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 Post subject: Old-fashioned methods that still work best
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I have a favorite shirt that fits me now, but has been hanging in the closet for a few years and yellowed across the shoulders where it was on the hanger. I tried oxy-clean and spray 'n wash to no avail. I didn't want to bleach it because it has a needlepoint of Taz over the pocket that a very nice sister of mine did for me and I was afraid that bleach would get on the Taz and ruin it. I remembered my mother used to use lemon juice and sun on linens that had yellowed, and tried that. After one application, it is almost all gone, and honestly no one would notice it except me. I just put it outside for another round to see if I can make it disappear completely. Anyone else have any old tips for cleaning, laundry, anything that still work best?


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They used the same method to lighten our hair, remember? I'm glad it did the trick. Had no idea you were so attached to those shirts.


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When I became "prosperous" and stayed that way for a long while, those shirts were the only articles of clothing that I saved hoping to get into later.

This weekend I wore the "ants at the picnic" shirt, the flamingo shirt, and the sort of tuquoise Hawaiian shirt.


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I love baking soda. Among its many uses, try it for cleaning a greasy stove (or just about anything oily/greasy). Use it like Comet cleanser on the stove and it soaks ups grease like crazy. I also like to use it on porcelain tubs and "zinks".

Speaking of old-fashioned, Bag Balm has become my miracle cure. Bought a can from Walgreen's (I think) many years ago -- it's like petroleum jelly, one batch lasts for years. We use it for just about any irritation of the skin (scratches, cuts, burns, chapping, mosquito bites, poison ivy, etc.). Olive Erl (the dog) had a rash on her belly that the vet said was a reaction/allergy to fleas, prescribed some expensive meds (I don't like having my dog on meds), and handed us a big bill. A few weeks later the rash showed up again and I rubbed Bag Balm on twice a day -- within 3 days the rash was completely gone.

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The lady who did my allergy testing many years ago swore you could clean your whole house with baking soda and vinegar.

I like to clean windows with the old newspapers.

Clotheslines. Wish I had some, especially for sheets and towels.


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My hairdresser says if you have a buildup of hairspray on your hair to add some baking soda to it when shampooing. It really works good.

Good hint for CopCop lol


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misriveria wrote:
My hairdresser says if you have a buildup of hairspray on your hair to add some baking soda to it when shampooing. It really works good.

Good hint for CopCop lol


I just give my head a few good pops with a shoeshine buff rag and I'm good to go! :lol:


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T I have a little telescoping line I love it. Also you could get a nice folding wood one and sit on patio. Mine holds quite a lot. I hang out all summer all but my fancy dancy office clothes.


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