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To maintain the wooden handles on your garden tools, occasionally apply boi

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To maintain the wooden handles on your garden tools, occasionally apply boiled linseed oil with a cloth. Use... Read More »

To maintain vinyl siding, just give it an annual hosing off. Stains can be

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To maintain vinyl siding, just give it an annual hosing off. Stains can be removed with either abrasive... Read More »

To make a good gray stain for decorative barn boards, combine 1 gallon of w

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To make a good gray stain for decorative barn boards, combine 1 gallon of week-old coffee with 1... Read More »

To make a solution for washing aluminum siding, combine 1/3 cup of laundry

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To make a solution for washing aluminum siding, combine 1/3 cup of laundry detergent, 2/3 cup of TSP... Read More »

To make an inexpensive cleaner for brass, bronze, and copper, mix equal par

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To make an inexpensive cleaner for brass, bronze, and copper, mix equal parts salt and flour with enough... Read More »

To make glass fireplace doors sparkle for the holiday season, wipe on ammon

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To make glass fireplace doors sparkle for the holiday season, wipe on ammonia with a clean cloth, then... Read More »

To make that prize fish trophy look alive, dampen a cotton cloth with glass

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To make that prize fish trophy look alive, dampen a cotton cloth with glass cleaner and wipe it... Read More »

To make your microwave oven smell fresh and clean, place a cupful of water

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To make your microwave oven smell fresh and clean, place a cupful of water mixed with a tablespoon... Read More »

To patch a small hole in a leather tabletop, melt a small piece of wax cray

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To patch a small hole in a leather tabletop, melt a small piece of wax crayon of the... Read More »

To polish between the tines of a silver fork, dip a pipe cleaner in silver

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To polish between the tines of a silver fork, dip a pipe cleaner in silver polish and run... Read More »

To polish patent leather, wipe the object with a cloth pad dampened with vi

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To polish patent leather, wipe the object with a cloth pad dampened with vinegar. Then wipe it dry... Read More »

To prevent a backflash or puff of smoke from coming into the room when you

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To prevent a backflash or puff of smoke from coming into the room when you open the stove... Read More »

To prevent a clogged nozzle on an aerosol paint can, store the nozzle in a

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To prevent a clogged nozzle on an aerosol paint can, store the nozzle in a small jar filled... Read More »

To prevent aluminum furniture from marking clothes, clean the furniture by

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To prevent aluminum furniture from marking clothes, clean the furniture by wiping it with paint thinner on a... Read More »

To prevent erosion, a driveway generally needs a ditch along the uphill sid

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To prevent erosion, a driveway generally needs a ditch along the uphill side to keep water from collecting... Read More »

To prevent grease buildup on oven walls, wipe them occasionally with a clot

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To prevent grease buildup on oven walls, wipe them occasionally with a cloth dampened with a little vinegar... Read More »

To prevent moss from forming on a roof, mix up a solution of 2 capfuls of h

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To prevent moss from forming on a roof, mix up a solution of 2 capfuls of household (5... Read More »

To protect a new house under construction from termite infestation, especia

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To protect a new house under construction from termite infestation, especially in a forested area, install aluminum flashing... Read More »

To protect fishing rods, give them a coat of car wax once or twice each sea

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To protect fishing rods, give them a coat of car wax once or twice each season. Read More »

To protect maturing sunflower seeds from hungry birds, cover the seed heads

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To protect maturing sunflower seeds from hungry birds, cover the seed heads with cheesecloth. Read More »

To reduce dandruff, massage your scalp with aloe vera.

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To reduce dandruff, massage your scalp with aloe vera. Read More »

To reduce moisture in any basement crawl space, be sure to install at least

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To reduce moisture in any basement crawl space, be sure to install at least two vents, and locate... Read More »

To reduce mustiness and moisture in closets, place a few charcoal briquette

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To reduce mustiness and moisture in closets, place a few charcoal briquettes in a shallow pan on the... Read More »

To remove a bloodstain from any white fabric that you’d be afraid to wash i

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To remove a bloodstain from any white fabric that you’d be afraid to wash in your washing machine,... Read More »

To remove a bloodstain from carpeting, cover it with equal parts of meat te

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To remove a bloodstain from carpeting, cover it with equal parts of meat tenderizer and cold water. Allow... Read More »

To remove a bloodstain from carpeting, sprinkle on salt, then cold water. G

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To remove a bloodstain from carpeting, sprinkle on salt, then cold water. Gently blot the area with a... Read More »

To remove a damaged tile, first drill a hole in the center and score it wit

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To remove a damaged tile, first drill a hole in the center and score it with a glass... Read More »



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