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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2006, 03:14:50 PM »
Well, we don't have a dishwasher now.......when I wrote about my personal problem with the dishwasher, when Mary Hunt emailed me, it was when we were still in the USA, and had a dishwasher.  hehehe

Now I AM the dishwasher, and occasionally my Swede.  And I do stress the word "occassionally" lol

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2006, 06:49:30 PM »
After washing your winnows use scrunched up news paper to bring your Windows to a streak clean Finnish

GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
press Enter then have a Brandy then if the problem is still there have another Brandy
Q: does it work
A: It does seem to for a few hours at least.

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2006, 09:02:57 PM »
how to stop your bathroom mirror misting up by using a small amount of shaving Foam/Gel
by smearing it over the mirror then buff it off job done.
then the next time you have a Wash / Bath / Shower , No misting .

Hey GR@PH;<'S!
I wonder if you can use this idea on the inside of your auto windshield to do the same thing?  Keep it from fogging up...when it takes forever for your defroster to work?  Ever try that?

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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2006, 09:09:19 PM »
I knew we had hard water where I am, but when I read this, it dawned on me to check
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Hard water. Go to your water company’s website and click on “water quality” or make a phone call. Say you want to know the hardness rating of your water in “grains per gallon” or gpg.

Just checked and it's 15 gpg!!!  Ooo, that's right up there...so at least I got it right to add ample dishwashing soap, but didn't know about the vinegar instead of rinse agent...good tip!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2006, 09:13:53 PM »
or if you got lots of plates you could always    :hysterical:

I like THIS idea!  :hysterical: :tease: :hysterical:

(It's not cheaper...but I do like the idea of paperplates!)

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2006, 09:22:35 PM »
ripley,
 
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Hey GR@PH;<'S!
I wonder if you can use this idea on the inside of your auto windshield to do the same thing?  Keep it from fogging up...when it takes forever for your defroster to work?  Ever try that?
no  got air con or a wife that de-mists it for me.

You could always cut the fingers off rubber gloves in to 1/4 " section to save you buying elastic bands

GR@PH;<'S   :breakkie:
press Enter then have a Brandy then if the problem is still there have another Brandy
Q: does it work
A: It does seem to for a few hours at least.

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2006, 09:24:02 PM »
Here's a tip to save  :2cents: :2cents: :2cents: :2cents: :2cents:

The next time you buy a 6 or 12 pack of Coke, use most of it for cleaning, and drink water instead!
                                                        
            

                  WATER...

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.(Likely applies to half world population)
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. 3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters
    studied in a U-Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease
    back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic
    math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

                                                  
                 COKE...

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to
    remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for
    one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece
    of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals
    to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several
    minutes.
7. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add
    detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains.
    It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
8. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in
    about 4days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor
    to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
9. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the
    Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
10. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about    
      20 years!

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2006, 09:35:07 PM »
You could always cut the fingers off rubber gloves in to 1/4 " section to save you buying elastic bands

  :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: 

Actually, half the time you read these "tips", it's sure hard not to laugh sometimes.  BUT some of them might work for certain ppls lives I guess.  There is a wealth of humor in this topic!   :lol:

What's air con by the way?

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2006, 10:17:14 PM »
After washing your winnows use scrunched up news paper to bring your Windows to a streak clean Finnish

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To take that a step further, wipe the windows in one direction on the outside (say back & forth) an the opposite on the inside (up and down).  That way, if there is a streak, you can tell whether it is on the inside or outside of the window.

Here's a couple more ways to scent your home instead of air fresheners:

-- Put a drop of vanilla on a cold lightbulb. Then when you turn on the light, when it warms, you will have a nice vanilla scented room.
-- Instead of throwing your orange peels in the garbage, put them in a pan of water and simmer (perhaps adding a couple of cloves).  Smells great.



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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2006, 09:13:32 AM »
What's air con by the way?

Have you ever heard of AC?   :hysterical:  Same thing!  Air Conditioning!!  When you car windows are fogged up, sometimes turning the AC on real quick will take it off much quicker.  With it blowing on the windows.  Especially on those times when the defrost doesn't seem to work to get it down, then you know it needs the ac instead.

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« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2006, 09:55:39 AM »
Have you ever heard of AC?   :hysterical:  Same thing!  Air Conditioning!!  When you car windows are fogged up, sometimes turning the AC on real quick will take it off much quicker.  With it blowing on the windows.  Especially on those times when the defrost doesn't seem to work to get it down, then you know it needs the ac instead.

OK DUH!   :smash:   :hysterical:

Now don't go thinking you have to spell out everything for ripley! 
We'll just chalk this one up to cultural differences.  :lol:
I just thought Graph was using some of that British slang again, or some product I didn't know!  :blink1:   :wasntme:

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2006, 02:52:44 PM »
if you find that some one has dropped chuddy (chewing gum )
on the carpet use an Ice cube to harden it then using the back of a knife scrap the Chuddy  off with out it leaving any residue behind.




@ ripley
chuddy for those that are not in the UK  =  chewing gum :hysterical:)

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« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2006, 04:31:29 PM »
if you find that some one has dropped chuddy (chewing gum )
on the carpet use an Ice cube to harden it then using the back of a knife scrap the Chuddy  off with out it leaving any residue behind.

Another thing that will do the same thing are those cans of "canned air" that is used for electronic equipment such as keyboards, to blow out the dust.  It is compressed Nitrogen, and if you turn the can upsidedown, it will come out as dry ice.  Ever notice that the can gets really cold if you turn it upside down or shake it? 

When I ran the Family Entertainment Centers (like a chucky cheese without the cheese...hehehe....an arcade for those who don't know what chucky cheese is)...we always had to deal with gum on the carpet or tile.  We always used canned air to blow the "mechs" out.  The mechanism that the tickets would run thru, when a person won a game.  They would be full of dust from the tickets so to keep the sensors clean we had to use it alot.  So we used the same canned air for the gum.  We would turn the can upside down and spray, and take a hammer and usually one pound would crack that hardened gum right up!  And the help with a standard (flat end) screwdriver, we would get all of it up.

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« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2006, 07:48:40 PM »
Dryer sheets (softner)....

After blow drying your hair, run a dryer sheet thru your hair. It will take that static right out of your hair.

Put one in your coat pocket to use after you take your hat off or any other time your hair my decide to take a trip to the moon without you! No more fly away hair!

We also put a dryer sheet in our pockets in the summer since mosquitos are apparently insulted by the scent. 

Unfortunately, I have not found any dryer sheets here in Sweden. Maybe I am not looking hard enough.

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Re: Help save a fellow member some money.
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2006, 07:49:25 PM »
Remove excess buildup in your hair from all the hair products.

When shampooing your hair, after your hair is lathered up, put a handful of Baking Soda (forgot the swedish name for it here), and lather it in.