MY TOP 33 HANDY HINTS - BE SURPRISED !!!

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MY TOP 33 HANDY HINTS - BE SURPRISED !!!

  1. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's!  Wipe off with a coffee filter paper.
  2. For a sticking bicycle chain spray with Non-Stick Cooking Spray.
  3. Cooking Spray will also remove paint, and grease from your hands!  Keep a can in your garage for your hubby.
  4. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls.
  5. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on.
  6. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!
  7. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!
  8. Easy eyeglass protection ... to prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
  9. Bug Killer ... if menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
  10. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
  11. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle - perfect shaped pancakes every time.
  12. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
  13. To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.
  14. Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispie treats in the pan, the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.
  15. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.
  16. Spray your Tupperware with non-stick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces-no more stains.
  17. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead - no white mess on the outside of the cake.
  18. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato.  It absorbs the excess salt for an instant "fix me up."
  19. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator - it will keep for weeks.
  20. Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
  21. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.
  22. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corns natural sweetness.
  23. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water.  If it sinks, it is fresh - if it rises to the surface, throw it away.
  24. Don't throw out all that leftover wine:  freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
  25. If you have problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
  26. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers.  Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.
  27. Use air-freshener to clean mirrors.  It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
  28. Flies or bees bothering you?  Spray them with hairspray and they will take a quick dive.
  29. Need to unseal an envelope - put it in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap.  The envelope can then be resealed.
  30. Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords.  It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
  31. For icy door steps in freezing temperatures, get warm water and put Dawn dishwashing liquid in it.  Pour it all over the steps.  They won't refreeze.
  32. Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely light scent in each room when the light is turned on.
  33. Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer before you use them.
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