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Saving Takeout Condiments

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

This is my experience too. You ask for one and they throw in 3 or 4.

I like to save the parmesan packets that come with pizza. I never ask for them or want to add them to my pizza but I can't waste them. They come in handy to add to a salad or any cheese dish I may be making. And small packets of condiments are wonderful for camping so I always save any extras that make it home for that purpose.

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Cat Is Not Feeding All of Her Kittens

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

There may be too many kittens for her milk supply. Supplement with formula.

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Finding Cat Urine Spots Using iPhone

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

You need a UV light. The flashlight on the iPhone isn't UV.

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Identifying a Porcelain Bride Doll

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Undress the doll to look for identifying marks. You can find them on the back of the neck, the back, and the bottoms of feet. If there are no markings, the doll is mass-produced and worth very little.

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Replacing the Tension Stud and Thread Guide on a Pfaff Sewing Machine

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

You can buy a new instruction manual here: www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-pfaff-hobbymatic...

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Making Foaming Hand Soap

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

The container makes the soap foam. Make liquid soap from the bar soap and put in a container that held foaming soap.

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Value of 1952 Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Encyclopedias that are less than 100 years old have very little value.

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Thread Breaks When Sewing a Zig Zag Stitch

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Check your tension. It may be too tight.

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Fee for a Move Out Cleaning

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

This should have been discussed with the owners BEFORE you took the job. You should have researched what people charge around your area. Hopefully you will get more than the $100, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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Roof Repair Assistance for Low Income Homeowners

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Go to www.HUD.org and click on your state. You can get help to fix your roof.

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Finding Graham and Brown Discontinued Wallpaper

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

8-10 years is a long time. Put an alert on both ebay and Amazon.

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What Breed Is My Dog?

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

You have a mix of several breeds. You can do a DNA test to find out exactly which ones.

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Moving Duck Eggs

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Don't move the egg. Your scent will remain and the duck will think a predator is around.

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Selling Porcelain Dolls

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

I would go to a doll dealer.

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Value of Dynasty Alexis Doll

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Prices are determined by supply and demand. This doll has a high demand, and a low supply.

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What Breed Is My Dog?

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

There is definitely pitbull in this dog.

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

A spa party is fun. You can make face masks at home. Go to the dollar store for nail polish/emery boards and you can do manicures,too.

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Breaker Keeps Tripping After Changing a Light Bulb

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Somehow the breaker is damaged. It may just be a coincidence after you changed the bulb.

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Living Room Curtain and Carpet Colour Advice

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

I would go for dark tan for the carpet, and a light tangerine for the curtains.

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Name Ideas for a Remodeling and Deck Business

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Deck and Den

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Identifying Ornate Upholstered Chairs

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Without identifying marks, it will be hard. You might want to take one of the chairs to a dealer and get an appraisal.

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Value of a Murphy 4018 Cedar Chest

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

These were made in the mid 20th century. If the condition is good it is worth in the $100 range.

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Hotpoint Dishwasher Detergent Dispenser Not Opening

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Make sure there is nothing blocking it. We had a cutting board that was right in front of it. Once we moved it, the dispenser worked again.

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Identifying a Concrete Thin Walled Form

April 23, 20180 found this helpful

It is called a planter. I would go to a garden supply house with the picture. If it were painted, you would have chips by now, so I think this is the color.

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Decorative Stone Cactus

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

i love this idea. i'm also a lousy gardener and have killed a cactus or two. going to start looking for some stones to turn into cacti.

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Dog Is a Fussy Eater

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Some of the ingredients you mention are in dog food any way, especially the rice. If that is what your dog will eat then by all means feed it to him.

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Easily Removing Cat Hair from Bedding

April 22, 20181 found this helpful

I would suggest try brushing the two cats, it would also be easier on your back as you can have each cat sit on your lap, I imagine the cats would love it and I think you would enjoy it too.

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Getting Rid of Tiny Black Biting Bugs

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Did you get a response to this that works because we have been suffering with this for a year. It is on our beds, our hair and clothes.

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Value of Knightsbridge Porcelain Doll

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

The Knightsbridge company mass produced all of their dolls which means they will always be low value dolls.

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Value of a 1929 Set of Encyclopedia Britannica

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

I think you will find that Encyclopedia although quite old are not of much value, most are outdated . You could do a search on "Google" to see what others are listed for.

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Selling a Collection of Precious Moments Figurines

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

You best bet is to take photos and post on eBay or Craigslist , these are the two most looked at sites that have things for sale. First get a general idea by seeing what others are asking at what price.

