Useful tips for the home and family

I received these tips anonymously on the internet and love them! Thank you to whomever created them!

For icy door steps in freezing temperatures:  Get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won’t
refreeze.  (Wish I had known this when we lived in Canada). [Presumably any dish washing liquid is OK]
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To remove old wax from a glass candle holder
, put it in the freezer for a few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The wax will fall out.
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Crayon marks on walls?
  This worked wonderfully!  A damp rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!). Of course Crayola now creates washable crayons but this is for those times when your kids or grandkids find the other kind and Crayola is one of our partners so click here to get their amazing products!

Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) – usrubbing alcohol on paper towel.

Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each pad into halves.  After years of having to throw  away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much more economical.  Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely! In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get ‘sharpened” this way!  [S.O.S = steel wool]

More to come soon!

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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