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

: Slip a pencil eraser, thimble or finger from an old glove : on the end of the curtain rod to make it easier to push the : rods through the seams.

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: To dispel paint odors, add half a small bottle of vanilla : extract to one gallon of paint. Or leave a saucer of salt in : the room for a couple of hours.

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: When you've finished an inside paint jar, fill an empty shoe : polish or nail polish bottle with a little of the paint. If : a scratch appears, you not only have matching paint, but a : handy dauber as well.

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: Save steps when window washing. Dry one side of the pane : horizontally, the other side vertically. This makes it easy : to determine where any remaining strokes are located.

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: Save money on window cleaning liquid by making your own. In : a one gallon jug, mix one pint rubbing alcohol, two : tablespoons non-sudsy ammonia, one teaspoon dishwashing : liquid. Add four drops of blue food coloring (or the color : of your choice) and fill the jug with water.

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: Get rid of scratches on hardwood floors by rubbing them with : fine steel wool which has been dipped into floor wax.

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: Clean silver by rubbing with damp baking soda on a soft : cloth.

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: Use toothpaste for cleaning copper...or try dipping used : lemon rinds in salt, then scrubbing your copper bottom pans.

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: Toss lemon rinds into the garbage disposal for a fresh, : clean scent.

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: Rid bathroom and shower stalls of mildew with a weekly : spraying of liquid bleach.

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: Dingy, moldy shower curtains will look like new after an : occasional soaking in ½ cup liquid bleach and ¼ cup : detergent. Soak curtains for 20 minutes in washing machine : or bathtub. Rinse, then drip dry.

Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 12-05-94

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