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Moving Zebra Finch's Egg

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

I don't think you have any thing to worry about, mother bird will find the egg no matter where you put it, and it is a myth that the mother will not touch the egg after it has been moved.

Great photo of the nest and egg !!!

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Please Leave ThriftyFun Feedback

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Hi,

Hope I'm in the right place of your site, which, btw am really enjoying! I was reading comments in the section of a website on cleaning prices, and you commented that you had some sort of contract or checklist that you had your customer read & sign at the beginning of a job, and that you would share that list with anyone upon request. I clean houses in the PSprings area and I would really appreciate a copy of your list/contract.
Thanks for your help! Susan

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Burnt Mac and Cheese In a Stainless Steel Pot

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

I didn't believe this when I saw it, but works every time. Put a drier sheet on top of the burns and add warm water to cover the sheet, then squeeze some dish liquid over all. Let it sit for 3 or 4 hours, then scrub it off. Clean and shining!!

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Salad Spinner for Making Bean Sprouts

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

I just bought a "sprouter" from Sprout People. I had to watch a video to learn how to use it, but I am having fun growing sprouts.

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How Do I Get Rid of Blue Jays?

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

I had some pesky Blue Jays try to rebuild a nest on my fire escape, right under the last steel step. What finally worked were CDs and an electronic bird chaser. The CDs were tied with string to the underside of the step. If they didn't scare them the motion knocked into them. The bird chaser is a compact unit that can operate on batteries and could be mounted with adhesive to my ourside window sill. (The motion detector cannot operate through a solid object like a closed window pane.) Since this is an apartment building the chaser had to be researched and set to its least sensitive level so as not to send every dog in the building into a howl of agony.

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Softening Stiff Blue Jeans

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Just heard on a show fit & stitch to wash your stiff jeans in coke, but has to be regular cke

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Easy Eggplant Parmesan

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Going to try this. Sounds so easy.
Thank you for sharing this.

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Paint Color Ideas to Brighten Kitchen

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Try wallpaper. i did this once to a dark kitchen and it did wonders. You can find so many patterns that could accent your cabinets and cabinets and yet add it's own brightness and color.

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Reuse Paper Towels and Napkins

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Aren't your hands going to get wet again on step 2?

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Getting Rid of Garter Snakes

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Mothballs work great for garder snakes in sheds and basements, but they do smell A LOT. When you use mothballs place them in a location where they have an escape route. For basements place the moth balls in the middle first then work out from there over a few weeks towards a wall or corner. In a shed place then in the back so they can get out the door. In both cases take the balls out of the bags. Use good quality moth balls like Enoz old fashioned moth balls. DO NOT ALLOW PETS OR CHILDREN AROUND THE BALLS, THIS COULD KILL THEM. An alternative to moth balls is Snake B gone or Snake A way, both available at garden stores.

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Freezing Cookie Dough

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing.

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Junior (Standard Dachshund)

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

So cute. My favorite breed. I have a standard, red 10 year old.

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Fresh Mint for Air Freshener

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

You might want to try a few drops of peppermint or spearmint essential oil in a diffuser. That works great for gently scenting your living areas.

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Egg Carton Rose Brooch

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

WOW Attosa, this is just lovely! You always have such great ideas and recipes, and i am so glad that you share them! Thank You!

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April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Making beautiful things is such a nice way to spend one's leisure time.

Great craft!
Thank you

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Your Cat, Your Hairballs, and You!

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

My husband and I are now experienced cat owners, but when we had our first kitten, we took him to the vet because he was vomiting. In trying to diagnose the possible problems, our vet did the best imitation EVER of a cat barfing a hairball (whookah, whookah, whookah, uugggss). The diagnosis and the audible take-away was spot on! It still makes us laught to this day :)

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Go Barefoot Whenever Possible

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

I agree with you guideline for saving money on shoe and footwear although Couponing in one another beneficial way for saving money, Get 10% off on your favorite brand by using coupon here,

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Kitchen Scrap Trash Can

April 22, 20181 found this helpful

That's a great idea! I often use old bread sacks to dispose of fat trimmings, fruit pairings, scrapings from after dinner dishes, and other yucky stuff that I can't stand to put loose in the trash. I think your idea would combine with mine very nicely using a half gallon bottle and a bread sack.

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Blooming Wisteria

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Beautiful but be careful where you plant it. It is invasive. The runners are just that: runners and they attach to everything.

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Use Tray for Containers in Refrigerator

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

You know what's funny? I ended up living in Sutherlin from 15-17!! I loved it down there. Had a west facing window with a balcony and got sunsets like you wouldn't believe! Here's one of the best.

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Lids, Lids, Glorious Lids!

