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Fix a broken dishwasher with tang

Remove tree sap with jif peanut butter

Clean up oil spills with coca-cola

Wash paintbrushes with downy fabric softener

Eliminate soap scum with pam cooking spray

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Household Solutions


Barbecues: | Cooking | Grill | Igniting | Insects | Pots and Pans |


Bathtub: | Caulking | Cleaning | Decal Removal | Drain Stopper | Faucets | Leaks | Mildew | Polishing |

| Rust Stains | Whirlpool Baths |


Book: | Book Covers | Cleaning | | Dampness | Leather Bindings | Mildew | Musty Odors |


Box Springs and Mattresses: | Bed-Wetting | Deodorizing | Dust Balls | Mattress Protectors | Squeaks |

| Urine Stains |


Cats and Dogs: | Bathing | Catnip Balls | Fleas | Food Bowls | Furniture | Garbage Can | Skunk |

| Houseplants | Lawns and Gardens | Litter Boxes | Pet Dishes | Pet Hair | Pooper Scoopers | Stains |


Clothing: | Baseball Caps | Belt | Bras | Buttons | Control-Top Underwear | Dust Covers | Dyeing |

| Fraying | Fuzz, Lint, and Pet Hair | Garment Bags | Gloves | Hangers | Hats | Hems | Jeans | Leather |

| Lingerie | Organizing | Panty Hose | Raincoats | Stains | Static Cling | Tassels | Ties | Umbrellas |

| White Suede | Windbreakers | Zippers |


Cabinets and Countertops: | Burn Marks | Candle Wax | Cleaning | Formica | Lubrication | Marble |

| Polishing | Shutting |


Car: | Air Freshener | Axle Grease | Baby Seats | Batteries | Battery Corrosion | Brakes | Dashboards |

| Bumper Stickers | Bumpers | Carpet | CB Antennas | Club Lock | Coolant Reservoirs | Decals | Tar |

| Dead Insects | Deodorizing | Doors and Locks | Emergency Reflectors | Engine Parts | Fan Belts |

| Frozen Engine | Gas Station Pumps | Gas Tanks | Hoods | Hubcaps | Ice | Ignition Keys | Interiors |

| Oil | Paint | Parking | Polishing | Price-Tag Sheets | Radiators | Sparkplugs | Spray Paint | Striping |

| Static Electricity | Taillights | Tires | Traction | Trailer Hitches | Tree Sap | Upholstery | Washing |

| Waxing | Whitewalls | Windows | Windshields | Windshield Wiper Fluid | Windshield Wipers | Wires |


Carpet: | Candle Wax | Cleaning | Deodorizing | Gun | Hair Dye | Ink Stains | Nail Polish | Padding |

| Pet Stains | Play-Doh | Silly Putty | Stains | Static Electricity | Throw Rugs | Vomit | Wine Stains |


Ceiling and Roofs: | Cleaning | Drilling | Gutters | Installing | Wooden Shingles |


Clothes Irons: | Cleaning | Quickening | Spray Starch | White Shirts |


Cooling and Heating: | Air Conditioners | Ceiling Fans | Furnaces | Radiators | Thermostats |


Dishwashers: | Deodorizing | Dishwashing Soap | Excess Suds | Gasket | Glassware | Indicator |

| Lime Deposits | Racks and Runners | Soap Scum and Grime | Water Spots |


Drains: | Clogs | Insects | Plungers | Stoppers |


Electronic Equipment: | Batteries | Boom Box Speakers | Cables and Extension Cords | Computers |

| CDs and DVDs | Computer Printers | Remote Controls | Stereo Speakers | Storage | Telephones |

| Televisions | VCRs |


Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses: | Contact Lenses | Defogging | Eyeglasses | Repairing | Scratches |


Fireplaces: | Bricks | Deodorizing | Fire Screens | Flames | Glass Doors | Soot | Squirrels |


Floors: | Chairs | Dance Floors | Dents | Eggs | Grout | Hardwood Floors | Knee Pads | Marble | Mops |

| Scratches | Scuff Marks | Squeaks | Tile Floors | Vinyl Floors | Wax |


Flowers and Vases: | Arranging | Artificial Flowers | Coloring | Preserving | Prolonging | Sealing |

| Transporting | Vases | Watering | Wilting |


Furniture: | Brass | Burn Marks | Dents | Desktops | Drawers | Dusting | Fingerprints | Formica |

| Glass Furniture | Glue | Grease | Ink Stains | Knickknacks | Knobs | Leather | Nail Polish | Pianos |

| Polishing | Repairing | Scratches | Stains | Table Leafs | Teak | Upholstery | Veneer | Water Rings |


Garages and Driveways: | Bumper Guards | Garage Doors | Oil Spots | Parking | Snow | Urine Stains |


Garbage Cans: | Animals | Cleaning | Deodorizing | Securing |


Glue: | Applicators | Dispensers | Krazy Glue | Making | Price Tags | Removing | Thinning |


