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  1. Question and Answer
    We are buying a real fixer upper home (closing is on Monday). For the most part after a good scrubbing and putting in a new fridge and stove it will be liveable and we will move in. We will be fixing it up as we save up money. What we have saved now will be going towards a new fridge, stove...
  2. Appliances
    I ran the clean cycle on my electric range yesterday and now I have smoke stains on the enamel and on the plastic trim around the oven door, and at the vent on the range top. How do I clean this up? I have tried soap and water, spray cleaners like 409, and even a little Bon Ami scrub. No luck...
  3. 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...
  4. Laundry
    Does anyone use lye soap for stains? I made some a while ago and just used some on one of my ruined new tops. Well, my top is good as new, again! The soap took out the grease stains. It even rescued one of my DH's t-shirts. I'd be careful on what you use it on, but it worked great! Both of the...
  5. Laundry
    I made a white Thai silk wedding dress for my DSIS years ago (about 30), and she has just pulled it out of the closet for her DD#1 to wear for her wedding. Unfortunately it has a couple of "large stains" on it of undetermined origin. I did not preshrink the fabric before sewing this dress, as...
  6. Home Environment
    The water in Denmark is very hard and I'm losing the battle in my shower. I mostly steam clean and use a homemade vinegar cleaner, but this is not cutting it in the shower, which is tiled and has a nasty orange film on it. Does anyone know how I can get rid of it? Availability of cleaning...
  7. Home Environment
    Pleeeease help ladies!!!! I live in an apartment, and of COURSE they give me white carpet... jerks. it was very beautiful when I first moved in, however my less then careful boyfriend and cat have pretty much turned it dingy gray. there is lotssss of black/dark gray spots that I cant even...
  8. Question and Answer
    My friend was playing baseball in the rain on a red dirt clay field...she's tried soaking the jersey, Shout and OxyClean but its not coming out just faded in. Looks pretty sad actually :( Is there a way to get these stains out?
  9. Laundry
    My husband's new favourite blue sweater just ran all over my husband's old favourite red sweater. What's the best way (or is there a way) to get the blue out without destroying the red?
  10. Household notebooks and home manuals
    Hello!! Ok so I am moving out of my parents basement a week from Sunday, and I have kinda neglected the toilet for awhile.... :censor: so I have built up some awfully beautiful hard water stains in there... I want to fix this before I leave for my mommy, but I cant seem to scrub them off, or...
  11. Just Tips
    how to remove oil stains from clothes particularly cotton clothes.
  12. Question and Answer
    My mother just bought a polyester dress from a catalog. The dress arrived in a plastic bag that was glued shut. Unfortunately the front of the dress has a line of glue across it. Does anyone know how to remove the glue without ruining the dress? Would greatly appreciate any help.
  13. Question and Answer
    Anyone have any ideas what we can use to get oil stains off the cement driveway? My dh's truck leaks so bad. We keep a board under it but it still manages to stain. Any ideas are appreciated. Thank You!!
  14. Just Tips
    My sister let my son play outside and he got in the mud its all over them. I already tried to use my laundry soap as a pretreated. I make my own. I am limited on what I can use due to alleges. Any ideas would help.
  15. Just Tips
    Hi. Just wondering if anyone has frugal tips on how to get the yellow sweat stains out of the collar of white dress shirts. Any and all tips would be greatly appreciated.
  16. Just Tips
    my ydd washed a load of her laundry with her new white coat and her scrubs from work....then thru them into the dryer...finding later that she left an inkpen in her scrubs....There are a few spots on her coat...can any one please give me some hints to try to save this coat???? I am so mad at...
  17. Question and Answer
    I'm very picky about my clothes, I don't really like most styles, so when I find something I like, I stick with it. However, some of my shirt have caked on deodorant in the pits and I was wondering if anyone knew of a good method of getting rid of it. I have no idea how some got so bad. And...
  18. Just Tips
    Remedy #1: Wipe the fabric with alcohol. You should test a corner first to make sure the material isn't damaged by the alcohol. Then apply a mild chlorine bleach to any remaining stain. Remedy #2: Rub the stain with liquid detergent or naptha soap. Then rinse thoroughly. Remedy #3: For stubborn...
  19. Just Tips
    Sponge on white vinegar (or soak stain in it); wait 30 minutes. Launder shirts in the hottest water safe for the fabric. Using an enzyme detergent or a detergent with bleach alternative check care labels to be sure this is okay). I sometimes put liquid laundry detergent right on the area, leave...
  20. Just Tips
    A great way to get rid of oil or butter from clothing and prevent it from staining. All you need to do is sprinkle some dusting powder (talc) over the oil mark and leave over night, wash the garment as normal the following day. The Talc will draw all the oil out of the clothing and completely...
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