Little Known Tips - Part I
January 22, 2007 10:27am CST
I can vouch for some of these tips but not all of them. The one's I tried did really work, despite the simplicity and oddity. I'd forgotten that I had saved all these tidbits. I had put them on a backup CD when I updated my puter last. *********************************************************** PEASE DON'T ANYONE PUT THE WORK "JOKE" AS A TAG. Thank you. Budweiser Bear will condition your hair. Pam cooking spray will dry your nails. Cool Whip will condition your hair in 15 mins. Mayonaise will kill lice...it will also condition your hair. Elmer's glue--paint in on your face, allow to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads. Shiny hair -- rince in brewed Lipton Tea Sun burn -- empty a large jar of instant tea in your bath water. Minor burns -- Colgate or Crest toothpaste. Burn your tongue? put sugar on it. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub it in. kills insect sting pain, too. Bee stings - apply meat tenderizer Chigger bites - Preparation H Puffy eyelids - Preparation H (avoid eyes) Paper cut - crazy glue or chapstick (glue is used instead of sutures in many hospitals. Stinky feet - Jello Athletes foot - cornstarch Fungus on toe or fingernails - Vicks Vapor Rub Kool Aid to clean dishwater pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle. Also works on toilets. Kool-Aid can also be used as a dye in paint also. Kool-Aid and Dannon plain yogurt for finger paints. Kids will love it and it won«'t hurt them if they eat it. Peanut butter -- will get scratches out of CD's. Wipe off with a coffee paper filter. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray Pam will also remove paint and grease from your hands..keep a can in your garage and workshop. Peanut butter will remove ink from a doll's face. When the doll's clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with cornstarch. Heavy dandruff - rinse scalp with vinegar. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's.
30 Jan 07
No I will not put "that" word as a tag because we all know it brings in the spammers. Yes, I got hit with them a few weeks ago and spend hours just reporting them to myLot one at a time as at least a dozen of them hit half a dozen of my discussions. Some of these are really great gifana and it is interesting to find out what we can use everyday things for, other than their actual intended use that is. Thanks very much for sharing them with us and now you have prompted me to find my little box of tricks to add to your list. :)
3 Feb 07
Thanks for not putting in the "j" word. (So far so good.) I appreciate it. I have some more somewhere but I haven't found them yet. The woman's "garbage" magazines hre in Portugal have two or three each every week and I make a note of them. Some of these, however, came from a bingo buddy of mind. Would love to see what goodies you have in store for us. Never know when some of them would come in real handy. Nice to see you as always.
6 Feb 07
Still working my way through my little gems gifana but am behind with lots of things at the moment. I am not complaining though as our son is at home for a little while, and that more than compensates for anything else I cannot do as often as I would do. :)
8 Feb 07
No problem. I too haven't been around much lately as I am helping my friend with her shop's inventory. Gotta be finished by the end of the month. Not that it is such a big deal but she's counting buttons and needles and pins and what not. She has a Thrift Shop so you can just imagine. Always nice to see you. Say hi to the offspring for me. Oh and if you don't get jealous to the hubby as well.
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22 Jan 07
Wow, this is some list. I love them. Many I had heard before but some are new to me. I will call my daughter and tell her about the peanut butter taking ink off dolls. She needs that one. Baking soda and hot vinegar used once a week will keep drains running smoothly.
• United States
4 Feb 07
Great tips Gif. I have put this in a file so I can put it into my recipes and such that I am printing for the kids for Christmas this year. If it is in print it must be true. If Mom says it is true, it can't be so. LOL. Huggers to you.
5 Feb 07
LOL....Sounds like me when I was a kid....such a long time ago I'm surprised I even remember. Speaking of recipes...you interested in any Portuguese dessert recipes? Might take me awhile because I have to translate them.....there's one you might get a kick out of....it's called Nun's Belly (literal translation. Barriga de Freira.