Houseplants: | Aphids and Other Insects | Cats | Light | Planters | Potting Soil | Rejuvenating |

| Shining | Watering |


Insects: | Ants | Bees and Wasps | Cobwebs | Cockroaches | Crickets | Drains | Earwigs | Fleas |

| Flies | Insect Repellent | Moths | Plants | Slugs | Snails | Spiders | Weevils |


Jewelry: | Earrings | Gold, Platinum, and. Gem Stones | Pearls | Restringing | Silver | Storing |

| Stuck Rings | Tangles | Tarnish | Wristwatches |


Kitchenware: | Bottles | Butcher Block | Cast Iron | China | Coffee Cups | Cookware | Copper Pots |

| Crystal | Cutting Boards | Dishes | Dishwashing Liquid | Drain Boards | Food Graters | Funnels |

| Glassware | Plasticware | Sports Bottles | Teapots | Thermos Bottles | Wooden Salad Bowls |

| Wooden Spoons |


Lawns: | Bare Patches | Crevices | Fences | Fertilizing | Garden Hoses | Raking | Urine Spots | Weeds |


Lighting Fixtures: | Chandeliers | Lightbulbs | Wiring |


Mirrors: | Cleaning | Defogging | Hair Spray | Repairing |


Odors: | Air Fresheners | Diaper Pails | Food | Food Containers | Humidifiers | Mildew | Shoes and Sneaker | Smoke | Spilled Milk | Steamer Trunk | Suitcases | Urine | Vomit | Wastebaskets |


Painting: | Buckets | Cleaning | Doors | Drying | Galvanized Metal | Gloves | Latex Paints | Mineral Spirits | Odors | Outlets | Paint | Paintbrushes | Preparing | Rollers | Rust | Scraper | Spills | Splatters and Smears | Spray Paint Cans | Stain | Storing | Straining | Stripping | Windows |


Patios, Decks, and Outdoor Furniture: | Birds | Chair Legs | Cleaning | Decks | Painting | Picnic Tables |


Pests: | Gophers and Moles | Mice and Rats | Raccoons and. Squirrels |


Picture Frames and Photo Albums: | Cleaning | Frames | Hanging | Photo Albums | Plexiglas |


Plumbing: | Disconnecting | Frozen | Hot Water Heaters | Leaks | Pipe Joints | Soldering | Sweating |


Refrigerators and Freezers: | Cleaning | Defrosting | Deodorizing | Drawers | Gaskets | Ice Cube Tray |

| Icemaker | mold |


Shoes and Sneakers: | Blisters | Deodorizing | Drying | Galoshes | Gum | Heels | Patent Leather |

| Polish | Scuff Marks | Shining | Shoelaces | Sneakers | Squeaks |


Silverware: | Silverware |


Sinks: | Chrome Faucets and Handles | Cleaning | Drains | Garbage Disposers | Porcelain |

| Rust Stains | Shutoff Valves | Sink Mats | Stainless Steel |


Small Appliances: | Cleaning | Coffeemakers | Curling Irons | Microwave Ovens | Teakettles |

| Toasters |


Stoves and Ovens: | Broiler Pans | Drip Pans and Rings | Drips | Oven Racks | Ovens | Stoves |


Tile: | Cleaning | Grout | Grouting | Re-Adhering | Removing |


Toilets: | Cleaning | Flappers | Flush Chains | Hard Water Stains | Leaks | Rust | Septic Tanks |

| Shutoff Valves |


Toys, Games, and Sports: | Barbie Dolls | Baseball Mitts | Baseballs | Bicycles | Boating |

| Bowling Balls | Cards | Games | Golf | Ice Skates | Ink Stains | Pool BallsRoller Skates and Skateboards | Sailing | Skiing | Sliding Boards | Sports Bags | String Toys | Stuffed Animals |

| Swim Goggles and Masks | Tennis | Tents and Backpacks |


Wallpaper: | Cleaning | Removing | Repairing | Wallpaper Paste |


Walls : | Cleaning | Crayon Marks | Ink Marks | Joint Compound | Mold and Mildew | Paneling |

| Plaster | Spackle | Vinyl Siding |


Washers and Dryers: | Baby Clothes | Bleach | Blood Stains | ChapStick | Chocolate Stains | Color |

| Crayon | Delicate Hand Washables | Deodorant Stains | Deodorize | Detergent | Dial | Diapers |

| Disinfectant | Double-Knits | Down Jackets | Drains | Food Stains | Grass Stains | Grease Stains |

| Gum | Ink Stains | Jeans | Linen Tablecloths | Lint | Lint Catcher | Lipstick Stains | Makeup |

| Mold and Mildew | Moving | Paint Stains | Perspiration Stains | Ring- around-the - Collar | Rust Stains | Scorch Marks | Soap Scum | Stains | Static Cling | Suds | Suede | Tar Stains | Whiter Whites |

| Wool |


Windows and Doors: | Artificial Snow | Brass Hardware | Curtains | Dents | Door Hinges | Frozen Windows | Glass | Hard Water Stains | Leaks | Locks | Mini-Blinds | Plexiglas | Screens | Shades |

| Sliding Doors | Venetian Blinds | Window Cleaner | Window Sills | Window Tracks |

 

 

 

 

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