Sunday, December 12, 2010

Some Household Hints from the Farmer's Almanac

1. The odor in a cedar chest can be renewed by giving the inside of the chest a light sanding (this can be done to all your cedar).

2. Spray a little furniture polish on the end of your broom, and bristles won't accumulate dust, dirt, pet hair, etc.

3. Old paint brushes can be revitalized by soaking them in hot vinegar.

4. Clean tufted leather furniture with castor oil and a paint brush to get into the nooks and crannies of the tufts.

5. Sibling rivalry has been kept to a minimum in the past with the masking tape line down the middle of the room--well, this can be extended to the closet by painting the inside 1/2 one color for one sibling, and 1/2 another color for the other.

6. Remove shoe odors with a sock "foot" filled with dry tea leaves. Fill the bottom of the sock with tea leaves, tie it off, then stuff it into the shoe and leave for 48 hours, then remove.

7. An apt phrase for our time: "There are a lot of possessions we wouldn't need if the neighbors didn't have them."


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