Did you know that holding a spoon full of sugar in your mouth and letting it melt slowly will cure the hic coughs
Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost
immediately, without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain
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
1Tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Honey remedy for skin blemishes… Cover the blemish with a dab of honey
place a band-aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin,
healing. Works overnight.
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus… Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus
by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves
your toenails looking healthy again.
Easy eyeglass protection…. To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from
loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to
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
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
to the dried glue.
Hunt’s tomato paste boil cure…. cover the boil with Hunt’s tomato paste
a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil
to a head.
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 dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few
drops to your dog’s bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly Rinse well to
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
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, and then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat
daily for 3 days
The oil soothes the cat’s skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates
Vaseline cure for hair balls… To prevent troublesome hairballs, apply a
dollop of Vaseline petroleum jelly to your cat’s nose. The cat will lick
the jelly, lubricating any hair in its stomach so it can pass easily
the digestive system
The US Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a
sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow jackets away. Use
them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am
working outside It really works. The yellow jackets just
veer around you.
It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels
mice.. spread them around foundation areas, or in trailers, cars that are
sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.
It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don’t get opened too
Repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors
during mosquito season.
Eliminates static electricity from your television (or computer)
Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your
television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from
Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.
Freshen the air in your home. Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a
drawer or hang in the closet.
Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of
Bounce before beginning to sew.
Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty
luggage before storing.
Freshen the air in your car. Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.
Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with
water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent
apparently weakens the bond between the food.
Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of
Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will
attract all the loose hairs.
Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a
sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce
collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at
the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or
Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the
Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding
an storing them. Keeps them smelling fresh.
Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes4. 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. Also it is great for getting gum out of hair without having to cut, just rub it in and gum slides off no pain or cutting hair, Kids will love you. It also takes it off of shoes or any other surface. 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 – Jell-O! 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. (Wow, and we drink this stuff) 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! 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! 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 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! 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 car 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, 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!Bed Sheets
After drying your sheets, put both sheets and one pillowcase in the other
pillow case. Fold neatly in a square. Next time you change sheets, you
just take the one pillow case and all the sheets and pillow case are
inside. No need to look for matches. Takes up less storage room too
.Clean your glass shower
To clean the glass in your shower easily, apply lemon juice to the glass
with a sponge. Then, take newspaper and wipe the lemon juice off the
glass. It will be clean and sparkle with no scrubbing!Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set
heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all
broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up
mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.
Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with
your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost
more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories
per serving.Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them
in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the
food moist and help it reheat faster.Newspaper Weeds-Away
Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go, cover
with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening
plastic, they will not get through wet newspapers.Broken Glass
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass the fibers catch ones you can’t see!No More MosquitoesPlace a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with
cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the
squirrels won’t come near it.Easier thank you’s
When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for the
guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have everyone
put their address on one. When the bride/new mother sends the thank you’s,
they’re all addressed!MINE!!!!!If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside thehandle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and laterrecovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike.Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty
paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent
or flattened to get in narrow openings.Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a
clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when
wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and — voila — static is gone.Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot
water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry the cup. Next, add your
ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove
box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better
than a cloth!Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something
inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s a lot cheaper than
shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way to
use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when you tried it in
your hair…Good-bye Fruit FliesTo get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2″ withApple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well. You willfind those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!Get Rid of AntsPut small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it “home,” & can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especiallyif it rains, but it works & you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!Take baby powder to the beach
Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When you’re ready to
leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the sand
will slide right off your skin.