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Handy Tips Library

For years I’ve collected handy tips to avoid toxicity and/or make life more efficient and fun. Enjoy browsing through my collection…[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”43 Uses for WD40″ open=”false”]I can’t remember where I got this from so unfortunately I can’t  give credit to the source. Just had to share this… Make sure you’ll read till the end, which may surprise you… 🙂

There are a huge amount of different ways WD40 can be used:

  1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
  2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
  3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
  4. Gives floor that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
  5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
  6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
  7. Removes lipstick stains.
  8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
  9. Untangles jewelry chains.
  10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
  11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
  12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
  13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
  14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
  15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
  16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
  17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.
  18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
  19. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
  20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
  21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers…
  22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
  23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
  24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
  25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
  26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
  27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
  28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
  29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
  30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
  31. Removes grease splatters from stove-tops.
  32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
  33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
  34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
  35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
  36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
  37. Florida’s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.’
  38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
  39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
  40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
  41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.
  42. Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
  43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.

P.S. As for that Basic, Main Ingredient……. Well…. it’s FISH OIL….[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Babies” open=”false”]How To Calm A Crying Baby (Brilliant!):


This Trick Will Put Your Baby To Sleep In Seconds:

This One Simple Trick Can Save A Baby From Choking. Everyone Should See This![/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Children – Fun Activities” open=”false”]Make an 0utdoor hide-out using a hula-hoop and bedsheet.

1 Outdoor Hideout

If the weather is fine, the kids can even take a cat nap in these.


Let your children turn into sumo wrestlers using dad’s T-shirt and some couch cushions.

2 Sumo Wrestlers


Use coloured scotch tape to make car tracks on the carpet.

3 Coloured Scotch Tape


You can give some vegetable or flower seeds to your little gardeners.

4 Gardening

It’s a great idea to let them plant some of the seeds on their own. Your child will feel responsible for doing an important job.


Transform your boring fan into a fun rainbow-coloured one.

5 Rainbow Fan

Together with your child, paint the blades of your fan different colors. Let it dry, and there you go — a brand new rainbow fan made by your little designer!


Use a hula-hoop to make giant soap bubbles.

6 Hula Hoop Soap Bubbles

You will need:

5 liquid gallons (19 liters) of water
10 cups (2.5 liters) of soap or dishwashing liquid
5 cups (1.2 liters) of glycerin (if you want to make the bubbles even stronger)
a plastic pool
a hula-hoop

Note: It’s better to suggest this activity on a calm, windless day. Mix all the ingredients together, and have fun!


How about participating in an archeological dig?

7 Archaelogical Dig

You will need:

a balloon
a small plastic dinosaur toy
water
food coloring (optional)
a hammer
a pair of safety goggles

Take your miniature monster and place it into the balloon. Fill the balloon with water, and add some food coloring if you want. Tie the balloon and place it the freezer for a couple of hours. When the water turns into ice, rip the balloon off and start digging to make a sensational discovery. And don’t forget about the safety goggles!


You can go camping at home! And don’t forget about the indoor ’camp fire’!

8 Camping At Home


To arrange an improvised bullseye game or maybe your own darts tournament, all you need is a couple of sponges and some chalk.

9 Bullseye Game


If your children love playing with sand, try this fun activity. Using a box filled with sugar and a pencil, you can teach your children how to write letters and numbers.

10 Sugar Box


Make your own edible play dough.

11 Edible Playdough

You will need:

a glass of softened unsalted butter
2 tbps of thick cream
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
6-7 cups of powdered sugar
food coloring (optional)

Stir the butter and cream until they’re fluffy. Whisk the powdered sugar using an electric mixer. The dough should be thick enough to form a shape. Add some vanilla extract if you want. Mix the dough on a surface covered with powdered sugar. If you want to make multicolored dough, divide it into several parts and add different colorings. White dough also works fine. Now you can proceed to the most interesting part! Roll your dough, cut it, form different shapes — use your imagination. And the best part of this activity is that your little bakers can eat their cupcakes and cookies afterwards.


Arrange a real tennis competition using paper plates, some popsicle sticks and a few balloons.

12 Paper Plate Tennis

This is probably the safest indoor sport for your kids. And don’t you worry, they won’t break your beloved vase while playing with this ball!


Make a rainbow ice cream.

13 Rainbow Icecream

Use different colour juices to create different layers.


Organise a colourful archery tournament.

14 Colourful Archery

Your kids will achieve a whole new level of archery if you suggest the idea of dipping the arrows into different coloured paints.


