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    <TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]Household Tips[/SIZE]<TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>1. <SMALL>Create a system for filing important papers; have individual file folders labeled for separate categories & place them in one central location.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>2. <SMALL>Drain running slow - Grease - Pour 1 cup of salt, 1 cup baking soda, than a pot of boiling water. Or add 1/2 cup baking soda with 1 cup vinegar. Mixture will foam, then run hot water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>3. <SMALL>Use a toothbrush to clean a grater.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>4. <SMALL>Citric fruit rinds will remove grease spots from oven tops.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>5. <SMALL>Rub Alum powder on jari work of a saree to regain its shine back.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>6. <SMALL>Rusty curtain Rings - Dip it in hot vinegar for two hours.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>7. <SMALL>Clean combs by dipping them for a while in a solution of washing soda and warm water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>8. <SMALL>If gum dries up, add a little vinegar and stir.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>9. <SMALL>Wipe the blades of greasy knives with a peeled lemon .</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>10. <SMALL>Keep the refrigerator free of odors by placing a tsp. of soda bicarb in a corner of the fridge.</SMALL>
    <SMALL><TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>11. <SMALL>If glasses are stuck together, keep them in the fridge and they will separate easily the next day.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>12. <SMALL>Keep a few pens and a pad handy at all times hanging next to your telephone. </SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>13. <SMALL>Always spray your grill with non-stick cooking spray before grilling to avoid sticking!</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>14. <SMALL>Heat the frying pan before adding oil or butter. It's will serve the purpose of non stick & will prevent food from sticking.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>15. <SMALL>Have a calendar in a central location to write all important dates, appointments, meetings & special Occasions.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>16. <SMALL>Use peanut butter to remove chewing gum from carpets. Smear peanut butter on gum to loosen.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>17. <SMALL>Clear nail polish - A good emergency glue for small items like stamps, recipe clippings, etc.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>18. <SMALL>A knot in a jewelry chain - Lay the chain on a flat surface and, with the help of a straight pin in each hand, gently work on the knot . If the knot is really tight, apply a single drop of baby oil or cooking oil to that area and repeat the procedure.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>19. <SMALL>Storing your winter clothes - Buy colored plastic garbage cans with tight fitting lids.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>20. <SMALL>Want to give stemmed flowers more length for an arrangement, just slide them into soda straws before putting them into an vase.</SMALL><TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>21. <SMALL>Carpet indentations - Place an ice cube in each indentation. Let it melt, then wait for 12 hours before it blots up the moisture; after that gently pull up the carpet fibers using a kitchen fork.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>22. <SMALL>Remove Wax from candleholder - Apply a tiny amount of petroleum jelly to ensure easy removal.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>23. <SMALL>Rusted strainers - Warm the stain on high heat, then dust thoroughly; rust will disappear.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>24. <SMALL>Cleaning of garbage disposal - Put in it a tray of ice cubes with some dishwashing liquid.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>25. <SMALL>Never cover anything that is cooked with milk as it will boil & split over & you have to spend hours cleaning the mess.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>26. <SMALL>A party at home need a little extra counter space, just place a large cutting board over top of the sink. Instant extra counter space.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>27. <SMALL>Keep the cut outs of your recipes clean and easy to use by storing them in small photo albums. They're especially great for recipes taken from thin paper like; from magazines or newspapers.You can even keep your cookbook open at the right page when you're using a recipe, just slip a bookmark at that page.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>28. <SMALL>Electric Mixers - Always make certain your mixer is unplugged when inserting or taking out the beaters so as to avoid fatal accidents.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>29. <SMALL>Keep a spray bottle full of bleach and water for kitchen counters, cutting boards and bathrooms.Be sure to protect your clothing. </SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>30. <SMALL>Keep your carpet smelling fresh and clean with baking soda. just sprinkle the soda liberally over the entire carpet and let it sit for an hour. Then vacuum it up.</SMALL>
