Wednesday, April 22, 2015

More Things Your Mother Should Have Told You....

Mother's never told us anything did they....well here are a few more things your mother should have told you..... 


Ants, ants, ants everywhere … Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.

Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily. I will have to try this one because hubby gets splinters all the time. I will let you know if it works. :)

Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china. Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes. Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary). Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water. WOW!! Who would have thought of all the uses for Alka Seltzer!! Guess it isn't just for an upset stomach is it. 

Just a few more little tidbits to know. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)


  1. Wow! I knew there was a reason I've never been interested in taking Alka Seltzer, lol! It should clean my innards right out! Love the scotch tape and splinter remedy and will try to remember that one next time.

  2. Great tips! I've heard of the cleaning the toilet bowl with Alka Seltzer tip before and keep forgetting to give it a try. Didn't know how many other uses there could be for that fizzy stuff!


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