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Metal Protector The same carnauba paste wax that maintains a car's finish does a dynamite job on painted metal furniture. Once a season, apply an even coat with a damp terry cloth towel to furnishings; let dry, then lightly buff with a soft cotton rag. The wax will repel water, preventing rust, and also restore luster to dull paint

from sunlitspaces.com

5 Tips to Rehab Old Metal Chairs -

How to Paint Metal (and rusted!) chairs. Products, technique, process, etc... I love this!

creamy baby oil = no bites. And you wont smell like bug repellent?! Yes! Its worth a try...

from Martha Stewart

Classic Martha Ideas

Rubbing a candle on old wooden drawers for easy sliding

Tick repellant: one part tea tree oil to 2parts water in a spray bottle. Spray on shoes socks or pant cuffs.

(Works! My strawberries usually would last only a week, but after this they lasted 2.5!!) 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. will DEF have to try this!

Painting tip: cut out side of milk container and use bottom to hold paint with built in handle and paint brush holder Actually used thus staining my deck last summer. Worked great!

from Martha Stewart

Drilling Drainage Holes

How to add drainage hole to any ceramic container