Browse Tips by Category…

Gum stuck in your hair?

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich - Peanut Butter

Try Using Peanut Butter! Rub it onto the gum and surrounding hair, working it in with your fingers. The oils in the peanut butter will help break down the gum. Tug gently to see if gum is coming loose. If not, add more peanut butter. Mayonnaise works in a similar fashion, as does Vaseline.

Foggy Windshield?

Cooking - Eating

Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove compartment of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Pine Sap Removal

Car - Windscreen wiper

Try adding a small amount of cooking oil onto the pine sap-covered area. The oil should cover all of the pine sap. Rub for a minute or more. The sap should loosen enough to wash away. Repeat if necessary.

Messy Microwave?

Cleaning - Microwave

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup each of water and distilled white vinegar. Microwave the mixture for about 5 minutes, or until it boils. Leave the bowl in the microwave until it has cooled enough to handle. Wipe down the inside of the microwave with a sponge. The solution makes its easier to wipe

Cat on the Counter?

Korat - Chartreux

Try placing aluminum foil or two-sided tape on the counter. Many cats do not like the feeling of these materials.

Dishwasher Spot Removal

Dishwasher - Textile

To remove hard water spots from dishes and glasses, try soaking them in a solution of water and vinegar. Let them soak for a few hours, then wash as you normally would. You can also try adding a little vinegar to your dishwasher cycle to help avoid the spots from occurring.

Smelly shoes?

Farmers' Almanac - Seed

If your shoes are emitting an unpleasant odor, try stuffing newspaper in them. The paper absorbs the odor and perspiration and keeps shoes in shape.

Sluggish Steam Iron

Spinach quiche - Farmers' Almanac

Don’t despair if your steam iron doesn’t steam. Quite often, mineral deposits in the water clog the vents, and a simple treatment can solve the problem. Fill the water reservoir with white vinegar. Heat the iron and set it on a cake or broiler rack while it steams a few minutes. Unplug and stand the

Plan Your Day. Grow Your Life.

Enter your email address to receive our free Newsletter!