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12 Surprising Uses for Chalk

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Cleaning.

1. Prevent Musty Closets. A bundle of chalk in a closet will go a long way in preventing the mustiness that all too often occurs in closets.

2. Remove Grease Stains. Removing grease stains is often tricky business. Rub chalk on the clothing item’s affected area and let it sit for about 10 minutes. This should help absorb some of the grease. Before throwing it in the washing machine, wipe off the excess dust.

3. Stop Silver from Losing its Luster. Keep a bundle of chalk in the same place that you store your silver. It’ll absorb the moisture and prevent the silver from tarnishing.

4. Clean Pewter. Make a paste with a ground-up piece of chalk and vodka. Rub on pewter, rinse it off, and polish.

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7:44AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Fascinating. All new to me.

7:29AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Can't wait to try it on the tarnished pewter tea set I have. Some many ideas so little time.

2:29PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank you for the ideas.

6:07PM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

thanks.

4:17AM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Great tips.Thanks for sharing

6:44PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Thanks, more great tips....

7:24AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

I will be trying the ant trick. These articles are just great.

1:02PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Nie znałam sposobu na mrówki, do tej pory stosowałam w ogrodzie proszek do pieczenia - też skutkował.

10:28PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

I think that ants do not cross the chalk for the same reason as diatomaceous earth-both feel soft to us, but contain glass-like shards for insects.

10:19PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

noted.

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Some nice ideas thanks for sharing

Winter Hat Ornament: http://goodknits.com/blog/2011/11/20/make-it-winter-hat-ornaments/

well ymmm!

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