Sunday, November 8, 2009

Some Simple, Frugal Household Tips

1. Showerhead - For a clogged showerhead, soak in vinegar & water.
2. Shower curtain - To clean your shower curtain, throw into wash with bath towels, and add a cup of vinegar to the normal wash.
3. Glass shower doors - Clean soap scum with a cloth & warm vinegar.
4. Leak - Fix a vase, bottle, etc... by coating it with paraffin wax.
5. Spots - For laundry 2 parts water, and 1 part rubbing alcohol are the basic ingredients of commercial spot removers.
6. White socks - Get really white socks by boiling them in water with a lemon slice.
7. Creases - To prevent creases in garments hung on hangers, take a paper towel roll (empty) make a cut lengthwise. Slip it over the bottom of the hanger. The round edge prevents a crease.
8. Collars - For soiled collars, brush a bit of shampoo into stain. Shampoos are made to dissolve body oils.
9. Shades - Use clear nail-polish on small rips. *This works on lots of things including window screens.
10. Paint - When you paint inside, always put a small amount in a nail polish jar, baby food jar, or small container, and label the area of the house. Whenever you need to do a quick touch-up, you’ll have it handy in a work drawer.
11. Glass - If you have a small scratch, rub in a little toothpaste. This usually takes it out.
12. Carpet - Use a fork to fluff up nap carpets.
13. Scratch - Got a scratch in your furniture? Make a paste of instant coffee & water. This works well!
14. Windows - Wash them with a rag dipped in 1 quart of water & 1 tbsp cornstarch. This makes windows, and mirrors sparkle!
15. Sinks - To remove water spots from stainless steel, wipe with rubbing alcohol or white vinegar.


Lisa said...

Great tips, thanks!

Vicki and Noel said...

You're welcome. :-)