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    <TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]Household Tips[/SIZE]<TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>31. <SMALL>Placing mirrors in a room will give you extra light.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>32. <SMALL>Save the water after boiling eggs and cool it, then use it as a tonic for your houseplants.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>33. <SMALL>Rub a little Vaseline around the neck of your nail polish as soon as you purchase it. This will prevent the top from sticking, making it easier to open.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>34. <SMALL>A handful of washing soda in the washing machine will keep your garments very soft without using expensive softeners.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>35. <SMALL>To clean small children’s toys such as Lego bricks, place them in a pillowcase, secure the top with safety pins and put through a cold wash in your washing machine.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>36. <SMALL>A quick and easy way to stick a tile back on the wall is to mix 1tb.sp flour and 1tb.sp salt to a thick paste with cold water, then secure it back to the wall. It sets hard and saves buying a whole packet of tile fixative.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>37. <SMALL>To avoid cockroaches in the kitchen, make a dough of 1 tbsp. besan, 1tbsp. powdered sugar; 2 tbsp. boric powder and make small balls. Keep these balls in drawers and shelves of the kitchen.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>38. <SMALL>If there are greenish stains on the fittings just cut a lemon and smear the juice. Leave for few minutes as the citric acid goes into action. Then, wash off.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>39. <SMALL>To clean small-neck bottles or vases, place a little rice and warm soapy water inside and shake well. Rinse out and let drip dry.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>40. <SMALL>You can catch Cobweb by putting an old stocking over a broom. Use it to reach those pesky spiderwebs. Webs cling to the stocking and won't let go.</SMALL>
    <TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>41. <SMALL>For a good smelling house squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice into the dustbag of your vacuum cleaner before you start it up.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>42. <SMALL>Do you hate to paint inside your home because of the smell ? Just add a few drops of vanilla extract (essence) to the paint when stirring or mixing. This will remove the unpleasant smell but won't affect your color.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>43. <SMALL>To renew old sponges soak them in cold salt water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>44. <SMALL>To clean your blender in a jiffy, partly fill the container with the solution of warm water and liquid soap, secure the lid and run the motor for a few seconds. Drain the container, rinse it thoroughly, and set aside to dry thoroughly.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>45. <SMALL>Spray inside of ice cube trays with non-stick cooking spray. It will make ice cubes practically fall out instead of sticking.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>46. <SMALL>Borax removes stains on toilet bowls.Lemons remove greasy fingerprints on windows.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>47. <SMALL>Run a cup of white vinegar through the entire cycle of an empty dishwasher. This will remove all soap film and leave it sparkling clean.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>48. <SMALL>If you keep your candles in the freezer they will last longer and drip less.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>49. <SMALL>Wax your dustpans--dirt will slide right off.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>50. <SMALL>To remove the odor of the flask or thermos, rinse it with curd and a pinch of salt.</SMALL><TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>51. <SMALL>If silver Jewelry gets black apply tooth paste and rub it very well.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>52. <SMALL>To prevent sticking of ice trays in the freezer, place a sheet of foil or wax paper under them.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>53. <SMALL>If you want drip-free, long-burning candles, put them in the freezer overnight before burning them. </SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>54. <SMALL>If by mistake you have added to much tomatoes to a Curry and it turned out a bit oily and sour, don't worry add 4-5 cubes of grinded breadcrumbs along with 1/2 tsp.of sugar to the curry and mix well...... Try this it Will definitely help.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>55. <SMALL>Prevent ice-trays from sticking to the freezer by sprinkling a little salt on the surface of the freezer before you place the ice-trays.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>56. <SMALL>If you wax your ash-trays, ashes won't cling, odors won't linger and they can be wiped cleaned easily with a paper towel or disposable tissue.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>57. <SMALL>Pour leftover coffee in the soil of your plants. It acts as a good fertilizer.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>58. <SMALL>Homemade Liquid Cleaner: In a bottle or in a plastic container with a tight lid, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 pint of warm water. Use this solution to mop vinyl floors, or wash windows.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>59. <SMALL>Overnight soaking in liquid household bleach will rid a kitchen sponge of odors and remove any food stains at the same time.</SMALL>
     
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