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Kitchen Sink Cleaning Tips

Steel Wool Pads like Brillo or SOS,are great for cleaning around the house, especially in the kitchen. But usually one pad is too big for just a few small jobs and its a pain to keep them from rusting between uses. Solution? Cut a regular sized pad into fourths. Use an old pair of scissors.I

By |2015-02-11T16:13:35+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Cleaning|0 Comments

Candle Wax On The Wall

Candle Wax On The Wall Q.     I tipped over a large 3 wick candle and the wax ran all the way down my wall. It is painted in flat paint and I cannot seem to get it off. Any suggestions? Tiffany D. A.  Just a thought:  Take a hair dryer and melt it so

By |2015-02-11T17:01:15+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Walls|0 Comments

Candle Wax In The Carpet

Candle Wax In The Carpet Q.    I have brand new wall to wall carpeting and a candle melted and put a large pool of wax into my carpeting could you please tell me what I can do to remove the wax from my carpeting without damaging my carpeting? A.  For the candle wax on

By |2015-02-12T06:27:41+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Floors|1 Comment

Removing Water Deposits

Removing Water Deposits Q. I'm looking for advice on removing soft-water deposits from faucets and fixtures.  Vinegar works great for hard water, but I recently moved to a home with a water softener, and found that vinegar does nothing for soft water deposits.  Thanks.  Deborah A.  Try a product called CLR -- it is wonderful! 

By |2015-02-11T17:04:43+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Kitchen|0 Comments

Water Conservation

Water Conservation A few months ago someone asked me whether it was more economic to wash dishes by hand or to use the dishwasher.  The best answer I can come up with depends on your family and how many dishes you have and what kind of dishwasher you use. A typical dishwasher uses between

By |2015-02-11T17:05:50+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Kitchen|0 Comments

Removing Spilled Wax 

Removing Spilled Wax Q. I am hoping someone can help me.  My husband was waxing our van when the wax accidentally dumped over.  It was on a ledge by the window, so as a result, it splattered (or poured rather) all over the brick of our home and the concrete driveway.  Any ideas on how

By |2015-02-11T16:25:50+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|0 Comments

Taffy In The VCR

Taffy In The VCR Q. My son has mangled our VCR by getting taffy in it.  I reserved a book from the library on VCR repair but won't have it for a few weeks. I thought I could just clean it out but can you use water? Can you scrub some of those "gadgets" without

By |2015-02-12T10:48:45+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Do It Yourself, Stains|0 Comments

Tar On Brick

Tar On Brick Q . Recently, my son did some repair work on my house and used tar to seal the space between the house and the wall outside.  He got a lot of the tar onto my brick front porch, please if anyone can come up with a method or product to help me

By |2015-02-12T10:49:27+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Do It Yourself, Stains|1 Comment
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