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Old 02-27-2002, 03:37 AM
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Toothpicks

Talks about Forster brand. I am sure any would do.

Use to apply glue to a small area.

Use as a bookmark.

Plus smal nail or thumbtack holes in wood.

Docorate a cake - use pick to draw your lines and design. Then use the frosting over or in the lines.

Paint small areas or repair scratches.

Repair eyeglasses temporarialy.

Mark the starting point of tape. Place under the edge.

Clean a tight crevice.

Garlic, stick in garlic before throwing in a sauce, makes it easier to find.

Fix a stem - when your flower stem bends or brakes, use it as a crutch.

Tighten a screw. instert into the hole and break off. rescrew the screw.

Clean a brush.
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Frisbee

Holds paper plates.

Use as a bowl.

Make a birdbath.

Use as a pet dish.

Use for a cookie tray.
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Flexible Straws

Uncloge freshly opened ketchup. Place through opening, the air through the straw gets it moving.

Prevent strings on pull toys from getting tangled.

Extend the spout of an oil can.

Prevent chain tangles.

Elongate a flower stem that is too short for a vase.

Use as an eyedropper if you don't have one.

Mark a stitch when knitting.
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Baby Wipes


Talks about Huggies, but any should work.


Blot up coffee spills on a carpet or rug.

Soothes (I hate to say this) hemorrhoids.

Sotre game pieces, crayons, screws, nails, bolts, crafts, anything in empty container.

Use wipes on scrapes and bruises.

Clean shoes.
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Gelatin

Talks about Jell-O


Style your hair - a teaspoon dissolved in a cup of warm water.

Make marshmallows.

Make wine jello - one cup water with gelatin powder intil dissolved. Add 1 cup red wine stir well and refridgerate for 4 hours.

Watch seedlings grow roots. Have children grow seeins in Jell-0. They can see the roots start.
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Black Pepper

Repels moths

Stops colors from running - add a teaspoon to the first suds when washing cottons.

Keep animals away from the garden.

Repels ants.

Enhance the flavor of ice cream. Soften a quart enough to stir and place in some in a bowl. Add 1 tbl. green peppercorns, 1 tsp. corse black pepper and 1/4 tsp coconut extract.
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Wow! These are some great ideas!
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Miracle Whip

Hair Contitioner - 1/2 cup on your hair once a week. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse a few times before washing.

Remove a stuck on ring from your finger

Give yourself a facial and tighten your pores. It helps moisten dry skin when applied as a mask. wait 20 minutes then wash off with warm water followed by cold.

Removes white rings and spots from wood furniture. Put some on and let stsnd for 1 hour and wipe off. (This does work)

Removes tar.

Treats minor brns

Soothes sunburn and wind burn

Removes dead skin, massage some into your skin while moist and rub.. great for hands, feet, elbows and knees

Removes gum from hair.
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Coca-Cola

Clean a toilet bowl. ... Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl. Let the real thing sit for one hour, then brush and flush clean. Thecitric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china, according to household-hints columnist Heloise.

Remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers. ... Rubbing the bumper with acrumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Colawill help remove rust spots, according to household-hints columnist MaryEllen.

Clean corrosion from car battery terminals. ... Pour a can of carbonatedCoca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion, according to Heloise.

Cook with Coca-Cola. ... The Coca-Cola Consumer Information Center offersa free packet of recipes including a Mustard Herb Dressing (an Italianstyle salad dressing made with one-half cup of Coca-Cola), a Twin CheeseDip (requiring three-quarter cup of Coca-Cola and doubling as a sandwichfilling), and Sweet-Sour Cabbage (using one-half cup of Coca-Cola andtwo tablespoons of bacon drippings).

Loosen a rusted bolt. ... applying a cloth soaked ina carbonated soda to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

Bake a moist ham. ... Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrapthe ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham isfinished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Cokefor a sumptuous brown gravy.

Remove grease from clothes. ... Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasywork clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular wash cycle. TheCoca-Cola will help loosen grease stains, according to Mary Ellen.
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Cat Litter
Specifies Tidy Cat


Create emergency traction for automobiles. - Keep a bag of Tidy Cat in your car trunk in case you get stuck in the ice or snow. When poured under the tire, it provides excellent traction.

Soak up car oil and transmission fluid. - Tidy Cat works as an absorbent to pick up transmission leaks from garage floors. Pour a thick layer of unused Tidy Cat over the puddle, wait 24 hours, and sweep up with a broom. Scrub clean with a solution of detergent and hot water.

Deodorize a garbage can. - Cover bottom of garbage can with one inch of unused Tidy Cat to absorb grease and moisture.

Prevent mildew in bathtub. - Pour unused Tidy Cat in a flat box and place in your bathtub when you leave your house for a long time to prevent mildew. (Keep the bathroom door closed if you have cats so they don't use it.)

Deodorize a stale refrigerator. - Pour unused Tidy Cat in a flat box, place it on the middle shelf, and shut the door for five days.

Provide traction on snow-covered driveways and sidewalks. - Sprinkle unused Tidy Cat on the snow-covered walk.

Prevent musty, damp odors in a closed summer house. - Fill shallow boxes with unused Tidy Cat. Place one in each room before closing up the house to soak up musty, lingering odors.

Deodorize sneakers. - Fill the feet of knee high hose with unused Tidy Cat, tie the ends, and place inside sneakers overnight.

Prevent grease fires in barbecue grills. - Cover bottom of grill with a three-quarter inch layer of unused Tidy Cat to reduce fires.
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