DISINFECTANT:
        1/4 cup of Borax dissolved in 2 liters of hot water.

CARPET DEODORIZER:

        2 parts of corn flower with 1 part of Borax. Spread generously over carpet, wait 1 hour and vacuum.

LAUNDRY DETERGENT:

        1/3 cup of caustic soda in water before adding clothes and replace detergent with flaked or powdered  soap.

        Add half a cup of Borax for more cleaning power

FABRIC SOFTENER:

        Add 1 cup of vinegar or 1/4 cup of baking soda to the final rinsing water.

AEROSOL STARCH:

        2 tbls. of cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 pint of cold water, put into vaporizer, agitate before use. For particularly

        delicate fabrics dissolve 1 pack of savorless gelatin or add 2 tbls. of granulated sugar to 2 cups of warm water.

GRASS STAINS:
        Rub with glycerin, let rest for 1 hour then wash.
GREASE STAINS:
        White cottons are to be soaked in boiling water and rubbed with a solution of caustic soda and water.
LIPSTICK STAINS:
        Rub with makeup remover or cooking grease to dissolve color, rinse with caustic soda and water then in soapy hot water.
RUST STAINS:
        Saturate fabrics in lemon juice, rub with salt, dry in sunlight then wash.

HAIR REVITALIZER:

        For normal hair, saturate in olive, sesame or corn oil. Wrap around head a hot and wet towel. Wait 20 min. then give shampoo.

        For dry hair, mix 1/4 cup of honey and 1 cup of olive oil, warm up and pour 2 tbls. on head then massage scalp.

        Wrap with hot towel for 10 min. then shampoo.

 CHROME CLEANER:

        Rinse with pure vinegar.

STAINLESS STEEL:

        Rub with a paste made with baking soda and water.

SHOE POLISH:

        May be replaced with nut or olive oil.

INSECTICIDES:

        For ants use boric acid and cultivate plants such as mint or onions close to nests.

COCKROACHES:

        2 tbls. of flour, 1 tbls. of cocoa powder, 4 tbls of Borax. Spread mixture near affected areas.

FLEAS AND TICS:

        Soak in 1 pint of boiling water 1/2 cup of rosemary for 20 min., strain and cool the solution. Apply on animal fur,

        let dry (no towel drying) and rinse.

MICE AND RATS:

        1 part of molding plaster, 1 part flour, add a bit of sugar and cocoa powder then spread the mixture to vulnerable areas.

 MOTHS:

        Fill small cottons bags with grated cedar wood, lavender or rosemary with equal parts of mint.

SILVERFISHES:

        Mix 1 part molasses with 2 parts vinegar into small containers.

FLYING INSECTS:

        Boil in water 2-3 strong peppers, 1/2 onion and 1 garlic bud. Put to rest for 2 days, filter through chiffon.

BANANAS:

        Bananas can be preserved easily in the refrigerator if peeled then wrapped in aluminum foil.

COFFEE STAINS:

        On wood, dab the stain with oxygenated water at 10 vol. and lightly sand down with 00-grade sandpaper.

        On cotton, spread a bit of glycerin, rinse then wash. On carpet, a mixture of alcohol vinegar and 90 alcohol.

CALCAREOUS SPOTS:

        Eliminate by boiling potato peels within culinary pots. On glass or crystal, heat 1/4 pint of alcohol vine gar,

        a few spoonfuls of coarse salt and crushed eggshells. Let stand all night then rinse. For teakettles, simply an

        oyster or snail shell inside with normal use.

CATS:

        To discourage your cat from urinating in your plants cover the surface with gravel or argyle marbles.

        To encourage it to relief itself in its appropriate box, pour a few drops of Javex in the litter-box.

DOGS:

        To keep a white dog's fur clean, sprinkle potato starch and actively rub in, then, brush with a hard bristle brush.

        Finish by pouring a few drops of almond oil into fur.

SCISSORS:

        To sharpen them cut through fine grade sandpaper.

GLUE:

        Simply dilute flour in cold water and cook until thickened to appropriate texture.

MAKEUP REMOVER:

        Use whole milk applied on face with cotton ball.

TEETH:

        To whiten, take a pinch of salt added to 1/2 spoonful of baking soda would also soothe gums.

        Also, dipping toothbrush in 1/2 spoonful of oxygenated water added to a glass of tap water will produce same result.

DEGRASSER:

        Pour boiling water mixed with coarse salt on presently grassed surface to prevent re-growth.

SHOWER CURTAINS:

        Spread a light coat of silicone wax on the inside surface to prevent soapy residues to stick.

FERTILIZER:

        Keep the liquids you have cooked your vegetables in; they contain a large amount of useful elements

        to nourish your plants. Be sure to cool the liquid before pouring in plant pots. Also, fish bowl water

        contains a large amount of organic fertilizers that will be very beneficial to your plants.

SMOKE:

        Let a perfumed candle burn and slightly open windows.

 MILK:

        A couple of spoonfuls of powdered milk in a glass of fresh milk will make it richer and give a supplement

        of vitamins and calcium. If you drink powdered milk, a pinch of salt will give it a more pleasant taste.

EYE GLASSES:

        Use cigarette ashes to clean lenses, they will regain their brilliance and transparency.

HAMMERS:

        Soak entire hammer in bath of water for 24 hrs. Secondly, soak hammer in a paraffin bath thus

        swelling head and preventing hammerhead dislocation.

CRYSTALLIZED HONEY:

        Melt down over low flame in a double boiler.

MIRRORS:

        If stained with black spots clean with 90 alcohol then spread a small drop of mercury on spot while using a small piece of pewter paper.

FINGER NAILS:

        To make them stronger soak them in warm olive oil. If you bite your finger nails try dipping them in aloe mixtures,

        the bitter taste will discourage your nibbling rage.

VACUUM CLEANER:

        To induce a pleasant odor place a cotton ball moistened with the perfume of your choice in the air exit duct.

SWIMMING POOLS:

        A costless method to heat pool water is to use a very long garden hose (or several connected), fill it up with water 

        place one end at surface of pool and the other at the bottom. Roll up the in-between part in a spread out flat spiral

        on the roof of the house or garage. The water inside the hose will trigger off a circulation effect therefore continuously

        warm up the pool water thanks to the sunrays hitting the roof. (Procedure ineffective with non-rigid hose)
         
         

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