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Saving Takeout Condiments

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I don't use butter much in our household.

But yes, the cost of take out (I got this from a restaurant) and with the tip I left even for to go, it's like me paying for the cost of the utensils and condiments, so I don't consider it stealing because it is used toward the meal. But, there is always extra.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I don't ask for every condiment just ones I need to go with my meal. I don't mind the extras. :)

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

No, I do not physically grab these condiments. I need them to go with the meal. They give you a lot so I always have extra.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I feel you are actually paying for the butter, mustard and other condiments by the high price of the food. I would rather spend a 2.00 at Wal-mart and get a pound of butter that is legit.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Sometimes when I ask for catsup, mustard hot sauce etc.. The help winds up putting a whole handful in the bag. I was taking them back then found out they usually throw away returns to avoid having some that were tampered with. When I go through a drive through I usually don't have time to weed out all the extras. They over give even when I specify just 2 packets.

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April 20, 20181 found this helpful

I dont think it is right to take more than you need. If they put it in a take out bag thats one thing but to ask them take it home seems a little greedy

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Looking for Yarn Dog Instructions

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I would love to have the pattern ,if someone can email it to me would be much appreciated

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Repairing a Glider Rocker

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I do not believe this is safe for you to use as it is.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you, Judy, for your response. I'm now so paranoid about it that I'm not sure, but I think (hope) it's rocking and gliding as it should. It's a chair that I got because I know my grandson will love it so I just want to be sure it's safe. It seems sturdy enough. I'm just glad you didn't respond with horror at the photograph. Thanks again.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

How is it when you sit on it? If it slides smoothly and quietly it is ok.

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Washing Greasy Men's Work Clothes

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

How much ammonia do you use. Thanks

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

How much ammonia do you use

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Refinishing or Restoring a Garden Figurine

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Difficult to believe that customer service has reached that point but I still like your statue and believe you could refresh it with a little research on colors and maybe some good advice from Ace Hardware or True Value Hardware as I go to either of those stores for paint advice and hopefully you would have good luck also.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Jim Shore customer service does not recommend customers trying to repaint statues because they are works of art! I asked if it would be best to just toss it in the trash and go buy a new one, and they said that it was up to me. I don't think too much of that company now.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Get indoor outdoor crafy paint. Sand paint and seal. I would seal the whole statue.

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Homemade Stevia Sweetener

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

can you grow the plant inside?

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

can you freeze the liquid sweetner after making it

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Identifying a Houseplant

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Mother of Thousands or Mother of Millions?
Seems most people think they are the one and the same but one thing for sure - they are poisonous so keep away from pets. They are also considered invasive so keep a check on the "babies".

Either way, they are fascinating plants and easy to care for

www.drought-smart-plants.com/kalanchoe-daigremontiana.html

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Are Toads Harmful To Dogs?

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I once lived in a little house where the shower wall didn't come all the way to the floor. It left about 2 " exposed back under the house. Well in the summer the toads would come in where it was cool and damp part of the time from showers I just put a board across the thresh hold to keep them out of the rest of the house. My part Shelty liked to sit there and watch them. One day she came in all upset and wanted me to follow her. A Garter snake had come in through the crack and had a toad puling it back under the house. Well Essie jumped in and got her toads out one at a time. She didn't want that snake eating her friends! She kind of gagged a bit then drank a bunch of water. She had no ill after effects. Oh, I don't live there anymore.

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Reusing Candy and Chocolate Boxes

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

My mother liked to display pretty heart boxes on her wall. She would take the lid off and nail or tack the bottom on her wall then put the lid back on. When grandchildren came to visit they loved to see Their pretty Candy valentine box on her wall.

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Selling a Porcelain Doll Collection

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I was left a doll collect over 50 dolls I have papers on some of the dolls from some of the research I did some of the dolls are worth 500.. to 1000. dollars some are 150. please email me back and maybe we can work out a deal

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Value of Webster's Condensed Dictionary

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Although this book was published in 1884 there are still a large selection available on the market so it is not really that rare.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Go to several book dealers for appraisals. This book is an antique, and worth something.

