Directory of
Stain Removal and
Household Cleaning Tips


In Clothes:

Gum – peanut butter
Rust stains – dream of tartar
Blood – your own spit ( on your OWN blood
Grease Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, And run through a regular cycle.
Lipstick – hairspray
Ink – hairspray
Magic Marker – 1/2 & 1/2
Other –
Shower door runners – put hydrogen peroxide in them to clean out gunk & keep them moving smoothly
Glue from labels off bottles, jars,0 etc. with peanut butter
Drains & pipes – baking soda & 16 oz.  white vinegar – or put hydrogen peroxide down 1 pipe per month –  ( if you try to clean all at once – the gunk being herded out will jam up somewhere – do one at a time)

Use Coke for:

Toilet Bowl Stains: – RC Cola or Pepsi — pour into bowl – let sit for at least an hour – best if  overnight
China: The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
Car Bumpers Rust: To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
Car Battery Terminal : Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
Rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
Roadhaze from your windshield. – clean with Coke

Pest Control

Ants of any sort, earwigs, silverfish etc. – crumble  up bay leaves and place around areas where they are entering or mix lemon juice & salt & do same

Use Sheets of BOUNCE fabric softener for

Tie a sheet thru a belt loop to repel mosquitos
Use them around the house to repel ants and mice
Wipe Static electricity from TV screen to repel dust
Clean shower door scum with used sheet Bounce
Freshen air in car, closets, drawers, with a sheet of Bounce
Clean baked-on food by soaking overnight with sheet of Bounce or any anti-static sheet – fill with water.
It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don’t get opened too often.
Dissolve soap scum from shower doors.
Freshen the air in your home. Place an individual sheet of  Bounce in a drawer or closet.
Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.
Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
Freshen the air in your car. Place 1 a sheet of Bounce under front seat.
Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place in bottom  of a laundry bag or hamper.
Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.
Golfers put! a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.
Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. Keeps them smelling fresh.

Cooking Tips

Moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan; wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy”


Beer conditions the hair.
Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish.
Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes.
Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair.
Elmer’s Glue-paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads.
Shiny Hair-use brewed Lipton Tea.
Sunburn – empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water.
Minor burn-Colgate or Crest toothpaste.
Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too.
Bee stings – meat tenderizer.
Chigger bite – Preparation H.
Puffy eyes – Preparation H.
Paper cut – crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)
Stinky feet – Jello!!
Athletes feet – cornstarch.
Fungus on toenails or fingernails – Vicks vapor rub.
KoolAid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent  section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet.
KoolAid can be used as a dye in paint also.
KoolAid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will  love it and it won’t hurt them if they eat it!
Peanut butter – will get scratches out of CD’s! Wipe off with a  coffee filter paper.
Sticking bicycle chain – Pam no-stick cooking spray.
Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby.
Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls.When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on.
Heavy dandruff – pour on the vinegar!
Body paint – Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in  the microwave, pour into an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!
Tie Dye T-shirt – mix a solution of! Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the t-shirt and soak.
Preserving a newspaper clipping – large bottle of club soda and 1/2  cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!
A Slinky will hold toast and CD’s!To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate Toothpaste.
Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.To remove wax – Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax  stain, it will absorb into the towel.
Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with peanut butter!
Baked on food -fill container with water, get a Bounce dryer sheet and the static from the Bounce sheet will cause the baked on food.  To adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!
Crayon on the wall – Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
Dirty grout – Listerine.
Stains on clothes – Colgate.
Grass stains – Karo Syrup.
Grease Stains- Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from batteries!
Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Vacuum.
To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water.
When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you “squeeze” for freshness or softness. Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week?  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and           Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie. They are: Monday – Blue, Tuesday – Green, Thursday – Red, Friday – White, Saturday – Yellow.  So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie – not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)!          The colors go alphabetically by color Blue – Green – Red – White –           Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting.  I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the one with the plastic clips have different colors.

       You learn something new everyday!!! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.  Pass this information onto friends so they can be informed also.