Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Did you know that you can use crayons to fill in scratches on wood furniture? Or that you can remove price tag adhesives with peanut butter? Or that you can prevent rust on tools by rubbing them down with hair conditioner? Did you know that you can keep a cake fresh by storing the cake with a half an apple?

If you don’t have a copy of Reader’s Digest’s Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things, get one! This books has 2,317 ways to save time and money by using ordinary household items to perform tasks that would normally have you running to the hardware store or the As Seen On TV isle at your local Walgreens. You can give up the Kaboom for natural things like vinegar that cost less and pose less of a hazard to you, your family, and your pets.

Here are two tips I’ve used more than once:

  1. Use on wooden furniture. Choose the crayon color closest to the color of your furniture. Soften the crayon with a hairdryer and color over the scratches. Then, buff the repair job with a clean rag.
  2. Remove ticks by dabbing the tick with alcohol to make it loosen its grip. Then, grab the tick as close to the skin as possible and pull it straight out.

Trust me… You will not regret the $13 investment in this book. It has saved me thousands!

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