Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Weird fixes for common problems

Have you ever cleaned your bathroom mirror with shaving cream? What about wiping down your wallpaper with a dry slice of bread? Used a golf ball as a bathtub stopper? No? Well, neither have I. But the fine author of Weird household tips that actual work has (or at least lists them for our enjoyment).

I've never heard of rubbing plant leaves with mayo to clean them, or using dry spaghetti as a cake tester (I'll be trying that though because I never seem to have toothpicks around). Check out her other suggestions for handy fixes for things you have on hand.

For other quirky tips, check out these 23 weird uses for foods from AOL. I never knew that a 2 litre of soda could unclog a drain - wow, that's some healthy stuff - or veggie shortening could help with diaper rash. Hmmmm. Some things might be better left unsaid.

6 comments:

Deborah said...

My mom always used mayo to clean the plants when I was growing up. It sure does make them shine - but they do smell a little funny afterwards!

Auld Hat said...

That shaving cream trick actually does work to keep your mirror from fogging up when you take a shower. True true, I've done it. (: Hi my friend.

Professor said...

The only 1 I've heard is the spaghetti to test a cake... some 'interesting' ideas there!

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Doralong said...

The spaghetti trick I've used many times, but some of those do sound a bit peculiar.. but hey whatever works. Guess I ought to quit putting off the spring cleaning by reading about cleaning, huh?

Lorraine said...

So, if 2 litres of soda clears a drain....

eeewww