Thursday, February 23, 2012

FABULOUS Simple Household Tips - WHO KNEW all the uses for VINEGAR!

1.  Refinish Antiques and Revitalize Wood -

Use equal Parts of Linseed oil, White Vinegar, and Turpentine.  Rub onto furniture with soft cloth

2.  Stalk the ants

Seal off cracks where they are entering with putty or petroleum jelly.  Then sprinkle with red pepper

3.  A simple Polish for Copper Bottom Cookware

Equal Portion Flour and Salt made into a paste with Vinegar.  Rub with Soft Cloth.  Store in Refrigerator

4.  Iron Cleaner

Baking Soda on a damp sponge will remove starch deposits.  Iron must be cold and unplugged

5.  Cleaning Teflon

1 c. Water
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1/2 c. Liquid Bleach

Boil all ingredients in stained pan for  5- 10 minutes.  Wash rinse and dry and condition with oil before using pan again

6.  Use Instant Coffee to Clean Dark Wood Furniture

Make a thick paste with coffee and a little water... rub into nicks and scratches on dark wood furniture

7.  Clogged Shower Head

Boil 1/2 C. Vinegar and 1 quart of water for 15 minutes ... soak shower head in the solution.

8.  Create Spicy Aroma in your home 

Toss Dried Oranges and Lemon rinds into fireplace 

9.  Use Lemon Rinds to deodorize Garbage Disposal

10.  Tin coffee cans make excellent freezer containers for cookies

11.  Add Raw Rice to the salt shaker to keep salt free flowing

12.  Ice Cubes Sharpen Garbage disposal blades

13.  Vinegar will remove Rust and Mildew Stains from most Chrome.

14.  How to Make Grandma's Homemade Cough Syrup

1 lg Onion -Finely Chopped
3 T. Brown Sugar
3 T. Honey
1/2 C. Lemon Juice

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Strain. Sip juice when needed for a cough suppressant.

15.  Arthritic Remedy Beverage

1 c. Unsweetened grape juice
1c. Unsweetened apple juice
1/2 c. vinegar

Mix and drink 1/4 c. each day

16.  For ease in sliding, rub wax along sliding doors, windows and wooden drawers that stick.

17.  Remove stale odors in the wash by adding baking soda.

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