The guys who installed our new shower doors warned us not to use Windex to clean them as it will damage the hydrophobic sealant. Huh? A few minutes of research explained the warning, but also taught me a lot more. I had no idea that the power of Windex could be harmful* on one hand, but so beneficial on the other. There are lots of good ways to use Windex around the house.
Hit those ants and other creepy crawlies with a mist of Windex and watch them curl up and die. Many readers have reported this works really well but once cleaned up, it will not prevent the bugs from coming back. To do that, spray the cleaned up area with a light mist of white vinegar to create a more lasting barrier.
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You’ve lost your job or for some other reason don’t have enough money to pay all of your bills. Which bills should you pay first and which ones can slide for a while?
Here’s a basic rule of thumb according to the Boston-based National Consumer Law Center in its book, Surviving Debt:
“Always pay essential expenses and debts first. If any money is left, you can decide which nonessential debts, if any, to keep in your expense budget.”
An essential debt represents a serious obligation that if not paid could produce severe, even life-threatening consequences.
Do not make payments on nonessential debts when you have not paid essential ones even if your nonessential creditors are breathing down your neck. Keep your priorities straight.
Please do not misunderstand! I am not suggesting that you should just walk away from your financial obligations. You must pay your creditors, you must pay your bills. To not pay them is not an option.
Of course, it is not ideal to let some of your bills slide for awhile. But your situation is what it is. Your resources are severely limited. In time, as things improve (they will) you will be able to get caught up completely.
But for now, you need to know how to get through this month.
Once you’ve determined which bills are essential, prioritize them according to the severity of the consequences you will suffer for non-payment.
Here is a guide to follow, listed by priority. Read more
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Several years ago, my son gave me the bounty from the two fruit trees that pretty much rule his backyard. My Mother’s Day gift of Meyer lemons weighed in at 124 pounds. I know, lucky me!
I had to figure out ways to use, share, and preserve lemons in a big hurry. I juiced, cooked, and baked all kinds of lemon things. And I learned so many ways to use lemons in around the house, too! Who knew lemons could be so useful?
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Zap strong odors
To remove odors from garbage disposals, you can drop in leftover lemon peels (cut them small so they don’t jam the blade). Or rub lemon juice onto cutting boards that have retained strong odors or stains. Follow with hot, soapy water. Clean the walls and shelves of the refrigerator with straight lemon juice. Rinse well, and then wipe to dry. Read more
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No one likes to talk about it, but truth be told it happens. Toilets malfunction. They get clogged.
Sure, it’s inconvenient but more than that, downright embarrassing if you’re somewhere other than the privacy of your own home.Here’s a cheat sheet so you’ll know ahead of time how to deal with the situation.
Quick! Stop it from overflowing
The moment you realize something’s wrong, and the water level is rising, you need to act fast to turn it off. There are two ways to do this. I’d do both just to be sure:
Take off the lid, then reach in (that water is clean) and close the open flapper.
Reach behind the toilet near the floor and turn off the water supply off by turning the handle clockwise.
Now you can stop worrying about flooding the place and move on to freeing the clog using one of the following methods.
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