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

: Household sponges stay fresh when soaked regularly in cold : salt water.

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: If you have age spots on linen which has been stored away : for a long time, sponge the spots with full strength : peroxide, then rinse in cold water and wash as usual. More : than one application of the peroxide may be necessary for : very stubborn spots.

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: Recycle old powder puffs. Wash them in soapy water, rinse : well and dry thoroughly; use for polishing silverware, : copper and brass.

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: Want to change those hard-to-remove decals in the bathtub? : Peel them off, then to the remaining hardened adhesive, : apply a generous coating of petroleum jelly. Allow to soften : for a while and all the unsightly residue will be easy to : remove.

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: Dampen your broom bristles or the inside of your dustpan : before sweeping to keep the dust from flying when you're : house cleaning.

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: Apply a non-flammable wax or polish to the inside of : ashtrays. Ashes won't cling, odors won't linger and paper : towels will wipe them clean in a jiffy.

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: To clean those small hard-to-get-to crevices on carved : furniture, dip a small cotton swab into furniture polish and : run it inside the difficult places.

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: Cut your utility bill by opening the dishwasher door and : letting the dishes air dry when the machine reaches the : drying cycle.

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: Fill all cracks with steel wool to keep mice out.

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: Ball point pen ink can be easily removed from clothes if you : spray with hair spray then wash as usual.

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: Blood stains on clothes wash out after a good soaking in : cold water. For more stubborn blood stains, add a cup of : vinegar to the water.

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: To get rid of iron rust stains, boil garments in a solution : of four teaspoons cream of tartar to one pint of water or : rub with diluted peroxide or lemon juice.

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: You won't slip on them if you sew rubber fruit jar rings : under each corner and under the center of any scatter rugs : in your home.

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: Give new life to feather pillows and dusty drapes; put them : into the clothes dryer on warm or air dry setting for 10-15 : minutes.

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Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 12-05-94

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