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47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

47 Skills you need to survive homeownership. Including how to get freshly dropped paint off of a carpet!

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Oil & Vinegar - Not Just For Salads

revitalize any wood surface with oil & vinegar

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Brass Hardware: Polishing and Faking It

Brass hardware

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher

how to clean dishwasher... looks like I'll be brushing the dust off of that White Distilled Vinegar !

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Cleaning Vintage Linens

cleaning vintage linens, cleaning tips, An antique linen dealer shared her secret with me over 25 years ago for cleaning vintage linens The first step was soaking in Biz a powdered detergent I soaked this crocheted tablecloth overnight in Biz Directions are on the box http://www.hometalk.com/2856409/cleaning-vintage-linens?utm_source=all&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=featured

Patina Everything! vinegar, white or apple cider salt, just regular old salt out of my shaker. For small items. I fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and sprinkle in some salt. (not measured, but guess 1 tsp.??) dump your keys, clips, hinges, watch parts, locks... any metal you want to 'age'. I leave them over night, just 'cause it is convenient. Seal if you touch items a lot

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Surprising Cleaning New Uses

Salt as Polishing Agent Shine brass and copper with a paste made from a few tablespoons of white vinegar and equal parts salt and flour. Apply with a soft cloth, rinse, and dry.

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Naturally Repair Wood

Naturally Repair Wood With Vinegar and Canola Oil. So, for a super cheap, use 3/4 cup of oil, add 1/4 cup vinegar. white or apple cider vinegar, mix it in a jar, then rub it into the wood. You don’t need to wipe it off; the wood just soaks it in.

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Floor Grease Cutter Cleaner Recipe

ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.

DIY cleaning solutions, including miracle stain remover, oven cleaner, shower cleaner, "better oxy cleaner," wrinkle release spray, ink stain remover, carpet stain remover, dishwasher cleaner, and armpit stain remover!

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How to Clean Grease From Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Clean away the grime: How to Clean Grease From Kitchen Cabinet Doors.

Another pinner says: "Mix together 1/4 cup of canola/olive oil and 3/4 cup vinegar to repair damaged wood. Dip a rag in it and simply wipe."

How to clean hardware - Boil them for twenty minutes in solution of water, 1 cup vinegar and a teaspoon of salt.  This treatment will get rid of any old crud on them and remove all those years of greasy fingerprints.  (thank you Martha Stewart for this trick- If you try it, you will NEVER want to touch an old door knob again. They are NASTY). These guys went from black and sticky to shiny and sterile.

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Brass Hardware: Polishing and Faking It

"Rub N’ Buff is a waxy metallic finish that comes in several golden shades such as Gold Leaf (depicted), but also look for Antique Gold and European Gold. Krylon’s ‘Gold Leaf’ is the best metallic gold spray paint I’ve found to date to mimic brass or give you a warm golden glow on your hardware." - info on cleaning brass with brasso, lemon/salt