Thursday, September 18, 2008

Uncommon Uses for Common Household Products

Ingenious Uses for Common Household Products
Taken from the book, Magic Brands, by Joey Green

1. Cover up stained grout between tiles with Liquid Paper (white-out)2. Clean tarnish from copper with Heinz ketchup.

3. To kill insects on plants, mix one-half cup Dawn dishwashing detergent with 1 pint water - spray on both sides of plant leaves. Let sit for an hour, then spray with clean water.

4. To prevent silver from tarnishing, apply thin coat of Alberto VO5 Conditioning Hairdressing with a soft cloth on clean, polished, dry silver candlesticks, picture frames, tea sets, etc. Wipe off the excess leaving behind a very thin, virtually invisible protective coating. The organic protectants in the VO5 actually prevent tarnishing.
5. Use Alberto VO5 Hair Spray to make wrapping paper. Simply spray the comics section from the Sunday newspaper to seal the ink and give it a shiny gloss.

6. Drop 2 Alka-Seltzer tablets into your toilet. Wait 20 minutes, then brush and flush. The citric acid and the effervescent action clean the glass-like surface.

7. To condition hair and prevent split ends and the “frizzies” massage Aunt Jemima Original Syrup into clean, dry hair. Then cover with a shower cap for 30 minutes, then shampoo and rinse thoroughly.

8. To remove latex paint from skin - the emollients and moisturizers in Barbasol shaving cream eases the paint loose.
9. To eliminate static electricity from mini blinds wipe with used Bounce dryer sheets to keep dust from resettling.

10. Feed flat Canada Dry Club Soda to your houseplants and outdoor plants. The minerals in the club soda are beneficial to green plants.

11. To thaw frozen fish, mix one and one-third cups Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk in three and three-quarter cups of water. Place the frozen fish in a pan and cover with the milk solution. Milk eliminates the frozen taste, returning the fresh-caught flavor.

12. You can shine leather shoes by rubbing ChapStick over the leather then buff with a clean, dry cloth.
13. Extend the life of freshly cut flowers, add one-quarter teaspoon (20 drops) of Clorox Bleach to each quart of water used in your vase.

14. Remove rust spots from a chrome bumper, rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

15. You can actually squeeze Coppertone sunscreen lotion onto a soft cloth to clean and polish natural wood.

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