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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
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
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
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!
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 is...it depends on your family and how many dishes you have and what kind of dishwasher you use. A typical dishwasher uses between
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
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
How Can I Get Rid Of The Sour House Smell ? Q. Our house smells sour (motel room like) no matter what we do!! We are very clean people-- got any suggestions on how to permanently get rid of the odor. I'm tired of covering it up with candles, sprays, etc. I've even tried baking