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TIPS FOR A LIFETIME: 1) Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. 2) Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your panca e batter onto the hot griddle !perfect shaped panca es every time. ") #o eep potatoes from budding$ place an apple in the bag with the potatoes. %) #o prevent egg shells from crac ing$ add a pinch of salt to the water before hard!boiling. &) 'un your hands under cold water before pressing 'ice (rispies treats in the pan!the marshmallow won)t stic to your fingers. *) #o get the most +uice out of fresh lemons$ bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the itchen counter before squeezing. ,) #o easily remove burnt!on food from your s illet$ simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan$ and bring to a boil on stovetop ! s illet will be much easier to clean. -) Spray your #upperware with nonstic coo ing spray before pouring in tomato!based sauces ! no more stains. .) /hen a ca e recipe calls for flouring the ba ing pan$ use a bit of the dry ca e mi0 instead ! no white mess on the outside of the ca e. 11) 2f you accidentally over!salt a dish while it)s still coo ing$ drop in a peeled potato ! it absorbs the e0cess salt for an instant "fi0 me up." 11) /rap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator ! it will eep for wee s. 12) 3rush beaten egg white over pie crust before ba ing to yield a beautiful glossy finish. 1") 4lace a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it bac up. 1%) /hen boiling corn on the cob$ add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn)s natural sweetness. 1&) #o determine whether an egg is fresh$ immerse it in a pan of cool$ salted water. 2f it sin s$ it is fresh ! if it rises to the surface$ throw it away. 1*) 5ure for headaches6 #a e a lime$ cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. #he throbbing will go away. 1,) 7on)t throw out all that leftover wine6 8reeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces. 1-) 2f you have a problem opening +ars6 #ry using late0 dishwashing gloves. #hey give a non!slip grip that ma es opening +ars easy. 1.) 4otatoes will ta e food stains off your fingers. 9ust slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water. 21) #o get rid of itch from mosquito bite6 try applying soap on the area$ instant relief. 21) :nts$ ants$ ants everywhere... /ell$ they are said to never cross a chal line. So get your chal out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march ! see for yourself.
22) Use air!freshener to clean mirrors6 2t does a good +ob and better still$ leaves a lovely smell to the shine. 2") /hen 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. 2%) #o remove onion$ garlic or bleach or other odors off one)s hands6 ;old a stainless steel nife <not a cutting nife$ more li e a butter nife) under cool running water..the smell will be gone from one)s hands in a matter of about 11 seconds..any stainless steel utensil will do$ though. 2&) 2f you run out of anti!static dryer sheets after you ta e the clothes out of the dryer$ run a metal coat hanger down he material$ and give it a sha e. #his will remove the static electricity. 2*) 3efore painting$ scrubbing the oven$ or digging in any dirt$ scrape some soap from a wet bar of soap under and around your fingernails..this will prevent other things from getting under your nails..this is a hint for people who start out using rubber gloves or garden gloves$ and then pull them off half way through the +ob. 2,) : drop of your favorite cologne on a cold light bulb will give off a fragrance to a room when the light is turned on. 2-) 4ut a saucer of vinegar in a room when painting..or after burning something on the stove.or in the oven. #his helps to elimate odors !! even cigarette odors. 2-) /ipe your dog off with a drier sheet after you brush him=her. #his helps to remove loose hairs that stay on his=her coat. 2t also ma es your pet smell nice$ too. 2.) (eep a spray bottle mi0 of water and a little laundry softener in it on hand to spritz a cloth to dampen it. Use it to wipe dog hairs off of yourself after brushing your pet. >ou can also spritz it on your pets rugs <or your furniture !! ?rrrrrrr) before you sweep them. #his really helps get the dog hairs off. Removing Corn Sil : dampened paper towel or terry cloth brushed downward on a cob of corn will remove every strand of corn sil . !o" Loo "h#t $ou %#n do "ith Al #&Selt'er: :l a!Seltzer <') /ac y Uses !! 5lean a toilet. 7rop in two :l a!Seltzer tablets$ wait twenty minutes$ brush$ and flush. #he citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china. !! 5lean a vase. #o remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet$ fill with water and drop in two :l a!Seltzer tablets. !! 4olish +ewelry. 7rop two :l a!Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the +ewelry for two minutes. !! 5lean a thermos bottle. 8ill the bottle with water$ drop in four :l a!Seltzer tablets$ and let soa for an hour <or longer$ if necessary). !! 'emove burned!on grease from a pot or pan. 8ill the pot or pan with water$ drop in si0 :l a!Seltzer tablets$ let soa for one hour$ then scrub as usual. !! Unclog a drain. 5lear the sin drain by dropping three :l a!Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of ;einz /hite @inegar. /ait a few minutes$ then run the hot water.
!! ?et short!term relief from nicotine withdrawl symptoms. :s long as you)re not on a low!sodium diet or have peptic ulcers$ drin two :l a!Seltzer tablets dissolved in a glass of water at every meal. !! Soothe insect bites. 7issolve two :l a!Seltzer tablets in a glass of water$ dip a cloth into the solution$ and place the cloth on the bite for twenty minutes. "1) 2f your @5' has a year setting on it$ which most do$ you will not be able to use the programmed recording feature after 12="1=... 7on)t throw it away. 2nstead$ set it for the year 1.,2 as the days are the same as the year 2111. #he manufacturers won)t tell you. #hey want you to buy a new >2( @5'. "2) ;ere is a good thing for the summer$ for those people who li e to sit and en+oy the outdoors$ but don)t li e those pes y mosquitos. 4ut some water in a white dinner plate and add +ust a couple of drops of Aemon 8resh 9oy dishwashing soap. 4ut it on your patio. 2 don)t now what attracts them ! the lemon smell$ the white color$ or what ! but mosquitos floc to it$ drop dead and fall into the water or on the floor within about 11 ft.
