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Old 01-29-2020, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Cleaning plastic hair brushes that have built-up hairspray and/or other hair products: Remove as much hair by hand, then soak in hot water with a little bit of liquid laundry detergent. Almost everything melts away! Then rinse thoroughly and air dry, of course.
I spray mine w/the foaming bathroom cleaner (Scrubbing Bubbles and others) let them drain the sink and then rinse.
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Old 01-31-2020, 06:24 PM
 
Location: FL
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Just remembered- I have shared this but not in this thread-
It's excellent to get hair out of drains. you will be amazed at what comes out. So cheap and so effective.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCra...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
I either have that one or one similar and they do work great.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:39 AM
 
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I accidentally dropped a plate of pasta and meatballs all over my friend's white carpet. There was red sauce all over and my heart nearly stopped until our other mutual friend ran to the bathroom to grab white shaving cream and a wet rag, she spread the shaving cream all over the stain and was wiping it off with the wet rag. The stain was no longer on the carpet and we left there in relief. Till this day I am still so shocked that stain really disappeared.
I never knew this. Shaving Cream huh? Will try to remember this.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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A friend of mine has a daughter that is an artist. I was telling my friend that I had a particularly tough stain on a shirt and I had all but given up. Normally I have no trouble getting stains out, but my bag of tricks ran out with this one. She told me to buy
"The Masters" Artist's Soap. It is available in art stores and Amazon.

This stuff is just not to be believed. My shirt is as good as new and I have tried it on DH golf shirts that got muddy and could not be bleached and it truly is amazing. It lasts for ever she said and based upon my recent uses, I believe her.
I am going to update this post from about a year and a half ago. I was in love with the then and now I am over the moon. There is nothing that I will not use this on. Just this week DH had a dermatologist appointment for a skin cancer procedure on his neck. Well, it apparently bled and bled ALOT. It was hours later that he told me, he had sprayed it with Hydrogen Peroxide. He was upset because it was one of his favorites. I rinsed it out you and hit it with the soap and laundered it. Good as new, you can't even tell the stain was ever there. Now in this case, I am sure the initial treatment helped out, but this stuff is amazing.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I missed the first post on this - I'll have to check it out, thanks!
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I missed the first post on this - I'll have to check it out, thanks!
I wish I owned "rights" to this as I have told so many people about it I could be sitting pretty.
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I wish I owned stock in Kleenex - LOL

As for a household tip: I'll post this because many of friends think it was inventive of me - I have a screened porch and over the winter to help keep out the worst of snow/rain I purchased inexpensive shower curtain liners, fold them to size for each section and use a tension rod w/either the cheap plastic shower curtain rings or those yellow plastic trash bag ties (if you have them) to hang and another tension rod lower down to keep it from blowing in (it helps me also in that I go out there to smoke and it "sort of" insulates it a bit).
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:42 AM
 
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Any one else? I appreciate this thread and check back from time to time.
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:30 AM
 
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Hi Everyone - since you are posting household secrets, maybe someone has one for me...

I have a dishwasher with a stainless steel tub - I CAN NOT get it clean - it's filmy and streaky. I've run it empty with just vinegar and it looked worse! I've googled and gone up to the website to no avail.


Any suggestions!? TIA
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Old 05-11-2020, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Hi Everyone - since you are posting household secrets, maybe someone has one for me...

I have a dishwasher with a stainless steel tub - I CAN NOT get it clean - it's filmy and streaky. I've run it empty with just vinegar and it looked worse! I've googled and gone up to the website to no avail.


Any suggestions!? TIA
I have not used it, but I have friends who have and they swear by it and it has good reviews too.

https://www.amazon.com/Affresh-W1028.../dp/B002R0DXQE
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