Sprinkle on.
To get grease stains off wall, blot excess, then apply cornstarch to stain, let sit a few minutes to absorb grease, then brush off.
Rub on areas of skin that are chaffed or do so easily.
A paste of cornstarch and water will take the toxins out of bug bites and relieve the itch.
Relieves the itching of rashes also.
Paper cuts. Note: Caution this has been known to glue entire office staffs hands together.
Makes great body paint. Warm then mix with food coloring, pour into small containers. Empty film spools are great.
Use on rough and calloused feet. Note: Make sure to wear socks or you may slide out of bed.
Efferdent Tablets:Denture Cleaners
Put 2 in pot with baked on food and soak over night.
Will also clean the toilet bowl. Drop 2 into bowl and let sit, then swish clean.
Will remove berry stains from your hands, just soak hands in bowl of water with 2 tablets.
For yellowed fabrics, soak in a solution of of denture tablets and water ratio to make enough to submerge the item.
If your glassware is cloudy from hardwater deposits, fill the item with water and 2 tablets, let soak overnight. Note: Do not use on glass with gold or silver trim.
Use as facial mask, apply,(AVOID EYE AREA) let dry then peel off.
Fabric Softener Sheets:
Use to soften and loosen baked on foods from pots, soak in water with one sheet over night.
Use to polish faucets and mirrors.
Rub inside of dress or outside of slip to minimize static.
Use as refreshers for insides of drawers or suitcases, leave fresh sheets inside.
Staple or tape to ends of clothes hangers to keep clothes from falling off.
Use a used sheet to clean your TV and computer screens, this will help reduce the static that attracts dirt.
Hang one from your button hole or belt loop when working outside to repel mosquitos.
Pour a few drops into the toilet tank. If you see the color in the bowl part later, your tank is leaking, duh, this could cost you extra money over a years time.
Spray ends of thread to help thread the needle.
Use as bug spray if you can't find any real quick. Note: This is inhumane, but who cares.
Will remove ink stains from clothing, blot excess, then spray on the hairspray, may need to repeat as needed. Launder as usual. Will remove ink from leather as well.
Will temporarily stop a run in panty hose.
Makes a good moisturizing facial mask when mixed with 1 tbls. honey, 1 egg white, 1 tsp. glycerin, and enough flour to make a paste, smooth over face and throat, leave on for about 10 minutes, then rinse off.
Stinky feet, soak feet in dissolved Jell-O mixture in a basin of water.
Use as dye in paint. Stir in dry till color wanted.
Will clean dishwasher pipes, put in detergent compartment, then run through a cycle.
Cleans toilets. Pour in dry and swish.
Use for tye dying shirts, tie off sections with rubber bands and soak in colors selected.
Add to plain yogurt to make finger paint for kids, completely safe if they eat it.
Rust spot-removal: Make paste with cream of tarter and lemon juice, put on rust spot, let sit about 30 minutes, then rinse off.
To remove lingering odors in your microwave, boil a solution of l cup water and 2 or 3 tabls. of lemon juice for 5 minutes.
Will shine your chrome like new.
To remove mildew stains. Saturate the item with lemon juice and salt, then let sun dry.
Equal parts of lemon juice and water will clean your leather table top.
Need just a little fresh lemon juice? Poke a hole in the lemon with a toothpick and squeeze out the desired amount of drops.
Warm your lemons in the microwave before squeezing them for juice, you will get much more juice from the lemons.
Make a lemon gargle for fighting colds and coughs, using 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and 4 ounces of warm water. Use 3 or 4 times a day.
Squeeze a little over your fresh cut fruits to keep them from turning brown.
Cleans dirty grout.
Kills lice in hair. Pour onto hair and scalp, cover with plastic wrap or shower cap, shampoo and rinse well.
To make a quick lint or pet hair remover brush, just wrap masking tape, sticky side out around your hand and dab on the clothing. Note: Avoid petting your animals until you have removed the tape.
Kills lice and will also condition your hair. Apply generously to hair and scalp, cover with plastic wrap or shower cap, for at least 30 minutes, then shampoo out and rinse.
If the backing of your table cloth has stuck to your dining room table, saturate with mayonnaise till loosened, then wash off residue.
To remove crayon marks from your wood furniture, rub mayonnaise into the area, let it soak for a while, then rub off with a soft damp cloth.
Apply to bee stings.
Milk Jugs:Empty Plastic.
Cut a hole in the side big enough for your hand to go in, to hold clothes pins. You can run a rope or cord through smaller holes, or just tie it to the neck or handle of the jug to slide along clothes line as you go.
