04-16-2008, 07:04 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Tricks of the Trade
I like Liz Crenshaw. She has a "Consumer Watch" segment on the news.
here is one that I think everyone will be able to find something that they can use:
Got a CD that skips? The trick, toothpaste. Apply a small dot of toothpaste to a cotton ball. Rub from the center in straight lines to the outside of the CD over the scratch, rinse with water. No skip.
Got a grinder. The trick to a cleaner coffee grinder is rice. Just grind up the rice. It eliminates the odors, oils, and residual coffee grounds. The result, a cleaner cup of coffee.
Got a crummy keyboard. The trick, scotch tape. Slide a piece between the rows of keys. It picks up dust and crumbs, the key to clean.
Related: Watch The Report
Scuffed up patent leather shoes? The trick, vegetable oil. After using a damp cloth to remove the dirt, apply a small amount of oil to a clean cloth. Rub the patent leather. It removes all the scuff marks. You're polished from heel to toe.
The trouble with cleaning a food processor bowl, the hole. The trick, a jar. Cover the hole. Fill with soapy water. More soak, less scrub.
Hard to reach wrinkles? The trick, a hair straightening iron. Use it on collars and between buttons where the iron can't go. Perfectly pressed.
Here's a new trick for the basic broom.Cleaning crown molding. A micro fiber cloth secured with a rubber band over the bristles. Now you can dust where your arms can't reach.
Want an easy way to remove the silk from corn on the cob? A toothbrush. Just brush away the silk from between the kernels. It's a cleaner cob.
Here's a neat trick for your potted plants. Marbles. Just cover the dirt with a layer of marbles. It keeps the muddy surface out of sight. Prettier potted plants. Marbelous.
Want to thread a needle with ease? The trick, hairspray. Spray the tip of the thread with a quick shot, When dry, the stiff end slides right through the eye.
Last edited by scorpiotiger; 04-16-2008 at 08:21 PM.