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Yep. One of my fav' "hunts" is to find lids that mate with their "unoriginal" jars. It's fun!

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April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Also, many of the plastic jar lids fit onto mason canning jars to use when storing your home canned pickles, applesauce, beets, etc. in the fridge. Mayo lids work really well for re-use.

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Propping a Fridge Door Open

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

If you don't have time to decorate the bottle, put it in the freezer if you have room. It will be out of the way until you need to open the door, then there is it.

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Learning Frugality

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

For years we bought reasonably I thought then we lost so many things. I started to have fun with what was left and now 10 years later still having fun by reuse repurpose or recycle with the help of using a computer. Today I will make doggie biscuits with peanut flavor as my great grandkids have a dog. He waits at the door with the kids to see his treats too. Things no longer get thrown just because they are Xmas toys or others. Now they help me repurpose and are discovering another way to life.

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Removing a Breathe Right Strip from a Blanket

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

You might try a small bit of peanut butter also. It removes pine cone sap rather well.

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Hopefully the blanket is not too large and you will be able to put it through a normal wash cycle after you use any of these methods to remove the strip/adhesive.

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Try applying a moisturizing lotion to the areas around the strip and work it off there. Wash the blanket after.

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Identifying a Houseplant

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

That looks like a Hoya plant to me. Are the leaves semi thick?

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Cleaning the Inside of Drilled Glass Blocks

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Polident tabs or any other denture cleaning tabs that fizz and foam when you drop them in warm water are supposed to clean the old mineral buildup in vases ought to work for that. It's the same principle. Try dropping a few of those inot your glass block After adding some warm water. Good luck! I hope this helps.

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Frozen Bananas Watery

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

The liquid from the frozen banana was in the unfrozen banana. So, no correction should be made for the liquid. Unless your recipe called for dehydrated bananas.

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Cat Urinating All Over The Home

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

It looks like you have been very patient with your pet but maybe you have been using an ineffective cleaner so your pet just keeps returning to whatever spots he has created.

Here are instructions on how to make your own enzyme cleaners.

www.wikihow.com/Make-Enzyme-Cleaner

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Recycled Chair Planters

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

love this, have found a few colorful chairs that have been tossed out,,was checking your site for specific instructions, would love to see your garden in bloom,,from g from dallas

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Caring for a Kalanchoe Plant

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Your plant looks like it is growing well but be sure to not over water and give some sunshine when possible.

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Squeaking Sandals

April 22, 20180 found this helpful

Bless you!!

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An Ant Remedy Worth Repeating

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Would this work on ant hills in the yard? I have an AWFUL time with them!! Thanks so much

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Chocolate Box Photo Frame

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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Moroccan Preserved Lemons

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Hi Rose Anne! You can use the inside, the outside, everything! I personally love the bitter sweet oddity that is the outside (and so do Moroccans, apparently) so I use it all. I'm going to share a Moroccan recipe, that I think you'll love, that uses all the parts. Stay tuned!

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

This is great, Toosa; thanks for posting! When using the lemons, do you just treat them as if they're fresh? Squeeze juice where needed, make zest and so forth?

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Crispy Belgian Waffles

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Me toooooo <3 yum yum yum!

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

I love me a crispy Belgian waffles. :)

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How Can I Make Permanent Lines on a Whiteboard?

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Cover with clear contact when project is finished, then you can still write over the top without being damaged.

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Roof Repair Help for Low Income Homeowners

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Here's a link for your county and it says FREE HOME REPAIR PROGRAMS, (if you qualify). Sure hope this can help you.


www.fbcorps.org/.../Client_Application_for_Assistance_UPDATED_03...

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

No they just had 2 separate photographers document the roof damage.

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Did they come out to appraise your property previously to know it was not in the best condition prior? Sorry to hear that.

You can try:

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

I do not know why you cannot receive any assistance from FEMA but if you applied several months ago (Hurricane Harvey 8/25/2017) you should reapply as a lot of changes have occurred in who qualifies for FEMA help.

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Fleas in Human Hair

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Fleas can infect human hair especially if there are no pets around.

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Recovery Time for a Dog with Parvo

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

It is the 6th day since our dog stopped eating. She is on IV fluids. She is 5 months old and have had all her vaccines, which unfortunately did not protect her.
There is no blood in her vomit nor stools. However, she still continues to vomit yellow foam which is the bile from the stomach after drinking water. The vet advised not to force feed her and increased the IV dose. Is this usual?
The whole family is devastated right now and we are all praying for her recovery. After I read some comments I get optimistic that she would recover; but then there is the thought that she may not and only the medication is actually keeping her alive.
If anyone can share experience with parvo which lasted longer than the usual recovery period with vomiting continuing for more that 6 days would be great.

