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Old 07-23-2008, 04:01 AM   #61
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Bend the two center prongs up on an old fork about 1/2 way along, I use this to dredge fish through batter as an alternative to a pair of tongs.

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Old 08-04-2008, 09:38 AM   #62
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When out of copper cleaner, spread a layer of ketchup over copper area and alow to sit for a couple of minutes or the time it takes to wash your other dishes. Just simply wipe off with a clean sponge and it looks like new!

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Old 08-04-2008, 03:16 PM   #63
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Energine is great for getting black scuff marks off your floors......it's normally used as a solvent spot remover and is found in the home products area of a grocery store.....
Rubbing a new, clean tennis ball over a black floor scuff will remove most of them, too. I read this recently and when I tried it on mine, it worked perfectly!
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:25 PM   #64
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No-Rinse, All-Purpose Cleaner

You do not need spray cleaners. This old-time recipe cleans floors, woodwork,greasy countertops, and appliances, and even kills mildew. AND
you do not need to rinse.

1 cup of clear ammonia
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1/4 cup of baking soda
1 gallon of hot water

Mix all ingredients. Pour the solution into a hand-held spray bottle.

I mix this...store in a gallon glass jug. And have a small hand-held spray bottle for just this All-Purpose Cleaner. Aria
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:13 PM   #65
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Someone may have posted this, but I find that those interdental cleaning brushes (the cheap ones) work really well at cleaning in the grooves around the toilet hinges.

Just make sure you throw them in the trash after!
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:12 PM   #66
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Pen Ink/Highlighter Marks From Skin

This is not as creative, but it still works...those little bottles of hand sanitizer remove pen and highlighter ink very very well, just drip a few drops onto your skin where the ink/highlighter mark is and you'll actually be able to see the hand sanitizer lifting the ink off of your skin...plus it cleanses and somewhat moisturizes too
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:59 PM   #67
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I keep a sewing seam ripper handy so I can easily open those pesky plastic food containers.

So much easier than using kitchen scissors!
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:28 PM   #68
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I learned a funky one today. Take a metal coat hanger and run it around inside your staticky shirt to remove the static electricity. It worked!
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:38 AM   #69
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Daily tip

Freeze homemade stock, in ice cube bags and get them out as you need them.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:45 AM   #70
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Thats great!!

Keep your ice cream from getting that nasty film, press a piece of wax paper over the top, before putting the lid back on.

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