Thursday, January 8, 2004
More Bang for Your Buck: Home Remedies
Scratches, stains and smells...You might think they're impossible to remove without hiring a professional. But in tonight's "More Bang For Your Buck," we're going to show you some simple home remedies that can clean your home without cleaning out your wallet.
(WSVN) -- Cheap, easy and effective.
If you want to save time, money, and your belongings - all that's required is a little ingenuity.
Like what do you do if you find a few scratches on your favorite CD?
"Alcohol. I use alcohol and just rub the CD."
"Probably end up having to throw them out."
You don't need toss them out.
Instead gently rub peanut butter over the scratches and wipe off with a coffee filter and wipe it clean.
How about your children's favorite toys.
How do you save the face of a rubber doll?
"I tried using bleach and hot water to scrub the ink off."
"Maybe fantastic or something like that."
You don't need any fancy cleaners just grab the peanut butter again.
Rub the area with peanut butter until the ink in removed.
Then gently wipe off.
What about when you find artwork on your furniture?
How will you clean this impromptu canvas?
"Some Comet or something."
"Probably with one of those razor blade scrapers."
Don't use anything sharp. You might end up removing more than the crayon.
Instead dip a damp cloth in baking soda.
With a little elbow grease your crayon will come off.
Now, here's something for somebody who likes to remember current events.
How do you keep a newspaper clipping looking good as it ages?
"I'd laminate it or scan it in and save it on my computer."
"Either in a photo album or maybe with contact paper."
Or you can also use an old preserving method.
Mix a large bottle of club soda with a 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia.
Let it soak for 20 minutes, then let dry and it will save for years to come.
Easy and efficient.
And your memories will never fade again.
One more tip - if you want to remove marker stain from the table, use rubbing alcohol.
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