Saturday, July 17, 2010

WEEKEND WONDERS (a/k/a Helpful Hints)

It's just turned Saturday morning, and I'm right on schedule getting my helpful hint posted early this weekend!
TALCUM POWDER - This is my personal favorite in the summer to use all over to help get dressed (dry the skin so garments don't stick) & feel good after a shower! :) But here's another use.
Talcum power is a good aid in stain removal. Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting with a clean cloth. Apply talcum powder and let it sit until the powder becomes discolored by absorbing the stain (about 10 minutes). Wipe off with a clean cloth. Repeat if necessary.

VEGETABLE OIL - While this has been my standard for sticker removal on glass for years (but don't forget that peanut butter works, too), I found that you can also use it with very fine grade steel wool. Dip the steel wool into the oil, gently rub off the rust adhering to old cutlery and metal hardware.
Of course, it does make some good fried chicken, too! Here's a link to a recipe, just in case you need one, from Wesson Oil. It's easy to make & yummy, too! Of course, one must not worry about calories in order to enjoy!!!
I'm sure you gals must have more ideas for practical uses for these items, so please share them with us! Looking forward to seeing what you are going to share.


4 comments:

Barb King of Prairie Harvest Arts said...

Thanks for sharing great and simple hints. Keeping life simple---Thanks and will use these.

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

I love talc powder after a shower too. I'll keep these tips in mind. Thanks Denise.

KEEPSAKE KORNER said...

GREAT two tips. Will try both out.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Hugs
Susan

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Great tips, thanks for sharing!!
Kim