Stretch out some yarn across a hallway and let your kids feel like they’re real-life superheroes on a special mission.

15 Hallway Yarn


Let your kids become fashion designers.

16 Fashion Designing


A plain shower curtain will make for a great canvas.

17 Shower Curtain Canvas

This one will definitely keep your child busy for some time, since the ’canvas’ is huge!


Make your own fireflies in a jar.

18 Fireflies In A Jar

Take some light sticks or fluorescent bracelets and put the colourful liquid in a glass jar. Don’t worry, the liquid isn’t toxic. To get this pinky violet colour shown on the picture above, mix red, white and blue liquid from the sticks.


Let your children feel like they’re famous baseball players.

20 Balloon Baseball

Source: http://brightside.me/inspiration-family-and-kids/20-great-activities-to-keep-your-kid-busy-and-entertained-140555/

⇒ More Fun Activities You Can Do With Children

[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Children – Other Tips” open=”false”]49 Great Phrases To Help Calm Down An Anxious Child[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Cleaners – Homemade & Non-Toxic” open=”false”]Natural household products uses

Source: http://www.realfarmacy.com/72-uses-household-products-save-money-avoid-toxins/

Shower Cleaner & Laundry Stain Spray

Safe Bathroom Cleaner

Toxin-Free Toilet Cleaner

Non-Toxic Disinfectant

Silver & Crystal Cleaner

Non-Toxic Oven Cleaner

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

10 Homemade Kitchen Cleaners

67 Homemade All-Natural Cleaning Recipes

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⇒ Natural Tile and Grout Cleaner Recipes

Clean showerhead with vinegar

 

Bathtub Ring Remover: Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle it (and the tub) with salt. Now use the fruit as a scrubber and those rings will fade away.

Bathtub Ring Remover: Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle it (and the tub) with salt. Now use the fruit as a scrubber and those rings will fade away.

 

Cleaning out a Pipe

Cleaning out a Pipe: Mix equal parts of soda and salt, then pour it into the pipe. Now pour some vinegar in as well, and rinse everything with boiling water after 15 minutes.

[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Cleaning – Cars” open=”false”]Toothpaste for car lights[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Cleaning – Floors” open=”false”]
Improvised Mop

Improvised Mop: Have you ever started cleaning up the house and then saw that your old mop won’t do the job? To save your time going to the shop for a new one, use warm terry socks instead.

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Couch Stains

How to get rid of stains on fabric furniture: Mix 1 tbsp. soda, 1/3 glass vinegar, some hot (not boiling) water, and 1 tbsp. powder detergent, and rub the mix into the stain. The soda will then help freshen the fabric — sprinkle some on the dry sofa, let it stay like that for a couple of hours, and then vacuum it.


 

Walnut for furniture

Mix ½ cup of vinegar with ½ cup of olive oil, dip a cloth in the mix and wipe the wood down. Scratches disappear completely and the surface will look as new.

Mix ½ cup of vinegar with ½ cup of olive oil, dip a cloth in the mix and wipe the wood down. Scratches disappear completely and the surface will look as new.


 


Remove Water Rings: oak up excess moisture with a towel, then blast it with a hair dryer while still damp, and they should disappear.

Remove Water Rings: oak up excess moisture with a towel, then blast it with a hair dryer while still damp, and they should disappear.


 

Revitalise Leather Furniture: Buff worn leather furniture with shoe polish. Scrapes and scuffs will disappear.

Revitalise Leather Furniture: Buff worn leather furniture with shoe polish. Scrapes and scuffs will disappear.


 

Mattress Cleaner: Pour vodka into a spray bottle, spritz lightly across your mattress and leave it to air-dry. The alcohol will kill the odour causing bacteria.

Mattress Cleaner: Pour vodka into a spray bottle, spritz lightly across your mattress and leave it to air-dry. The alcohol will kill the odour causing bacteria.

[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Cleaning – Jewellery” open=”false”]Jewellery Cleaned

NEVER BUY JEWELLERY CLEANER AGAIN!
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil

Directions:
1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish-washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
4. According to wire-sculpture.com, “this works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.”
Source

[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Cleaning – Kitchen” open=”false”]⇒ Non-Toxic, Effective Oven Cleaning

 

Clean taps

To keep chrome surfaces shiny for as long as possible, wipe them with waxed paper or a cooking sheet. Soon you’ll see that cleaning the bathroom is much easier than you thought.


