Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tips for the Holidays

This time of the year many of us are entertaining and all too often little mishaps happen. It seems fitting to share some very old tried and true tips for not getting stressed out when a "stain" happens. So here you go:

Stain Removal Remedies

- For varnished floor or woodwork, rub with cold tea
- To remove heel marks, try lighter fluid or an eraser
- Use silver polish to remove crayon marks from vinyl tile or lineoleum
- Dust talcum powder into cracks of squeaky wood floors
- Remove polish build-up from furniture with a solution of equal parts of vinegar
and water
- Cover burns with mayonnaise and let it stand awhile, then wipe off with cloth
- White rings on furniture can be removed with a paste of cigarette ashes and butter or a cloth dipped in ammonia or oil over stain or ring
- Make your own furniture polish with 1/3 cup boiled linseed oil, turpentine and
- Ballpoint Ink: Apply hairspray to stain - rub with a clean dry cloth
- To restore discoloured aluminum cookware, fill the pot with water, then add a little vinegar and let it boil for 10 minutes
- The best wall, rug and upholstery cleaner around is a mixture of 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup washing soda and a gallon of warm water
- To remove grease spots from wallpaper, make a paste of cornstarch and water. Apply to the spot, let dry and then brush off.
- To clean pewter, rub it with cabbage leaves
- Baby Clothes - for stains - white vinegar and salt or lemon juice and salt, 5 minutes and then launder
- Blood: Cover area with meat tenderizer. Apply cool water to make a paste. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. Sponge with cold water.
- Grease on knits - Club soda works wonders
- To clean silk flowers - place them in a paper bag with 1 cup cornmeal. Shake the bag - good as new StumbleUpon


B said...

Wow I hadn't heard of a lot of these. Your food looks good :)

HP said...

Thank you, Giz. I'm looking at a lot of those stains and thinking many of them will happen in our house this holiday....hopefully not blood though :)

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