Daily Archives: January 14, 2009

Handy Hints for Wednesday ~ 10

To extend the life of tights/hosiery put them in a freezer bag and place in the freezer over night. Next day thaw them out and wash in the usual way!

Earlier in this series I suggested using baking soda in the refrigerator to keep it fresh, don’t throw it away when you need to replace it! Put the used powder in the sink drain, add a cup of vinegar and let it stand overnight. Run hot water through it in the morning; it will help keep drains clean and smelling fresh.

Stuffed toys that get old and have a stale smell can be refreshed by simply giving them a dusting of baking soda let them sit for 10-15 minutes. Pat the baking soda off and you have a fresh smelling stuffed toy again. It is safe for children and the stuffed toy as well.

To make scratches in mahogany invisible dye them with Iodine.

One I hope you never need to use: In emergency cases, dental floss had been used to tie up severed arteries as a result of a freak accident and to tie up umbilical cord in an emergency delivery