Make some nice bird feeders, cut the circle indents out of the sides, fill with seed and hang from a tree.
Cut the top half side off leaving the handle intact for a nice scooper.
They make nice big funnels, if you cut the bottoms off and turn upside down.
Nail Polish: Clear
Will stop a run in panty hose, just dab on top of run and bottom of run. Note: May cause pain when removing the panty hose.
Place a drop on a new or loosened screw in your eyeglasses that has been tighten to prevent it coming loose again.
Pam cooking spray:
Dries nail polish fast.
Use to remove paint and grease from your hands, great for keeping in the garage.
Use on sticking chains, like bicycle chains.
Spray your cheese grater and cheese will fall out easier, and will make cleanup easier.
Spray the underside of your lawn mower to keep clippings from sticking.
Panty Hose: Use your old dead ones please.
Use to store your onions in. Cut the leg of a pair of panty hose and tie a knot in the end. Drop one onion at a time in and make a knot in between each onion. Just cut between knots to remove an onion. You will want to hide this in your pantry.
Make potpourri sachets with leg sections, fill with potpourri and tie off, or use fresh coffee grounds for deodorizers.
You can use strips to tie your vegetables and plants back.
You can make a nice scarecrow. Stuff the panty part and glue felt eyes and nose on to make a face.
Fill a section with small soap scraps, tie off and use as a soap mitt in the shower.
Use to shine shoes.
For an emergency ice pack, fill a leg full of ice and tie it around your booboo.
Use them to strain old lumpy paint.
Keep some in your car trunk they might come in handy sometime. Note: Could be used as an emergency engine belt?
Will remove ink from rubber dolls.
Will gets scratches out of CD's. Wipe with soft cloth or coffee filter. Always rub straight across never in a circular motion.
Removes labels off products.
To remove gum from clothing or your childs hair, apply peanut butter liberally and work the gum out. Wash immediately.
Lipstick on his collar? Rub the stain with peanut butter, Before it dries wash the item with warm water and dishwashing liquid. Then ask who? Note: For blood stain removal see salt section.
Pour on rust stains in sink or showers, sprinkle on cream of tarter, let sit for 30 minutes, then clean with sponge.
Clean your ears out. Just pour in straight, or mix with some warm sweet oil. Olive or mineral oil works fine too.
Use on chigger bites.
Puffy eyes?, Apply to the area under eyes. Note: Do not get into your eyes, you might end up with little beady eyes.
Absorbs wine spills from carpets. Pour on, blot with paper towels.
Pour on fresh spills in oven, wipe clean when oven cools.
If you have burned the bottom of your glass coffee pot, sprinkle salt on the burn, let sit a few minutes then rinse off.
A small dash in the fresh coffee grounds in your pot, will help reduce the acidic bitter taste.
To clean the bottom of your iron, sprinkle salt on a brown bag and run heated iron over the salt. Then run iron over wax paper to remove any residue.
Will remove fresh blood stains from clothing. Soak the item in a solution of of 1/2 tsp.salt per cup of water ratio to make enough to submerge the item. Rub if necessary then wash as usual. Note: See lipstick on his collar.
Use 2 tsps salt per pint of water ratio, for foot soak to cure foot fungus.
Use a strong solution of 2 tbls. salt in 6 ounces of water, to cure canker sores, and other mouth sores such as from dentures. Note: May sting, but does the trick.
Don't cry over your spilt eggs either, if Humpty splattered all over your floor, pour salt on it and the salt will make it clumpy and solid and you can put it back together again into your trash can.
Use instead of water for fresh flowers.
Use your regular shampoo to remove ring around the color, pour on stains, rub in, launder as usual.
Spray on carpet stains, rub into stain, blot with paper towels or cloth.
Applied to glass and mirrors in the bath, then wiped off will prevent fogging.
Leave odd scraps of unwrapped bar soap in your drawers for fresh smelling clothes and it will deter moths.
Use a white bar of soap to fill in tiny nail holes in walls. Paint over if necessary.
If your cabinet drawers are sticking, rub the sides and bottom with a bar of soap. Note: If Your drawers are sticking, try baby powder.
Soda Bottles:Plastic 1 liter
Cut the top portion off for an emergency funnel.
Use as boot trees, just put the bottles in your boots and they will stand up straight.
Great for minor burns. Note: Do Not apply to large or open burn.
Mix some up with your shower soap for a great skin exfoliator.
