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11 More Ways You Can Use This for That

I was halfway out the door, car keys in hand and on the way to the home improvement center when I remembered that I might already have what I needed. Cooking spray! That’s it. I’d heard that it just might work. It did, and quite perfectly, too. No more squeaks and I saved a needless trip and a needless purchase, too.

Squeaky door

Got a squeaky door or sticky drawer? Spritz a little cooking spray on the hinges or drawer slides then work it back and forth to distribute the “lubricant.” Wipe away any drips with a dry cloth or paper towel.

White water rings

Use mayonnaise to get rid of white water rings on wood furniture. Make sure the area is completely dry then spread enough full-fat mayonnaise on the spot. Let it sit for several hours, even overnight. Now wipe it clean, and buff with a soft clean cloth. Magical, right? Read more

Recipe Substitutes: In a Pinch You Can Use This for That

Has this ever happened to you? You’re well into preparing a meal or recipe when you discover you’re all out of a required ingredient. I hate when that happens.

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I know myself well enough that I don’t want to run to the store. For me, an unscheduled trip like that could easily cost $40, maybe more. That’s just how impulsive I can be. I’ve learned that when I’m in a pinch—I need a pinch-hitter!

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