 

Making the sink shine

Making the Sink Shine: Just rub the sink with salt and lemon. When it’s done, your sink will shine and smell wonderfully.


 

Washing Sponge

Washing Grease and Dirt off a Sponge: Pour 2 cups hot water and 2 tbsp. salt into a plastic container, stir a bit, and leave the sponge in it for the night.


 

Cleaning scorched pan1

Washing a scorched pan: Pour a little water into the pan, add a cup of vinegar, then boil the mix. When it starts to simmer, take it off the stove and add some soda, then pour out the water when the reaction stops. If some of the scorches remain, carefully rub some soda into the pan.


 

Getting rid of grease in pans

Getting rid of grease and scorched food remains: All you need for this one is some salt. Pour a large amount into the frying pan and add a little water, then let it stay like this for ten minutes and wash the pan.


 

Cleaning baking dishes

How to remove baked on dough: Rub some salt into the dish, then wipe it with a paper towel, and the dough will come off easily.


 

Dishwasher Deep Cleaner: Clean your dishwasher by running it on the highest temperature with a cup of vinegar on the top shelf. Then sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom and run it again. Now it’s CLEAN.

Dishwasher Deep Cleaner: Clean your dishwasher by running it on the highest temperature with a cup of vinegar on the top shelf. Then sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom and run it again. Now it’s CLEAN.


It’s easy to clean silverware using boiling water, aluminium foil and salt. Line a bowl or sink with the foil and put everything else in. Leave for 30 minutes. The cutlery will then be sparkling clean!

It’s easy to clean silverware using boiling water, aluminium foil and salt. Line a bowl or sink with the foil and put everything else in. Leave for 30 minutes. The cutlery will then be sparkling clean!


 

Cleaning chrome appliances

How to clean stainless steel surfaces: Stains and splotches will not bother you anymore if you wipe the surface of your stove with an olive oil-soaked mop and then wipe it clean with a dry one.


 

Making glassware shine

Making Glassware Shine: Washing a scorched pan: Pour a little water into the pan, add a cup of vinegar, then boil the mix. When it starts to simmer, take it off the stove and add some soda, then pour out the water when the reaction stops. If some of the scorches remain, carefully rub some soda into the pan.


 

Stained cups

Cleaning Stained Cups: Mix some water with the same amount of vinegar and pour it into your cups. Let them stay like this for about an hour, and then wash them with a sponge — there will be no stains left.


 

Cleaning coffeemaker

Cleaning the Coffeemaker: Washing a scorched pan: Pour a little water into the pan, add a cup of vinegar, then boil the mix. When it starts to simmer, take it off the stove and add some soda, then pour out the water when the reaction stops. If some of the scorches remain, carefully rub some soda into the pan.


 

Clean a coffee or spice grinder: Scrub these hard to clean gadgets by grinding 1 tablespoon baking soda to clean, and wipe them thoroughly. You’ll be amazed at the effect.

Clean a coffee or spice grinder: Scrub these hard to clean gadgets by grinding 1 tablespoon baking soda to clean, and wipe them thoroughly. You’ll be amazed at the effect.


 

Blender Cleaner: Fill a blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap, then turn it on and blend for a few seconds. Dump, rinse with clean water, and dry.

Blender Cleaner: Fill a blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap, then turn it on and blend for a few seconds. Dump, rinse with clean water, and dry.

 

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Ceiling Fan Cleaner: Throw an old pillowcase around the fan blades and wipe from within. It should keep all the dust inside and be way easy.

Ceiling Fan Cleaner: Throw an old pillowcase around the fan blades and wipe from within. It should keep all the dust inside and be way easy.

 

Pet Hair Squeegee: Clean up your dog’s fur (even what you don’t see) by running a squeegee over the carpet. You’ll be shocked at what you find.

Pet Hair Squeegee: Clean up your dog’s fur (even what you don’t see) by running a squeegee over the carpet. You’ll be shocked at what you find.

 

Carpet Stain Lifter: Take a mixture of two parts water, one part vinegar, and spray on the stain. Lay a damp rag over the top, and iron it. The result? BOOM.

Carpet Stain Lifter: Take a mixture of two parts water, one part vinegar, and spray on the stain. Lay a damp rag over the top, and iron it. The result? BOOM.

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Onion Grill Cleaner: Grab half a white onion and rub it across the grate of the hot grill, using a fork. This will clean the grate and even leave flavour for the next time.

Onion Grill Cleaner: Grab half a white onion and rub it across the grate of the hot grill, using a fork. This will clean the grate and even leave flavour for the next time.

