Useful tips for home and family – last group of really good tips…


And the last of the tips postings….

Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
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When boiling corn on the cob,
add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn’s natural sweetness. ( We grow our own – and they are soo sweet already -I know those of you who do the same know what I mean!)
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Cure for headaches: 
Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your forehead.  The throbbing will go away. I have a better solution – play some music – try this one – Start the world all over again – that will make you feel better immediately!
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Don’t throw out all that leftover wine:
Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces…
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To get rid of itch from mosquito bites,
try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.
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Ants, ants, ants everywhere. 
Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line.  So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march.  See for yourself. [Slices of lemon scattered along their path track also work].
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Use air-freshener to clean mirrors.
  It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
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When you get a splinter,
reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle.  Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and then pull it off.  Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily. 
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Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer…
Clean a toilet.  Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. 
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Clean a vase.
  To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water, and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
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Polish jewelry.
  Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
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Clean a thermos bottle..
  Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka
Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (Or longer, if necessary).
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Unclog a drain.
  Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer
tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar.
Wait a few minutes, and then run the hot water.
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Do your friends a favor.
  Pass this timely (and some not-so-timely)
information on to a friend! I know I just did.



About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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