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  1. Appliances
    We just bought a stainless steel dishwasher on craigslist for $75. It works great, but there were a few pesky rust stains on the front. I googled ways to remove rust and came up with baking soda. If you dip a moistened soft bristle toothbrush or your finger (the finger worked better) in baking...
  2. Laundry
    Hoping someone can help me out. Dubya had two shirts go through the laundry with name tag or sticker on it. Now it has that gummy adhesive type junk stuck to his shirt. One is a thermal type material, the other is a regular t-shirt. Any thoughts or suggestions? I have sprayed with stain...
  3. Laundry
    Hello, all! I just bought new slippers and am embarrassed to say that they already have an unpleasant smell. Does anyone have suggestions to remove the smell (without putting them in the washing machine, that always makes them all lumpy afterwards). Thanks for your suggestions :)
  4. General Chat
    I have been saving jars to use for Christmas goodies, but I have hesitated to use them because I could never get the smell out. You know, like pickles, etc. Anyway, I came across this article, which talked about something I had never heard before-coating the lids. I knew the smell was from...
  5. Cast Iron cooking
    I'll just start with a quick intro, basically I've looked everywhere for good ways to strip the seasoning off cast iron, and failed. Why? I'm trying to help with a project (can't disclose too many details) but it's for a restaurant, and we've designed a cast iron grill. Everything about this...
  6. General Chat
    Years ago dh paneled the bathroom with paneling that looked like tile. It is mostly white with some accents in the tiles. However we are in the process of trying to get the house ready to put on the market...and i feel that it needs to have the paneling removed and put a fresh coat of paint on...
  7. Question and Answer
    Parts of my home have quite a bit of pet odors. Im not about to remove carpet. Does anybody have any frugal solutions. Where my nicer carpet is I use Nature's miracle. This area doesnt have the nicer carpet and see's alot of dog traffic. I do have to say nature's miracle does work, but is...
  8. Garden and plants
    The Small Roto-tillers. My Experience Small Cultivators Honda FG110G. I bought mine in year 2005 (Honda) and it has to be my most valuable tool in the garden. I use it like a shovel, hoe and rake combined. To plant trees, shrubs and to make a simple hole for some plant, for edging, and working...
  9. Just Tips
    wipe it with aluminum foil dipped in Coke. To polish chrome, use a crumbled up piece of aluminum foil and rub!
  10. General Chat
    I have a computer I'd like to sell, it has the XP operating system, lots of HD & RAM, and pretty recent software (in fact, I wouldn't have bought the new one if I'd started hanging out on this forum sooner!). My question: How do I clear out my personal information? I use my computer for...
  11. Just Tips
    Put denture cleaning tablets into your cups (with water) or toilet and it'll lift stains out fantastically! Works great with Tea stains, etc.
  12. Just Tips
    wipe it with aluminum foil dipped in Coke. To polish chrome, use a crumbled up piece of aluminum foil and rub!
  13. Writing Forum
    I test the internet connection to moderatos: please remove this topic. Sorry for your time.
  14. Leisure & Media Arts
    Ok, this is probably an odd question, but... I got 2 Bibles as gifts from different people. They're both engraved with my name. And they both are the EXACT same translation. We live in a very tiny space and I can't see keeping two of the exact same book (translation in this case). Does...
  15. Home Environment
    Yesterday I stepped off of the curb onto our street when I was getting the mail. Our street was blacktopped about a week ago, and I thought it was dry, but, clearly not.... I spent the next half hour with an ice cube and a plastic knife, scraping tar off the bottom of my shoes. Well, during...
  16. DIY
    http://www.doityourself.com/info/refrigodor.htm
  17. Pets
    Remove animal hairs from upholstery by running a rubber glove over the fabric. The hairs will adhere to the glove.
  18. Home Environment
    We have those plastic cups you get for a buck each at hobby lobby (seasonal ones) for the kids to use outside - but after awhile they get a kind of soapy taste. Does anyone know how to remove this or is that how you know they are "expired"?
  19. Home Environment
    DD is loving her crayons and paper these days-- she wants to "write" all the time.  Well, you all know where this is headed--- yes, writing on things besides her paper.  :rolleyes: A friend suggested a I try a baking soda paste, and it worked like a charm!  The black crayon marks all over DD's...
  20. Home Environment
    Hi, I bought a set of sheets at the local thrift shop. They match the new bedroom. They were all wrapped up and I know I should have opened the package...(I'll never make that mistake again...) But, I can't get the smell of urine out of them, did I just waste $4.00? I've tried bleach and borax...
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