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Magic Eraser is Magic for Pyrex

Pyrex dishes look great when new. Food stains are so stubborn, and often the cookware gets scratched from scrubbing too hard. A Magic Eraser (genuine or knockoff) will instantaneously clean all food spills. Wet it, rub it across the stains, and witness the  magic for yourself.  

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Steam Clean The Microwave

To clean stubbornbaked-on food stains from the microwave you can steam them off with water and distilled vinegar. Mix 1/2 cup of each in a measuring cup or a microwave-safe bowl. Set the temperature to High for about five minutes or until it boils. The heat and steam will loosen the baked-on food. Wipe the […]

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Shine On

Jewelry, costume and fine pieces too, can become trashed quickly. This $28 when-new bracelet that was horribly tarnished, was given to me by a friend. Gold-toned items can be restored with ketchup and Blue Dawn. Cover your tarnished item on both sides with ketchup. Wait 5 minutes and rinse off.  You will see a marked […]

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Hair Spray Be Gone

Hair spray leaves stubborn spots on my shower doors and trim. I save money and time by removing it using plain old rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. It removes all traces of hairspray quickly, easily, and inexpensively. I especially like the fact that rubbing alcohol can be used for other purposes, and that I don’t […]

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Amazing, Super Inexpensive, and Easy Copper Bottom Pot Cleaner

My old copper bottom pots are great, and they take just a little bit of extra effort to keep the bottoms clean. All it takes is a minute and two simple household ingredients: vinegar and salt! Vinegar: I purchase the largest bottle of vinegar at my favorite shopping club. It’s about $3 for a 1.3 […]

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Windex Wonders

When my husband and I were cleaning the grime out of our vehicles, we came upon the best carpet cleaner- Windex! I decided to try to remove a stain that had been embedded in my carpet forever, and voila! It worked when everything else I tried had failed. Just spray the stain thoroughly with Windex, […]

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Leaky Logic

I used to clean up the messy leaks from meat I stored or thawed in the refrigerator. But now I put my thawing meats in a plastic shoe box-size container in the fridge to catch any spills. When leaks occur (they often do), I just run the box through the dishwasher and there’s no extra […]

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Soleplate Solution

Here’s a great way to get that sticky brown residue from the soleplate of your iron. Mix baking soda and water into a paste. Dip a damp cloth into it and rub it gently on the surface. Clean it off with a dry cloth. Good as new! Kim