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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:59 AM
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Here are some useful household hints.
I have to admit, I tried the conditioner one, and it works beautifully!
Also, the baby powder one might be useful on your next cruise trip to the beach!

Reheat Pizza
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>>Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove,
>>set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust
>>crispy, no soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel
>>and it really works. Mona, Orlando, FL
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>>Easy Deviled Eggs
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>>Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are
>>all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing
>>it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture
>>into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up. Janet,
>>Killeen, TX
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>>Expanding Frosting
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>>When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it
>>with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size and
>>frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less
>>sugar/calories per serving. Kathy, Mesick, MI
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>>Reheating refrigerated bread
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>>To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated,
>>place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased
>>moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster. Dave,
>>Camden, DE
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>>Using newspaper to keep weeds away
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>>Put shredded newspaper in your plants, work the nutrients in your
>>soil. Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping
>>as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get
>>through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet
>>newspapers. Linda, Monmouth Jct., NJ
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>>Broken Glass
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>>Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of
>>glass- the fibers catch ones you can't see! Olive, Santee, CA
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>>No More Mosquitoes
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>>Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes
>>away. Diane, Moran, SC
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>>Squirrel Away!
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>>To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with
>>cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the
>>squirrels won't come near it. Kathy, Maumelle, AR
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>>Easier thank you's
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>>When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards
>>for the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes
>>and have everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mom
>>sends the thank you's, they're all addressed! Jessica, Saint Johns,
>>MI
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>>MINE!!
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>>If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture
>>inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is
>>stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof
>>who owns the bike. Janet, Carthage, IL
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>>Flexible vacuum
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>>To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an
>>empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It
>>can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings. Donna,
>>Anderson, SC
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>>Reducing Static Cling
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>>Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not
>>have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that
>>cling when wearing panty hose. Just place a pin in seam of slacks
>>and - voila - static is gone. Pam, Maple Rapids, NH
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>>Measuring Cups
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>>Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it
>>with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup.
>>Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how
>>easily it comes out. Kim, Goldsboro, NC
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>>Foggy Windshield?
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>>Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the
>>glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser!
>>Works better than a cloth! Alicia, Tampa, FL
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>>Reopening envelope
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>>If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include
>>something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer
>>for an hour or two, it will unseal easily. Mary, Lockhart, TX
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>>Conditioner
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>>Use hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than
>>shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a
>>great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when
>>you tried it in your hair. Kerry, Canada,
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>>Goodbye Fruit Flies
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>>To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2"
>>with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix
>>well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
>>Barbra, Birch Run, MI
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>>Get Rid of Ants
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>>Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take
>>it "home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week
>>or so, especially if it rains, but it works & you don't have the
>>worry about pets or small children being harmed! Teresa, Mitchell,
>>SD
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>>Take baby powder to the beach
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>>Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When your
>>ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder
>>and the sand will slide right off your skin.
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donna
(who has shaved legs with moisturized skin today!)
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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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You are a wealth of information! I like the ideas, but with my feeble brain, I hope I remember them! Thanks
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good suggestions will have to give them a try.
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Wow. I will have to try some of those. Sorry I didn't read it before I shaved my legs.
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Good tips, Donna, I'll try some of them.

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