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Good & Goofy Things to Know

While searching through some old folders (on the computer), found the following.   Don’t remember where I saw it, but would have to say someone sent it to me a while back and I saved it thinking to try some of the ‘fixes’ at some point in time . . . which, of course, I haven’t.

They are all quite curious, but some do sound reasonable.  If you think about trying any of them, be sure to include a hefty dose of good old common sense.  And if in doubt or if  it sounds too ‘if-y’ ….. DON’T DO IT.   And, I’ve included some of my personal comments in italics just for GP.




1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair

2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish  (This one has me wondering???)

3. Cool Whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair (Had a neighbor once who used mayo for a hair conditioner!)

5. Elmer’s Glue – paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any (Don’t get it in your eyes!!)

6. Shiny Hair – use brewed Lipton Tea

7. Sunburn – empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water

8. Minor burn – Colgate or Crest toothpaste  (Don’t think they’re talking about the gel kind.)

9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!  (Who car argue with sugar?!)

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

11. Bee stings – meat tenderizer (or ammonia – we use ammonia for stings  all the time)

12. Chigger bite – Preparation H

13. Puffy eyes – Preparation H    (Hope it’s oror free!)

14. Paper cut – crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at some hospitals)

15. Stinky feet – Jello!

16. Athletes feet – cornstarch

17. Fungus on toenails or finger nails – Vicks vapor rub ( or wash your feet with an antiseptic soap – found in drug department-  in the shower or bath…it works!!!)

18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet.

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

24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on

25. Heavy dandruff – pour on the vinegar!  (Don’t you just love vinegar and all it’s uses!) 

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!

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 (Seems Kool Aid has many uses!)

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!  (But not at the same time 🙂 )

30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste  (I’m assuming you wipe off the excess so you can see!)

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.  (I’ve seen this one work.)

33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!   (I’ve also used cooking oil and gotten good results.)

34. Baked on food – fill container with water, get a Bounce paper 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

37. Stains on clothes – Colgate

38. Grass stains – Karo Syrup

39. Grease Stains – Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries! (We drink this stuff???!!!)

40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax– sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours.

41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer aspirin, or just use 7-Up instead of water.

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

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 – Wh! ite -Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember.








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