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It "ill %h#se #nts #"#$ "hen $ou l#$ # sheet ne#r them* It t# es the odor out of +oo s #nd photo #l+ums th#t don,t get opened too often* Repel mos-uitoes: #ie a sheet of 3ounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season. Elimin#te st#ti% ele%tri%it$ from $our television s%reen: Since 3ounce is designed to help eliminate static cling$ wipe your television screen with a used sheet of 3ounce to eep dust from resettling. )issolve so#p s%um from sho"er doors: 5lean with a sheet of 3ounce. Freshen the #ir in $our home: 4lace an individual sheet of 3ounce in a drawer or hang in the closet. Prevent thre#d from t#ngling: 'un a threaded needle through a sheet of 3ounce before beginning to sew. Prevent must$ suit%#ses:
4lace an individual sheet of 3ounce inside empty luggage before storing. Freshen the #ir in $our %#r: 4lace a sheet of 3ounce under the front seat. Cle#n +# ed&on foods from # %oo ing p#n: 4ut a sheet in a pan$fill with water$ let sit overnight$ and sponge clean. #he antistatic agent apparently wea en the bond between the food and the pan while the fabric softening agents soften the ba ed!on food. Elimin#te odors in "#ste+#s ets: 4lace a sheet of 3ounce at the bottom of the wastebas et. Colle%t %#t h#ir: 'ubbing the area with a sheet of 3ounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs. Elimin#te st#ti% ele%tri%it$ from veneti#n +linds: /ipe the blinds with a sheet of 3ounce to prevent dust from resettling. .ipe up s#"dust from drilling or s#nd p#pering: : used sheet of 3ounce will collect sawdust li e a tac cloth. Elimin#te odors in dirt$ l#undr$: 4lace an individual sheet of 3ounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper. )eodori'e shoes or sne# ers: 4lace a sheet of 3ounce in your shoes or snea ers overnight so they will smell better in the :B. 7C DC# USE 3CUD5E to wipe your private parts. (SES FOR .)&/0 Cure M#nge: /hile spraying a dog with /7!%1 gets rid of parasitic mites$ according to US: #oday$ the /7!%1 5ompany$ feeling that the potential misuse of the product is too great$ refuses to condone using /7!%1 to cure mange on animals. Prevent s-uirrels from %lim+ing into # +irdhouse: Spray /7!%1 on the metal pole or wires. Remove # ring stu% on # finger: Several medical +ournals claim that /7!%1 is the perfect cure for a toe stuc in the bathtub faucet$ a finger stuc in soda bottle$ or a ring stuc on a finger. Remove %he"ing gum1 %r#$on1 t#r1 #nd Sill$ Putt$ from most surf#%es: Spray on /7!%1$ wait$ and wipe. Cle#n de%or#tive sno" from "indo"s: Spray windows with /7! %1 before spraying with artificial snow so the decorative spray will wipe off easier.
Prevent de#d inse%ts from sti% ing to $our %#r: Spray /7!%1 on the hood and grill so you can wipe bugs off easily without damaging the finish. M# e h#ngers glide over # %lothes rod: Spray /7!%1 on the clothes rod so hangers can be pushed bac and forth easily. Cle#n %logged spr#$ p#int %#n no''les: 'emove the nozzles from the spray paint can and the /7!%1 can$ place the nozzle from the spray paint can on the /7! %1 can$ give it a couple of quic squirts$ and replace both nozzles. Remove oil spots from drive"#$s: Spray with /7!%1$ wait$ then blot. #he mineral spirits and other petroleum distillates in /7 %1 wor as a curing agent. Thre#d ele%tri%#l "ire through %onduits: Spray /7!%1 on the electrical wire to help it glide through winding conduits. Prevent gr#ss %lippings from %logging up # l#"n mo"er: Spray /7!%1 on the underside of lawn mower housing and blade before cutting the grass. Cle#n s#p from g#rdening e-uipment: Spray with /7!%1$ wait$ and wipe clean. Prevent mud #nd %l#$ +uildup on +i%$%les: Spray the bicycle with a thin coat of /7!%1. Remove +# ed&on food from # %oo ie p#n: Spray /7!%1 on coo ie pan and wipe clean. #hen wash with soap and water. Remove dirt #nd grime from +#r+e%ue grills: 'emove the grill from the barbecue$ spray with /7!%1$ wait$ and wipe clean. #hen wash with soap and water. Remove %he"ing gum from the +ottom of # shoe or sne# er: Spray on /7!%1$ wait$ and pull the gum free. 2eep dogs1 m#ggots1 #nd flies out of tr#sh %#ns: 5oat the trash cans with a thin layer of /7!%1. T# e s-ue# s out of ne" shoes: Spray /7!%1 into the leather and shine. Remove gre#se st#ins from linen: Spray /7!%1 directly to the stain$ rub it in$ let is soa for a few minutes$ then wash through a regular cycle. T# e s-ue# s out of # +o3 spring m#ttress: 'emove the fabric covering the bottom of the bo0 spring mattress <by simply removing the staples)$ and spray the springs with /7!%1. Staple the fabric covering bac in place with a staple gun. Polish "ood furniture: Spray /7!%1 on a cloth and wipe. Cle#n %r#$on from # +l#% +o#rd: Spray /7!%1 on the crayon mar s$ let soa for 11 minutes$ then blot clean with a cloth. Free # tongue stu% to fro'en met#l in "inter: Spray /7!%1 on the metal around the tongue
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