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Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's Good to Know...

~ Removing candle wax: from inside a holder, place it in the freezer for about 5-15 minutes. When you remove it, the wax will be brittle & literally fall off the candleholder.

~ Fruit Fly Trap: fill a small bowl w/red wine vinegar & a few drops of dish soap. Sit on windowsill near fruit; the fruit flies are attracted to it & drown.

~ Oven & Microwave Cleaning:

  • Microwaves can be cleaned easily by putting a sponge soaked in white vinegar in the microwave & cooking it for 2 minutes. Don't open the microwave for about 5 minutes. The stuck on food should slide right off.
  • For ovens use a shallow pan w/a couple of cups of white vinegar and NO SPONGE. Cook for 5-10 minutes & leave in the oven to cool for about 30 minutes. Food will slide right off.
  • Squeeze lemon juice onto the sponge to keep it fresh - but to control germs, bleach it or run it through the dishwasher on a regular basis.

Blessings from Ohio, Kim<><


  1. Thanks for the tip about the candle wax, I didn't know that. I know from experience that the wine vinegar works, although I use apple cider vinegar and it's equally successful. P.S. I like your new blog background--very pretty!

  2. Woot! Great tips for me. Thanks Kim! Love to come here and learn new stuff. Appreciate your blog! :-)

  3. Ohh I am soo happy I found your blog!!! I found it through Simple Christian Homemaking. I am going to grab your button and link to my blog!! I also entered a season in my life where my job of homeschooling has come to an end. I say that but I will always be a homeschool mom even though my daughter graduated over 2 yrs ago. I was a little ok a LOT scared ....what am I GOING TO DO NOW???? well the Lord is so FAITHFUL and I have so many interest I am able to pursue. I love it!! Glad I found your blog!!

  4. I will definitely be trying the cleaning tip for the oven! Thanks, Kim, for all of the handy tips you share with us.

    Thank you also for stopping by today!

  5. great tips! fruit flies drive me crazy.

    it seems my plants draw them as much
    as the fruit.


  6. Thanks for the great tips! I wish I had known about that candle wax trick a few weeks ago ;) .
    Catherine :)

  7. Love the fruit fly trap! I usually just use dish soap and water. I will have to try adding the red wine vinegar. Those are pesky little things!

  8. Thank you for the great tips! I love learning tips like this. :o)


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