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Weird fixes for common problems March 25, 2008

Filed under: Cleaning,Random Thoughts — LotusMama @ 9:40 pm

Have you ever cleaned your bathroom mirror with shaving cream? What about wiping down your wallpaper with a dry slice of bread? Used a golf ball as a bathtub stopper? No? Well, neither have I. But the fine author of Weird household tips that actual work has (or at least lists them for our enjoyment).

I’ve never heard of rubbing plant leaves with mayo to clean them, or using dry spaghetti as a cake tester (I’ll be trying that though because I never seem to have toothpicks around). Check out her other suggestions for handy fixes for things you have on hand.

For other quirky tips, check out these 23 weird uses for foods from AOL. I never knew that a 2 litre of soda could unclog a drain – wow, that’s some healthy stuff – or veggie shortening could help with diaper rash. Hmmmm. Some things might be better left unsaid.

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6 Responses to “Weird fixes for common problems”

  1. Deborah Says:

    My mom always used mayo to clean the plants when I was growing up. It sure does make them shine – but they do smell a little funny afterwards!

  2. Auld Hat Says:

    That shaving cream trick actually does work to keep your mirror from fogging up when you take a shower. True true, I’ve done it. (: Hi my friend.

  3. Professor Says:

    The only 1 I’ve heard is the spaghetti to test a cake… some ‘interesting’ ideas there!

  4. Smartiplants Says:

    Hi Kimberly, was just trying to contact you and share a link you may like. I guess you could already know about it but wanted to share with you. Since this is the only way I could find to reach you here it is. http://www.hometownfavorites.com/ It is a link for old fashioned candy, groceries and gifts. I enjoy your blog! take care…

  5. Doralong Says:

    The spaghetti trick I’ve used many times, but some of those do sound a bit peculiar.. but hey whatever works. Guess I ought to quit putting off the spring cleaning by reading about cleaning, huh?

  6. Lorraine Says:

    So, if 2 litres of soda clears a drain….

    eeewww


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