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Old 03-19-2009, 10:35 PM   #91
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Salt containers:

If you use Morton's salt in the round container (or anything else with a metal spout, pinch the tip of the metal spout and bend it back just slightly. It makes it very easy to re-open the salt and you won't gouge in between your fingernails if you've been washing dishes for a while.


Speaking of fingernails, gouge a bar of soap will all your fingernails before doing your gardening or weeding. Dirt can't get in and when it's time to wash your hands, the soap instantly transforms from dirt barrier into well ... soap.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #92
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Double duties for a microwave and sponge:

If you have a sponge that needs cleaning and disinfecting, wet it to a point where it is almost dripping. Microwave for 2 minutes (do not leave the room when doing this).

After the sponge is finished, leave it in the microwave a few minutes, and let the steam loosen the and lingering crud that might be on. Works better than a bowl of water and gives you a reason to use the microwave instead of pouring boiling water on the sponge.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #93
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Double duties for a microwave and sponge:

If you have a sponge that needs cleaning and disinfecting, wet it to a point where it is almost dripping. Microwave for 2 minutes (do not leave the room when doing this).

After the sponge is finished, leave it in the microwave a few minutes, and let the steam loosen the and lingering crud that might be on. Works better than a bowl of water and gives you a reason to use the microwave instead of pouring boiling water on the sponge.
will have to try this, have too many sponges to clean.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:29 AM   #94
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if oil pours down on floor... put some flour on it and it will come off easily...
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:46 PM   #95
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thanks for the ant tip. i am in dire need of it now!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:29 AM   #96
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Soak Cloves of garlic in warm water for 10-15 mins the skin wil come out easily.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:18 AM   #97
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thanks for the ant tip. i am in dire need of it now!!
where is the ant tip?

i just bought boric acid which is supposed to work well on ants!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:37 AM   #98
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If a couple of you are truly interested in ant tips... The real deal on how to get rid of them is a product by Ortho called "Ant B Gon" dust. This stuff is the bomb.

It does not keep them from coming in the house (I have a spray called "home defense" from Ortho that keeps them out), but the powder stuff will straighten out any of them I find out doors. Have an ant hill? Gone... Have ants making little mounds in the gaps between paving stones or sidewalk stones? Gone... This stuff works GREAT!

I have ten acres of a lot of things I try to get a long with. Ants are not one of them. I use this Ortho stuff cause it does work.

Bob
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:58 PM   #99
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I heard that ants won't cross a line of cream of tartar. I have not tried this trick before as I do not have ant problems living in the city, but rumor has it that it works!
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I heard that ants won't cross a line of cream of tartar. I have not tried this trick before as I do not have ant problems living in the city, but rumor has it that it works!
the boric acid, sugar and water slurry seems to be working but just in case i got terro liquid trays.
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