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How Can I Get Rid Of The Sour House Smell?

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

By |2015-02-11T17:40:30+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Odors|30 Comments

Fuzzy Sweaters

Fuzzy Sweaters Q. I just recently subscribed to this newsletter. How can you get rid of fuzz-balls on your sweater? I have tried the lint-removers, but they don't seem to work. Do you have any suggestions? Lynn A.  I have always used a disposable razor to take fuzz balls off my sweaters and it works

By |2015-02-11T16:52:29+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Fabrics|1 Comment

Removing Stains in Clothing with Coke

Removing Stains in Clothing with Coke Q.    Somewhere I heard about coca cola being great for washing stains out of clothes, but I wasn't able to get any more info on that.  Has anyone heard of using coke? To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add

By |2019-02-26T10:31:13+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|1 Comment

Rust Removal

Rust Removal Q. I have a problem with rust spots on my clothes from the dryer. I have tried CLR and various other things with no luck at all. If you know what will take it out I would sure appreciate the help! Thanks Try a product called "Wink" (brown plastic bottle) it is expensive,

By |2015-02-11T16:26:57+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|0 Comments

Removing Pink From A Sweater

Removing Pink From A Sweater Q. Help! Due to a laundering "accident", one of my favorite black and white sweaters is now black and "pink", having been put in the wash with a burgundy dress. OOPS! Even though I only paid $1 for it at a garage sale, I can't bear to throw it out

By |2015-02-11T16:50:55+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Fabrics|1 Comment

Cleaning Rayon Fabric

Cleaning Rayon Fabric Q.     I have a problem with my rayon fabric turning colors when I take it to the dry cleaners.  I have tried Dryel at home and still my fabrics get a red or pink tinge to it that I cannot get to come out.  I would stop buying rayon clothing, but

By |2015-02-11T16:52:01+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Fabrics|0 Comments

 Removing Ink From Furniture

Removing Ink From Furniture Q. I found my dog had slept on the sofa with a pen, cap off, and it bled all over the seat. Is there any way, after sitting for a week, to remove it? Thanks, Sara If this is a fabric sofa, non-aerosol hair spray and a toothbrush will take the

By |2018-09-27T18:39:46+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Fabrics|3 Comments

Nicotine Build-Up On Mirrors

Nicotine Build-Up On Mirrors Q. What will remove smoke film from mirror glass?  I have tried everything, nothing will cut the nicotine build up.  [Quit smoking, praise God] Thank you,  --Betty/NC A. We had this problem after my mother died. But I was amazed by what Windex cleaned up. I'm surprised this hasn't worked for

By |2015-02-11T16:25:22+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|1 Comment

Getting Rid of Mold in Shower

Getting Rid of Mold in Shower Q. I have mold on my bathroom walls and ceiling over the shower. The mold and mildew removers say "Not for painted surfaces." So, what can I use? • If all else fails to remove mold, try tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil. Put about a tablespoon of oil in

By |2015-02-11T17:00:57+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Baths|0 Comments

Odors in the Microwave

Odors in the Microwave Q.   Some popcorn got burned in our microwave; consequently, our microwave not smells like burned popcorn. Do you have any suggestions as to how to get the odor out?  Thanks -- TFeauto • Boiling a cup full of vinegar and then washing the inside and tray with it  has helped me. Ivy

By |2015-02-11T17:41:00+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Odors|7 Comments
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