Jul 21 2016 Some Quick Ideas To Help You Out Around The House

Jul 21 2016 Some Quick Ideas To Help You Out Around The House

Get More Out of Household Items with Double- Duty TipsHousehold Items

From removing stains to shining shoes, you can do more than you think with common household items. Here are a dozen ideas just to get you started:

Mayo for water rings – Water rings on the table? Dab on mayonnaise (not the lite kind), let sit for a few hours and wipe away the mayo and the water ring.

Eyeglass case – When packing for your next vacation, use a spare eyeglass case for safely stowing jewelry, ear buds, chargers or other small items.

Kitchen tongs – Use them to help you grab something from a high closet shelf or something that fell behind the washer or dryer.

Liquid laundry pre-treater– Use it to loosen labels on washable hard surfaces or that annoying adhesive left by price stickers.

Emery boards – Use them to gently buff away stains on your suede handbags or shoes.

Table spoon – After chopping onions or garlic, neutralize the smell by rubbing your hands on a stainless steel spoon under running water.

Kneadable art eraser – It does a fine job of removing scuffmarks from tile or wooden floors.

Drinking straws – Making a bouquet or floral centerpiece? Firm up the stems of tulips, daffodils and other flowers by inserting each stem into a drinking straw before adding it to a vase or bowl. Cut straws to size if you need to.

Newspaper – Spiff up dark colored shoes in a pinch by rubbing them with a balled-up sheet of black and white newspaper. (No polish needed.)

Cooking spray – Spritz a little on a squeaky door hinge, then swing the door back and forth a few times until the squeaking stops.

Rubber gloves – Grab one from under the sink and use to help you open a tight or stuck jar lid.

Kitchen colander – The old pasta drainer provides a wring-proof way to get the water out of hand-washed delicates. Push the water out, let drip for a bit and lay flat to dry.

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