I got a really great book!

I got a really awesome book from my dad.this present made my day...
Its on Serbian,but in translate the title is "Unusual uses of usual stuff".
There are more then 2OOO ways to save money and time by using 2O2 usual stuff from around the house,from the kitchen,for beauty,cleaning,for kids,quick fixing things and for the garden.
There are awesome cleaning tricks in it.Did you know you can use your old flip-flops to clean pet fur from your furniture?Happy
And face masks,hair masks,recycling,cooking even small crafts...
Im almost finished reading it and I wanted to share it with you.I know you guys would love it too.Happy
If you have some stuff you want to know for what you could use it for,or just wondering for what it could be used for Ill look it up and translate it for you!
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14 replies since 20th March 2010 • Last reply 20th March 2010

Hi Violetta
Vinegar is brilliant for lots of things. Check it out in your book Happy

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Hi Sheila!
Yeah it is!Im drinking apple vinegar before every meal-it takes away your appetite.
In the book there are mentioned cleaning uses for vinegar mostly.And for anti dandruff uses,cleaning your pets ears,for making "sick"plants feel better,for getting all kinds of stains out of clothes,furniture and carpets.
Theres a recipe for a face tonic:
Mix 5Oml of water and 5Oml of apple vinegar and use it as a tonic to clean greasy skin.
And after coloring your nails if you rub some vinegar over the nail polish the color will last longer!
Those are my favorites for using vinegar that I found in the book.Happy

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Don't suppose your book has how to get paint stains out of carpet? =P

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Or acrylic paint stains out of clothes? I've struggled with that forever. I usually rush the garment to the sink and rinse and scrub as quickly as possible, and sometimes I get it all out. But since I've been painting with acrylics for several years now, I just try not to wear nice clothes when painting!
OH, are there any home remedy type things to use in place of diaper cream? I know you can use corn starch, but I don't have any. My daughter (who's 3), has discomfort, from time to time, and I'm always misplacing her cream, and it doesn't really do a great job anyway.

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Sparrow, I looked up online how to get acrylic paint out of carpet and it said to soak it for like two hours in a mixture of detergent and water, then scrub like hell, so maybe that would work with clothes? It's mostly come off my carpet, you can't really notice it unless you look. At least, I hope so! Inspection today!

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For those in the UK who may know of them - Kim & Aggie's "How Clean is Your House?" has many wonderful tips on cheap and effective cleaning techniques... they've got a few books, I got one out at my local library... they also have a website for tips and stuff, and they use household items, like vingar, baking soda, wochester sauce etc etc...

http://www.channel4.com/4homes/on-tv/how-clean-is-your-house/

I would love to see some of the good ideas from this book though Happy

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Im going home tomorrow from my husbands parents house and Ill look everything up!yaaay... Happy

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cool! i love stuff like that Happy i'm going to check it out

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another good book is "The Big ass book of crafts" its like $22 on amazon, plus S+H. I dont think its worth like $30, but i got it for $6 in a bookstore, and it has a lot of good ideas. I think I muight get the book you were talking about, it sounds really cool, thanks

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Ok so how do you use flip flops? I have at least a dozen that I've used down, I wear them almost all year round if possibleHappy And I hate throwing things out if I can recycle.

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If the flip flops are from rubber you just pull them on your hands and stroke the furniture with it.the rubber will pic up all the hair.I tried it out and it works pretty good!Happy
heres the book:

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cool, I swear by baking soda

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Kitten the only thing I found on cleaning stains out of the carpet is spilling baking soda on and letting it stay on the stain for 15 minutes and wash it off after.But I think that works only if its still fresh.

Sparrow Fae for diaper rashes vaseline(petroleum jelly) does a great job,because it makes a protective layer on the babys skin and heels the rash.Love your screen picture!Happy


I learned a great stuff from Kim and Aggie's show.If you wipe your mirrors with shaving foam before showering it wont get all steamy.I do it every time.

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excellent!! thanks for the great tips, guys Happy i knew a few about the vinegar and also the baking soda but i'll have to get the hubby to do the shaving foam on the mirror...there's always wipe marks on it after he's had a shave :s i've seen kim and aggie on the tv a couple of times and got some great tips off there as well...i'll have to see if i can get their book from the library...

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