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Cleaning a broken egg

Cleaning a Broken Egg: The easiest way to clean up if you’ve dropped an egg on the floor is to sprinkle it with salt and leave it for 15 minutes, and then pick it all up with a paper towel.

 

Broken Glass Catcher: Stop picking up small glass shards with your bare hands. Press a piece of white bread all over the area to pick up even the tiniest pieces.

Broken Glass Catcher: Stop picking up small glass shards with your bare hands. Press a piece of white bread all over the area to pick up even the tiniest pieces.

 

Vacuum up vomit: Combine baking soda and water into a paste and spread over the vomit. Let it sit overnight and then you’ll be able to vacuum it all up the next day.

Vacuum up vomit: Combine baking soda and water into a paste and spread over the vomit. Let it sit overnight and then you’ll be able to vacuum it all up the next day.

 [/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Cool Gadgets And Inventions” open=”false”]I have a weakness for gadgets. Here’s a collection of some handy and fun gadgets and where you can source them. Have fun! 🙂

 

Air Mattress For Backseat

Car mattress

Available from magsonthemove


’Lockitron’ Unlocks Your Door Without Any Keys

Lockitron

Available from lockitron


Colander That Helps You Wash Fruit

Colander

Available from dme.shop


A Pointing Bookmark

Pointing bookmark

Available from dme.shop


A Portable Cup Holder For The Bath And Shower

Portable cupholder

Available from sipcaddy


The Popcorn Bowl With A Kernel Sifter

Popcorn bowl

Available from uncommongoods


A Self-Cleaning Brush

Selfcleaning brush

Available from dme.shop


The Multi-Tool For Eating Avocados

Avocado tool

Available from thegrommet


Batteries With A USB Port

USB Batteries

Available from yankodesign


A Separate-Cooking Pan

Separate cooking pan

Available from amazon


A Book Holder For Outside Reading

Bookholder

Available from fancy


The Yolk Separator

Yolk Separator

Available from dme.shop


A Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Waterproof bluetooth speaker

Available from polkaudio


An Ironing Board With A Mirror

Ironing board with mirror

Available from aissalogerot


A Heat Sealer For Plastic Bags

Heat sealer

Available from ebay


The Ultimate Package Holder

Package holder

Available from notiviral


A Device To Easily Remove The Core From Bell Peppers

Core remover

Available from notiviral


A USB Flash Drive With A Built-In Micro Camera

USB camera

Available from fotofestin


The Available Parking Space Pointer

Parking space pointer

Source: reddit


The Transparent Toaster

Transparent toaster

Source: reddit


A Banana Cutter

Banana cutter

Available from genioo


The Salad ‘Spoon’

Salad spoon

Available from dumpaday


A Device For Measuring The Distance With Your Fingers

Measuring device

Available from onewmaru


A Knife / Holder For A Cake

Knife holder for cake

Available from notiviral


A Small Pocket Printer

Pocket printer

Available from fotojojo


A Squeezable Silicone Tea Infuser

Tea infuser

Available from dreamfarm


A Nail Polish Holder

Nail polish holder

Available from izifunny


The Silicone Basket And Vegetable Steamer

Silicone cooking basket

Available from dreamfarm


’Tapi’ – A Squeezable Drink Fountain For Your Taps

Drink fountain

Available from dreamfarm


 

 

 [/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Digital Technology” open=”false”]Master Your Mac With These Tricks And Shortcuts You Didn’t Know You Needed

11 Time-Saving Microsoft Word Hacks You Won’t Know How You Lived Without

The Best Place To Put Your Router, According To Physics

19 iPhone Tricks

The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed

Here’s How To Transfer Your Old VHS Tapes To Your Computer

Six Easy Ways to Tell If That Viral Story Is a Hoax

How To Avoid Getting Catfished

Seven Secret WhatsApp Tricks That Will Make Your Virtual Life Easier

 [/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Life Hacks – Miscellaneous” open=”false”]Electricity Free Fridge

Phone on glasses

Dustpan in sink

Cookbook Holder

Cell phone lantern

iPhone speaker

Smartphone in a cup alarm

Toilet paper rolls for gift wraps

How to fold a fitted sheet

Rubber band on paint can

Wooden spoon on pot

Bread clips for thongs

Take photos of lent items

Stocking over vacuum

Vacuum with bottle top

Can opener for blister packs

Grocery bag holder

Sponge icepack

Fix stuck zipper

Sqeeze lemons with tongs

How to multiply large numbers

Open bottle without cork screw

Pool noodle on mattress

 

Plastic container shovel

Breadclip for tape

USB port on TV

Drill holes in garbage bin

Light wick with spaghetti

Clothes peg and nail

Cold drink

Password trick

27 Tips from the World’s Smartest Duck

How do I quickly and efficiently learn a new language?

