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FReeper Canteen ~ Household Hints ~ 17 May 2007
May 16, 2007 | Entertaining the Troops Committee

Posted on 05/16/2007 5:55:08 PM PDT by beachn4fun

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.

HINT & TIPS

Welcome to the FReeper Canteen Hints & Tips that can be make your life easier. Or not! Hopefully, you'll find something here that will make your life easier. Or maybe someone you know could use one of these ideas. If you have a hint or tip of your own, be sure to leave it behind before you leave the Canteen.

Ma can always use helpful ideas on how to keep the Canteen clean with all the youngsters running around.

Let's start with some general household hints.

*** Use of soap wrapper: Don't throw away the wrapper after removing a bar of soap. Place it inside your shoe cabinet or shoe box. It's a cheap way of filling the air with a nice smell.

*** If your polished furniture has small scratches: Try rubbing them with a shelled walnut. You'll see the scratches just disappear!

*** If you have problem with slippery shoelaces which refuse to stay tied: Rub them with a candle and make them less slippery so that knots stay put.

*** To keep lint and dust off glass top tables, wash them in a solution of warm water and fabric softener. Add one tablespoon of liquid fabric softener to one quart of warm water. The fabric softener will clean the glass inexpensively and will help keep lint from gathering on the glass. Also great for computer screens and TV's

*** Don't throw away odd socks or socks with holes in them, use them to make a mop. Tie several socks (10-12 works best) to a mop or broom handle and use just like you would a regular mop. White cotton socks work best for this project and by the time the "sock mop" wears out, you'll probably have plenty more socks to make a new one.

***Get rid of pet hair on upholstery effortlessly by wiping the furniture with a slightly dampened sponge.

(All hints found on websites. Management makes no claims to the effectiveness of any hints)

Join us again next week for more hints.



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To: Tanniker Smith

Good Morning Tanniker.


551 posted on 05/17/2007 5:14:09 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good Morning Arrowhead.


552 posted on 05/17/2007 5:14:42 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

No can do.
They are lost without me.LOL.


553 posted on 05/17/2007 5:16:32 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

I mow every weekend. I really ned to mow twice a week too, but that’s not really possible having a fulltime job. I also mow my neighbor’s yard about every other week. She is selling her home and has moved into a condo.


554 posted on 05/17/2007 5:16:36 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: LadyPilgrim

Thanks. I just grabbed that one picture the other day.


555 posted on 05/17/2007 5:17:53 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: Old China Hand; Kathy in Alaska

Old China Hand!

556 posted on 05/17/2007 5:18:10 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Morning to you Mrs.N.


557 posted on 05/17/2007 5:18:35 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

I know they are. :) I hope you have a wonderful day!


558 posted on 05/17/2007 5:18:50 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
((HUGS))Morning, Mrs. N.

I actually look pretty slim for 43 but Chuck wants me to get a little of the weight back.

559 posted on 05/17/2007 5:21:01 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: swmobuffalo

Swmobuffalo!

560 posted on 05/17/2007 5:21:39 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: swmobuffalo

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
*swmobuffalo*
Have A Wonderful Day!

561 posted on 05/17/2007 5:21:43 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

LOL.
I hope I will have a wonderful day.


562 posted on 05/17/2007 5:21:51 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

That’s so nice that you help your neighbor out like that! The mower needs a bag for grass. I don’t mind mowing. It’s so thick it has to be raked up after mowing. But a good way to burn calories ;)


563 posted on 05/17/2007 5:22:00 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: MEG33

Morning, Meg!


564 posted on 05/17/2007 5:22:39 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: LadyPilgrim

fabulous loaded waffles! i didn’t have a chance to read
through all the hints last night so i’ll have to spend some
time today reading all of them. :)


565 posted on 05/17/2007 5:24:13 AM PDT by leda (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: E.G.C.
Well I guess it couldn’t hurt to put on a few pounds,just be careful that you don’t put on to much weight.

It’s harder to lose then to gain.;)

566 posted on 05/17/2007 5:24:31 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

I was thinking spinach or broccoli. And, I’ll add the salmon.

;b


567 posted on 05/17/2007 5:29:19 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Thanks. I should but my daughter is making me crazy with attitude this morning. ;)


568 posted on 05/17/2007 5:29:20 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: tomkow6
Mernin'
Tom!

569 posted on 05/17/2007 5:29:35 AM PDT by acad1228 (Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Good morning and (((HUGS))) Mrs. N


570 posted on 05/17/2007 5:29:59 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: GodBlessUSA

571 posted on 05/17/2007 5:31:10 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: SandRat

Excellent tips. Thanks :)


572 posted on 05/17/2007 5:33:12 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
Uh Oh,The preteen phase has set in.
Should I come over and have a talk with BooBoo.;)
573 posted on 05/17/2007 5:33:35 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: beachn4fun

LOL Thanks :)


574 posted on 05/17/2007 5:38:07 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
I wish you could. She would be so upset if she knew I told Mrs. Noseman LOL

You know me, I love having her home but today the bus will be a welcome. :)

575 posted on 05/17/2007 5:39:22 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
She just apologized. That was good. I didn’t want to have her leave on a negative note. :)
576 posted on 05/17/2007 5:46:18 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: beachn4fun; LadyPilgrim; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; GrandEagle; Arrowhead1952; Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; ...
Godspeed to the 10th Mountain Division

*Good Morning*


To The Canteen
It's 55 degrees and heading toward 80
today in the heart of Texas.MY HINT..Scrubbing Bubbles spray bathroom cleaner is the best for washing painted woodwork...doors, cabinets,etc..

*Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country*



577 posted on 05/17/2007 5:47:04 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

My lawn is over 6,000 sqft to start with and hers is around 3,000. I have a riding mower and a self propelled someone gave me when it quit and they got a new one. I had that thing running in about 30 minutes, sharpened the blade and gave it a “roadtest” on my grass.

I’d really like to get a reel type, but that is too much lawn for one of those. The Dr says I need to get more exercise and that was how I wanted to do it, but after looking at the time I would be pushing a mower, I decided against that idea.


578 posted on 05/17/2007 5:49:23 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: GodBlessUSA; E.G.C.; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; beachn4fun; MEG33; AZamericonnie; LUV W; ...
Good Morning Canteeners!
Looks like a great day here in the Heart of Dixie!
I'll be a bit scarce for the next few weeks; it appears that in my absence last week, the "powers to be" decided to significantly expand the next phase of the project. In their infinite wisdom they added to everything BUT time, money, and the deadline.
That will teach me to get sick huh? LOL!
I'll checking in for prayer requests and stuff, but pretty much reverting to lurker until I catch back up.

Have a GRAND day everyone!
579 posted on 05/17/2007 5:53:39 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Old China Hand; Kathy in Alaska




*Old China Hand*

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

580 posted on 05/17/2007 5:55:41 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GrandEagle

Mernin',

GE!

581 posted on 05/17/2007 5:57:04 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Arrowhead1952
We have a ride on too. Thank goodness. When we moved here the former owners left it for us. The raking gives me the exercise ;). You can find a better way to get exercise. LOL ;) I think we need to sharpen the blade.
582 posted on 05/17/2007 5:57:31 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GrandEagle

Take good care of yourself,GE. We’ll miss your posts!


583 posted on 05/17/2007 5:57:38 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GrandEagle

Good Morning GE :)
Don’t work too hard
I hope you have a fantastic day!


584 posted on 05/17/2007 6:01:11 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: swmobuffalo
***HAPPY BIRTHDAY***
I sure hope your day is a FINE one!
585 posted on 05/17/2007 6:01:24 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Old China Hand; Kathy in Alaska
*** HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ***

May your day be a GRAND one!
586 posted on 05/17/2007 6:02:38 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: GodBlessUSA; MEG33

Thanks ladies! (Lurker mode ON)


587 posted on 05/17/2007 6:04:04 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Old China Hand; Kathy in Alaska; swmobuffalo
Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day today!
588 posted on 05/17/2007 6:09:36 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

I always sharpen the blades when I tune up the mowers after the winter break. I also change the air filter and oil. I sharpen the blades about every two months so they cut the grass better.


589 posted on 05/17/2007 6:12:12 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: MEG33

Morning Meg. How are you today? Are you enjoying this cool weather?


590 posted on 05/17/2007 6:13:00 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: beachn4fun
*** If your polished furniture has small scratches: Try rubbing them with a shelled walnut. You'll see the scratches just disappear!

Wouldn't a walnut shell make scratches even worse?
591 posted on 05/17/2007 6:13:15 AM PDT by Xenalyte (You have to defile a mummy completely, or they come back to life. You know that.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

That is good to hear that she apologized.
Got to go and do my hair.
Talk at you tonight.{{{HUGS}}}


592 posted on 05/17/2007 6:15:48 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; All

Homemade glass cleaner

No streak window cleaning mix

1 gallon water
½ cup ammonia
1 cup white vinegar

Scrub windows with the mixture on a sponge. Remove most of the liquid with a squeegee. Use CHEAP paper towels or newspaper to dry.


593 posted on 05/17/2007 6:17:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

*HUGS* It’s a rollercoaster! I remember those years with my daughter well.


594 posted on 05/17/2007 6:25:03 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: Xenalyte
...Try rubbing them with a shelled walnut. You'll see the scratches just disappear!

Wouldn't a walnut shell make scratches even worse?

The way it sounds to me, you would use the "meat" of the walnut. FWIW, many people who reload rifle or pistol rounds use cracked walnut hulls to clean and polish the shells after removing the primers and resizing the shells.

595 posted on 05/17/2007 6:26:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: GrandEagle; MEG33
Good morning, GrandEagle.

((HUGS))Good morning, MEG33. How's it going?

596 posted on 05/17/2007 6:26:50 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Arrowhead1952

MINE?


597 posted on 05/17/2007 6:27:05 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Arrowhead1952

MINE?


598 posted on 05/17/2007 6:27:05 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Arrowhead1952

MINE?


599 posted on 05/17/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Arrowhead1952

MINE?


600 posted on 05/17/2007 6:27:09 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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