How To Repair Water and Oil Stains On Wood

How to repair water and oil stains on wood from HousewifeHowTos.com

Housewife How To™ reader Krystle wrote me recently about a problem many of us have encountered: messy family members ruining our wood. Dear Katie, I have two questions. My husband put a hot coffee cup on our wooden bedside table and it has left a white mark that I can’t get off. Any suggestions? Also […]

How To Clean A Dirty BBQ Grill

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Some barbecue aficionados swear that what might be considered a dirty grill is just one that’s been seasoned with a lot of flavor. To me, just thinking about years of creosote and grease being used to “flavor” my food makes me a little queasy, but I suppose a grill’s high heat probably kills any really […]

How To Remove Summer Stains From Clothing

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With all the cookouts, camping trips and other fun activities, summer can be hard on clothes. Here’s how to treat some of the most common stains of the season so you can get out of the laundry room and back to having a good time.

How To Get Rid Of Smoke Smells and Prep Kitchen Cabinets for Paint (Reader Questions)

If you’ve “Liked” the Housewife How To’s Facebook page, you know that I regularly answer reader questions about housekeeping dilemmas. Sometimes, when the questions involve situations many of us may face, they’re best answered in a blog entry. This week’s entry involves two somewhat similar problems: getting rid of the smoke smell in a recently […]

How To Get Dried Paint Out Of Carpet

How to get dried paint out of carpet from HousewifeHowTos

What I’m about to show you is terrifying (well, it was to me) but will show you what I learned about how to get dried paint out of carpet. Short version: prepare to do some work, but it will be worth it! See? Some background: this carpet was spotless when we moved in, but it […]

Use Cornstarch On These Stains

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Cornstarch is most often used to thicken sauces, gravies and soups. But did you know it’s useful in the laundry room, too? Here are three stains this powerhouse powder can power away. Greasy stains on fabric. Don’t panic when that pizza cheese dribbles onto your favorite t-shirt. Just grab a cloth and blot it as […]

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