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Sparkling electric stoves

After moving in my electric stove was nasty..it was caky and really grimy.
I have found my favorite way to clean my stove... you have to keep up on it and wipe and wash it down after every use..
Wash down with dawn dish soap and sprinkle baking soda on it... use a scraper or a blade to get the really bad crusty stuff off... I use a spray bottle of ammonia, vinegar and water (even parts and its what I use as a glass cleaner) and then I will spray that down... wipe down and clean.

- Submitted by JGIRL5799 5/31/2013 in Around The House | 0 Comments

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Clean blinds!

I have found I LOVVVE using dryer sheets to clean my blinds... its like swifter.. the dust sticks to the dryer sheets and saves time and smells good too!

- Submitted by JGIRL5799 5/21/2013 in Around The House | 1 Comment

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FAVORITE CLEANER FOR ELECTRONICS AND GLASS

I have found my ultimate way to clean glass...
I use a squeegee and coffee filters ( as paper towels) they are stronger and they last longer!
I use plain vinegar half and half in a spray bottle..
For my electronics. computers, I will use a fine mist spray bottle spray on a cloth and I will use half rubbing alcohol (first aid dept) and half water..

- Submitted by JGIRL5799 5/21/2013 in Around The House | 0 Comments

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CAMP FIRE STARTERS! Dryer Lint and paper toilet holders

LOVE camp fires and home fires and smores.. We have started recycling toilet paper rolls and the lint from the dryer...
We stuff the lint into the cardboard paper towel holder and then put it in a grocery plastic bag for storage.. when it gets full we store it with the firewood and our camping supplies.. We always stuff at least two in the fire with our kindling to start fires.. Its like steel wool, flamable and it works great, plus who would have known to recycle dryer lint for flint starters?

- Submitted by JGIRL5799 5/20/2013 in Around The House | 0 Comments

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Getting a groove on.

All those chores around the house are a drag. I crank the music and dance while I work and when my niece is visiting, she dances alongside. It burns calories and makes household chores a whole lot more fun!

- Submitted by BCSKIMOM 5/14/2013 in Around The House | 0 Comments

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fridge access vs. craft access

I love crafting and eating but the only thing that is super easy to get to is my fridge. I am going to make my crafting stuff as easy to get to as the food in my fridge. If it was realistic I would store the crafting stuff in there instead of the food. emoticon

- Submitted by DESNOTSOTINY 5/5/2013 in Around The House | 2 Comments

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Getting rid of ants with Bounce

Bounce Fabric Sheets have a smell that repels ants. I always keep a packet in in my suitcase for vacations and lay it in cupboards, and drawers in any kitchen vacation time share unit that we stay in. They run away from it!

- Submitted by LINASDIET2 4/25/2013 in Around The House | 1 Comment

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TV lifting

I have my moderately heavy weights under the coffee table in the TV room so to feel less guilty about wasting time watching TV, I work my upper body while sitting on the couch. If I have more energy, I stand up and do shoulders or squats - all the while not missing a beat on my favorite show!

- Submitted by TERIDOBRA 4/24/2013 in Around The House | 0 Comments

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KILLING ANTS ~!!!

Around this time we get ants galore, I have no idea where they come from... This is a proof method and in a few days it will work 1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons mules Borax
3 cups warm water

Mix the sugar and Boric Acic well in a mason jar. Store in jar.

Add the warm water slowly, mixing all the while so it won't be too lumpy.

Put cotton into the jar and saturate the cotton to the top. I keep old milk lids and then put the cotton ball in the milk lid. Lay down where you see ants









- Submitted by JGIRL5799 4/24/2013 in Around The House | 0 Comments

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Killing 2 birds with one stone!


Combining house work and yard work with exercise can put a better light on exercising an being activity.

- Submitted by MICHELE142 4/16/2013 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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