Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
PRAYERMAMA SparkPoints: (5,345)
Fitness Minutes: (1,720)
Posts: 170
8/2/09 5:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for taking the time to post all these great ideas!

 Pounds lost: 18.0 
 
0
16.25
32.5
48.75
65
CYNDI8959's Photo CYNDI8959 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (685)
Posts: 104
7/26/09 4:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for sharing the great tips. I will definitely be able to put most of these to good use!

 Pounds lost: 11.0 
 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51
KLAFNERAK Posts: 2
7/26/09 12:49 P

Reply

Thanks so much for the good household hints. Have heard of some of then but others are new and I can't wait to try them.

GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,293
7/26/09 12:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The denture tablets turned the toilet a pretty shade of blue. It worked, but I am not sure about the expense.

I used a wet drier softener sheet to clean the hard water build up on the chrome fixtures in the tub. It worked pretty well, but I bet the vinegar works even better. Thanks for reminding me. I will try that tomorrow.





 Pounds lost: 4.0 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
ONLYTEMPORARY's Photo ONLYTEMPORARY Posts: 42,795
7/25/09 10:52 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Spray down your shower walls with vinegar water, cleans them nicly.

It's Only Temporary

Member of:

JW's On the Narrow Path Teams

'It's only Temporary'

Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


 current weight: 230.0 
 
230
215
200
185
170
GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,293
7/24/09 1:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks,
I am going to try the denture tablets in the toilet and spray lightbulbs with perfume.



 Pounds lost: 4.0 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
ONLYTEMPORARY's Photo ONLYTEMPORARY Posts: 42,795
7/19/09 10:07 P

Send Private Message
Reply
great tips!

It's Only Temporary

Member of:

JW's On the Narrow Path Teams

'It's only Temporary'

Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


 current weight: 230.0 
 
230
215
200
185
170
KICK-SS's Photo KICK-SS Posts: 9,581
7/19/09 3:57 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
To clean out thermal coffee pots, thermos bottles, etc. - for my coffee pot, which is a 12 cup thermal pot with metal interior, I use about 6 Denture cleanser tablets and super hot water. Let sit for several hours, then rinse. Coffee pot will look brand new. If it's really bad, might take two times. Denture tablets also work well for cleaning jewelry too. (maybe not for some costume jewelry) Woould work for most of the things they suggest using Alka Seltzer for, and denture tablets are quite a bit cheaper - and work better, I think, for most things.

Betty

EWEFLUFFY IS NOW KICK-SS

TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU WORRIED ABOUT YESTERDAY. GET ON WITH IT!!

BEFORE YOU CAN START A NEW CHAPTER - YOU HAVE TO FIRST TURN THE PAGE!




 current weight: 181.4 
 
229
209.25
189.5
169.75
150
GAYEMC's Photo GAYEMC Posts: 20,630
7/19/09 3:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great ideas, and I just learned one from a c0-worker. Wipe a spider bite with alcohol. Wonder if it works on mosquito bites.

~Gaye
BLC 23 and 24 Sunset Stingray
BLC 17thru 21 Rockin Rose Ranger

Spark Portland Team co-leader



 current weight: 182.4 
 
205
193.75
182.5
171.25
160
CHAS1949's Photo CHAS1949 Posts: 11,408
7/19/09 3:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cool!! I had heard some, but some were new to me!! Thanks!

Leader of Walking, Walking, Walking

AND proud member of the DwD POSSE

KICK-SS's Photo KICK-SS Posts: 9,581
7/19/09 12:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great Ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Betty

EWEFLUFFY IS NOW KICK-SS

TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU WORRIED ABOUT YESTERDAY. GET ON WITH IT!!

BEFORE YOU CAN START A NEW CHAPTER - YOU HAVE TO FIRST TURN THE PAGE!




 current weight: 181.4 
 
229
209.25
189.5
169.75
150
DEBBIEANNE1124's Photo DEBBIEANNE1124 SparkPoints: (98,313)
Fitness Minutes: (30,338)
Posts: 24,263
7/19/09 12:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks!



 current weight: 170.0 
 
235
215.75
196.5
177.25
158
VELVETLADY1950's Photo VELVETLADY1950 SparkPoints: (56,768)
Fitness Minutes: (11,283)
Posts: 12,014
7/19/09 9:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
A sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm...)
=============
Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
=============
For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)
=============
To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for a few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The wax will fall out.
=============
Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
=============
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
=============
Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much more economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely! In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get sharpened this way!
=============
Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time! (Now, where to put the body?) LOL
=============
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows on a sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
=============
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely light scent in each room when the light is turned on.
=============
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning.
=============
To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!
=============
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stove top.
=============
Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.
=============
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
=============
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.
=============
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
=============
Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces. Left over wine? What's that?
=============
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.
=============
Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.
=============
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.
=============
Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer........
Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous China .
=============
Clean a vase.
To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
=============
Polish jewelry.
Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
=============
Clean a thermos bottle.
Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
=============
Unclog a drain.
Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, and then run the hot water.
Makes you wonder about ingesting Alka Seltzer, doesn't it?



Assistant Leader: The Weight Loss Cafe!

Sparking to be Sparkling!
Smile it is so good for you!


 current weight: 225.5 
 
339
289
239
189
139
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other SPARK OREGON -The Official Oregon Team General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Portland Hiking Group 7/27/2013 9:46:31 PM
Medford Area 5/17/2014 6:40:48 PM
Medford Color Run 5/16/2014 3:04:55 PM
Walking - what are you goals? 8/7/2014 1:29:15 PM
Newbie looking for healthy tips! 3/3/2014 2:50:35 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x308x27098145

Review our Community Guidelines