Add a little to the water when boiling potatoes that have gotten a little old. This will revive some of the flavor.
Always stopped the hiccups for me. Just eat 1 tbls.straight.
Note: Sugar can shrink your clothes.
Will remove grass stains from clothing, rub in,(White Karo Type) let sit, then wash.
Rinse with cooled brewed tea for shiny hair. Note: (Blonde?) I would think not.
Instant tea in bathwater,(large jar) will soothe sunburn.
Will clean woodwork, brew, let cool, put in spray bottle and spray on, wipe with soft cloth, or apply with cloth and wipe dry.
Minor burns. Dab on small amount.
Keeps goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with toothpaste then wipe clean.
Removes crayons off walls, apply then brush off.
Removes stains on clothing. Rub into stain, launder as usual.
Fills small nail holes in drywall. Dab in hole, smooth and let dry, paint over if necessary.
Will remove tiny scratches in glass, rub on wipe with soft cloth. Note: Will not work on plastic or Plexiglas.
For small, not deep white stains on your wood furniture, rub on a small amount of toothpaste, then wipe clean with soft cloth.
Cleans jewelry, rub on, brush, then rinse well.
Dab on a pimple to dry it up.
Vicks Vapor Rub:
Kills fungus on toenails or fingernails.
Vinegar: White and Apple Cider
Apple cider vinegar is a supposed cure all for many ailments, from arthritis to weight loss.
Heavy dandruff, rinse scalp with apple cider vinegar. Try a steeped and cooled brew of 1 cup cider vinegar,1 cup water and a handful of fresh mint. Does not need to be rinsed out.
To clean carpet stains, mix laundry detergent, water and white vinegar.
Run white vinegar through automatic coffee makers to clean residue, rinse. Pour used vinegar water down your sink drain to clean and refresh drains.
Mix half and half water and white vinegar for ant spray.
Soothes alkaline burns caused by cleaning chemicals, rinse with water, then dab on cider vinegar.
Will clean your diamonds and gold like new. Brush on white vinegar with an old soft tooth brush. Note: Do not use on pearls or opals.
May help to remove perspiration stains from clothing, sponge the area with white vinegar and then rinse with cold water.
Clean glass and windows and shower doors, with white vinegar.
For a clogged drain, boil 3 cups of white vinegar, pour it down the drain and wait 10 minutes, then flush with hot water.
A white vinegar soak will cure athletes foot, add 1/2 cup to 1 gallon of water ratio to soak feet in. Use for several days and the rash should be gone.
If you use cloth diapers for your baby, add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to your final rinse water. This helps control diaper rash.
Add 1 tsp. white vinegar to the water when you boil your rice it will be fluffier and less sticky.
Add 2 tbls. white vinegar per quart water ratio to the water when you boil eggs, they will not crack and be easier to peel.
Add 1 tbls. white vinegar along with your usual dish detergent to your dishwater to cut the grease.
For a homemade brass polish, mix together 1 tbls. white vinegar, 1 tbls. salt, 1 tbls. flour. Use damp sponge or cloth to apply, rub gently, then rinse and dry.
To clean your greasy oven racks, put an old sheet or towel in your bathtub to prevent scratching the tub, add enough hot water and 1/4 cup white vinegar, and 1/4 cup dishwasher detergent to cover the racks. Let them soak for an hour or so, then rinse well. Note: Now you have to clean your bathtub.
Every few months run 1 quart of white vinegar in an empty hot water wash cycle in your washing machine to clean out any mold or bacteria buildup.
Clean the vents in your steam iron by runing a mixture of white vinegar and water through. Place the iron over a broiler rack pan, and set it to its highest steam temperature, let steam for about a half hour. When cool, run a damp cloth over it to remove any residue. Note: Never leave an iron unattended.
Clean a clogged up shower head, with a soak in warm vinegar. You can do this without removing the head, by tying a heavy plastic bag filled with the warm vinegar over it. Leave on for about 8 hours.
To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves the adhesive.
To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.
To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.
Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.
Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry. Note: This seems fitting.
Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores. Note:Keep away from eye area.
Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.
Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them. Note: Make sure they're dead or they will come back for more.
Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziploc freezer bag, and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches, pain, or black eyes. Note: In case of emergency break open Ziploc bag, enjoy.
Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.
Make your own mouthwash by mixing nine tablespoons powered cinnamon with one cup vodka. Seal in an airtight container for two weeks. Strain through a coffee filter. Mix with warm water and rinse your mouth. Note: Don't swallow, just savor.
Using a q-tip, apply Vodka to a cold sore to help it dry out.
