Thursday, October 3, 2002
More Bang for Your Buck: Home Remedies
Owning a home can be expensive. But when something breaks, you don't always have to call an expert to fix it.
(WSVN) Forget spending hundreds of dollars on hundreds of little problems.
You don't need to rely on the experts when you can rely on various products sitting around the house.
Like what do you do when your sink gets clogged?
"I use a red liquid called draino."
"Call a plumber."
Those will work, but to save money... mix salt water with baking soda, add a pot of boiling water, and pour it down the drain, then use a hairdryer to heat up the pipe and it should open right up.
But what happens when its early in the morning, you're in a rush, and you spill a cup of Joe on your favorite shirt or brand new rug.
"I'd call my friend at the dry cleaners."
"I'd shout it out."
A less expensive way is to dip a cloth into a beaten egg yolk, rub the the cloth on the stain and then rinse it with cool water. And for really ground in stains, take equal parts of water and white vinegar and blot your stain with a clean cloth.
And we've all been in fender benders, but how do you stop a little chipped paint from turning into an expensive paint job.
"Just ignore it."
"Get it buffed out."
"I would go home, hahahah."
Since we all have to go home sometime, just take some clear nail polish and paint over the chip. this will seal the paint and stop the chip from rusting.
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