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Helpful HInts and Who Would Think.................

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by I Am Blessed 24, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    * Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

    * Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 min

    * Mayonnaise will KILL LICE , it will also condition your hair

    * Elmer's Glue-paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any

    * Shiny Hair-use brewed Lipton Tea

    * Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water

    * Minor burn-Colgate or Crest toothpaste

    * Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!

    * Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too

    * Bee stings - meat tenderizer

    * Chigger bite - Preparation H

    * Puffy eyes - Preparation H

    * Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)

    * Stinky feet - Jello!!

    * Athletes feet - cornstarch

    * Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub

    * Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet.

    * Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also

    * 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!

    * Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

    * Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray

    * Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby

    * Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls

    * When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on

    * Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!

    * 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

    * Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!

    * A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!

    * To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

    * Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

    * To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.

    * Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with peanut butter or Spray 'n' Wash!

    * 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 to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!

    * Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!

    * Dirty grout - Listerine

    * Stains on clothes - Colgate

    * Grass stains - Karo Syrup

    * Grease Stains- Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from batteries!

    * 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.

    * To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of 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. Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week?

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursda! y, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie. They are:

    Monday - Blue Tuesday - Green Thursday - Red Friday - White Saturday -Yellow. So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie - not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)!

    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 you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

    * Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers.

    * Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

    * Before you head to he drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong
    Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

    * Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

    * Sore Throat?? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 Tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

    * Cure urinary tract infections with alka-seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
    Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

    * Honey remedy for Skin Blemishes......Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a band-aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

    * Easy eyeglass protection....To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

    * Coca-Cola cure for rust...Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

    * Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer....If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

    * Smart splinter remover.....just pour a drop of Elmers Glue-all over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
    sticks to the dried glue.

    * Hunt's tomato paste boil cure....Cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head (so will bacon).

    * Balm for broken blisters.....To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine....a powerful antiseptic.

    * Heinz vinegar to heal bruises...Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

    * Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas

    * Rainy day cure for dog odor....Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

    * Eliminate ear mites....All it takes is a few drops of wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

    * Vaseline cure for hairballs.....To prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a dollop of vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat's nose. The cat will lick off the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily through the digestive system.

    * Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not just for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

  2. Rebaros

    Rebaros New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
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    I absolutely love helpful hints! Did you know that if you cut a drinking straw in about thirds and stick it in a pie when you bake it it will boil up in the straws instead of boiling over and messing up your oven. Have you ever heard that before?

    God bless you!
    Becky [​IMG]
  3. kandibear2801us

    kandibear2801us New Member

    Apr 9, 2003
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    That's awesome I will have to print that off and use it. Thanks
  4. Grace

    Grace New Member

    Mar 23, 2001
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    I may have to try the vaseline things with my kitty....can I be sure it won't hurt him? I don't want an "angel kitty" lol ;)
  5. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
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    May 22, 2002
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    Hi Grace,

    I have been giving my cats Vaseline for years!! Not only does it not harm them in any way, but it really keeps the "hair-ball choking" down.

    About once or twice a month, I put a "dollop" on my finger and they eat it. I don't like putting it on their paws or nose because it freaks them out! :eek:


    Scarlett O. [​IMG]
  6. dianetavegia

    dianetavegia Guest

    I had no idea! These are Neat!
  7. LauraB

    LauraB New Member

    Oct 1, 2002
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    I had to add a few...

    * Small Burns, Cut a tomatoe and keep it on the burn. Helps in healing and takes the sting away.

    * Clean your silver and sparkle diamonds with paste toothpaste. (NOT GEL) Use a baby toothbrush it's softer...
  8. Audrey

    Audrey <img src="http://www.churches.net/churches/fubc/Au

    Mar 27, 2002
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    And Dawn dish soap will remove anything...

    It's especially helpful with oil and grease stains.. put some on the grease stain, toss it in the washer, and there ya go.

    I also use it on my floors, tubs, etc..

    Dawn is a miracle product [​IMG]
  9. Rebaros

    Rebaros New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
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    This came from a jeweler! When you have a difficult time getting your rings off because your fingers a swelled up a bit. Spray a little bit of window cleaner on your finger. The ring will slide right off and not get all gummed up like it does with soap scum. Also works when you can't get your rings back on after you have a shower.
  10. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    A little something I had posted on an eariier post...if you have rust stains on stainless steel, rub it with aluminum foil. It will turn black and then be gone. It really works!