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View Diary: IAN: Household Hints, Monday, January 27, 2014 (75 comments)

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  •  Newspaper has many uses. (10+ / 0-)

    It's great for washing windows, but I value it for it's deodorizing properties.  Not only will it take the smells out of plastic containers, but it can do the same for clothes.  Sometimes I wear a shirt for an hour or so and could wear it again if I hadn't hugged someone with funky perfume or after shave.  A couple sheets of newspaper on the horizontal wire of a hanger can suck up a lot of that fragrance.  It also works when I've been to a church fish fry and smell like fishy oil.  If the smell is really strong, I put another sheet over the hook of the hanger on the outside of the shirt, too.

    Brown paper bags work for keep fridge odors out of cold or frozen food.  I put food in a plastic bag, then use a lunch sack and another plastic bag for freezing.

    Killing cold here again.  The warnings say "Don't go out."  The blizzard warning has passed and I can't hear the wind howling like it was.  I haven't looked outside but it can't be good.  The wind chills are in the -23 range right now.  High tomorrow of -6 (without the wind chill) and lows tomorrow night in the -15 range with wind chills off the charts.  I will have to venture across the street briefly in the morning but other than that, I'm in here until Wednesday.  

    There is something to be said for not having a car.  I don't feel like I need to go out and start it and sit there until it warms up.  OTOH, I am pretty much home-bound unless someone comes to get me.

    Stay warm and dry, everyone!

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 01:33:05 AM PST

    •  Good morning, ll!! (5+ / 0-)

      I never knew that newspaper could get rid of smells like that! Thank you for sharing your tips!

      I'm glad that you only have to go out briefly. Those temperatures are scary.

      Stay safe and warm!!

      Lawmakers, either get out of the vagina business, or go to medical school. Senator Wendy Davis

      by BadKitties on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 07:07:57 AM PST

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      •  It's 4:59 and I'm still (2+ / 0-)
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        putting off my trip across the street.  I'll have to go soon, but it takes longer to put on all the clothes than it does to walk over there.  :-)  It's just such a big deal....

        -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

        by luckylizard on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 03:00:49 PM PST

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