The DIS Discussion Forums -

The DIS Discussion Forums - (
-   Budget Board (
-   -   Interesting Tips (

NYCDiane 02-20-2013 10:05 AM

Interesting Tips
Got these off a friend's Facebook page and thought I'd share:


1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair

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 if any.

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

9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!

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

11 Bee stings - meat tenderizer

12. Chigger bite - Preparation H

13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H

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

15. Stinky feet - Jello !

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. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)

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 !

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

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!

30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

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.

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

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 toothpaste

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!

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.

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 - 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.

Don't forget Gatorade for Migraine Headaches. PowerAide won't work. Pass this information on to friends so they can be informed.

wiigirl 02-20-2013 10:13 AM

I don't know about #26....:rotfl:

gilby 02-20-2013 02:17 PM

Need a tip for taking ink out of clothes.

Alesia 02-20-2013 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by gilby (Post 47569031)
Need a tip for taking ink out of clothes.

rubbing alcohol or hair spray

mrsbornkuntry 02-20-2013 02:57 PM

#4 any oil will work, we learned this the hard way when 4 of my kids caught lice in Dec. We used mayo, but I ran out and tried vegetable oil and olive oil before going to the store and they worked just as well.

My vet told me to get fleas off of your dog bathe them in Dawn (I had a pup that I got from the shelter that was too small yet for frontline and had fleas).

mermaidwannabe 02-21-2013 11:19 AM

Thank you for these!

willowsnn3 02-21-2013 12:25 PM

Thanks! I knew many of these but not all.
The Preparation H for puffy eyes might not work anymore tho. Just heard someone on a morning show the other day saying how the ingredient that helped the puffy eye is no longer in Prep H.

ratherbeindisney 02-21-2013 01:21 PM

need a remedy
Any ideas how to get caked on hairspray off the tile floor in the bathroom?

Alesia 02-21-2013 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by ratherbeindisney (Post 47580756)
Any ideas how to get caked on hairspray off the tile floor in the bathroom?

Either rubbing alcohol or a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.

eyor44 02-21-2013 02:06 PM

Thanks for posting the list. Some I knew, but some I didn't.

girli565 02-21-2013 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by ratherbeindisney (Post 47580756)
Any ideas how to get caked on hairspray off the tile floor in the bathroom?

an alcohol based cleaner or just use rubbing alcohol. My mother is a chronic hairspray user (LOL!!!) and her bathroom floor is awful. I used windex and it never worked completely. Then I used rubbing alcohol and it worked!

now I just use my steam mop and hold it over the areas for a minute or two and it's gone.

DisMN 02-21-2013 03:19 PM


25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar !
Or the amber colored Listerine. In fact I recently read that the Listerine works better than vinegar! LOL

Add to your list:
To remove the sticky tape residue you sometimes get after removing price stickers, take another piece of tape and stick it on TO the residue. Rip it off and do that over and over until the residue is gone. I use this for antique items as it's less damaging than many chemical/wet removers.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.