Archive for May, 2011

How To Repair A Carpet Burn

How To Repair A Carpet Burn

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Remove some fuzz from the carpet, either by shaving or pulling out with a tweezer. Roll into the shape of the burn. Apply a good cement glue to the backing of the rug and press the fuzz down into the burned spot. Cover with a piece of cleansing tissue and place a heavy book on top. […]

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Make Your Own Spot Remover

Make Your Own Spot Remover

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Try shaving cream. Foam is a good spot remover and it is ready instantly. Wash up with water or club soda.

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How To Get Stains Out Of Carpets

How To Get Stains Out Of Carpets

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia For fresh stains: Plain club soda is an instant spot remover and it is fantastic. Pour a little on the spot, let it set for a few seconds and sponge up thoroughly. For older stains: Combine 2 tablespoons detergent, 3 tablespoons vinegar and 1 quart of warm water. Work into stain and blot as dry […]

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What Do I Do First When There Is A Spill On The Carpet?

What Do I Do First When There Is A Spill On The Carpet?

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia The first and most important step for preventing a spill turning into a stain is blotting up as much moisture as you possibly can. Scrape up any solids and blot with lots of clean towels. Begin at the outer edge of the stain and blot toward the center. Do not rub because this will only spread […]

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How Do You Make Your Own Windshield Washer Fluid?

How Do You Make Your Own Windshield Washer Fluid?

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Combine 1 quart rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons liquid detergent. This formula is guaranteed not to freeze down to 35 degrees below zero.

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How Do I Eliminate Windshield Freeze-ups?

How Do I Eliminate Windshield Freeze-ups?

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image by her madjesty via Flickr Place your rubber floor mats over the windshields. Secure the mat with windshield wipers. You will save yourself the chore of scraping.

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How Do I Remove Road Salt From My Car Floor Carpets?

How Do I Remove Road Salt From My Car Floor Carpets?

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Combine equal amounts of vinegar and water to remove salt residue left behind from winter.

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How To Start Your Car With A Blowdryer?

How To Start Your Car With A Blowdryer?

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Before you call the car starting service on cold mornings, remember this: your car will probably start if you blow hot air on the carburetor from a hair dryer. It works… it honestly does.

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How Do I Open A Frozen Lock?

How Do I Open A Frozen Lock?

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Heat the key with a cigarette lighter or match. Never force the key. Turn very gently.

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How Do I Prevent My Doors And Trunks from Freezing In The Winter?

How Do I Prevent My Doors And Trunks from Freezing In The Winter?

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Wipe or spray the rubber gaskets with a heavy coating of vegetable oil. The oil will seal out water, but will not harm the gasket. This is especially good before having your car washed in the winter.

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