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Rust Removal Tip - Rust spots and pitting on chrome can be easily removed by balling up a piece of aluminum foil, wetting it with Coke and rubbing. Best to use gloves if there is a lot of rust -- Carla S
Garden Tip - When coiling up a long hosepipe don't try to achieve a loop in one go, first feed it into a figure of eight, then bring the two coils together. This way you can avoid the tendency to twist. I saw some workmen pulling an extremely long cable out of a pipe in the the ground and now copy their method. You can do the same thing with ropes and cables. -- Annie Weston
Red Wax Stain in carpet: I have the answer and it takes less than 5 minutes. No hot irons required. If you have a small shampooer, boil water in a kettle and pour it directly on the wax. Suck it up immediately. I did this on a white wool rug and was amazed to see the wax and the colour disappear totally. Lynne L. Lowe Cambridge, Ontario Canada
Removing Permanent Marker. Many parents with kids, or people working in offices, will have experienced the problem of someone using permanent marker on a dry-erase board or other similar surface. Removing the “permanent” ink is remarkably simple. Just scribble over top of the permanent ink with a Dry Erase marker. It will almost instantly dissolve the permanent ink and you can just wipe the surface clean with a dry cloth or whiteboard eraser. -- Matt Wilkins, Calgary, AB Canada
Lost Socks. Save the ring of the gallon container of milk (ask a few friends to give you theirs so you don’t have to wait so long to get several). Pull the socks through. Throw into the washer/dryer. If one breaks replace it with another milk jug ring. You don’t have to worry about rust from a pin or sticking yourself. -- Debby, Bowling Green, Ky
The Easy Way to Tear Paper:- Ever had to tear a piece of paper in a straight line? It's very simple - fold the paper where you want to tear it, then run your wet tongue along the fold. Leave for a few seconds then tear - it comes apart at the fold very cleanly. How? - paper is largely cellulose and saliva breaks up its molecular structure. -- David Phillips New Zealand
Crockery Stains: This is an old remedy which may have been sent already, but for anyone who has not tried it, to remove tea or coffee stains from cups rub with lemon juice. This also works on stainless steel pans that are marked by boiling pasta, beans etc. -- anna_m
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