Question of the Day

What's your best household hint?

When I was a kid, I read anything and everything. That included household hint books by Peg Bracken and Heloise.

That's where I learned to use an old peanut butter jar as an under-cupboard string dispenser, how to turn old soap bar ends into body wash by adding boiling water, and how to clean a rusty old steam iron (run white vinegar through it, pressing an old towel and mind your eyes!)

Another great vinegar hint: run a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water in your microwave (if you have one) for 5 minutes, and let it sit for 5 more. Then just wipe off all the encrusted gunk from the walls and ceiling of your microwave. No scrubbing, no sweat!

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