Orange Furniture Polish

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Remove gasoline smell
Remove the gasoline smell from your hands by rubbing a small amount of orange furniture polish on them. After a minute or two, wash your hands normally.

Olive Oil

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Polish wood furniture
Polish wood furniture with a teaspoon of oil and a soft rag.

Lubricate measuring cups and spoons
Lubricate measuring cups and spoons for easy cleanup of sticky ingredients like honey, grain mustards and syrups.

Control hair frizz
Control hair frizz by combing a bit of olive oil through dry hair to tame the frizz and flyaways on humid days or in the winter time.

Free a stuck zipper
Free a stuck zipper by using a cotton swap to apply olive oi8l to the teeth of a zipper, and then gently ease the tab down.

Remove paint
Remove paint from your skin by applying a small amount of olive oil to the area. Rub gently to work the olive oil into the cracks of your skin. Then scrub with a dry washcloth.

Fix a squeaky door
Fix a squeaky door by using a rag or cotton swab to apply olive oil to the top of a problematic hinge


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Treat itchy poison ivy
Treat itchy poison ivy or chicken pox by soaking in an oatmeal bath. Grind one up of oatmeal into a thin powder, pour into cheesecloth or clean old stocking and tie into a knot. Suspend the bag under the faucet as the tub fills with warm water. Soak for 15-30 minutes.

Non-diet Cola

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Clean Battery terminals
Clean car battery terminals. The acidic properties will eliminate corrosion. Pour some soda over the battery terminals and let it set. Remove the sticky residue with a wet sponge or rag.

Loosen rusted nuts and bolts
Loosen rusted-on nuts and bolts. Soak a rag in the soda and wrap it around the bolt for several minutes.

Make cut flowers last longer
Make cut flowers last longer by pouring about a half cup of soda into the water in a vase full of cut flowers. The sugar in the soda will make the blossoms last longer

Clear out a slow drain
Clear out a slow drain by pouring a t-liter bottle of cola down the drain to help remove the clog.

Nail Polish

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Keep eyeglasses screws tight
Apply a small drop of clear nail polish to the threads of eyeglass screws before tightening them. It will prevent them from loosening.

Make measurements visible
Make cup measurements visible by using brightly colored polish to trace over basic measurement levels.

Bucket level
Mark levels inside a bucket with a nail polish color that stands out.

Seal an envelope
Seal an envelope by brushing a little polish on the underside of the flap

Protect belt buckle or costume jewelry shine
Protect your belt buckle or costume jewelry’s shine by covering new or just-shined belt buckles or jewelry with a coat of clear nail polish.

Mini Photo Album

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Organize your project
Use a mini photo album to help organize a do it yourself project. Organize fabric samples, paint color chips, measurements, etc.


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Use milk to shave
If you are out of shaving cream, use milk to shave. The milk will act as a barrier to protect your skin.

Clean patent leather shoes
Clean patent leather shoes to a gleaming shine by rubbing them with a little milk on a soft cloth. Leave to dry and then buff them.

Remove Ink stains
Remove ink stains on clothing by soaking the area in milk. It can take from a half an hour to overnight to remove the stain completely.

Repair fine cracks in china
Repair fine cracks in china plates and cups by boiling them in milk. The milk reacts with the kaolin in china and closes the crack. Place the plate in a pan, cover it with milk and bring it to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, lower the heat and simmer 45 minutes.


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Condition your hair
Condition your hair by massaging mayonnaise into your hair and scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap, wait several minutes and shampoo.

Relieve sunburn pain
Relieve sunburn pain by slathering mayonnaise liberally over the sunburned area. When the pain subsides, rinse with cool water.

Clean piano keys
If the keys to your piano are starting to yellow, lighten and whiten them with a little mayonnaise applied with a soft cloth. Wait a few minutes, then wipe with a damp cloth and buff.

Remove bumper stickers
Remove bumper stickers by rubbing some mayonnaise over the entire sticker. Let it sit for several minutes and wipe it off. This technique will also remove tar and pine sap.


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Stop ice cream drips
Stop ice cream drips by placing a large marshmallow in the bottom of the cone before adding the ice cream. The marshmallow acts as a plug.

Keep brown sugar soft
Keep brown sugar soft by adding a few marshmallows to the bag before closing it.


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Relieve a sore throat
Relieve a sore throat. Skewer one half lemon over a medium flame on a gas stove, or an electric burner set on high, and roast until the peel turns golden brown. Let cool slightly then mix the juice with 1 tsp honey. Swallow the mixture slowly.

Whiten yellow fingernails
If your natural fingernails have begun to yellow, rub a wedge of lemon on the surface of your nails. This use is not intended for artificial nails.

Remove soft cheese
To remove soft cheese or other sticky food from a grater, rub both sides of the grater with the pulp side of a cut lemon.