Friday, February 1, 2013

Tip of the Day #200: De-yellowing Formula

De-yellowing Formula for White Appliances

1/2 cup bleach
4 cups warm water
1/4 cup baking soda
Blend, wash appliance with mixture, allow it to set for 8-10 minutes. Rinse well & Dry with clean cloth.

Tip of the Day #199: Nylon Stocking Strengthener

2 cups salt
1 gallon warm water

Soak nylons overnight in the above mix. Rinse in cool water and hang to dry.

Tip of the Day #198: Porcelain Sink Stain Remover

1 teaspoon Dawn dishwashing detergent
1/2 cup liquid chlorine bleach (or 1 cup  ammonia)
1/2 cup white vinegar

Close drain and run several inches of warm water into sink. Add above ingredients. Let stand in sink overnight. Rinse out sink with hot water.

Tip of the Day #197: Road Salt Cleaner

Removal from Car Exterior:

1 cup baking soda
2 cups warm water

Combine and use a soft brush to remove the road salt from your vehicle.

Tip of the Day #196: Squirrel Repellent

1 capful Murphy's Oil Soap
1 Tbsp hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine items in a 22 oz spray bottle, then fill with water. Shake to combine well.Spray wherever squirrels are not wanted.

Tip of the Day #195: Toilet Bowl Stain/Ring Remover

Lemon juice

Flush toilet then make a paste of the above ingredients. Apply with toilet brush, leave overnight, scrub in the morning.


I thought I would share my delicious recipe for my homemade crockpot applesauce!

8-10 medium size apples (I use a mixture of Golden Delicious & Empire, but the choice is up to you)
1 cinnamon stick
2 pieces of lemon zest
4 tbsp of brown sugar

Peel and cut apples and place in crock pot with all other ingredients. Cook on low heat for 6 hours. One hour before completion, open lid and stir apples--they should be soft by now. Once done, let cool and serve. Very easy and yummy! :)