WD-40

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Remove stains from stainless steel
Remove stains from a stainless steel sink with WD-40
Keep oxidation away
Keep ceramic and terra cotta pots from oxidizing by spraying them with WD-40 prior to putting them outside.
Camouflage scratches
Camouflage scratches in ceramic and marble floors by applying a small amount of WD-40 to the scratched area. Wipe with a clean soft cloth to remove excess.
Remove scuffs
Remove black scuff marks from the kitchen floor with some WD-40 on a soft cloth.


Remove Duct tape residue
Use some WD-40 on a rag to wipe away all traces of duct tape.


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


Tissue Box

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Store Bags
Use an empty tissue box to store empty plastic grocery bags.


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


Oatmeal

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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.


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.