If a blister opens, pour vodka over the raw skin as a local anesthetic that also disinfects the exposed dermis. Note: Be prepared to scream.
To treat dandruff, mix one cup vodka with two teaspoons crushed rosemary, let sit for two days, strain through a coffee filter and massage into your scalp and let dry.
To treat an earache put a few drops of vodka in your ear. Let set for a few minutes. Then drain. The vodka will kill the bacteria that is causing pain in your ear.
To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.
To cure foot odor, wash your feet with Vodka. Note: Now come on.
Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jelly fish sting.
Pour Vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.
Swish a shot of Vodka over an aching tooth. Allow gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain. NOTE: If all else fails, just turn the bottle up and drink it, nothing will matter anymore anyway!
Arthritis? Spray and rub in? Note: Stay home you will smell terrible!
Relieves insect sting pain.
Removes road tar from cars.
Removes glued on labels.
Loosens rusted on screws and bolts.
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To get rid of fleas in carpets:
Sprinkle on 20 Mule Team Borax, let stand for 2-4 hours, then vacuum. Any survivors will head for the nearest circus.
To get rid of roaches:
Mix 4 Tbls. Boric acid powder, 2 tbls. of flour or sugar, 1 tbls.of cocoa, place mixture in jar lids, or aluminum foil trays and place around problem areas. Say bye bye roaches.
To get rid of ants:
Mix 2 parts molasses 1 part sugar ,1 part dry yeast ,dab on strips of cardboard and place in line leading away from problem areas.
Also can use a half and half mixture of vinegar and water to spray in problem areas.
Also pour cornmeal around ant hills and holes, they take it inside and it ferments and they die.
A tablespoon of Dawn liquid dish soap to a gallon of water, sprayed on plants will kill bugs on plants and not harm the plant. You can use this for indoor plants also.
Note: Always make sure your computer is off and unplugged before attempting any cleaning to avoid electrical or static charge.
For cleaning the keyboard, dip q-tips in rubbing alcohol and rub tops and in between the keys.
You can use clean or new pastry or make up brushes.
Canned air is sold in computer and camera stores as is mini vacuum cleaners.
You can clean your mouse by removing the bottom plate. Use only a dry cloth on the ball itself. Use your vacuum cleaner or a mini vacuum cleaner to clean the inside. You can use a cotton swab dampened with a little rubbing alcohol to clean the space the ball fits in. Then reassemble.
To clean the monitor screen, wipe with a soft cloth dipped in glass cleaner such as Windex, avoid direct spraying of any liquids as they can seep into the insides, or use a used piece of fabric softener sheet.
Clean your printer with your vacuum cleaner, using the crevice tool, or use compressed air. Your printing paper makes a lot of dust, cheaper paper makes more dust, which can get into the rest of the computer.
Fresh Bread ?: Quit squeezing.
Bread is delivered fresh 5 days a week to the store. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie in alphabetical order.
Mon.-Blue,Tue.-Green,Thur.-Red, Fri-White,Sat.-Yellow. Watching the color codes will ensure fresh bread.
Save those old rubber gloves, paint in them.
Line your roller tray with foil or plastic, then pour in the paint. Just lift up the corners and dispose of the whole mess, leaving you with a clean roller pan.
Store your used paint cans upside down, the thick skin that occurs from sitting will then be on the bottom. Note: You will want to be sure the lid is completely secure.
Need a break? Place your roller or brush into a plastic bag and seal it. It will still be pliant when you get ready to work again.
Need a longer break? Using latex paint? Do as above but place the bag in the freezer, then thaw at room temperature when you are ready to work again.
Save those little plastic bowls that butter and other foods come in and pour your paint into those and paint from them.
Save some paint in these and label with the color and use again for touch ups without having to get out the whole can.
When you have cleaned your brushes completely, give them a final rinse of water and liquid fabric softener, this will keep them soft for the next time.
Old gummy paintbrushes can be cleaned by boiling some vinegar in an old pot and working the brush back and forth against the bottom of the pan.
To test if your old paint is safe to paint over, apply an adhesive bandage to it, then rip it off, if the old paint comes off with it, then get out your scrapper.
Note: Never paint your wood ladder, you might conceal tiny hair line cracks that could be future breaks, yours and the ladders.
Done now? Hate the smell? Mix 1 tsp.baking soda with 1 cup of warm water, put in spray bottle and spray in the air around the room.
More Goodies To Know
Add a bay leaf to your flour or sugar
tins to keep insects out.
