Asked on Mar 12, 2013

Need house household tips for these items - Have any?

Mary trevenaJim JakesMary Insana


Nail Polish
Old School Toothpaste
Rubber Bands
Hair Dyer
Dryer Sheets
Coffee Filters
Petroleum Jelly
Wax Paper
Ziploc Bags
Disposable Cups
7 answers
  • Mary Insana
    on Mar 12, 2013

    Nail Polish - paint the tops of your keys to color code themOld School Toothpaste- shine chrome in bathroom, clean rings ...» Tape- remove lint from clothes Hair Dryer- I warm my eyelash curler slightly before curling my eyelashes don't Don't let it get too hot though Ouch !Dryer Sheets - rub on clothes for static cling used dryer sheets to wipe the bathroom sinks and shine the faucets Lotion- rub on legs for static cling Cornstarch- in place of baby powder, dry shampoo Petroleum Jelly- eye makeup removerZiploc Bags- put rubber bands and other small items from your "junk drawer", put store coupons in zip lock bag in your purse, mini first aid kit in your purse or car,bandaids, pain reliever, wet wipes Disposable Cups- put small measured items in when baking,(salt, baking powder, baking soda etc)

  • Sweet Papaya Creative
    on Mar 12, 2013

    Wow, what great idea! Thanks for the help!

  • Becky (J) P
    on Mar 12, 2013

    we paint our keys with polish, too. Have used old dryer sheets to dust with and also to wipe down the top of the dryer when it gets lint on it. I use vaseline on my shoes to shine them up.

  • Jim Jakes
    on Mar 14, 2013

    I have used toothpaste to fill tiny holes in the wall. You can use it to take scratches out of painted finishes if they are not too deep. All our lotion bottles that are nearly out go to the shop where I cut them open and use it on my hands after I clean up after painting etc. It doesn't matter that they are different brands. I wish I knew what to do with old tape!

  • Mary Insana
    on Mar 14, 2013

    You didn't mention bar soap but I keep a hotel size bar in my tool box and when I'm putting screws in something, run the threads over the dry bar of soap and they screw in smoothly.

  • Jim Jakes
    on Mar 15, 2013

    Mary, that's a good one. I use what is left of candle wax to assist in driving them in. And we all know how soap makes cabinet and dresser drawers slide better.

  • Mary trevena
    on Aug 27, 2015

    Tooth paste can be used to buff car lenses for head lights

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