Helpful Hints


Helpful Hints

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Painting base boards and moldings

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"My husband owned his own A/C business for a long time....he said everything on here is the PROPER way to do this.....do it yourself, will make unit not work so hard and you save $ by not paying the A/C company!"

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how to hang a sweater on a hanger and not stretch it out.

How to Hang a Sweater

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add floetrol by sherwin williams to your paint when painting furniture or cabinets and it will take away all of those brush stroke marks and leave the paint smooth.

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How to paint furniture black to get that high-end look.

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MUST KNOW:blue dawn dish liquid does some amazing things...like...Giant Bubbles; removes hair product build up; MANICURE SECRET; Repel Houseplant insects; CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS;Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dog shampoos. Ice pack; repel ants; UNCLOG TOILETS; Keep poison ivy from spreading; Shower floor cleaner and more....

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Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding. do this with strawberries and they last for weeks!

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A veteran painting contractor shares his secrets for painting walls fast, yet producing first-rate results.

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Household Tips

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You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)

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NO MORE BLISTERS! Just rub a little Band-Aid Friction Block on your toes or wherever your skin is sticking and its "like wearing a sock!"

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Home Remedies to Get Rid of Mosquitoes - 1) A fan 2) Simply combine equal amounts of flat beer, antiseptic mouthwash, and Epsom salt. Place this mixture in a garden sprayer that attaches to a hose, and spray away. 3) Pure vanilla extract is said to ward off mosquitoes. Simply apply real vanilla extract to pulse points. 4) Wipe your arms, legs, and other exposed parts with a dry fabric softener sheet. Tuck the sheet into a pocket for further use.

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How to Clean your Car Headlights (toothpaste) 1. The first step is to apply some toothpaste on a dry cloth. 2. Once the toothpaste is on the cloth, begin to rub the headlight cover with it until the grime comes off. 3.Keep rubbing the toothpaste in circular motions until the grime breaks down all the way. After that proceed to rinse with water and wipe down with a wet cloth.

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How to clean and re-grease your Kitchen Aid mixer. Step by step instructions.

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De-tarnish ALL your silver ALL at once... line your sink with aluminum foil, add 1/2 c table salt, 1/2 c. baking soda, fill with hot water, then dump in all your silver! Let sit for about 30 min. The tarnish all transfers to the foil! Thanks, Susan Branch!

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Always have some Epsom's Salt on hand

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Fill a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 handful of baking soda. Shake it up and spray on carpet stains, upholstery stains, and clothing stains. pinner said, "I've used it for years and it works better than anything else."

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Mosquito Repellant ~ Homemade Mosquito Repellant Print Author: Rachel @ Surviving The Stores Here is how to make homemade mosquito repellant! What You Need: 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil 3 – 4 Tbsp Homemade Vanilla Extract (which is why I recommend making your own so it’s inexpensive!) 4-5 Tbsp. Lemon Juice What You Do: Mix all of the above ingredients in a spray bottle and fill the rest up with water. Spray away!!

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mosquito bite remedy- Gotta try this!

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How to - Remove Nail Polish From "Almost" Anything

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How to Remove Permanent Marker

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HEAVY CREAM ~If you need heavy cream for a recipe, make your own by combining mix 2/3 cup whole milk with 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter. This will give you 1 cup of heavy cream.

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Hot glue ribbon tabs to turn a bed sheet into a no-sew curtain. I love these simple, cheap, & cute ideas!

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how to package cupcakes { use a clear plastic cup}

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use a staple remover to put on new keys

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