 [/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Life Hacks – Videos” open=”false”]How to get a stuck ring off a finger:

Clever trick – How to re-insert a cord that has slipped out of a hoodie or pants:

Comment remettre un cordon de vêtement 🙂 !

Plus de vidéos astuces ? Aime : Les astuces pour débutants 🙂 !

Posted by Les astuces pour débutants on Friday, 15 April 2016

 

How to put on doona (or duvet) cover easily:

TIP FROM PETER WALSH: How to get the doona in the doona cover in 90 seconds!

Posted by The Living Room on Monday, 25 May 2015

 

 

Terry Moore – How To Tie Your Shoes (Simple trick that will prevent ties from becoming loose):

There’s a another way to tie your shoes:

How to lie your shoe laces, the easy wayHow to tie your shoe laces, the easy way

Posted by WBS TV Uganda on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

 

How To Cut Rope Or Twine Without A Knife Or Scissors:

WOW
LOL

Posted by Breaking – News on Friday, 1 April 2016

Multiple Uses for Rubber Bands:

Rubber band life hacksI’m getting me some rubber bands asap! 😀
via bit.ly/23plDKK, Venlee

Posted by 5-Minute Crafts on Saturday, 14 May 2016

 

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Sweat Stains:

Sweat Stains

To get rid of stains and the exasperating sweaty smell around your clothes’ armpit areas, soak the stains with warm or cold water. Use a separate container to make a 1 part water, 3 parts baking soda solution. Keep stirring the solution until it reaches a paste-like consistency.

Apply a thick layer of paste over the entire stain area. Use a tooth or nail brush to throughly rub the paste into the fabric. Leave the paste on the clothes for an hour. If the stains are really tough to get rid of, leave it on overnight.

Wash the clothes in warm water (use the maximum temperature allowed for this type of fabric). Some stains might prove difficult to remove at first try — repeat the procedure if needed.

© wikihow


Foundation Stains:

Foundation Stains

Foundation stains aren’t easy to get rid of, but here are two of the most effective methods:

  1. Shaving cream
    Simply smear shaving cream on the stain and put the clothes in the washing machine.
  2. Dishwashing liquid
    Prepare a warm water and dishwashing liquid solution. Soak a piece of cloth in the solution, squeeze it out slightly, and wipe the stained area.

© Kathleen Kamphausen / wikihow


Stuck Zipper:

Stuck Zipper

The best two ways of solving this problem are:

  1. Lubricate the zipper with graphite
    To do this, you’ll need to cover the zipper’s teeth with graphite powder, or simply rub them with a graphite pencil tip. You can either use the pencil along the whole length of the zipper or just concentrate on the area where it is stuck. After that, start pulling the slider up and down until it moves freely once again.
  2. If graphite doesn’t help, try using soap
    Pour some detergent into a small container. Fill another small container with water. Dip a cotton ball first in detergent, and then in water. Make sure that the ball is thoroughly soaked in the resulting water/detergent solution and swipe it over the zipper’s teeth. Next, try to carefully move the slider a few inches down. When the slider refuses to move any further, pull it back up again. Keep repeating this process until the slider starts to move freely.

© thekrazycouponlady / pixabay


Fuzz Balls:

Fuzz Balls

  1. Single blade razor
    You may use either a disposable or a multi-use razor. Pick the razor carefully by one end. Start gently swiping the blade in the direction of the weave. Use light movements. The blade should be cutting at the fuzz at a slight angle, going «against the grain». Make sure to keep the fabric tight and be careful not to let the blade cut too deep.
  2. Adhesive tape
    Peel off a length of tape and secure the loose end with your fingers. Keep the fabric tight as you use the tape to remove the fuzz balls.
  3. Velcro stripe
    Take a hooked velcro stripe and press it against the fabric (the hooks must be facing towards the fuzz), then pull the stripe upwards. Use this method sparingly, since velcro hooks can cause damage to some delicate fabrics.
  4. Plastic comb
    As with all the previous methods, make sure to flatten the garment on the table and keep the fabric tight. Proceed to comb the fabric in the direction of the weave. Keep going until you get rid of all the fuzz balls.
  5. Electric razor
    You can use either a specially designed fabric shaver or an ordinary electric razor. Swipe it carefully over the fabric surface in the direction of the weave. Try not to press the shaver too hard against the fabric.

