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Homedic Percussion Massager
Was having back problems, hard to stand up straight. A friend told me to get this wonderful product! It works! Has heat or not. Ordered it from Wal-Mart for $26.00 & they shipped it free of charge to my home!
Stop an Ant Invasion—
Figure out the ants’ main points of entry—windowsill, doorway, baseboards—and sprinkle those places with any of the following...
Cayenne pepper, Chili powder, Cinnamon, Sage, Whole cloves, Bay leaves, Cream of tartar, Salted cucumber peelings, Dried peppermint leaves or peppermint oil
Distilled white vinegar
Lemon juice and peel—mix it with water and wash the kitchen floor, Baby powder, Uncooked white or brown rice
You can also sprinkle the above items in food pantries or cupboards.
Fast, Nontoxic Bath Tub Clean Up
The best time to clean the tub is right after someone has taken a shower or bath, and the room is warm and humid. Get rid of the grime before it has a chance to cake on.
Try this for an easy cleanser—sprinkle baking soda around the tub, then wet a washcloth with distilled white vinegar and scrub, then rinse.
If you do this once or twice a week, chances are there will be no need to scrub hard. Plus, you won’t be using harmful chemicals or drain-clogging cleansers. Clean bath tub!!
Out of Dish Detergent?
If you have a sinkful of dirty dishes and no dish detergent, use shampoo (make sure it’s the non-conditioning kind) to clean them. If you have oily hair and use shampoo specifically formulated for it, all the better. It will cut right through the oily pots and pans and greasy dishes.
If the hinges on a door or cabinet are squeeeeeaking, just dab a bit of petroleum jelly or foam shaving cream on the noisy part, or spray the hinges with nonstick vegetable spray.
Pay attention to your body! Listen to older people, you learn what to do and what not to do. Examine Spark - people are not old but have a lot of knowledge. You take care of your car and it can be replaced! Your body cannot be replaced, give it the care it deserves.
I learned that eating salad greens, onion, peppers, (yellow, green, red) is equally as good with only adding a few cubes of feta cheese. Who needs the extra calories of the salad dressing? Learned that eating it as a snack, watching TV in the evenings.
Groceries for Free
Found a way to get my groceries free and am very excited about it. Anyone wanting to know more will have to e-mail me, since I am not allowed to put my web site here.
Buff a DVD
Get rid of light scratches by squeezing a little non-gel toothpaste onto a cotton ball. Wipe over the DVD from the center out to the edge. Rinse with water and dry with a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth-all gone.
If you are happy, you cannot be bitter. I have never seen a bitter person happy or a happy person bitter. You are only as happy as you make up your mind to be. Be thankful for every thing you have, instead of bitching about what you do not have. Smile you are worth it!!!!!