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7 Old-Time Solutions to Domestic Problems

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3. White Rings on the Table
I donít own any wood furniture that hasnít seen its share of wear and tear, but I know there are some people out there who strive for the shiny wood upon which no cold or hot container shall rest. But sometimes we forget the coasters (especially during parties) and that can ruin a clean grain. If this happens, make a paste of salad oil and salt and rub it into the ring that remains on the table. Let it sit for about an hour then wipe off with a cloth. Petroleum jelly, left on for a day, can also work. Another home remedy is a hot, dry iron and a cotton cloth. Fold the cloth over the stains, put the hot iron over the spot, move it around, and after about thirty seconds, the stains should be gone.

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8:35AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

LOVE this read! So very helpful! Thank you!

12:46PM PST on Nov 6, 2011

Last summer the ants were really bad in my neighborhood, so the idea of using grits is ingenious. If they show up again next summer, I will definitely be trying this.

Thank you for posting.

9:23AM PST on Nov 6, 2011

Old fashioned is good. Thanks

5:27PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

ty,i do use the hot vinegar on my weeds

11:45AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

7 tips? could fit on 2 or 3 pages

10:51AM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

thnxs for the tips :)

2:02AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Many of these tricks, I learned from my grandmother and my aunt. But thanks, I didn't know a couple of them.

7:33AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Great Tips ! thanks so much!

11:19PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Oh yeah...coffee cup stains on the furniture? who sets a cup down without using a coaster? HELLO! oh, nevermind...I know someone who does that and it drives me NUTS!

11:17PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Thanks for the tips! Fortunately I don't have ant problems. I appreciate the clogged drain trick...I think that has worked for me before.

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