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

Dated: 07/21/2016

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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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Bryan McCarte

Experience: • Bryan McCarte Currently has been a Realtor in the DFW Metroplex for close to 5 years now. • Prior to that Bryan was a Director of operations where he supervised a team of Realtors ....

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