Had a little fun this time searching around for odd little hints and tips… but you might just find a couple of these useful.
Your woodstove window looking grim? Cleaners will take off the buildup, and if you use a newspaper to wipe with, you’ll do even better. But try this before messing with heavy duty cleaners. Take a fiber bristle brush, such as a hair brush, and wet it. Then dip it in the ashes in the stove, and scrub the glass with this. It’ll be clean before you know it.
Got some old magazines that smell a little mildewy? If you really want to hang on to them, try this. Take out the staples, and put the magazine in your microwave. Leave it in there for 10 seconds on the normal setting and pull it out. The scent should be gone. Replace the staples (now, there’s the tricky part.)
Sticking windows or drawers? Rub wax along the friction areas, or spray them with silicone spray.
That candlelit dinner left wax on your fine wood table? If you’re very careful, you might be able to remove it by placing a towel over the spot, and putting a warm (but not too hot) iron over the towel to melt the wax. Then wipe up. You can also gently scrape up the wax with a credit card, then rub off the remaining wax with an old stocking.
Sat in some gum? The old standbys include freezing it first and scraping, or rubbing it with rubbing alcohol, lighter fluid or peanut butter… go figure. Cleaners are also available which remove sticky stuff.