Think like Heloise

Does Heloise even have a column anymore?


A friend sent this to me – don’t know if it’s true. I added my comments in parentheses.

1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair (what a waste of beer! And wouldn’t that be more expensive?)

2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair

5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads (LOVELY image)

6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea

7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water (NOW they tell me)

8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste

9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it! (What about the roof of your mouth?)

10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too

11. Bee stings - meat tenderizer (this I knew)

12. Chigger bite - Preparation H

13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H

14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (but then all your fingers are stuck together….)

15. Stinky feet - Jell-O! ! (uh, dry or mixed?)

16. Athletes feet - cornstarch

17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub

18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (And turn all your dishes red – the next one says use it as a dye!)

19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon Plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!

20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray

22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby

23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls (How does someone know this?)

24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on (But don’t tell your kids – can you imagine the mess?)

25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar! (Ew, you’d smell like Easter eggs!)

26. Body paint - Crisco Mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice! (I actually did this for a PTA program)

27. Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak (did this, too)

28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia, Soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!

29. A Slinky Will hold toast and CD's! (then you have to put peanut butter on the CDs to get rid of the scratches)

30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste (Again, how did someone know this?)

31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

32. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel. (done this)

33. Remove labels off glassware etc., rub with Peanut butter!

34. Baked on food - fill container with water, get a Bounce softener and the static from the Bounce Towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, Soak overnight!

35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate Toothpaste and brush it!

36. Dirty grout – Listerine (and we put this in our mouths???)

37. Stains on clothes - Colgate

38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup (uhhh…)

39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola, It will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!

40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- Sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again. (What is this stuff?)

41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer aspirin, Or just use 7-up instead of water. (have done this)

42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you "squeeze" for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie. They are: Monday = Blue, Tuesday = Green, Thursday = Red, Friday = White and Saturday = Yellow. So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping. (very cool – no wonder I have so many yellow ties!)

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3 comments:

Amie Stuart said...

>>Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

Just don't use crunchy huh? LOL

kacey said...

where to people come up with this stuff? And what possesses someone to TRY this stuff the first time???

MaryF said...

That's my question, too, Kacey!!

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