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Friday, August 04, 2006

I stole these ideas from a yahoo group I belong to. I haven't tried them yet. I just wanted to put them somewhere I knew I won't lose them! Let me know if any of these ideas work for you! I am starting with the peanut butter getting scratches out of CD's. I have allot of DVD's I could just toss because Jessica (my 14 year old autistic daughter) put them on her floor. She always manages to find what I hide from her. DVD's are one of her new favorite things to get into. So sad! So sad!

42 Great Tips-

1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair.

2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

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 size 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 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!

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

21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray

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

23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls

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

25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!

26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in
the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the
food color of your choice!

27. 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

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

29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!

30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate

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

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

33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!

34. 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!

35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!

36. Dirty grout - Listerine

37. Stains on clothes - Colgate

38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup

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

40. 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.

41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer
aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water.

42. 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, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each
day has a different color 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
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 ones 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.