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Slipcover for a Dual Reclining Sofa

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I'm going to try this (just purchased one on target.com), on one side only. We don't have pets but from use it's wearing down on the right arm and on the seat and already on the backrest.. the other side is like new but I use a table to the right of where I currently sit and don't want to move it.

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Meat Loaf Patties

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

These look yummy! And for the dollar tree to provide all you need except the meat is brilliant! You might also want to try these in muffin cups, sans the paper liners. This is perfect in consistent size and shape, and freeze so well!!

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Use Cooking Oil to Remove Sticky Residue Off Fur

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

One time in northern CA, the house we'd just moved into, we realized there were mice coming and going from under the kitchen sink area.

My dad had the best idea of how to rid those mice without harming them and it worked like a charm.

Take a waste basket, medium or tall, and make a ramp (a board) that goes up to the waste basket (so they can walk up it), and they will walk up it happily if you put a "tiny" bit of peanut butter every so many inches to the top of the board. That's what baits them to climb up the board.

Then place a tiny bit of peanut butter at the edge of the waste basket (on the inside) and then place another dab of peanut butter a few inches down further from that (also on the inside of the waste basket) - and keep placing little dabs until you're almost to the bottom of the waste basket (all on the inside).

What happens is, the mice will walk up the 'plank/board' as the peanut butter dabs will draw them to the top of the waste basket,
then when they see there's MORE on the inside, they will bend over to try and reach the peanut butter on the inside wall of the waste basket, and then.....they fall in, and cannot climb out.

Do this before you go to bed at night, and in the morning, you'll find your mice all inside of the waste basket unable to climb out, and then you can take them to a field or anywhere else to let them go.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

I hate to admit that we used these traps. We lived in a very bad area of the city ( Roaches in the summer mice in the winter but the roaches were somewhat controllable )
when I saw what it did to the mice ; it broke my heart,
however, we had an infestation and even had western pest come out;
for a yearly charge they promised they would get rid of anything and they are a great company but after the fifth or six time the guy told me get a cat because youre the only house without one and theyre all coming here but my son was deathly allergic to cats. ( and my neighbors with cats still had them anyway )
It was an awful situation I wish they could figure out a more humane way to get rid of these creatures;
we tried EVERYTHING!
They were found in bags of food they ran across my childrens beds in the middle
Of the night ; i woke up to find one staring at me: I couldnt sleep, I couldnt eat; every time I heard a sound I swore it was THEM.
Seeing this post reminded me of what we went through the two horrid years we lived in that house: so I Agree wait until you know the full extent of someones problem because this happened to my family in 2006-2007 and it still gives me nightmares.
I took NOTHING from that house kitchen wise; there were mice droppings in the bottom of the oven . I would find them in bowls. I grew frightened to eat from anything that came from our kitchen.( and took NOTHING from that kitchen when we moved )
It was bad and those horrible mouse traps were one of the very few things that even remotely tamed them down until we ( mercifully ) got out of that place and to this day my kids who were @ 3 and 5 at the time and now are 14/16 say Remember the mouse house ! Ugh sorry to go on and on but again walk a mile in anothers shoes before making judgement.
Some times people literally have no other choice. Those other traps with the cheese ? HA! you would hear a SNAP and would run to find the cheese AND no mice! I swear I heard them laughing at us! Now I can make jokes but at the time oh my it was awful just awful...

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Removing Burn Marks on Wood Blinds

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

The problem with trying to remove a few stains from blinds may mean you will have to clean the entire blind as the area you clean will probably look "lighter/brighter" than the rest of the blind.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

You can lightly sand and stain it.

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Organizing Your Purse

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I love the idea of using cosmetic bags to organize my purse. I have lots of them, all in a cupboard. Now I know what to do with them. Thumbs up! As far a my purse, I don't like many zippered compartments. I have to un-zip every one of them before I can find what I am looking for. it is easier to rummage around in one big compartment, but now I will use the small cosmetic bags I have sewn myself. Thanks for this good tip.

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Cleaning A Hand Held Can Opener

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

The company that made and guarantees my very good can opener clearly states in its care instructions to never immerse the opener in water. It seems sound advice but I really don't think that is the issue. You have to wet the opener in order to wash it.

