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Why Didn't I Think of That
published by The Wimmer Companies, Inc
ISBN 1-882232-15-1

: When permanent press articles of clothing have been : overdone and are a mass of wrinkles from a too-hot dryer, : wet a heavy towel, put it in the dryer with the wrinkled : clothes and turn on the low or fluff setting.

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: Mildewed clothing. Saturate the spots thoroughly with lemon : juice, rub on some table salt then put the garments in the : sunshine until the juice dries. Follow by laundering in the : usual way.

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: A light vinegar rinse when you bathe the family dog will : help control doggy odor.

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: Unsightly stains in glass vases respond to soaking in a : strong solution of hot vinegar. Finish by washing in hot : soapy water.

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: Save the water in which Irish potatoes have been boiled.

: Drop in a few pieces of tarnished silver for an hour or two : and see them shine!

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: If you have problems with your eyebrows, keep stray hairs in : place by dabbing them with a bit of petroleum jelly or clear : lip gloss.

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: Grab a handful of old nylon hose, wad them up and rub suede : or buck shoes to give them a lift.

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: Use a meat baster to water hanging plants. No drips and no : climbing.

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: If you make an error when writing or addressing envelopes, : erase the error by rubbing it gently with a cotton swab : dipped into a small amount of liquid bleach.

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: To unstick a new deck of playing cards, rub a little talcum : powder on them.

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: After all the shoe polish from the center of the tin has : been used, hold the tin over low heat. The polish from the : sides will melt, forming a new cake in the center that's : easier to use.

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: A scratch on a watch crystal can be removed by gentling : rubbing it with a dab of toothpaste.

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: Use an electric hair dryer as a bellows when trying to start : a fire in the fireplace.

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: When using several card tables together for a party or extra : dining space, bind adjoining legs with heavy rubber bands to : keep tables from separating.

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: Put a thimble on your finger when you're pushing tacks into : place.

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: Hair spray will remove all kinds of glue from your hands.

: Just spray and wash with a wet cloth. It will also stop : runners in hosiery without leaving an ugly spot.

: Additionally, spraying wasps and other insects with hair : spray will kill them. Supposedly it makes them too stiff to : fly.

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: Just washed your hair and can't do a thing with it ? Rub a : sheet of fabric softener over your head and your hair will : behave beautifully when combed or brushed. The same : treatment also works on clinging blouses and slips that : stick to your body.

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: Dripping candles. Moisten the wick then dip it into a little : salt before lighting.

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: Refrigerate candles before using and they will burn slower : and more evenly.

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: Envelope flaps that won't stick will after a quick : application of colorless nail polish. It dries quickly, : leaves no smudge and can't even be steamed open.

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: If your car is stuck on ice and you can't get any traction, : pour household bleach on and around the rear tires. Also, a : bag of kitty litter will provide traction for tires. It's : excellent too for icy driveways, steps and walkways.

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: Ask any liquor store dealer for some empty cartons with : cardboard dividers...they're perfect for storing Christmas : ornaments and for packing shoes.

Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 12-05-94

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