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Removing Bleach Smell

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

OMG putting coffee dose really work thank you so much

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Age and Value of a Great States Reel Mower

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Sometimes these mowers can be dated by a model number so you should look all over the mower for any numbers, sometimes they are on the wheels.

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Removing a Spoiled Meat Smell in the Freezer

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

This has to be one of the worst "smells" and can happen to anyone who is ever away from home for 2 or 3 days.

Here is a link that might supply some answers.
www.howtocleanstuff.net/.../

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Add Red Pepper To Your Bird Seed To Deter Squirrels

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

The grey squirrels around here will eat the bird food if it is 3/4 red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. I could put 10 sunflower seeds in a pile of red pepper and they just dig the seeds out and munch away. It does nothing to deter the squirrels. In fact it seems like it actually attracted the squirrels!

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What Breed Is My Dog?

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

I would say Shar-Pei

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What Breed Is My Dog?

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Adorable!!! I would say it is a Shih Tzu Pomeranian mix or a Shih Tzu Maltese

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Client Believes that Carpet Cleaned with Ammonia Smells Like Cat Urine

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

If you guarantee your work then you may have to find a solution to at least try and make this customer happy.

Everyone who has ever been in business has to know that it is virtually impossible to please everyone but then we have to stay in business and that means at least trying to satisfy someone may become an obligation.

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Removing a Chemical Smell in a Car

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

The car you purchased was it a clean title or salvage title? In the past, my fiancé had a salvage title car and once a car is salvaged (it would never be the same original condition) but anyway, in the vents there was a chemical smell and I couldn't stand it. We sold it immediately the following month as the place we bought it said sold - as is only. In the air vents the odor would spread into the car, like from the exhaust or something smell. It was horrible, I tried everything and anything.

I would definitely return back to the car and tell them you've smelt this smell since purchased and they need to find out what it is because you can't stand it.

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

You probably should return to where your car was detailed and ask for their help since this seems to have happened since the detail job was done.
Just so you know - this is not really an unusual complaint about "smells" after car has been detailed.

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Value of Webster's Condensed Dictionary

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

It all varies depending on condition. Someone currently is trying to sell the same book 1884 for $73.00

www.biblio.com/.../721348330?aid=frg&utm_source...

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Protect Your Remote Control

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Great idea about plastic wrap for fridge handles. I just moved into an apartment with an older fridge - which looked great - but the once-white handles were completely yellowed & yucky. Luckily I was able to locate replacement WHITE handles [inexpensively too] but I might try this plastic wrap idea for keeping them clean & white.

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Whitening a 50 Year Old Peau de Soie Wedding Dress

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Peau de Soie is satin and does not take well to water so I would recommend taking your dress to a professional cleaner but find one that specializes in wedding dresses.

It is possible that a shop that specializes in wedding dress cleaning would also have a professional seamstress that could help with the redesigning you are wanting to do.

In the end - you will have to decide what this dress means to you and if you are willing to take a chance that it may not be cleanable at home.

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Organizing Scarves

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

I bought a man's tie rack that hangs on the closet rod at a local thrift store and hang my neatly folded scarves on it. The design of the rack keeps them from sliding off.

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Reuse Peroxide Bottles

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Good idea!

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April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Good idea!

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Make Your Own Essential Oil

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

You are not making essential oil. Essential oils are diffused from the flowers or plants themselves. They are pure, no carrier oil. You are making a carrier oil infused with natural plants/flowers. Big difference.

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Removing White Marks from Wood Table

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks so much! I was trying to remove stains for my mamaw on her old dining table and made them much worse using the iron! Tried to fix it using toothpaste/baking soda and didn't help. I felt horrible! It is an old table so probably has the oil finish. I will def try the DRY iron today! So glad I came across your tip! Nothing else has worked!

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Quasar Superwave Microwave/Convection Manual

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Please email a copy if the offer is still out there. The panels on these things are sort of confusing without it! Thanks!

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Ideas for Finding a Free Laptop

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

I am student of luawms university. My work on GIS Water modelling. This all work is done by laptop. ! I am poor that's was I can't afford to buy a laptop so please help me.

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Returning Shine to No Wax Flooring

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Yes please tell me how to do this method with wd40.
Thank you

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Dyeing Hair After Burning Scalp

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Yes, but I'd go with a semi permanent.

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Removing Burn Marks on Wood Blinds

April 21, 20180 found this helpful

Try a dry cleaning sponge or Murphy's oil soap with a microfibre cloth.

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