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April 9, 2004
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Here is the idea - if you have had experience with a product that you would like to share with others, why not post it here? Not to be misunderstood with "advertising" - just what you have tried that worked well, or not so well.

Examples:

I have found that Dawn dishwashing liquid works better on stains in laundrey than Spray-n-Wash or Shout, and since it is highly concentrated - at about 1/4 of the cost.

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I tried Nivea Glowing Face Cream recently. It does a better job that the expensive Origins cream I have been using. Also, talking a price difference of $30.00!

I got this idea while reading the "Sunless Tanning" thread. What do ya'll think?

Z.

April 9, 2004
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If you have problems with Ring-around-the-collar on your man's shirts, use SHAMPOO. It is better designed for oil around the scalp area and does a great job.

April 9, 2004
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I have a new sweater that I got red sharpie ink spots on. I've tried everything from peroxide to oxy clean and can't get the spots out. Any ideas?

This thread is a great idea Zinnie. Does that mind of yours ever stop to rest?

April 9, 2004
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What color is the sweater?

Resting my mind? Might get moldy! Or maybe that is my problem...

Z.

April 9, 2004
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Zinnie, you are a a riot. What talk about something other than misfortune and misery?! Okay then. Maybe just this once....

Nancee,

Sharpie pen ink is soluble in Ethyl alcohol--you should be able to rinse it out with strong liquor.

April 9, 2004
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Moonshine!

April 9, 2004
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Sweet!! Great idea.. My daughter likes to use permanent markers on everything.. including herself..

I try to keep them hidden but she's too dang smart.. lol I have lots of clothes I can use this idea on!! 🙂

April 9, 2004
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How much do I have to drink to get the ink out? hahahaha

April 9, 2004
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Too funny, nancee!!!!

April 9, 2004
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Zinnie, the sweater is light blue with dark blue flowers...the spots are on the light blue area....I have a great idea....if drinking the alcohol doesn't work, I'll just get a blue sharpie and try to cover it up...think it'll work?

April 9, 2004
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There you go - then you would have a "Nancee Original" sweater!

April 9, 2004
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Wow, give it to my daughter and it will completely covered in NO time!! lol

April 9, 2004
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Usually, when I buy something new, I just go ahead and tie it to the bumper and drag it home. Saves time for me in the long run, as I am quite the klutz. Zinnie, I've found that Dawn works on everything!!! I've not found anything better for any type of stain. Especially, if I get grease on something, I'll rub some Dawn on it, and it comes right out!!

I find that having 2-3 drinks won't really get the stains out, but I don't care if I have them!!

W.

April 9, 2004
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Instead of all the crazy expensive treatments to get rid of fireants, we pour a can of beer down the mound.

They never come back.

April 9, 2004
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For blood stains (you know, when the kids hurt themselves or whatever...hopefully not because you have been popped in the nose), as soon as you possibly can, spray the blood stain with hairspray (I find non-aerosol pump-type hairspray works best). Then, make sure you wash the garment in cold water, as hot water will make the blood set.

April 13, 2004
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Purchased "Burt's Bee's Lim Shimmer" yesterday. For $3.49 a great lip balm with some really sheer color. Well worth it.

April 14, 2004
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I have found that on red wine stains, or cat throw up, or anything else that seems to happen around the house that the BEST carpet, fabric, etc cleaner is 1 part original Dawn liquid mixed with 1 part hydrogen peroxide really gets out everything so far. I rub it in, let it set and then dab stain with clean damp cloth. Has worked every time!!!

LCV

By the way....Great idea Zinnie!!!

April 15, 2004
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Replacing Benadryl creme and Desitin...

Don't laugh - well, O.K. you can laugh and if you want to look up the web site, you will really laugh!

But, Boudreaux's Butt Paste - clears up diaper rash quickly - my daughter-in-law is ordering it in vat sizes for the twins. AND works on bug bites. It also smells like vanilla.

Available on-line or at Walmart.

April 15, 2004
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I found out that peanut butter works to get gum out of a 9 year olds hair. Mix it with some Suave conditioner and you are set.

Also a spoonful of peanut butter gets rid of hiccups. Especially those caused by drinking the alcohol to get those stains out of the flowered sweater. 🙂

April 15, 2004
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Thanks for that tip, Zuzu. I didn't get the stain out of the sweater but I did get the hiccups!

April 15, 2004
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Not trying to sound critical but
This is a self-help counseling site not a product line..Angel1

April 15, 2004
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I don't believe we are pushing products - just posting what we have found works for us and is helpful.

Considering there are threads of: what is your favorite color, dream, car, vacation spot, fantasy, middle name and hair color -

I was hoping this would be useful to some if they found something that worked for them.

April 15, 2004
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I think it's good for us to get outside ourselves and communicate about things that aren't tied to all of our feelings and problems. Some of us hang around here most of the day and it's nice to talk about something 'normal' for a second or two where we can exchange information and maybe even get a laugh or two. Nobody is forced to read this thread. There are threads I choose not to read because I feel they don't apply to me or interest me....That's just my opinion.

Nan

April 15, 2004
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This is an excellent thread.... Very useful. Refreshing...

acj

April 16, 2004
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As I began my thread not trying to be critical: please don't be so offensive...
Part of starting a thread is for feed back and although you may not agree..its just an opinion..thats part of posting on this thread..not to take offense but feel free to share what you make think or feel..without judgement..from others
Angel1

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