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Asked on Mar 9, 2013

Crazy Household Tips

Marlene WilsonTherese CMarilyn Highley
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I am looking for crazy never would have thought of household tips - like using bananas to shine silverware and polish leather (okay what was going through the person mind when they thought that up?) The stranger the better. Also if you know of sites that will help too.
9 answers
  • Therese C
    on Apr 21, 2013

    How about my now famous (well within our family it is) never-drop-your-window-washing-rag-again trick? Simply peel the paper off of a maxi pad and stick it to your palm of your hand, then spray the windows and wipe them clean...no muss no fuss and no lint!!

  • Z
    on Apr 23, 2013

    Ha ha ha @Therese! Angela, you did ask for Crazy Household Tips. Ha ha ha. Therese, That is brilliant. Any particular brand/size work better?

  • Therese C
    on Apr 28, 2013

    Becky I used Stay Free as they were..excuse the term...more absorbant than other brands and would soak up the Windex withour smearing it. That entire statement just didn't sound right.... :)

  • Comet
    on Jul 28, 2013

    Old country fix for gapped and leaking cold air windows---use a wet RAG and work it into the crack between the two window parts and let FREEZE in place. This is a temp fix but will keep your warm inside air inside your house until you can get the windows repaired or replaced. use DRYER LINT as insulation around door and window casings --you can wedge it in smaller places that you can the official stuff. For tubs and showers that absolutely REFUSE to come clean and you have tried everything ELSE--try OVEN CLEANER. Do not try this with any other form of cleaner still on the surface! Make sure your windows are OPEN. Spray on and LET SIT. Rinse off--scrub to get the crud loose if needed. For a drippy faucet that is making you crazy with the plink-plink--take a string or shoelace and tie it to the faucet and let the water flow down into the sink, No more plink!

  • Marilyn Highley
    on Jul 28, 2013

    Do you know about using a raw potato to remove a broken light bulb from the socket? When a light bulb is broken and the base is still screwed in place, make sure the switch is off, then shove a raw potato onto the broken part, then twist to loosen and remove the broken base.

  • Therese C
    on Apr 16, 2015

    Use a steam iron to help remove wall paper.....yes, some people still have wall paper..I am NOT one of those people.

  • Marlene Wilson
    on Jun 9, 2015

    Banana peels are good for your flowers and garden,when done lay then around the flower or plant,inside down.

  • Marlene Wilson
    on Jun 9, 2015

    Coffee grounds are good too!

  • Marlene Wilson
    on Jun 9, 2015

    MINERAL OIL! When planting corn,when the silk on the corn starts to form Take MINERAL OIL AND PORE IT ON THE CORN SILK,MAKE SURE IT GOES INSIDE.YOU WILL HAVE NO WORMS IN YOUR CORN.TRIED & TRUE.DID IT MYSELF!!!!!

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