The company might have been thinking if you immerse it you might be tempted to leave it immersed for a while. Hence, the advice, Do Not Immerse.

It's not getting it wet that matters, it's how long it stays wet. My old opener clearly showed signs of rust. My new opener stays wet for only the minute it takes to clean it. It is immediately dried and has never shown any signs of rust. I've had the opener for about a year and it cuts as good as the day I bought it.

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Making Boxed Cakes Taste Homemade

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Just try to follow a simple homemade cake recipe. It is just butter or oil. Flour. Sugar eggs and baking powder. You will succeed

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Finding a Replacement Mattress Frame

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I assume you are talking about the bed frame that your box springs/mattress set in for support to hold your "set" off the floor?

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Are you missing a piece of your mattress frame? If so, you can contact the manufacture. But if you need a mattress frame, you can check Craigslist or post a wanted add. :)

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

I would put a want ad in Freecycle. People are often getting rid of them.

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Identifying a Houseplant

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

It is some kind of an ivy.

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Saving a Dead Looking Christmas Cactus

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks! Unfortunately the last green leaf fell off a few weeks ago. I think its done.

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful

If there is still "green plant" in the pot you may be able to save it.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Remove the dead leaves

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Dog Keeps Jumping the Fence

Anonymous
April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Post I'm responding to: (it starts) What we did and works greatly, is on the top of the fense facing inward, we put an electric fense, like you would do for horses.

MY QUESTION: Do you have a picture of what you did? We have a 4' vinyl fence we installed before we got our dog. It's picket and the scallops dip down - perfect for jumping. We just adopted a 6 year old hound dog...already jumped 3 times...believe this is why he was homeless. Have lost sleep trying to figure out what to do without totally spoiling the look of our fence. Thanks so much!!

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Removing Vinegar Smell from Carpet

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

You said use table salt to remove the vinger smell from carpet ..I have a dog in a small apartment is there anything else I can use ? The smell of vinger is everywhere carpet and clothes..I used the vinger to shampoo my carpet and tile floors..the dog is a rescue and was not housebroken at the time ..I need help please !!

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Re-dyeing Hair

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

So I just dyed my hair a week ago, of i biy the oops and strip it how long ahoild i wait to re dye it or is it too soon to even get the oops

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Can SSI Be Garnished for Child Support?

Anonymous
April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I receive both SSDI and SSI...and Texas ia trying to take my money they claim my husband owes from 20 yrs ago. Hia order waa with san Diego ans his ex collected welfare in both states... Is my disability in jeapordy??

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Pit Bull Puppy Keeps Biting My Daughter

Anonymous
April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Hi, I just read read your comment and I just wanted to say that pit bulls are just like any other dog and are sweet and kind if trained to be. They're not born aggressive, but made aggressive, and the only reason they're thought to be mean is because they're commonly used in dog fighting. Maybe you provoked that dog somehow, or it was scared or abused.

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Making Homemade Detergent

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I use the smallest measuring scoop that comes on the ring. I also make my soap a little different now. I find it very easy and it requires no shaving of soap. Unless of course I find it for a buck or less.

This awesome is at the dollar tree and it's nice. I use this entire container. They have a very good power to it. I use a entire box of borax and washing soda. I will add in scented beads when they have them. There have been times I found a few small packs of the small soaps on sale. I pick up a few and toss it in.

There have been people happy to come get a zip lock bag of my soap. I have yet to tell anyone what it is. I have used this over a few years now. It's truly a blessing to be frugal. Thumbs up.

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Freezing Eggs

Anonymous
April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Covered sounds better

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Outlet and Light in Bathroom Stopped Working

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

GFI or GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interupter. It's a type of outlet that turns off when there is a problem with the line, to prevent electrical shocks. It has a reset button and are commonly found in bathrooms.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

What the same hill is a GFI?

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Removing Hair From a Gold Chain

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

That should be a pumice stone, which can be used as a light abrasive.

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Anonymous
April 19, 20180 found this helpful

What is punish stone?

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Do Paper or Fabric Napkins Save the Most Money?

