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1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair.
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish.
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 min.
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE , it will also condition your hair.
5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and
see the dead skin and blackheads if any.
6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea.
7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8. Minor burn-Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too.
11. Bee stings - meat tenderizer.
12. Chigger bite - Preparation H.
13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H.
14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of
sutures at most hospitals).
15. Stinky feet - Jello!!
16. Athletes feet - cornstarch.
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub.
18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent
section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet.
19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also.
20. Kool aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will
love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!
21. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a
coffee filter paper.
22. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray.
23. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can
in your garage for your hubby.
24. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls.
25. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and
watch them slide on.
26. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!
27. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in
the microwave, pour into an empty film container and mix with the food
color of your choice!
28. Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a
rubber band around a section of the t-shirt and soak.
29. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and
1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 mins and let dry, will last for
many years!
30. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!
31. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste.
32. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.
33. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain,
it will absorb into the towel.
34. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with peanut butter!
35. Baked on food -fill container with water, get a Bounce paper
softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food
adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 efferdent tablets, soak
36. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
37. Dirty grout - Listerine.
38. Stains on clothes - Colgate.
39. Grass stains - Karo Syrup.
40. Grease Stains- Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from
the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from batteries!
41. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax: sprinkle and let stand
for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
42. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer
aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water.

Here's some more:

Helpful Things---who knew???

Sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm...)

Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.

For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)

Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).

Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.

Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much more economical. And now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely!   In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get sharpened this way!

Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time! Now, where to put the body?

Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows on a sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.

 Spray a bit of perfume on the lightbulb in any room to create a lovely light scent in each room when the light is turned on.(Make sure you do this BEFORE turning on the light)

 Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will Smell freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and linen.

 Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning. (Always wrap in foil to prevent cracking)

 To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!

To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop.

Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.

 Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it Will keep for weeks.

 When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.

 Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead The throbbing will go away.  (Use the other half of the lime for your rum&coke)

 Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces. Left over wine? What's that?! :)

To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area And you will experience instant relief.


 Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.

 Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

 When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

 Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets,wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous China.

 Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.

Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.

 Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).

 Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer Tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water


When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever
wondered which is the freshest, so you "squeeze" for freshness or softness.
you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week?
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different
twist tie. They are: Monday - Blue; Tuesday - Green; Thursday - Red;
Friday - White; and Saturday - Yellow. So if today was Thursday, you
would want red twist tie - not white (which is Friday's - almost a week
The colors go alphabetically by color Blue - Green - Red - White - Yellow,
Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was
interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO
have different twist ties, and even the one with the plastic clips have
different colors. You learn something new everyday!!! Enjoy fresh bread when
buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

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