Sunday, July 10

Helpful Hints

To keep lint and dist off glass table tops, wash them in a solution of warm water and fabric softener. Add one tablespoon of fabric softener to one quart of warm water. The fabric softener will clean the glass and will keep lint from gathering (also good for TV screens and computers).

When corks are too large to go into a bottle, toss them into hot water for a few moments and they will soften.

Instead of using expensive lime removers for toilets and bathroom fixtures, try hydrogen peroxide first; it can do the job at a fraction of the cost.

To remove permanent marker from appliances and counter tops, use rubbing alcohol on a paper towel.

Toss a few old bath towels into the wash with a shower curtain. The towels will rub off all traces of soap scum and dirt. Hang shower curtains back up right out of the wash.

When you go to bed at night, place flower arrangements into the refrigerator, making the flowers last much longer. Be careful that your refrigerator doesn't get below 35*. 


12 comments:

kenju said...

I confess to not having tried any of these, except the one about washing shower curtains.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I am definitely going to try the hydrogen peroxide -- inexpensive and just maybe *that* will work!

LL Cool Joe said...

I can't help but feel the fabric softener will leave smeary marks all over the glass!

Grannymar said...

Thanks for the hints there are a couple new to me. I am on holiday and and only dipping into comment boxes even where I read all the posts. Hope the haircut went well. I think I need the back of my neck cleared up real soon. Thanks for the reminder. ;)

Ginnie said...

Good tips. I've been using the fabric softener sheets (the ones you put in the dryer)for a long time in my shower. I have a glass door and the wet sheets are great for cleaning it...much better than anything else I've used.

Kay Dennison said...

Noted for future reference.

Pat said...

I'm going to try the first one as soon as I've finished visiting blogs.
I hate shower curtains and mean to spend the rest of my life without them.

Granny Annie said...

I wonder how much peroxide you would need to use and if you would use full strength or diluted?

Yes, I too wash my shower curtains. Usually it is with towels but that has never been on purpose.

Magic Erasers will never be replaced by rubbing alcohol on a paper towel. It is just too easy to grap one of those up and wipe away the marks.

Arkansas Patti said...

Interesting ideas. Might try the peroxide thing, can't hurt. Since I have shower doors, think I will try Ginnie's tip also.

Jenny Woolf said...

The Hydrogen peroxide and the shower curtain tips were both new to me, and I'll give them both a go.

Nancy said...

When I think of my nightly "Going to bed" routine i.e. turning off the lights,locking all the doors,turning the heat or A/C either up or down, fixing the timer on the coffee pot,putting the cat out,taking off my clothes,putting on my nightie,turning on the nightlight,
turning down the bed,I don't think I will add PUTTING THE FLOWERS IN THE REFRIGERATOR to my routine.

Thanks,anyway for the tip.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

GREAT Suggesetions!! Thanks, my dear!