hints and tips (household ) part 2

Underwear - How to wash
@weemam (13377)
February 17, 2007 12:24pm CST
* You can wash your nylon stockings in the washer if you stuff them into a nylon bag. Use an old stocking as a bag, knotting the end to close it. Never put your nylons in the dryer.* Launder bras and slips inside a pillowcase, closed with safety pins. This will keep the straps from getting tangled around other clothes. Prevents your having to replace straps and hooks.* Water from a spray bottle works better than a steam iron. Dampen only the area that needs it.* When you've let down the hem on a garment made of wool or a synthetic fabric, apply white vinegar with a small sponge to the wrong side of the fabric and steam-press. This will remove the shine as well as the crease left by the old hem.* To remove bubble gum from clothing, place the garment in the freezer. Once the gum has hardened, it should peel off cleanly.* To remove mildew from cloth, moisten the area with a paste made of lemon juice and salt. Then lay the item in the sun to bleach
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@kathy77 (7487)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
Oh yes I know about nylon stockings as I do this all the time when I have to wash them, but this is great about my bras and slips, I shall put them in a pillowcase and wash them like this as they always give me problems, oh great this last one as I have a lovely tee shirt which has a mildew mark on it so I shall try this to help it come off. I shall let you know what the results are thank you again.
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@weemam (13377)
18 Feb 07
I am glad to be of help pal xx
@taramoon (742)
• Spain
17 Feb 07
Ahhh hun i just love your discussions, so i now have a freezer full of kids clothes to remove the gum....the kids wardrobes full of frozen products cause the freezers full of clothes !! But it's ok cause i know i'm going to have a good nights sleep on my bras and slips, and when i go to work tomorrow i'm going to look pretty good wearing my pillow case, but no problem it wont fall down cause it's all done up with safety pins... Sorry weeman just could'nt resist xxx
@weemam (13377)
17 Feb 07
lol tara that was brilliant PMSL xxxxx
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@Fishish (697)
• India
17 Feb 07
there is one very useful tip i can give. u should put colourless nail polish on the stitches of white thread in purses, shoes etc. so they do not get dirty and the object does not look used and dirty.
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@weemam (13377)
17 Feb 07
thanks fishish thats a brilliant tip xxx
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@Aloeli (398)
• Portugal
18 Feb 07
thanks for the tips! good to know
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
18 Feb 07
Thanks for all those really useful tips. I put my stockings and socks in a bag with a zip especially designed for washing delicate stuff in the washing mashine. The socks are not delicate, but by putting them in the bag the pairs can be easily found. It really saves time if you don´t have to look around for the kid´s socks in the mashine. I often have to let down the hems ofs skirts and dresses, so your tip about removing the shine and crease is very helful. Thanks for sharing.
@CatEyes (2448)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Thanks I am saving these as we speak If you have problems with soot in your carpet here a way to get it out; it works for me and worked for my Grandma To remove soot from carpets, cover the stain with a thick layer of salt, and carfully sweep it up. Never wet the soot as it will only make the stain worse and set in more.
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@weemam (13377)
18 Feb 07
that's a brilliant one too thank you xx
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
18 Feb 07
these are some good tips espically the one to use about gum and mildow.
• United Arab Emirates
18 Feb 07
Such nice tips you have there! I'll inform my wife about it. She's been using water from spray bottle too when ironing clothes. I remember having a chewing stuck to my pants ones when i sat upon it in a theater and we removed it using a small amount of thinner but it faded the cloth slightly. Now, the freezer tip will be useful if ever.
@weemam (13377)
18 Feb 07
remember to take them off first though lol xx
• United States
18 Feb 07
thanks for the tips! I will keep an eye out for the gum! what tip do you have for gum left on floors???
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@weemam (13377)
18 Feb 07
gum in hair Use lighter fluid to get gum out of hair works like a charm, wash hair a couple of times after to get rid of smell. Lighter fluid can also be used on other sticky thing such as: paint, glue, price tags, stickers, , hope this helps xx
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
uhumm, now i know how to wash my bra without tangling into other clothes, and i do not change strap and hooks also. thank you so much for a wonderful and useful tips. and about my blouse who has mildew in it, at last i can wear it again...
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• India
18 Feb 07
Goood tips i shuld stuck one to your panty and then i should see whether u can remove that or not lets try something different becasue according to you i did that and stuck the thing in my underwear and it dint got removed so now its ur turn....................................
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@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
I will never missed reading your started discussions esp. this topic..love it it helps a lot to the ones that doesn't have the clue what to do when they encounter certain problems like the ones that you mentioned ..Keep on posting useful hints and tips about household..Thanks for sharing it!!!
@nishanity (1650)
• India
18 Feb 07
Thanks for all really useful tips. I put my stockings and socks in a bag especially designed for washing delicate stuff in the washing machine. well i will tryy all your suggestion noday itself!
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Great tips, you can also put candle holder in the freezer to remove the burn out candle.
@onabreak2 (1161)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Great idea about putting the nylons in a old nylon. I am going to give it a try with my knee highs. Thank you.
• Belgium
18 Feb 07
A tip for cleaning your oven ore microwave: Put a bowl with water and fresh lemon (juice) and let it evaporate in a low-heated oven. It takes all the grease away, at least it's a lot easier to clean.