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12 Fixes For Your Ho

Alternate Uses for WD40
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It’s not just for squeaks any more! This one product has multiple uses.  It pays for itself!

It is a “must have” household item.  Buy it on sale and use it everywhere. My family loves shortcuts and hates it when things don’t work.  This little product can fix, repair and prevent future problems with many items in your home.  Once you try this, you will go out and buy more of it.

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A New Way to Think About Home Fixes

14 Home Solutions

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Whether you are handy or not, things need to be repaired at home.  Some things are intricate and you need a licensed professional.  For everything else, here are some tips to do quick fixes, without purchasing a lot of different commercial products.

Just look in your cupboards and all your DIY projects can be fixed.

Here is a list of 14 quick-fix things to get you started.

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3 Costly Items You Can Make for Pennies

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DIY Household Products

I don’t mind buying commercial products, I just hate all the chemicals they have in them.  Usually when I am making some household products, I take an hour or two and make a variety of them.

Saving money, time and chemicals is always a plus for me and worth any effort there is.  However with these 3 different projects, it is easy and they work just as well as the commercial brands, save you money and only take minutes to make and store.

 

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7 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Isn’t Just for Cooking

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I am sure you know about, heard about or read an article about coconut oil.  Coconut oil is a natural oil, without chemicals, that can be a money-saver in all its uses.

The first time I purchased a jar I was surprised to see it was hard!  This was not the “oil” I was thinking of for cooking. That was over 5 years ago and I use it all over the house.

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13 Unconventional Uses for Baking Soda

Why DIY Beats Commercial Every Time!

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When I get in a mood for baking, I always make sure I have baking soda on hand.  Then the box sits on the shelf.  Well, no more!  There are so many uses for baking soda, they are too numerous to list.

I have found, however, a list of 13 that I use on a regular basis.  They are quick, easy and so inexpensive to the chemical-laden commercial options.

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8 Unconventional Ways to Use This Product

Aluminum Foil Strategies

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Most every household has Aluminum Foil in their pantry. However did you know there are other uses other than wrapping food for storage?

Here is a short list of ways you can save money by using foil instead of buying commercial products for all these uses.

Tips:

  • Soften Brown Sugar – Break off a chuck of that hard sugar and wrap it in the foil. Put in your oven at 300 degrees for 5 minutes. It will be soft and ready to use.
  • Roll Warmer – Place a piece of foil under a napkin in a serving basket. It keep the heat in and keeps grease stains from the basket.
  • Increase Battery Life: Wrap them in foil, put them in zipper plastic bag and store in cool, dry place.
  • Sharpen craft scissors: Cut a piece of foil several time to sharpen craft scissors.
  • Charcoal grill – Line the grill with heavy duty aluminum foil. When the fire is out and all is cooled, ball it up and toss in the trash.
  • Freezer – Place a sheet of foil on floor of freezer to keep spills and ice cube trays from sticking. Remember not to cover any vents.
  • Fix a spring –  A broken spring in a battery device can be fixed by folding a small piece of foil and use it to fill the gap.
  • Eliminate Static Cling – Roll up 2 small balls of aluminum foil and throw in dryer when doing sheets or towels. It will help eliminate the static and is great if you have allergies to commercial static cling products.

What ways have you used foil unconventionally around your house?

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