Return to Content

Home Hints

Sort by:

Ceramic planters collect more heat than wooden ones, but…

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Ceramic planters collect more heat than wooden ones, but they also subject the plant’s roots to greater temperature... Read More »

Check the garden shed and remove any aerosols, liquids, or other items that

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Check the garden shed and remove any aerosols, liquids, or other items that might freeze. Otherwise, the contents... Read More »

Check the trunks of young fruit and ornamental trees for damage from mice.

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Check the trunks of young fruit and ornamental trees for damage from mice. Stomping the snow around the... Read More »

Clean a leather tabletop by sponging on a solution of equal parts lemon jui

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean a leather tabletop by sponging on a solution of equal parts lemon juice and warm water. Then... Read More »

Clean aluminum siding once a year with a strong spray from a hose. If some

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean aluminum siding once a year with a strong spray from a hose. If some spots remain, sponge... Read More »

Clean chrome on appliances

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

To clean chrome on appliances, rub with baby oil, club soda, or a piece of lemon. Wash, then... Read More »

Clean crystal vases and glasses, or crystals from chandeliers, with a solut

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean crystal vases and glasses, or crystals from chandeliers, with a solution of 2 parts vinegar and 3... Read More »

Clean gilt picture frames with a mixture of equal parts ammonia and rubbing

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean gilt picture frames with a mixture of equal parts ammonia and rubbing alcohol. Apply the solution wtih... Read More »

Clean hairbrushes with the most logical cleaner: shampoo. Scrub it into the

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean hairbrushes with the most logical cleaner: shampoo. Scrub it into the bristles, rinse with water, then rinse... Read More »

Clean Narrow-Necked Bottles with Rice

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Use uncooked rice as a mild abrasive for cleaning narrow-necked bottles and vases. Mix a few tablespoons of... Read More »

Clean old barn boards thoroughly before using them in your home. Scrub them

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean old barn boards thoroughly before using them in your home. Scrub them with a stiff, dry wire... Read More »

Clean painted woodwork with a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 cup ammo

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean painted woodwork with a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup baking soda,... Read More »

Clean pearls in clear, cold water, and dry them gently with a soft towel. D

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean pearls in clear, cold water, and dry them gently with a soft towel. Don’t soak the pearls,... Read More »

Clean rust spots off a countertop by rubbing in toothpaste (not the gel typ

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean rust spots off a countertop by rubbing in toothpaste (not the gel type) with your finger. Rub... Read More »

Clean the bathroom mirror with shaving cream so that it won’t fog after a s

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean the bathroom mirror with shaving cream so that it won’t fog after a shower. Read More »

Clean the window in your oven only when the oven is cool. Spray on oven cle

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean the window in your oven only when the oven is cool. Spray on oven cleaner, wipe it... Read More »

Clean up garden debris to prevent overwintering of insect pests and disease

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean up garden debris to prevent overwintering of insect pests and diseases. Pull up all stalks and turn... Read More »

Clean vinyl car upholstery with a damp cloth dipped in baking soda. Then wa

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean vinyl car upholstery with a damp cloth dipped in baking soda. Then wash with a mild solution... Read More »

Clean vinyl shower curtains without taking them down by wiping them with a

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean vinyl shower curtains without taking them down by wiping them with a sponge dampened with white vinegar. Read More »

Clean windows with a mixture of 1 part white vinegar and 10 parts warm wate

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean windows with a mixture of 1 part white vinegar and 10 parts warm water. Read More »

Clean wooden bowls with warm, soapy water, then rinse and wipe dry. If the

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Clean wooden bowls with warm, soapy water, then rinse and wipe dry. If the inside of a bowl... Read More »

Cluster flies are mainly a nuisance; they do not bite. They enter buildings

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Cluster flies are mainly a nuisance; they do not bite. They enter buildings in the fall for warmth... Read More »

Consider planting thyme between the stones of a walkway. It will yield a pl

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Consider planting thyme between the stones of a walkway. It will yield a pleasing fragrance whenever you pass... Read More »

Cut flowers can be kept fresh longer if you put them in a vase containing a

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Cut flowers can be kept fresh longer if you put them in a vase containing a solution of... Read More »

Cut out spent raspberry canes and discard. add a deep mulch of leaves or sa

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Cut out spent raspberry canes and discard. add a deep mulch of leaves or sawdust to the new... Read More »

Dead leaves and needles on a shingled roof hold water and hasten the deteri

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Dead leaves and needles on a shingled roof hold water and hasten the deterioration of the shingles. Sweep... Read More »

Denture-cleaning tablets will remove coffee or tea stains from a cup. Fill

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Denture-cleaning tablets will remove coffee or tea stains from a cup. Fill the cup with water, drop in... Read More »



Yankee Magazine Advertising

Bring New England Home
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Summer Off the Beaten Path

  • 12 Best Places to Picinic
  • Acadian Pride in Northern Maine
  • Saying Goodbye to a Summer Home
  • Hidden Gems in the Upper CT Valley
Subscribe Today and Save 44%
Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111

80th-anniversart-calendar600x350-2