We found today’s installment on AOL. Apparently they are quite serious about all this stuff. So, give it a try!
To get gum out of a carpet, scrape up what you can, using an ice cub to stiffen it if necessary. Then rub a small glob of peanut butter into the fibers, and wipe up the whole mess with a cloth. To get rid of any left-behind PB, just dab it up with a mixture of 1 tsp of dishwashing liquid in 1 cup of lukewarm water. (Just don’t take out the jelly)
Everyone knows Clorox’s catchy ditty about keeping clothes bright, but all you need is pepper. Add a teaspoon of pepper to the wash before you add in your clothes and it will keep the colors from fading. (I’m too spicy for my clothes, too spicy for my clothes………)
Deodorant stains can ruin a perfectly good shirt. Save your whites by spraying white vinegar (no need to mix with water) onto the underarm areas. Then you can wash per usual. (Add some veggies, some EVOO and voila!)
At your next BBQ don’t spend money on anti-pest candles that never work. Simmer 2 cups of milk, a 1/4 pound of sugar and 2 oz. of ground black pepper for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the mixture into bowls and put them where the flies will be attracted to them and then drown. You can also place around the house. No more buzzzzzing at the windows. (See, it is true- you can catch more flies with sugar….)
Next time your drain is clogged and you don’t have time to run to the store for some Drain-O just look in your fridge! A 2-liter bottle of soda will do the trick. Just pour it down to clobber the clog. (Keep a cheapo bottle of supermarket brand on hand- why use the expensive national brand??)
For a natural solution to diaper rash, try coating the area with a thin layer of shortening. It will act as a moisturizer. (Mama’s little baby loves shortening, shortening…….)
It may make you smell like a hot dog, but rubbing a thin layer of mustard over your chest and covering with a hot towel can relieve a stuffy head and chest. (Is this what Bubba meant when she said to use a mustard plastard?)