© wikihow


Deodorant Stains:

Deodorant Stains

  1. Swipe the stained area with a used fabric softener tissue. This should eliminate the problem in no time.
  2. If the stains persist, try another effective remedy — a stain remover. Rub it on the whole area of the stain, starting at the top and moving downwards. Add some water if you’re dealing with a really die-hard stain.
  3. If the deodorant stain problem becomes constant, you should consider switching to a transparent deodorant. Such deodorants don’t leave a trace on clothing.

© wikihow


Lipstick Smudges:

There are several ways of removing lipstick stains:

Dishwashing Liquid

Lipstick - Dishwashing Liquid

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Check the clothing’s label to be sure that it can be put in a washing machine. Blot out excess lipstick with a clean towel or napkin. Spray some water on the smudge. Carefully rub a drop of a degreasing dishwasher liquid into the stain and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Resume rubbing the dishwasher liquid into the stain by means of a terry towel. Use circular motions, starting at the rim of the stain and moving towards the center. When finished, blot the area dry with the clean end of the towel.

Alcohol

Lipstick - Alcohol

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Check the garment’s label to make sure that the fabric can be washed in a washing machine. Spread the clothing on a hard surface, with the stained side facing downwards. Use an alcohol-soaked cotton ball or swab to carefully dab at the underside of the stained area. Sprinkle the underside of the stain with cold water. Finish off by blotting the underside dry with a clean towel.


Stains From Washing

Stains From Washing

Washing different-coloured clothes at the same time can lead to staining. To resolve the problem, you’ll need to wash them again. But first, find the clothes whose colouring caused the staining and separate them from the rest. Next, fill the washing machine with hot water and add bleach. Put the clothes into the washing machine. Let the machine run through a full cycle to wash the bleach out. (If, after washing, the clothes remain stained, repeat the procedure). It is best to dry the clothes in a natural way.

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Taking Care Of Suede:

Taking Care Of Suede

You should pay attention to the following tips:

  1. Treat suede items with a protective spray, which should repel dirt and prevent discoloration.
  2. Suede items need regular airing. You shouldn’t keep suede shoes in plastic boxes — use cotton pillowcases instead. This will ensure air circulation, while protecting your shoes from gathering dust.
  3. If your suede boots have become stained with some liquid, dab the stained areas with a clean, dry piece of cloth and immediately cover them with a layer of flour or talcum powder. Let it sit overnight, then use a suede care brush to carefully remove the dried powder.
  4. Keep your suede shoes in a cool, dry place. When you’re not wearing them, don’t leave them out in direct sunlight.
  5. When removing dried stains, use a small amount of vinegar and a dry towel. Alternatively, you can use an ordinary colorless eraser.
  6. Don’t clean suede items with water, because liquids can affect both the color and texture.

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Water Damage On Leather:

Water Damage On Leather

Rub the stains with a damp, clean cloth. Sprinkle a few drops of liquid soap mixed with water onto a piece of soft fabric. Use the fabric to wipe the stained area until the stains disappear completely. Next, take a piece of dry, clean cloth and wipe away excess liquid and soap residue. Allow the item to dry naturally for 30 minutes. Don’t use a hairdryer to speed up the process. If in a hurry, you can use a fan, cool air is less harmful to leather.

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Faded White Clothes:

Faded White Clothes

To begin with, treat the clothing in one of the following ways:

  1. Mix 4 L (1 gal) of tepid water and 250 ml (one glass) of baking soda. Let the soda dissolve completely. Pre-soak the clothes in the solution for 8 hours.
  2. Dissolve five 325mg aspirin tablets in eight litres of hot water. Pre-soak the white clothes in the solution for 8 hours.
  3. Next, proceed with washing. For best results, pour 250ml (8oz) of vinegar or soda into the washing machine (this should serve as an alternative to bleach and stain remover). Wash white clothes and coloured ones separately. The optimal washing temperature is 50C (122F).

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Grease Stain Fixer: Never worry about destroying your clothes with grease again. Cover the stains with white chalk, wait a few minutes and then wipe the chalk away with a damp cloth.

Grease Stain Fixer: Never worry about destroying your clothes with grease again. Cover the stains with white chalk, wait a few minutes and then wipe the chalk away with a damp cloth.


 

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