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To remove a fresh bloodstain from a washable fabric, try a solution of 1/2

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To remove a fresh bloodstain from a washable fabric, try a solution of 1/2 teaspoon of salt and... Read More »

To remove a lingering odor in your microwave oven, wet a cloth with warm wa

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To remove a lingering odor in your microwave oven, wet a cloth with warm water, wring it out,... Read More »

To remove a tick attached to a dog, first loosen the tick’s grip by placing

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To remove a tick attached to a dog, first loosen the tick’s grip by placing a drop of... Read More »

To remove ballpoint ink from carpeting, cover the affected area with salt.

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To remove ballpoint ink from carpeting, cover the affected area with salt. As the ink is absorbed, vacuum... Read More »

To remove bumper stickers from car chrome, paint on vinegar and let it soak

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To remove bumper stickers from car chrome, paint on vinegar and let it soak in, then scrape off... Read More »

To remove burrs from a dog’s coat, first soften the burrs with a few drops

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To remove burrs from a dog’s coat, first soften the burrs with a few drops of light oil... Read More »

To remove candle wax from a floor, scrape off what you can, then place a bl

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To remove candle wax from a floor, scrape off what you can, then place a blotter or paper... Read More »

To remove cocoa and chocolate stains from fabric, scrub the stained area im

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To remove cocoa and chocolate stains from fabric, scrub the stained area immediately with ammonia. Read More »

To remove coffee and tea stains from fabric, spread the fabric over the sin

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To remove coffee and tea stains from fabric, spread the fabric over the sink and pour boiling water... Read More »

To remove coffee or tea stains from a cup, wet the cup with vinegar. Then d

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To remove coffee or tea stains from a cup, wet the cup with vinegar. Then dampen a rag... Read More »

To remove corrosion from aluminum screens and storms, rub the affected area

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To remove corrosion from aluminum screens and storms, rub the affected area with steel wool dipped in paint... Read More »

To remove crayon from wallpaper or paint, rub with a damp cloth and a dab o

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To remove crayon from wallpaper or paint, rub with a damp cloth and a dab of toothpaste. Then... Read More »

To remove dried-on beer stains from fabric, sponge on a solution of equal p

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To remove dried-on beer stains from fabric, sponge on a solution of equal parts vinegar and dishwashing liquid,... Read More »

To remove grease from washable fabrics, scrub with distilled water and soap

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To remove grease from washable fabrics, scrub with distilled water and soap. Distilled water is “soft,” so it... Read More »

To remove grease spots from soapstone, sprinkle on cornstarch, and let it s

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To remove grease spots from soapstone, sprinkle on cornstarch, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then rub... Read More »

To remove lead pencil marks from fabric, try rubbing with a clean, soft era

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To remove lead pencil marks from fabric, try rubbing with a clean, soft eraser. Read More »

To remove marks on porcelain, mix a thick paste of hydrogen peroxide, Bon A

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To remove marks on porcelain, mix a thick paste of hydrogen peroxide, Bon Ami (or other scratchless cleanser),... Read More »

To remove mothball odor in clothing that has been stored, place the clothin

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To remove mothball odor in clothing that has been stored, place the clothing in the dryer with scented... Read More »

To remove mustard stain from a counter, rub in a sprinkling of baking soda

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To remove mustard stain from a counter, rub in a sprinkling of baking soda with a damp cloth... Read More »

To remove old wallpaper (nonvinyl), mix equal parts of warm water and white

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To remove old wallpaper (nonvinyl), mix equal parts of warm water and white vinegar. Sponge a section of... Read More »

To remove paint from standard, smooth bricks, use a water-soluble paint rem

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To remove paint from standard, smooth bricks, use a water-soluble paint remover such as Bix Tuff-Job Remover, which... Read More »

To remove plastic that’s melted onto a toaster oven, unplug the oven and le

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To remove plastic that’s melted onto a toaster oven, unplug the oven and let it cool. Soak a... Read More »

To remove road tar or tree sap from your car’s finish, soak a rag in boiled

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To remove road tar or tree sap from your car’s finish, soak a rag in boiled linseed oil... Read More »

To remove rust from knives or scissors, soak them in a mild solution of wat

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To remove rust from knives or scissors, soak them in a mild solution of water and ammonia for... Read More »

To remove rust stains on old china (either on or under the glaze), soak the

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To remove rust stains on old china (either on or under the glaze), soak the china in a... Read More »

To remove salt stains from winter boots, rub with a solution of 1 tablespoo

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To remove salt stains from winter boots, rub with a solution of 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 1... Read More »

To remove stubborn brown stains on old china, rub on a solution of equal pa

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To remove stubborn brown stains on old china, rub on a solution of equal parts vinegar and salt,... Read More »



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