Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things: 2,317 Ways to Save Money and Time
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Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things: 2,317 Ways to Save Money and Time

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Polish your rings with toothpaste? Absolutely! In fact, you can clean piano keys and even ink stains with the stuff. Surprised? Then get ready. Extraordinary Uses for Everyday Things has thousands of ways to help you get a better value out of more than 200 everyday items you probably already have in your home.

Condition your skin with salt? You can! There are

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Polish your rings with toothpaste? Absolutely! In fact, you can clean piano keys and even ink stains with the stuff. Surprised? Then get ready. Extraordinary Uses for Everyday Things has thousands of ways to help you get a better value out of more than 200 everyday items you probably already have in your home.

Condition your skin with salt? You can! There are 64 more intriguing uses for everyday table salt. Here’s a sampling: Kill weeds in walkway cracks, keep milk fresh and cheese mold-free, shell pecans more easily, repel fleas, and clean your clothes iron.

Feed your plants baking soda? Yes! And we have 82 other clever applications for inexpensive generic baking soda. Things like washing wallpaper, eliminating fish odor, removing stains and scratches on your countertop, clearing clogged drains…the list goes on for pages.

Clean your computer with vinegar? It’s true! That’s just one of 175 surprising things you can do with plain old white vinegar. Discover how to use it to remove bumper stickers, revitalize leather, tenderize meat, banish bugs, sharpen pant creases, keep cut flowers fresh, and more!

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School Library Journal

Use car wax for scratches on compact discs and ketchup to shine copper pots. This collection of tips and odd fixes is arranged alphabetically by ingredient or item. Under each topic is a list of what marvelous things you can do with that item that you would never have dreamed of. The text is chatty and informational, including boxes that give history or tips for a particular item or projects for kids and students. Some of this advice isn't new, reminiscent of Hints from Heloise. The detailed index can help you find the right solution for your problem. Fun and somewhat helpful; for larger collections.


—Karen Ellis Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435125599
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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