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Everyday Hints You Can’t Live Without

Everyday Hints You Can’t Live Without

Avocado–To ripen a hard avocado quickly, place in a paper bag.

Brooms–Hang in the cellar to keep bristles soft and pliant.

Cobwebs–Put an old stocking over a broom and use it to reach pesky spider webs. The  webs will cling to the stocking.

Deodorizer– Make your own by placing several drops of vanilla on a large cotton ball.  Place in the bottom of a garbage bin or in a drawer.

Egg– Drop an egg on the floor? Cover it with salt, then sweep it up. No slimy mess.

Flour–Keep cool, dry, and securely covered.

Garlic Smelling Hands–To remove the scent of garlic from your hands, rub them on
stainless steel (sinks and faucets work well).

Herbs–Gather early blossoms and keep in paper bags.

Ink Stains–Spray with hair spray, let set, then wash as you normally would.

Juicier Burgers–Add one stiffly beaten egg white to each pound of hamburger.

Keep–a wide-mouth jar with a tight-fitting lid near the sink. Place rings and other
jewelry in the jar when washing and cleaning.

Lifting–To lift anything heavy, exhale; inhale when lowering it.

Moths– Moths will be repelled by strong smelling mothballs and herbs. Lavender,  wormwood, cedar, or patchouli along with a small amount of rosemary, cinnamon,  cloves, or tansy will work well.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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