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

My mother-in-law used to do this exact system and it worked very well for her too.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

I say use one napkin per person per day. They can be used for a three meals. Keep them at the table where the person sits. If not, Id buy enough at yardsales and good to only have one small load a week. I love cloth napkins.

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Instant Pot Orange Chicken

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

If it were me, I would just increase the cooking time on the stove until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is thickened to your liking. I'd leave out the water if you are using a slow cooker or it might be more soupy than you like. You will probably have to experiment a bit to get the adaption just right.

If you try making it without the Instant Pot, tell us how it turns out.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

You would saute the chicken and then add the sauce and simmer.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Please include cooking directions for slow cooker and/or stove top. Not everyone has or can afford an instant pot.

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Allergic to Medical Adhesive

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

Sandi, sometimes people don't realize that it is going to take a few days for the question to get answers when they are submitting it. Also, once the question has been asked and answered well on ThriftyFun, another person who searches for it might come across this post.

When you find out the best alternative to this type of adhesive, please let us know. I had a friend in the past with this issue but I cannot remember how she dealt with it. Good luck!

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Biddeford Electric Blanket Power Cord

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

If you are still under warranty, here is the link to that page on their website: www.biddefordblankets.com/.../warranty-and-return

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April 20, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

They sell controllers on their website:
www.biddefordblankets.com/.../all

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Roof Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

I would contact Habitat for Humanity.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

The home owner's insurance wont pay on the roof because they say it was already fully depreciated past what condition they would help with.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Do you have home insurance?

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Making a Peach Cake with 7UP

April 20, 20180 found this helpful
Best Answer

I think the recipe you are referencing is here:

www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-7-Up-Peach-Cobbler.html

I have made dump cakes before and they always use a regular (12 oz.) can of soda. Although the smaller 7.5 oz. are available, I think it would be too little liquid.

If you make this recipe, do let us know how it turns out.

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Removing Urine Smell from Couch

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

How to get urine smell from lounge
With not much to use

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Cat Urinating All Over The Home

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

He may not like the litter. Try different brands. Also make sure there are enough littler boxes around.

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Dyeing Hair After Burning Scalp

April 20, 20180 found this helpful

You need to do a patch test. If you get a reaction, do not dye your hair.

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Blackberry Vines are Consuming my Backyard

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

30 percent vinegar

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Growing Achimenes

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Do you still have any achimenes fo share?

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Nothing Is Working To Get Rid Of The Fleas

Anonymous
April 19, 20180 found this helpful

I found grocery store flea stuff does not work here in Hawaii my vet sells a few things that do AND I found I can buy a single dose for a large dog& break it up to treat 4 small dogs. I use advantage multi. It's not recommended by any company but it works

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Removing a Breathe Right Strip from a Blanket

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Perhaps soak the area with water to help ease the adhesive and peel off.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

I would use an ice cube to freeze the adhesive and peel it off.

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Value of Glass Topped Oval End Tables

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

With something like this you will have to make your own decision about what to offer according to how bad you want the tables.

Remember that a lot of tables you will see on line (that you may be looking at) may have to be shipped and that is an expensive addition to the initial cost.

If it were me, I would not offer more than $50 each and they would have to be in very good condition but then I am not in your city (location many times determines the true value of furniture).

You should base your offer on how much the tables mean to you as well as how badly the "seller" wants to sell the tables (money?).

Check out some stores that sell similar furniture.

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Repairing a Built-in Fast Fill Electric Pump (Intex)

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Sealing the whole airpump with ductape after inflate, could be a solution.

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Fixing Runny Instant Potatoes

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

I'm doing what you asked but it's still watery help me

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Refreshing Gel Pens

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

All you have to do is
A. Put it in a container with rubbing alcohol for 5 minutes, then scribble it on paper
B. Use an alcohol prep pad a scribble on it. This takes away dry ink.

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Removing White Stains from a Wood Table

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you for suggesting using a Magic Eraser. I'd tried toothpaste + baking soda, mayonnaise + baking soda, and a hairdryer and nothing had worked for me, but scrubbing with a Magic Eraser did the trick!

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Value of Franklin Mint Dolls

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

The same information will fit these dolls as was given for your Coca Colo dolls as most of these will fall under the same values (or less value).

