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syilla
11-06-2007, 07:00 AM
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i got this from another forum. Just thought of sharing with any of the girls or guys who love cleaning the house.

Grandma's Tricks

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...)
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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.
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For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn
dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't
refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)
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To remove old wax from a glass candleholder, put it in the freezer for a
few hours. ! Then take the candleholder out and turn it upside down. The
wax will fall out.
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Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in
baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
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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 t! his 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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will smell
freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and
linen.
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Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3
hours prior to burning.
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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!
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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.
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Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato
based sauces and there won't be any stains.
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Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will
keep for weeks.
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When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the
corn's natural sweetness.
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Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your
forehead. The throbbing will go away.
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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?
If you have it, leftover merlot is awesome in spaghetti sauce.
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To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and
you will experience instant relief.

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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.
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Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still,
leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
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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.
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Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer........
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Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes,
brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous
China.
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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.
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Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of wate and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
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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).
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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.
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Ummu Sufyaan
11-06-2007, 08:05 AM
Originally Posted by syilla
:salamext:

i got this from another forum. Just thought of sharing with any of the girls or guys whor love cleaning the house.
:sl:
lol. ha! tsk. yeah, nice one. lol....
sheesh lady, who oves house work. lol..
:sl:
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syilla
11-06-2007, 08:13 AM
what is alka seltzer actually?
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*~Sofia~*
11-06-2007, 08:17 AM
:sl:

jazakhallah syilla for those tips.. :D

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.
^ that sounds like a good idea innit?! we always use tweezers when we get a splinter! sounds like this one will be handy in the future :D

Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of wate and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
^ i'll try that :)

To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and
you will experience instant relief.
^ wish i knew this a year ago when I was India.. omgosh had a million mosquito bites and they itched like mad! :uuh: memories :uuh:

To sis Maryam11, believe it or not but I actually don't mind housework..wierd innit? :lol:

W'salam

w'salam
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Ummu Sufyaan
11-06-2007, 08:18 AM
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its brand of medication.
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*~Sofia~*
11-06-2007, 08:19 AM
Originally Posted by syilla
what is alka seltzer actually?
they are tablets (medication) used for things such as headaches, indigestion etc. :)
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syilla
11-06-2007, 08:25 AM
do you think i can use paracetemol or aisprin :D an alternative to alka seltzer.


Hey don't laugh at the tips... is not that easy to have a clean house you know.... :P

i'm trying to force myself to be a good cleaner... :omg: :P
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syilla
11-06-2007, 08:34 AM
:P i found another...

InshaAllah we can practise this. ;P :D:p

The 7 Habits of Very Organized People

Have you ever wondered how some people could be so very organized, when you're struggling on a daily basis just to get your home looking halfway presentable and to get at least a few items checked off of your To Do list?

Most organized people follow a few simple rules. Here are the 7 habits of very organized people.

1. They have a place for everything. Every item they have has a consistent, assigned home. The home for books is on the book shelf. The home for toys is in the toy room on the toy shelves. The home for blank greeting cards is in the greeting card organizer in the office.

2. They put things back. Whenever an item has been removed from its assigned home, it is used for whatever reason and then immediately returned to its home when no longer in use. There are no temporary holding places. It's just put back where it belongs, right away.

3. They write things down. Organized people make lists and notes, and keep these in one consistent place such as a planner, notebook or calendar. They don't try to remember things in their heads. They let the pen and paper (or the computer) work for them. They reference their lists and notes on a daily basis.

4. They don't allow papers to pile up. Papers to file are filed each day, not left to grow into mountains. Mail is opened over the recycle container so papers not needed don't even have a chance to multiply. Kids permission slips are signed right away and sent back to school with the kids. Bills are tucked into a bill paying system until bill paying day, and paid bill statements are filed away that day. Magazines are read within a week or two and then recycled or donated.

5. They don't procrastinate. When something has to be done, organized people schedule time to do it and then they keep that scheduled appointment. They know that the more they delay, the more likely deadlines will be missed or opportunities will pass.

6. They set goals and assign deadlines. They know if they want to get things done, they need to know exactly what they want the end result to be and by what date. They review these goals often and set aside time each day to work on achieving them. They review what they've accomplished and never forget to reap the rewards.

7. They only keep what they use and/or they enjoy. They can't stand anything taking up space that doesn't have a useful or pleasurable purpose in their lives. They're big believers in simplicity. They breathe easier knowing they've lightened their loads and can move easily without having to climb over boxes and piles of clutter.
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*~Sofia~*
11-06-2007, 08:46 AM
salams,

Before readin 'the 7 habits of organised people' I thought I was pretty organised

And now, I can say im not an organised person..the only ones that apply to me are:

1. They have a place for everything. Every item they have has a consistent, assigned home. The home for books is on the book shelf. The home for toys is in the toy room on the toy shelves. The home for blank greeting cards is in the greeting card organizer in the office.

2. They put things back. Whenever an item has been removed from its assigned home, it is used for whatever reason and then immediately returned to its home when no longer in use. There are no temporary holding places. It's just put back where it belongs, right away.
..and I thought I was organised.... :hiding: :lol:

w'salam
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amirah_87
11-06-2007, 07:47 PM
Lol, some real neat stuff mashaAllaah :D

This one I've gotta try..

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.
:p

Jazaakillaah khair Syilla.
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