Add a little raw rice to your salt shakers to keep it from forming lumps.
Does your favorite plastic bucket have a small crack in it. Heat an old knife and and run along the crack, the plastic will melt and fill in the crack, when it dries it will have sealed the crack and you can keep your old bucket.
Stick your baseball caps on the top rack
of your dishwasher to clean. You can air dry them if you like by placing on
top of empty 3 lb coffee cans, this will make them dry fast and retain their
Heat a layer of paper towels over spilled wax on your carpets or wood furniture with your iron, being careful to not actually touch the towels. The towels will absorb the melted wax. Repeat with clean towels as needed.
To check the accuracy of your kitchen diet scale, put 9 pennies on it. They will weigh one ounce.
For an easy way to clean your mini blinds, put them in the bathtub with warm water and dish detergent. Let soak awhile, then rinse. Shake off excess water and lay out on your carpet until they are dry, then hang back up.
Use those stackable ice cube trays in your drawers for great little organizers for earrings or small items.
Too many bananas? Yes you can freeze your bananas. The skin will turn brown, but the bananas will be fine when you get ready to use it.
Save and freeze the juice drained from
canned vegetables. Use in stews and soups. Note: Some
pets love it poured over their dry food.
Use the leftover juice from the pickle jar instead of vinegar in some recipes like coleslaw.
Pickle some sliced cucumbers and onions in your left over pickle juice for 48 hours. They will be a nice tasty side dish.
Pour some oil and vinegar into the remains on the bottom of ketchup, mustard or sandwich spread jars, shake and use for a quick salad dressing.
Store your popcorn kernels, coffee beans, and nuts in the freezer. This prolongs their life and freshness.
Don't throw away that aluminum pot just because you burned the food. Heat some tomato juice or sauce in the pot, the acid will loosen the burned on food. Or you can try, 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 tbls. baking soda. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and cover, let simmer for 30 minutes.
To get rid of a musty smell in plastic containers, fill it with warm water and a few drops of vanilla extract, let it soak for a couple of days, then rinse it well.
Run a tray of ice cubes and some lemon rinds through your garbage disposal, turn on the water and run the unit for a few minutes. This will help flush out any residue and deodorize the disposal. Do this every few weeks to help stay fresh.
Men, Rub your wrinkled neck ties over a hot light bulb to smooth them.
A towel rack on the back of your closet door will make a better tie rack than the carousel kind.
To keep shoulder pads in place, use Velcro tape, available at craft and fabric stores. They can be removed for washing.
Never buy new shoes in the morning. Feet expand in size by afternoon, and you don't want to put afternoon feet in morning shoes.
A spray on window cleaner like Windex will do a quick cleaning for your kids white sneakers.
Save them old raggedy sweatshirts and sweatpants. Cut them up, turn them inside out and they make the best car buffing rags.
To repair a small hole or small tear in your leather furniture, melt a piece of crayon of the same color, and drip the wax into the damaged area. While the wax is still soft, blend it over the surface with your finger.
Store your new unused batteries in the freezer in a sealed plastic bag. Don't put terminal to terminal, (why, will they multiply?) thaw at room temperature for 24 hours before using.
If you see a small amount of corrosion on the terminals of your batteries, you can try using an emery board or a pencil eraser to rub off the corrosion, this could give your battery a little extra life time.
If you have a squeak in your hardwood floors, try putting baby powder in between the boards.
Make a homemade reel for your garden hose, attach an old metal bucket to your garage or shed wall. Nail it through the bottom, wrap your hose around it and you can store your sprinklers or nozzles inside.
To clean the rust off your garden tools, Scrub them with a steel wool pad dipped in kerosene or turpentine .Then rub the tool with a ball of aluminum foil. Note: Only do this outside, as kerosene and turpentine are dangerous if inhaled and highly flammable.
You can sharpen your pruning knife and shears on the edge of your clay flower pots.
To clean fingerprints and dust off an old photo, rub it gently with a piece of stale bread. The bread absorbs oil and acts as a gentle abrasive.
Save the cardboard that lightbulbs come in and use to protect your photos when mailing them.
Clean and disinfect your cats litter box once a month with a mild solution of bleach and water. Rinse thoroughly. Note: Never use pine-oil cleaners, these can be toxic to your cat.
Make good use of that ugly bathroom plunger. Paint a face on it and store your extra toilet tissue on the handle. Place it next to your toilet.
If you have a new tree planted, don't use mulch around it, the acid level in mulch can be too high for new trees, instead, use grass clippings.