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Franklin Mint dolls decrease in value. You would be lucky to get half of what you paid. The doll with the broken leg is worth even less.

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ASPCA Vaccination Truck Staten Island Schedule

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Actually, the ASPCA has a mobile unit that offers spayed/neutered services but does not offer just vaccinations.

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Value of Coca Cola Dolls

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Franklin Mint Coca Cola dolls are not really rare as they made a large number of each style doll and these were sold at Toy R' Us (nationwide) as well as at large department stores.

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Franklin Mint dolls are dolls that decrease in value. It's probably worth half of what you paid.

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Caring for a Kalanchoe Plant

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

It is a succulent, so the leaves will get thick. Leave it alone.

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Removing a Chemical Smell in a Car

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Try a product called Nok-Out. It removes odor

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Puppy Losing Hair and Has Red Spots

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Did you discover the problem? My dog have the same problem :(

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Bees in My Trumpet Vines

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

The trumpet vines are on my neighbors fence and the bees invade my swimming pool. They are also very territorial with myself and familly.

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Smelly Black Tar Stuff in Dogs Ear

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Zymox Otic HC1% Enzymatic Solution, 8 oz size bottle with the blue label, follow directions...best stuff ever!!!, no need for antibiotics or vet visit for my dogs ear infection. Get it on chewy.com

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Removing Furniture Polish Buildup

Anonymous
April 19, 20180 found this helpful

I had a furniture polish build on my cherry wood coffee table. Tried Vinegar and water did not touch it . Just finished the olive oil vinegar and lemon . It really did the trick. Many thanks. I read all different solutions. This is the best. sorry not on facebook . Good luck everybody.

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Minimum Payments to Avoid Collections

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Are u saying if I pay &5 month to my doctor Im ok. Do I have to call and arrange it? Suppose they wont accep that amount?

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Getting Rid of Mouse Pee Smell Under Kitchen Cabinet

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

I believe mouse pee is akin to cat or dog pee and the smell/residue cannot be cleaned way with any regular/ordinary cleaner.

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Getting Rid Of Opossums

Anonymous
April 19, 20180 found this helpful

How do you coax a possum out of a hole with a leg trap on its foot

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Removing Weeds Between Pavers

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Waste of vodka. Use vinegar.

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Paint Color to go with Bright Red Furniture

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

What type of paint and colors did you use? Sounds like what we need to use.

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Places to Recycle Prescription Bottles

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Are you still accepting used medicine bottles please respond thank you

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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Are you still accepting used medicine bottles please respond thank you

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Plumbing Repair for Low Income Homeowner

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

HUD TAKES MONTHS OF PAPERWORK

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Where Can I Buy Gimp Brand Medication for Insect Bites?

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Crazy question... I threw mine away a couple of years back and I was wondering what the ingredients say. I thought I read tincture of iodine but cant remember... it healed everything fast and I would like to find something similar

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Kennel Cough

Anonymous
April 19, 20180 found this helpful

My dog Lipton was at the vet for a mammary tumor removal and came home and in 3-5 days all 4 of my dogs have KC...its awful...its gotta hurt and I'm afraid my senior chihuahua of 15 won't make it...she is very thin and frail...my vet won't give me anything for ANY of them unless I bring them all(infected mind you) to the pet hospital....my dogs NEVER leave my yard. They are 11,10,9 and 15yrs old

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Dog Has Black Tar Looking Buildup in Ears

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Zymox Otic HC 1% Enzymatic Solution, Clinic size 8oz, Chewy.com...best stuff ever!!! Follow directions on label...my dog has never needed antibiotics or additional vet treatment.

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Keeping Lint Off of Black Clothes in the Wash

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Always wash dark clothes with dark clothes - there is really no exception (that I am aware of).

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Improving the Appearance of a Pair of Boots

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

Removable adornments? Shoellery (clip on jewellery for shoes) is hugely fun for pumps and can certainly be adapted to boots. Check google images and let your imagination run wild!

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Swiffer WetJet Solution Bottle Won't Stay Attached

April 19, 20180 found this helpful

It seems no matter what we purchase, there is always a chance that someone will get a "lemon".

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