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    Helpful household hints!

    1) Budweiser beer conditions the hair.

    2) Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish.

    3) Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 min.

    4) Mayonnaise will kill Lice , it will also condition your hair.

    5) Spike your hair (with Close-up tooth paste, it will also give it a tint).

    6) Elmers Glue-paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads.

    7) Shiny Hair-use brewed Lipton Tea.

    8) Sunburn -empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water.

    9) Minor burn-Colgate or Crest toothpaste.

    10) Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!

    11) Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too. It was demonstrated.

    12) Bee stings - meat tenderizer (I think that one is well known).

    13) Chigger bite - Preparation H.

    14) Puffy eyes - Preparation H.

    15) Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick. Glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals lately.

    16) Sore nipples - (Nursing Mothers) chap stick or a wet lipton tea bag.

    17) Stinky feet - Jello!! Put feet in a pan of jello!

    18) Athelete feet - cornstarch.

    19) Fungus on toenails or fingernails vapor rub.

    20) Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes, just run a regular cycle and will clean the toilet.

    21) Kool Aid also can be used as a dye in paint.

    22) Kool aid in plain yogurt as finger paint, "Kids love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!"

    23) Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper.

    24) Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray.

    25) Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands!

    26) Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls.

    27) When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on.

    28) Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!

    29) Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour into a empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!

    30) Tie Dye T-Shirt - mix a solution of kool aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the t-shirt and soak.

    31) Stress buster - preferably for a work group - take a roll of scotch tape and a packet of straws and build a tower without talking to each other!

    32) Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min and let dry, will last for years!

    33) A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!

    34) To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with colgate toothpaste.

    35) Stay-Free Maxi Pads- clean window, floors, just stick to the palm of your hands and work! Can also be used as knee pad.

    36) Pampers as an absorbent! Remove stains from the carpet with club soda, and a pamper to absorb. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

    37) To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain.38) Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with peanut butter!

    39) Baked on food -Bounce fabric softner. Fill container with water put Bounce in and soak.

    40) Crayon on the wall - colgate toothpaste and brush it!41) Dirty grout - Listerine.

    42) Stains on clothes - Colgate.

    43) Grass stains - Karo Syrup!

    44) Grease Stains- Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight.

    45) Sweat Stains - Efferdent, or vinegar.

    46) Use a Maxi-Pad in your cap as a sweat band!

    47) Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours.

    48) Keep flowers longer, use a little clorox, or 2 bayer aspirin, or use 7up instead of water!

    49) When your defogger is down in your car, if you smear the windows and windshield with shaving cream, then wipe it off, your windows won't fog up for a few days. It also works on shower mirrors. IMPORTANT----the shaving cream must have menthol in it for this to work.

    50) When you cook pasta, a lot of people put salt into the water, and some use salt and oil. The salt is obvious, it's for taste. But the oil? It's actually to keep the pot from boiling over....the oil keeps the starch from the pasta under control and from boiling over the top
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    I'm curious if all of these work...... I know some of them do, just not sure about all of them.........
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    Chigger bite, try clear nail polish. An old trick I learned in Boy Scouts
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    Bee Stings.--Chaw of tobacco compressed on whelp.

    Welding burns to eyes. raw potato slices. [Will never replace potocaine/monocaine(sp))

    Burn? Mayo. (not recomended for large area burns)
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    Use a Maxi-Pad in your cap as a sweat band!
    Now there's one I just gotta share with the guys. I just gotta see their reaction to that one
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    to relieve the pressure in your head and ears (when you're feeling under the weather), put a little bit of rubbing alcohol on a piece of tissue or cotton - only vapors on the tissue, not wet. reapply alcohol every couple of hours and you're good as new in at least 24 hours.
    onion slices on burns pulls the heat out in a matter of minutes.
    vinegar on sunburns stinks but really pulls the heat out.

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    16) Sore nipples - (Nursing Mothers) chap stick or a wet lipton tea bag.
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    Chigger bite, try clear nail polish. An old trick I learned in Boy Scouts

    I learned that one while stationed at Ft. Polk, La, home of the chigger.


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    Put vinegar on your nails before you paint them and the polish won't chip...not sure how useful that'll be on here though

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    For someone who lives in a different part of your world--WTF is a CHIGGER?
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    For someone who lives in a different part of your world--WTF is a CHIGGER?
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    chigger bites result in this.



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    29) Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour into a empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!

    I can only think of one good reason to need body paint, and I would NOT use Crisco!

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