Vinegar

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Remove rust
Remove rust from garden tools and other items by soaking them for 10 minutes in a solution of half vinegar and half water. Rub with a cloth and the rust should be gone.
Remove stubborn price tags
To remove stubborn price tags or stickers paint them with several coats of vinegar. Let the liquid soak in for five minutes, and then wipe away the residue.
Make wool sweaters fluffier
To make wool sweaters fluffier and softer, add a couple of capfuls of vinegar to the rinse cycle.


Use as a natural weed killer
To kill weeds between cracks in paving stones and sidewalks, fill a spray bottle with straight vinegar and spray multiple times. The acidity in the vinegar will kill the weeds within a few days


Milk

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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.


Dishwashing Detergent

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Get a better manicure
Get a better manicure by soaking fingernails in a soapy solution of dishwashing detergent and water, rinse hands, and apply polish. The polish will adhere better to the nail and spread more smoothly.

 

Pre-treat oil based laundry stains
Pre-treat oil based laundry stains such as lipstick or grease with a small amount of dishwashing detergent.

 

Soak oily and grimy tools
Soak oily and grimy tools in a solution of water and dishwashing detergent to get them clean.

 

Kill fleas
Kill fleas by washing pets in a soapy water bath of a small amount of dishwashing liquid and water.


Aspirin

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Remove perspiration stains
Remove perspiration stains from white fabric by dissolving two aspirin in half a cup of warm water and applying to stained fabric. Leave for a couple of hours before washing.
Eliminate chlorine discoloration
Eliminate chlorine discoloration from hair by dissolving eight tablets in a glass of water and rubbing into your hair. Leave for about 10 minutes and then rinse. Follow with a shampoo.
Reduce pimples
Reduce pimples by making a paste with water and crushed aspirin. Cover the pimple with this paste. Rinse after a few minutes.


Aluminum Foil

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Sharpen your scissors
Sharpen your scissors by cutting through six to eight layers of aluminum foil.

 

Shine rusty chrome
Shine rusty chrome with a bit of water and a wadded-up piece of aluminum foil. You can rub most rust spots off chrome car parts.


Keep birds out of fruit trees
Keep birds out of your fruit trees. Hang twisted strips of aluminum foil over all your fruit trees using fishing line. The light reflections and the sound will keep birds away from your fruit.

 

Keep fireplace and grill clean
Keep the bottom of your fireplace or charcoal grill from becoming encrusted with soot. Line the bottom of your fireplace or grill with aluminum foil before starting a fire, then dispose of the foil after the fire is out and the coals are completely cooled.

Eliminate electromagnetic interference
Eliminate electromagnetic interference if your TV and DVD player are stacked on top of each other. If the picture is fuzzy, place a sheet of aluminum foil between them.

Iron more efficiently
Iron more efficiently by putting a piece of aluminum foil under the ironing board cover. The foil will reflect the heat from the iron so both sides get ironed at once.

 

Move furniture across floors
Move furniture with ease. To slide big pieces of furniture over a smooth floor, place small pieces of aluminum foil under the legs. Put the dull side of the foil down; the dull side is actually more slippery than the shiny side.

 

Clean starch build-up
Clean starch build-up from your iron by running a hot iron over a piece of aluminum foil.


Versatile Vinegar

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Remove Rust:

Remove rust from garden tools and other items by soaking them for 10 minutes in a solution of half vinegar and half water.  Rub with a cloth and the rust should be gone.

 

Remove Stubborn Price Tags:

To remove stubborn price tags or stickers paint them with several coats of vinegar.  Let the liquid soak in for 5 minutes and then wipe away the residue.

 

Make Sweaters Fluffier:

To make wool sweaters softer and fluffier add a couple of capfuls of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

 

Use as a Natural Weed Killer: 

To kill weeds between paving stones and cracks in sidewalks, fill a spray bottle with straight vinegar and spray multiple times over several days.  The acidity in the vinegar will kill the weeds within a few days.